Sports and Social Life

A friendly, student-centred place to study

Bangor’s size and friendly nature mean it’s easy to get to know people and our students tend to settle-in easily.

Most of our buildings and student residences are a short walk from the city centre, where you will find a variety of national chain stores and smaller local businesses. Bangor has been recognised as one of the best places in the UK to be a student by various student surveys.

The Students’ Union

Much of your social life at University will revolve around the Students’ Union, which provides services, support, activities and entertainment for students. A major plus at Bangor is that student membership of the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies is free of charge, ensuring that all students can take part in the sports and activities offered.

Entertainment and Social Life

Academi nightclub provides the focus for much of the night-time entertainment. As well as the nightclub, Academi has two bars, a café and a shop.

Bar Uno Café Bar provides a social hub for students and is an integral part of the Ffriddoedd site. It has three large screens and offers events including sports nights, pool tournaments and entertainment.

The Pontio centre is a social hub for students as well as an internationally significant centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. In addition to being a home for our Students' Union, it includes a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and café.

Clubs and Societies

Your time as a student is the ideal opportunity to try out something new or get together with people who have the same interests and hobbies as you. With over 150 clubs and societies, all offering free memberships, you’re bound to find the right one for you Take a look at what’s on offer...

On campus Sports facilities

Canolfan Brailsford, the University’s sports and leisure centre, is located at the heart of the main student accommodation site at Ffriddoedd. Facilities include two sports halls, a sports dome, a weights room and CV room, a gymnastics hall, climbing wall and facilities for a whole range of sport and fitness activities, including weight training, aerobic classes, indoor cricket, squash, trampolining and much more.

Outdoor facilities include grass pitches for football, rugby and American football, a floodlit synthetic pitch for hockey games and training, a shared athletics track and multi-purpose facilites for tennis, five-a-side football and netball.

The ideal base for sports and outdoor pursuits

Located between the Snowdonia mountains and the sea, Bangor is well situated for all sports – especially those involving the great outdoors. The University has exclellent sports and recreation facilities, made even better by a recent multi-million pound investment programme. Find out what you could be getting up to at Bangor...

Sport Facilities

Canolfan Brailsford Sport Centre