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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 902 comments (272 students)
    • Accommodation

      Normal site - ARFON - was AMAZING! It's nearly 2 grand cheaper than Fridd site accomodation, and while you don't have a...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Accommodation

      Normal site - ARFON - was AMAZING! It's nearly 2 grand cheaper than Fridd site accomodation, and while you don't have a private bathroom you do get cleaners! So don't think you'll be living in squalor all year...but bear in mind that you are in student accomodation! (no one expects it to be spotless) Normal site are the BEST at partying, we have the furthest to walk to town so we really make sure we make the best of a night out (and the takeaway lasts about the time of the walk back!) Don't let the distance put you off though, it's really only a 20 minute walk in flats.. Heels are a totally different story!

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Accommodation

      I think that all University Halls have the strengths and weakness. There is a clear division of quality of rooms, but reflects...

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      2013, 1st year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      I think that all University Halls have the strengths and weakness. There is a clear division of quality of rooms, but reflects the price so this is as expected. Depending on where you make friends is where you will spend most of your time, i personally did not get along with my flatmates, not because i didn't like them, not that they were bad people, they just weren't the kind of people i made friends with; therefore i spend a lot of time at friends in different buildings. I don't think you could say which halls has the most parties, or most exciting as it depends on the people living there, and if that is your kind of scene. As for the best facilities, they are all of high standard, but the more expensive ones are of a higher quality - as expected. As for Normal Site i have never been there, so i can not have an opinion on the facilities/social, i can only speak for Friddoedd Site.

      2013, 1st year, Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      i loved halls

      2013, 1st year, Cognitive Neuroscience

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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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    • Everyday expenses

      Bangor is one of the cheapest places to live as a student. For getting around Bangor itself... You can walk pretty much...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Everyday expenses

      Bangor is one of the cheapest places to live as a student. For getting around Bangor itself... You can walk pretty much everywhere!! If you do not want to walk there are regular busses. There is pretty much ever supermarket within a 10 minute walk of each other. Student housing is very affordable.

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      Getting value for money food is easy due to being so close to Morrisons which always has good deals. With a rail card the price...

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      2013, 1st year, Medical Genetics

      Everyday expenses

      Getting value for money food is easy due to being so close to Morrisons which always has good deals. With a rail card the price of trains is very fair buses not so much. Part-time work is scarce apart from the summer but not very many places hire in winter in Bangor. If you work in a large company (River Island for example) getting a transfer would be the best route to finding a job.

      2013, 1st year, Medical Genetics

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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

80%

HIGH

Political

43%

MED

Creative

59%

MED

Sporty

73%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

43%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 83% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

10,630

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

21%

of students here are from outside the UK

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