Bangor University

University Profile

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. First year students are guaranteed accommodation and a free campus life and gym membership.


Bangor University has an unrivalled location nestled between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Strait, probably one of the most beautiful university settings in the whole of the UK. A student-centred city Bangor’s size and friendly nature are two of the main reasons many students choose to study here.

Academic Excellence

Bangor is rated Gold for its ‘outstanding teaching’ in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Bangor’s research has also received recognition in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which judged over three quarters of Bangor’s research to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Student Experience

For the third year running, Bangor University won the award for best Clubs and Societies at the 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards. There are over 200 clubs to choose from and membership of clubs and societies is entirely free, making it really easy for everybody to get involved. The University has features in the top 5 of WhatUni Student Choice Awards for University of the Year for 4 years running (2016-2019).

Bangor University put their ‘go beyond’ philosophy into practice by giving their students opportunities to study abroad as part of their degree programme. Depending on the course students can spend between 3 and 12 months studying abroad or choose to take a year out on their International Experience Programme.

Careers & Employability

At Bangor students can take advantage of work placements and work experience’s ranging from 2 weeks to a year. There are also opportunities with its Skills and Employability Service that provides individual guidance, workshops, employer talks and other services to identify part-time employment, voluntary experience, summer work, project-based placements and internships.


The University’s recent investments in facilities include the Pontio Arts and Innovation centre, a multi-million pound development which includes teaching facilities a theatre, cinema, bar, cafe and an innovation space. Other investment include the opening of 600 brand new rooms at St Mary’s Student Village and the redevelopment of the University’s sports facilities at Canolfan Brailsford.


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