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Bangor University is located on the north coast of Wales, between Snowdonia and the sea – a fantastic location for students interested in sport, particularly outdoor activities. Students studying at Bangor are part of a university that offers academic excellence and prides itself on providing a great overall student experience.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Rural
Rural

In or close to the countryside

Coastal
Coastal

On the coast, near the sea

UCAS Code: B06

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 86%
  • Part Time 14%

Where students come from

  • UK 78%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 17%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Library, archives, computing, media and reprographics facilities and services are supported by experienced staff.
  • There are a number of social and learning spaces, and computer facilities allow students to access the university's network across the campus (some open 24 hours).

Student jobs

  • The university's Skills and Employability Service provides advice and guidance to help students find term-time employment, vacation work and graduate opportunities through TARGET connect.

Careers advice

  • The Skills and Employability Service provides individual guidance, workshops, employer talks and other services to identify part-time employment, voluntary experience, summer work, project-based placements and internships.
  • Several academic schools also have their own events to support student employability. For example the Law School runs an annual Law Fair showcasing the diverse job opportunities available to law graduates; and the School of Psychology hosts an employability day, demonstrating how the transferable skills gained during the course can be applied to a wide range of careers.
  • The B-Enterprising Programme provides budding entrepreneurs with business training and support, and students can become Peer Guides to gain skills valued by employers; take part in the Bangor Employability Award; or attend the free evening language classes available to all students.

Health services

  • Designated daily surgeries are available with the university's partner GP surgery.
  • An adviser can help if students fall ill or have a change in circumstances and need to interrupt their studies.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • The Student Counselling Service offers groups and workshops for students throughout the academic year, including building resilience, mindfulness taster sessions, and 'iCan' workshops on a range of themes.
  • A free and confidential counselling service operates on an appointment or drop-in basis; students can talk through personal and troubling issues in a safe, confidential environment with a professional counsellor.
  • A mental health adviser assists students to manage their studies and can identify sources of help and support. Students also have a personal tutor and each hall of residence has a mentor to help ensure the well-being of residents.

Disability support

  • Bangor's pioneering Dyslexia Service is internationally known for its expertise, providing support for over 600 students a year.
  • Specialised computing facilities are available for the sole use of disabled students or those with additional needs.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • The Study Skills Centre provides help with the transition to university, offering ongoing support with academic skills.
  • Other learning resources include an MRI scanner, a multimedia language centre, a natural history museum, an  ocean-going research ship and a replica courtroom for mock trials.

Students' Union

  • Bangor University has a Peer Guiding Scheme, where second and third year students mentor new students during their first few weeks at university to help them settle in.
  • Free membership of over 150 clubs and societies, ranging from medieval re-enactment to musical theatre; archery to wakeboarding.
  • The Student Volunteering Bangor (SVB) department promotes a close relationship between the university and the local community.

History

  • In October 1884 the University College of North Wales opened with 58 students and 12 members of academic staff.
  • The institution became known as the University of Wales, Bangor in 1997, and changed to Bangor University in 2007.
  • The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the following areas: Arts, Humanities and Business; Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Human Sciences.

Fascinating Fact

  • Reminiscent of Harry Potter's Hogwarts, Bangor University's Grade I listed Neo-Gothic building has a special mark from its architect Henry Hare hidden on it.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Professor Robert Edwards FRS – Nobel Prize winner.
  • Danny Boyle – Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director.
  • R.S. Thomas – poet.

Address

Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG