Peer Guides helping out on an University Open Day

Welcome Week: School of Human and Behavioural Sciences

Professor Dave Richardson - Head of School, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences

Welcome to the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences (HBS), at Bangor University. As Head of School, I am delighted to welcome you to Bangor and formally welcome you to the School. We are one of the top Schools offering a range of opportunities spanning Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Sciences. Our world-leading research spans cognitive neuroscience, clinical interventions, psychological wellbeing, elite performance and applied human physiology, and has significant real-world impact.  We are also proud of our excellence in teaching and learning which is similarly acknowledged nationally and globally and we are delighted that you have chosen us to progress your academic, professional and vocational training.   

We are conscious that this is an extremely important time for you. You are embarking on an exciting phase of your life journey and starting a new course of study that will include numerous life changes and transitions. It is quite normal to find this prospect exciting and daunting.  I am new to Bangor myself, having been appointed as the Head of School in July 2022, so I can relate to the joy and trepidation that surrounds your transition.  From my very recent experience, I can honestly say that our staff are extremely friendly, and we pride ourselves in our ability to offer an extensive pastoral / personal support package for you.  If you do have any concerns or issues or just feel unsure about your feelings, then please contact your personal tutor as soon as possible. We are all here to help you settle into life at university. 

Our Welcome Week programme has been designed to provide support and guidance and includes a range of sessions and activities intended to help you become familiar with your surroundings. You will have an introductory session, social events and opportunities to meet your personal tutor who can answer any questions you may have about your programme of study. 

As a School we are committed to educating future societal contributors and leaders. We are committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity, and inclusion within our School.  Together, we can ensure that your time at Bangor University is enjoyable and transformational. Your experience will positively influence your life and subsequently enable you to positively impact society and the life of others on completion of your studies. 

I very much look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks. 

Best wishes 

Professor Dave Richardson 

Head of School 



Welcome Week Schedules

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Peer Guides

On behalf of all the Peer Guides in the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, I would like to welcome you to Bangor.

The Peer Guide scheme is here to help you during your time at Bangor, particularly during the first few weeks of your degree course. Welcome Week,  your first week in Bangor, is designed to help you settle in before lectures go. During Welcome Week there will be lots of activities run by the School and by the teams in your subject areas. These activities will allow you to meet other new students and Peer Guides. There are also events run by the Students’ Union, such as Serendipity, where you can find out about all the societies and sports clubs on offer at Bangor. Many of these societies and clubs have their events –so, as you can see, there will be lots of exciting things to do!

There is a Facebook for new students and Peer Guides, where we’ll post more information closer to Welcome Week and where you can get to know us, and other students, before you arrive: ‘Bangor University History, Philosophy and Social Sciences 2018-19 Freshers’. The School’s Peer Guides will be available throughout Welcome Week to lend a hand and to help you feel at home, and you have been allocated a personal Peer Guide, who will be in touch soon.

In the meantime, if you wish to contact your Peer Guide, please contact our Peer Guide coordinator who will put you in touch. Joshua Andrews look forward to meeting you in September.  

Enjoy your summer, and we will see you soon the Peer GuidesSchool of History, Philosophy and Religion

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