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Beautiful location

(5)·By Eliza R·Psychology· Jun 2023
I love being in Bangor! So close to so many places for a lovely walk to take your mind off study!
All of the facilities are lovely and characterful with so many different places to do independent study.
Sometimes it's difficult to navigate as the campus is very spread out and up a lot of steep hills but the lovely views make it a little easier.
There are lots of societies to get involved in and to make new friends.
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Creative Studies and English Language

(5)·By Hannah E·Other· Oct 2018
My Lecturers all know me by name and take the time to learn what I'm interested in. All the lecturers have set office hours when you can go and see them and, in my experience, they are always available by email.

All the accomodation at bangor is ensuite, and you share a kitchen with 6-8 others. They are all modern and have wired internet connections which are pretty fast and good for watching stuff on Iplayer :)

The Nightlife here is mixed really, if you're a party person then there are 3 clubs to choose from; Peep, Embassy and Academi (The student run club) all of them have their merits and all run special nights each week. Students tend to go out on Wednesdays and Fridays, and sSaturday nights tend to be the ones wehere the locals go out more. This isn't a problem, but if you want the true student experience you avoid saturday nights.

There are loads of bars, too. Some do live music and all of them are geared towards students, so drinks are pretty cheap and they all have a good atmosphere.

The Uni gym is pants to be honest, there is a cheaper and better equipt gym a 10 minute walk from halls called DW Sports, which does a student off peak membership for ?19.99... this is cheaper than the Uni Gym and they have a fully equipt, beautifully modern gym, a pool, a steam room and a hot tub!

In terms of computer rooms etc, I don't tend to use the Uni computer rooms because all the buildings hae Wifi, so I just take my laptop to work on.

There are two main Libraries, Deniol Road for the sciences mainly and the Main Arts Library for everything else. It's well stocked and well run, and a lot of people go the the library just to work because it's got a lovely cosy atmosphere.

The food is awesome, I'm not going to lie. Terras Cafe in Main arts pretty much fed me in my first year, and it's in the main Uni Building so I used to just nip down for lunch between lectures. You never pay over ?5 for a main lunch meal and its good quality and home cooked.

There are tons of societies to choose from!

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Nursing, Year 1

(5)·By Rahmah a·Nursing· Mar 2019
Such a great opportunity to meet potential friends from the same degree or different! Loved the variety of different events and being able to put myself forward!

Really great accommodation! Up to date with great facilities

Great library with a wide range of books and areas to study within different libraries

Really great course with outstanding, supportive lecturers! I loved the different kind of lectures as some were very interactive with seminars, presentations, videos and practical sessions or having different lecturers teach!

Really nice city life as it is a very small city with nice shops, cafes and restaurants! Close to Manchester and Liverpool for the weekend and great nature areas to explore in the whole of Bangor and North Wales

My course has been very eye opening in allowing me to see my future in healthcare butnot nursing different opportunists such as PA, community health worker, health promotion specialist or a public health practitioner! A huge variety and life experience with different schools.
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Geography, Graduate

(5)·By Richard R·Geography· Jul 2021
Jam packed with activities put on by the uni, mixed in with the freshers fair encouraging everyone to join all of the FREE clubs and societies they have on offer. A broad range of accommodations for first year to suit everyone. There is an over supply of student houses in Bangor so there is no need to rush into any decisions. Library, classrooms and sport areas were all fantastic with plenty of space. The student union doesn't really have a space/bar like other unis. There is uni owned pub on the halls site and a separate students union in the centre of town which has a great relationship with it's students. The course size is relatively small meaning you have a more focused approach and lectures are more interactive meaning you have a more personal relationship with your lectures - whom are all super supportive and understanding as well as being experts in their field. Loads of pubs all within walking distance of everywhere but only two nightclubs. Despite this it is pretty much all you need for the size of the place. Failing that huge house parties do go on. Everything is within walking distance and the views surrounding are incredible.
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Sports / Sports Science, Graduate

