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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 882 comments (266 students)
    • The downside

      Music / theatre opportunities Lack of cinema / theatre

      2012, 1st year, Welsh

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    • Student Union

      The su, AU and university radio are always organising events.

      2014, 2nd year, Marine Zoology

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    • Academic Experience

      We have lectures, seminars and study groups. Usually the compulsory modules are done as one big lecture with a seminar (one...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Accommodation

      The halls were really good, preferred the ensuite accommodation but halls were good and clean

      2013, 3rd year, Marine Zoology

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    • The upside

      As Bangor is a somewhat geographically isolated university, it has a strong community feel about it; the lecturers and other...

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      2012, 2nd year, Linguistics

      The upside

      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.

      2012, 2nd year, Linguistics

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    • Accommodation

      The newer halls are very nice but the older halls such as borth and glyder are not very good and really need renovating

      2013, 1st year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

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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
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

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

70%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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