Bangor (Wales) | North Wales
Ucas code: B06
What students say about this university882 comments (266 students)
Music / theatre opportunities Lack of cinema / theatreReport
The su, AU and university radio are always organising events.Report
We have lectures, seminars and study groups. Usually the compulsory modules are done as one big lecture with a seminar (one...
We have lectures, seminars and study groups. Usually the compulsory modules are done as one big lecture with a seminar (one hour l and then two hour s). The seminars were one hour. The content of the course is varied so it's interesting for some but might not be so for others - it just depends what kind of literature you're interested in. But the lectures make it is interesting as possible. It's all challenging because you're learning new ways of looking at things; theories and new books and authors, as well as new ways of looking at authors and things you think you already know. We have essays to do as well as exams, however with my creative writing course we had to submit portfolios consisting of poetry and prose. Feedback from tutors is usually positive and if it isn't they are very good at letting you know how to improve. We go on trips to the theatre and have poetry events and creative writing events too as well as lots of help and feedback on things we've written.×
The halls were really good, preferred the ensuite accommodation but halls were good and cleanReport
As Bangor is a somewhat geographically isolated university, it has a strong community feel about it; the lecturers and other...
As Bangor is a somewhat geographically isolated university, it has a strong community feel about it; the lecturers and other staff members are very approachable and work hard to put any possible worries or concerns that you might have at ease. The modules are well designed for a thorough academic experience, and there is plenty of opportunity for you to provide feedback on what is being covered in the lectures, which the lecturers do actually listen to. There are many societies to choose from, each of which are very active in their programming of meetings and events, so whatever you enjoy doing you're certain to find it happening here. The facilities at Bangor are excellent; the libraries are extensive both physically and with the materials they offer, plus the librarians are incredibly helpful people - be kind to them.×
The newer halls are very nice but the older halls such as borth and glyder are not very good and really need renovatingReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students10,765
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate75%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time17%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature21%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK21%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction70%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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