Bangor University

About Bangor University


There are lots of reasons to fall in love with Bangor, besides the excellent teaching, world-class research and highly-rated student satisfaction. Relax on beautiful beaches, explore stunning mountain trails, or enjoy taking part in some of the student activities on offer. With over 160 free clubs and societies, there’s something for everyone. It all makes for a university experience that can’t be matched...

Academic Excellence
Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence, which continues to this day. This is supported by recent major endorsements of both the quality of teaching and the research carried out here.

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence, which continues to this day. This is supported by recent major endorsements of both the quality of teaching and the research carried out here.

Bangor University’s outstanding results in the National Student Survey saw the University ranked in the Top 15 in the UK* for student satisfaction. The NSS results (published August 2016) also ranked Bangor top in Wales and 4th in the UK for academic support.

Bangor University’s world-leading research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the national assessment of research quality. Following the REF results, Bangor University is ranked amongst the Top 40 in the UK** for research quality, with the research carried out in over half of our academic schools rated in the top 20 in the UK.

* excluding specialist institutions
** excluding specialist institutions & single-submission universities

Student Experience
Bangor also prides itself on the student experience offered – guaranteed accommodation, the low cost of living, the student support and stunning location all contribute to this.

An on-going investment in facilities and support services is further enhancing the Bangor student experience. An exciting new Arts & Innovation Centre, new halls of residence, and improved sports facilities are amongst recent developments.

Free membership of student clubs and societies is a major advantage at Bangor University, as it means all our students can take part in the range of activities on offer.

One of the largest peer support schemes in the UK, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme are among the other benefits of being a student at Bangor.

Open Days
Come and see for yourself what sort of place Bangor is to live and study. The Open Day will give you the opportunity to find out more about our degree courses, to meet staff and students, view the campus and halls of residence and obtain up-to-date information about studying here.

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    • City Centre
    • University

    Bangor University, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG

    Telephone: 01248 351151
    Email: [email protected]

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    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

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