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Student Accommodation

  • The Campus Life Team organises a calendar of events for all students in university halls, encouraging students to meet new people and participate in activities.
  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all single, first year undergraduate students who apply within the prescribed period.
  • All accommodation is within easy walking distance of the university, and every room has Internet access.

Accommodation Costs

Main Campus

Number of university/college beds 2,899
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,302–£4,735
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,948–£3,431


Number of university/college beds 12
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £3,280–£3,350
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,500–£3,000

Living Here

  • City Population: 13,725
  • Student Population: 10,000
  • Bangor is one of the smallest cities in Britain, located on the coast of Gwynedd in north west Wales. It is situated at the foot of the Snowdonia National Park.
  • At the heart of the city is the ancient St Deiniol’s Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedral sites in Britain, founded in 525AD. 
  • Bangor has its own Victorian pier which extends into the Menai Strait; across the Menai Strait is the Isle of Anglesey which is connected to the mainland by two picturesque bridges, the Menai Suspension Bridge and Britannia Bridge.

Getting Around

  • Bangor University is conveniently located with good road links along the north Wales coast from the M56 and M6.
  • Direct trains run from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff, with estimated journey times from Liverpool of around 1.5 hours, or 2 hours from Manchester. A direct train from London to Bangor takes 3 hours 20 minutes.
  • The ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland is also fast and frequent.
  • Most university buildings are within walking distance of the city centre, and an efficient bus service operates in and around the city.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Academi, the official student nightclub, is a designated safe space club and the focus for night-time entertainment and general socialising. Academi works with the Student Union to organise the annual Summer Ball, one of the biggest events of the year with amazing entertainment and activities. Other popular venues for students are Bar Uno, situated in the Ffriddoedd student village, and Barlow's on the St Mary's site.
  • The new Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre is the biggest arts and entertainment venue in north west Wales. In addition to providing a base for the Student Union, the centre houses a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, restaurant, bar and cafe.
  • Bangor itself has an art gallery and museum, a cinema, the cathedral, and a theatre offering a year round bilingual programme, and is said to have the longest high street in Wales. 
  • Snowdonia National Park provides endless opportunity for outdoor sports, from rock-climbing, hiking and walking, to canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.
  • Sports venues include a ski slope and snowboarding centre, the Surflines Outdoor and Water Sports Centre, the National Mountaineering Centre, and the National Water Sports Centre. In the city there is a 25-metre swimming pool with several diving boards, an aquaslide and health suite.