Take one of the most breathtaking locations in the U.K., situated between the mountains and the sea, combine this with a friendly city with a vibrant student community and an institution with an excellent reputation for teaching and research, and you have Bangor University. Bangor is one of the most affordable locations in the whole of the U.K., with great connections to all of the major cities - London in three hours, Manchester and Dublin in two.
Bangor is a safe, historic, and vibrant community. It has a city vibe without being overwhelming, getting around on foot or via public transportation is very easy and safe. You'll enjoy access to the new Pontio Arts Centre featuring an on-campus theatre with professional touring performances, and a cinema with the newest blockbuster releases.
There are other live music venues on campus and around town, including the Students Union very own nightclub, adding to the cities lively atmosphere. Additional to the contemporary arts, Bangor has four castles within twenty minutes of campus.
Bangor has academic strengths across many disciplines. In the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Health Studies, a course is made up of lectures and practicals (labs). In the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Business, modules typically include lectures and seminars. A normal course load at Bangor includes 5-6 courses each semester.
The University also provides access to free Welsh classes, and also to community service opportunities so you can get involved in the local community while gaining a first-hand appreciation of local culture. Additionally, the University invites visiting students to take advantage of a variety of local activities, as well as interesting excursions to scenic and historic areas that are nearby and in other parts of the U.K.
The highly active Students Union offers volunteering opportunities, sports clubs, society, opportunities to get involved in various projects such as RAG fundraising and other events throughout the year.
North Wales has been named as the adventure capital of Europe, no wonder as it’s a great destination for kayaking, sailing, abseiling, rock climbing and mountaineering. But you don’t have to be sporty to enjoy the area. Just enjoy the beautiful scenery, pure clean air and clean beaches which students help to maintain through the Internationals GoGreen Project run by the University’s International Office.