Help and Support
If you need help or advice during Welcome 2022 or throughout the rest of the academic year, staff can provide professional, impartial and confidential advice on general welfare enquiries and specific enquiries on money matters, counselling, student health, study skills, disability matters, private-sector accommodation, careers, part-time employment and information on the University’s Chaplaincy Team.
For more information, contact Student Services on 01248 382024 or visit their website.
The Employability Service provides careers advice; guidance and information; career management and skills development webinars and workshops; talks from employers and recent graduates; internships and work experience opportunities; a bespoke job searching and career management portal (Bangor TARGETconnect); online recruitment tests and interview practice software; enterprise skills activities and support.
Study Skills Support
The Study Skills Centre can help you to make the most out of your studies. The support available includes individual appointments with our team of Study Advisers and trained Peer Writing Mentors, a maths and stats advisory service, study skills workshops, and online study guides. For more information, visit the Study Skills website.
Disability Services offer a range of support to students, including those with enduring health conditions, specific learning differences and mental health issues. Additional support for students who require reasonable adjustments as a result of disability is provided by an individual Personal Learning Support Plan (PLSP).
Disability Advisers - Find out more about the support we offer
Dyslexia - Find out more about the support we offer
Student Wellbeing Service
The Wellbeing Team is part of the Student Support and Wellbeing Service based within Student Services. The team offers Counselling, Mental Health Advice, Sexual Violence and Harassment Support and advice on matters relating to student Equality and Diversity.
Library and Archives Services
Undeb Bangor – Students’ Union
We are here to make students life better; university is a hugely enriching experience, but many can find this a challenging environment and we all need extra support at times. We want you to feel connected, safe, and supported, turning our attention to every stage of your student journey, ensuring you have access to open, available and welcoming services.
- We proactively support students by improving awareness of and providing effective signposting to relevant support services.
- We provide professional and confidential academic advice and support to students and will make every effort to promote the service amongst all students including Postgraduate students.
- We continue to work with the University to ensure the delivery of the Student-Led Mental Health Strategy and the Health and Well-Being Strategy, ensuring student mental health and well-being is a priority.
- We work with the University to further develop our peer-to-peer support networks such as Connect@Bangor to help you make friends and support your mental health.
- Our students will be supported to protect and strengthen their health and wellbeing, and we will work with the University, to offer education and training to our student leaders on how to identify and respond to mental health and well-being concerns among their peers.
One of our peer-to-peer support networks for students is Connect@Bangor which is focused on promoting positive peer relationships, mental health and wellbeing support for students inside and outside of the university campus and this is what they have to offer:
- Every Wednesday at 1pm we hold Connect@Bangor Drop-in Sessions held in the Students’ Union and online where you can join group discussions with the Mental Health Advisors and Connect@Bangor to talk about all aspects of well-being. To join these session contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Wellbeing Buddy Scheme connects students, with carefully selected volunteers, to be your wellbeing buddy. The buddies will support you as a friend and support with the social aspects of university life. Please email email@example.com for more information.
- Walk & Talk organise weekly walks around Bangor. This is a great way to explore the local area, meet new people, and walking is a great way to improve your well-being. To sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also here to ensure that the views and interests of all Bangor University students are represented and heard, and this is achieved in many ways from the Undeb Bangor Course Rep System, to one-to-one academic advice, Undeb Bangor Council, and Your Ideas.
International Student Support Office
The International Student Support Office provides advice and guidance to all international students and their families about any aspect of living and studying in Bangor. Support is available to you from acceptance to graduation.
For more information contact the International Student Support Office, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road on 01248 382882, email us at: email@example.com or visit the website or see Bangor University International on Facebook and Instagram.
There are important things you need to do when you get to Bangor, and we can help you with these practicalities. Here is a checklist.
Listening - Prayer - Worship - Discussion - Welcome - Questions - Faith - Pastoral Care - Support - No Faith - Accompaniment. Chaplaincy is here for You
The Chaplaincy Team at Bangor University is affiliated to and works with Student Services to offer, on a multi-faith basis, pastoral care and support to both students and staff of the University. Belonging to different faith traditions, the team meets regularly to ensure a coordinated approach to faith matters whilst respecting the different beliefs and traditions we hold.
If you are a person of faith you might consider making contact with one of the Chaplaincy Team members, perhaps the one from your own faith background, who can introduce you to what is available for you here in Bangor.
We hope you enjoy this little video - 'Chaplaincy Team - The Movie' as an introduction to the Team and what we do.
If you’re living in University accommodation, then the Halls Office, situated on both the Ffriddoedd and St Mary’s villages, can help you with all Halls-related enquiries. Calll the Halls Office on 01248 382667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for accommodation in the private sector, then you can contact the Student Housing Office within Student Services on 01248 382034 or email email@example.com.
Welfare Support in the Halls of Residence
The University has a welfare support system of Senior Wardens and Residential Mentors within the Halls of Residence. Students can seek advice and support from the Residential Support Team about any concern they may have. Team members can be contacted through the Halls Office during office hours: 9.00am–5.00pm, Monday–Friday. Outside office hours students should make contact through the University Security on 01248 382795 or extension 2795.
More details about the welfare support system can be found on our accommodation website.
Your Personal Tutor
You will be allocated a member of academic staff who will be your Personal Tutor. Your tutor will be a member of the academic staff in the School in which you are studying (or one of the Schools in the case of Joint Honours students). Your tutor is normally your first point of contact and you are expected to see your tutor at least three times a year to discuss welfare and academic issues relating to your progress. The more you keep in touch with your tutor, the more they will be able to advise and assist you.
Student Finance/Money Advice
Student finance not arrived 5 days after registering or have other financial questions? Get in touch with our money advisers on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01248 383566.
Having trouble settling in?
Are you having trouble settling in or finding the move to Bangor is not what you expected? Talk to one of our student advisers on email@example.com or call 01148 382072.
Support to use Welsh
Canolfan Bedwyr and Bangor branch of the National Welsh College
Canolfan Bedwyr is Bangor University's Centre for Welsh Language Services, Technology and Research. The centre is also the home of the Bangor branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
- Please contact us if you would like information about:
- Opportunities for study through the medium of Welsh,
- Support to improve your Welsh language skills
- Computer resources for the Welsh language.
The Centre's language tutors offer modules to improve writing and presentation skills in Welsh and to give you the confidence to use specialist subject terms in Welsh. More information.
The team also offers training to prepare you to sit the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Language Skills Certificate.
You may present your work in Welsh, even if your lecturer is not a Welsh speaker, as Canolfan Bedwyr's translation team translates essays and examinations as well as offering a simultaneous translation service for student presentations.
- Student Services 01248 382024
- Halls Office 01248 382667
- International Students 01248 382882
- Students’ Union Reception 01248 388000
- Money Advice 01248 383566
- Having trouble settling in? 01248 382072
- Wellbeing Services 01248 388520
- Disability Service 01248 382032
- Student Housing Office 01248 382034
- Employability Service 01248 382071
- Library 01248 382981
- Canolfan Bedwyr 01248 383293