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Welcome from the University

Formal Welcome from your Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Oliver Turnbull

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Bore da pawb a croeso cynnes iawn.
Good morning everyone and a very warm welcome.

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By coming to Bangor you've chosen the remarkable University, we were established nearly a 140 years ago...

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in 1884, making us an institution with a great heritage and a strong vision for the future.

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A future that involves all of you, because today Bangor University becomes YOUR university.

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We're also an award winning university, we've achieved a gold award the highest rating possible for a teaching...

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and our friendly and supportive learning community. 

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More recently, Bangor has been ranked Top 20 in the UK, 2nd in Wales in the latest national student survey.

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Finished Top 5 in the UK in four categories of this year's 'What Uni' Awards including for University of the year.

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Not only that, but we also know that our research expertise is important to our students...

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 There is so much fantastic research that our staff are involved in, especially linked to issues of sustainability...

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who are again near the top of the world rankings.

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To choose a recent example, some of our environmental sciences researchers were awarded almost half a million pounds...

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for a project which identifies early signs of the coronavirus in Welsh communities, by monitoring waste water.

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I could have chosen other examples of our work in child bilingualism...

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who presented their research recently at the National Eisteddfod...

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Or, research on dementia, exploring the diagnostic process.

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We're also wonderful at promoting Welsh language and Culture. I'll often use a little quote, which is true...

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That we are both the most Welsh and the most international university in Wales.

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And I hope that you can use some of those opportunities to meet others from across the world.

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We're also committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment for all. Free from harassment and discrimination.

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This is something that we've outlined in our student charter and code of conduct.

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We expect everyone to treat our community of staff and students with dignity and respect...

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and we take all reports of negative behaviour very seriously.

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On the other hand, during your time at Bangor, you'll be able to make use of a wide range of support services...

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all here to help you get the most from your time.

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Felly, Llongyfarchiadau ar eich taith fel myfyrwyr yn Fangor.
So, Congratulations on your journey as a student at Bangor University.

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This is truly a fantastic place to study, so enjoy making the most of it.

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Diolch yn fawr iawn
Thank You.

Other information that may interest you:

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Welcome from Undeb - your Students' Union

‘Undeb’ means union in Welsh; as Undeb Bangor are very proud of their welsh roots.

Their focus for Welcome Week is getting you settled: giving you plenty of opportunity to meet people and get involved with Undeb Bangor.

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Registration & Choosing your Modules

You must register with the University - by enrolling online before you arrive, and have your ID checked when you arrive.

Here you'll find the information you need about registering and also about choosing your modules.

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