Bangor is an affordable, student-centred city in north Wales, set between the mountains and the sea.
Nightlife and culture
- Academi, a designated 'safe space' club, is the official student nightclub and the focus for night-time entertainment and general socialising.
- Both residential campuses have bars – Bar Uno and Barlows – where students can eat, drink and meet up with friends.
- Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre is the biggest arts and entertainment venue in north-west Wales, housing a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, and places to eat.
- Bangor's location is well suited for all sports, especially outdoor sports. Students enjoy hiking, mountain biking or kayaking on the nearby lake.
- Campus Life and the international team organise a range of events including day trips, Sunday lunches, film nights, the annual One World gala concert and open mic nights.
- Accommodation is guaranteed for all first year undergraduate students who apply within the prescribed period.
- All accommodation is within easy walking distance of the university. Every room has free Wi-Fi and wired internet.
- Accommodation is self-catered and the majority are en suite with shared kitchen facilities. There is 24-hour on-site security.
- For all students living in the university halls of residence, gym and Campus Life membership are included.
- Students can choose to live in a designated hall which includes alcohol-free, female-only, quiet or Welsh-speaking areas.
Accommodation costs 2020/2021
£100- £166 per week
- There are over 200 clubs and societies. All are free to join.
- Students can choose from sporting clubs, academic, religious, hobby and interest societies – or choose to volunteer.
- SU events range from Serendipity – the annual Freshers’ fair – to RAG week, healthy living week and the summer ball.
- Most university buildings are within walking distance of student accommodation and the city centre.
- An efficient bus service operates in and around the city. Direct trains come from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff.
- Bangor has good road links along the north Wales coast from the M56 and M6.
- The ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland is fast and frequent.
- Bangor is around 2 hours by train from Manchester and Liverpool airports. Anglesey airport offers weekday flights to Cardiff.
- There are opportunities for students to work part-time for the university, and a range of part-time jobs are available locally.
- Students can get help to find long-term employment to fit around their studies, plus vacation work.
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