Bangor University

Bangor (Wales) | North Wales

Sporty Varied union activities City Collegiate Rural

Ucas code: B06

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.
Source:Bangor University Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 754 comments (208 students)
    • Nightlife

      Lots of pubs, 3 clubs get a bit boring after a while.

      2014, 2nd year, Science Of Aquatic & Terrestrial Environments Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      signposting

      2013, 1st year, Linguistics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Not much teaching hours, more of a focus on independent work. But also means more time to experience bangor.

      2013, 3rd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Student support- there is a service available for almost anything and it's very friendly advice too!

      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Everyday expenses

      How much part time work is available? - There are lots of jobs available, most of the local shops and bars prefer to employ...

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      2013, 3rd year, Educational Psychology

      Everyday expenses

      How much part time work is available? - There are lots of jobs available, most of the local shops and bars prefer to employ students, and are always desperate for new staff early September. So if you want a job best apply before the start of term. Where is the best place to get your grocery shopping done to keep costs down? - There is an Aldi and Lidl in the center, and although the packaging is different to 'posh' brands, most often they are produced in the same factory. Also i good piece of advice is to go to the supermarkets 30 minutes before they close, everything is reduced! Is there anywhere I can go for help with managing my costs? - There is a whole department available to help students, so don't be afraid to ask for help! The student finance should cover living arrangements. But best advice is save a lot before going, because student finance often only just cover the cost of your room. Also what no university tells you is that they only give you the money when term starts... that is after freshers week! However, there are lots of jobs available, its best to get some experience before university, because these people will always be chosen first.

      2013, 3rd year, Educational Psychology

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    • The upside

      Lecturers are usually very thorough. Online resources are also very good and extremely useful. Halls are very nice too.

      2012, 1st year, Marine Biology

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

81%

HIGH

Sporty

74%

HIGH

Creative

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

47%

LOW

Political

40%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 86% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,765

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

17%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

21%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

21%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

73%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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