(5)·By Sam O·Sports· Jul 2021
Well looked after during freshers, interactive lectures Excellent, well kept, clean and in a good area There is plenty of libraries in Bangor and all kept well, the lectures were great, chairs be uncomfy but enough room for notes. Sports areas were excellent, gym is new and has good equipment My course was good, loved all lectures apart from research methods Great for walks and sports activities
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Nursing, Year 1

(5)·By Tiffany R·Nursing· Oct 2018
My university experience so far has been absolutely brilliant! All the students attending Bangor university even the 2nd and 3rd years are all so nice and helpful, it's really great to feel like everyone accepts you and doesn't judge you for what course you're studying or what year you are in. There are so many different sports and societies going on, and there's always really good events for everyone to get together for a great night out!
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Psychology, Year 1

(5)·By Bethany M·Psychology· Oct 2018
Bangor university is a great place to study, the facilities and halls are nice and up to date and the town itself is really pretty.
The lecturers are helpful, nice and passionate about their field of study. There's also a surprisingly large amount of stuff to do in such a small town.
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Other, Third Year

(5)·By Natalie B·Other· Oct 2018
Bangor Universiry is unquie. Being the smallest city in the UK it offers the best of both worlds. Everyone here experiences an amazing friendly society, it's hard to fault. We are a untied family always fighting to improve student satisfaction. We the people have the power, the university is student lead which gives each individual the opportunity to lead and learn. No wonder we've won so many awards. Our clubs and society's are free to join and cover a massive variety of options from Sub aqua to Quidditch to snow sports. There's definitely something for everyone and if you really want you can create your own club or society.
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Biological sciences, Graduate

(5)·By Tiffany J·Biology· Oct 2018
I had an amazing time, the parties were great, the social events were great and the lectures were pretty good too. Bangor is a cosy little town and the furthest you'll have to walk is 25 minutes! Yes the macdonals is quite a walk but KFC is just as good!). The uni have loads of clubs to join from surfing to dog walking! These all individually put on great events and parties too. It's a small little town and there isn't much but what there is here is enough to enjoy and miss when you're home! Worth going here!
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Psychology / Criminology, Graduate

(5)·By Emma N·Psychology· Jul 2021
Really enjoyable, got to know the area and met loads of great people Really good facilities, plenty of room and storage. No complaints. Loved the library! Great for revision and uni work. Enjoyed having a mix of small classrooms and large lecture halls. Amazing teachers! Mix of large group and small group learning/teaching Great! Everything from accommodation and lectures to shops and clubs was all in walking distance from each other. Would be better if the town had a few extra things such as a cinema and Primark.
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Theology BA

(5)·By Sarah F·Other· Oct 2018
My course is a lot more flexible from the start as i thought it would be and some modules wee different to expected. i feel confident I have gained skills through doing this to go on in the world, transferable skills and skills through the course. The academic advice i would give is to start essays as soon as you get them and make lots of notes and organise before typing them up. dont leave assignments to the last minute.

The halls of residence in Bangor that I lived in in first year are very nice and good value for money, new ones have been built since which are nicer. The housing for following years is very available and reasonably priced. the pros of a student house is living with friends and having some more freedom. the cons is the fact bills ae not included in the rent and have to be paid by us.

the area we are based is a small city with lots of students and is lively with the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, there is plenty to do in the city and the surrounding area which is essay to get to by bus and train. It would sort someone wh doesnt mind living in a smaller city and likes a picturesque environment.

the library is very well stocked and easily accessible, it has a good online catalogue and short loan system for when everyone needs the same ones for an essay. There is a new bar in the su and on the residence sight with deals, theme nights, internet, tv's and special offers. It is reasonably priced and reasonable in size. We have plenty of computers within the library, many 24 hour computer rooms and there is internet everywhere. We have full sports facilities.

my university has plenty of clubs and societies- everything form religious societies to drama societies, and all the sprots societies you can think of including octopush, surfing and mountain walking. you can join as many or a few as you want, I am a member of the christian union and bangor english drama society.

I more a pub person than a club person in general anyway so i tend if i go out to go to the pubs in bango
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