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Bangor University

4.3 out of 5 (47 ratings / 41 reviews) Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Bangor University is located in north west Wales in the coastal city of Bangor, adjacent to Snowdonia national park. Established in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,000 students currently study at the University, with c.650 teaching staff based within fourteen Academic Schools. 

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The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are amongst the reasons why many of our students choose to come to Bangor. One thing’s for sure, all this on your doorstep definitely adds a different dimension to student life!


Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.


The exciting and significant research carried out by academic staff in our School plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution.Our research spans a wide range range of subjects and specialisms and includes broad areas.

Research within the School is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the School, the College of Arts Humanities and Business, and are also active members of external collaborative Research Institutes and Centres which have links with teh School. In addition we are proud of our thriving community of postgraduate researchers.


The University's Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

  • Internships

Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.

There is a wide range of internships you can get involved in, from medical research to marketing and promotion. Internships offer valuable experience in a professional work place.

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Student services

Student Services, based in the Rathbone building on College Road, provides support to students on a range of matters concerned with life as a student. From managing your finances to finding a graduate job, our services are there to help you make the most of your time at university.

Housing services

We guarantee a room in our halls of residence to all first-year undergraduates who hold Bangor as their Firm Choice and apply before the given deadline.

Our accommodation is self-catered and the majority of our halls are en-suite. All our halls are within walking distance of the main University buildings and city centre. Take a look at our campus map to see where our accommodation is located.

  • Choose where you want to live

We currently have around 2,960 rooms available at two residential locations; Ffriddoedd Village and St Mary’s Village. Our booking system allows you choose the specific room and hall that you want to live in.

Library services

We have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.

We also have databases, DVDs and CDs; microform material; a manuscript collection, archives and special collections.

ICT services

To help you in your studies we provide a range of learning resources supported by experienced staff. IT Services provides Computing, AV and Printing/Binding facilities and services.

Student Life

Campus life

Ffriddoedd Village is our largest accommodation village and is located in Upper Bangor. It's about 5 minutes’ walk from the train station and the Main University Building. The city centre is 10 minutes’ walk away.There are around 2,000 rooms, the majority offering en-suite accommodation. There is one standard hall, Neuadd Reichel, which has shared bathrooms.

The village has a shop, laundrettes and common rooms, Bar Uno café bar and Canolfan Brailsford sport centre. There is on-site security 24 hours a day and a team of mentors to help you.

Prices includes all bills (including Wi-Fi, heating, electricity and water), gym membership and Campus Life membership.

Sports facilities

If you are already interested in outdoor pursuits you will be spoilt for choice by the huge range of sports available on your doorstep. Snowdonia is the adventure capital of the UK with a high concentration of opportunities, from exceptional rock climbing to scrambling and hill walking to an abundance of water sports including, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.

There are currently over 50 sports teams and clubs within the Athletic Union. These range from football, rowing and cricket to quidditch, otcopush, trampolining and wakeboarding, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved

Student clubs

  • What’s on offer?

The Students’ Union offers a wide range of student-run clubs and societies – there are around 200 to choose from!

  • Sport Clubs

The various sport clubs give you an opportunity to train, compete and socialise with fellow club members. You can get involved with traditional sports such as football, rugby, netball and hockey or try something new like quidditch, canoe-polo or sub-aqua!

  • Societies

The are societies that will compliment your academic studies, such as the Law Society, the Geographical Society; religious societies such as the Christian Union and the Islamic Society and societies to compliment your hobbies and interests like comedy, cooking, photography and drama.

Student Reviews

When school is a blend of passion and learning
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bangor University, brought my passion for Forestry to life. The distance learning programme is both flexible but also in depth. The study tour was a treasure of information with a diverse group of people. It was a journey worth it.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

From application process, to acceptance or offer letter , pre-visa interview to Airport pickup in the UK all very organised , I am so pleased with. Finally the welcoming stage wow that's also something else, so lovely, interactive particularly with you having what the school calls Peer Guides older students to show around very helpful. Lastly, like the part of meeting...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I haven't always been the best at academics but I've been really challenged and I like that. I've learnt so many new things I didn't think I would and done well on things I really didn't think I wouldn't do well in. The lecturers here are fantastic, they really will help you out as much as possible. Kudos to them!

Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom

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