Bangor University Reputation
If you decide to study at Bangor then you have the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK’s most respected and well established institutions.
Excellence in teaching and research
Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research (excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities). The Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.
The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience. The results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 15 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).
Bangor University’s accommodation was named as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards. Our Courses and Lecturers were rated 2nd, and Student Support rated 3rd in the UK.
Commitment to providing world class facilities
In order to build upon our reputation and achievements, a multi million pound investment programme has resulted in;
- The opening of the £30million Pontio Arts and Innovation centre
- The redevelopment of the University’s sport centre, Canolfan Brailsford
- 600 rooms in brand new halls of residence located in the St Mary’s Village
A supportive and friendly environment
With a student population of 9,000 we can ensure smaller class sizes and our students benefit from close contact with lecturers and individual attention.
Our teaching methods include a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and field visits. All of which are complimented by an ‘open-door policy’, that serves to allow students access to regular advice and progress reports throughout their time at Bangor.
As a result of these systems, Bangor has been ranked as one the top university in the UK for the help and support provided to students by the The Times Higher Educational Supplement.
The compact nature of Bangor enables students to meet up and socialise during the evenings. Being able to walk from accommodation to university building means that students can use the libraries and the 24-hour computing facilities in the evening and into the night.
The Students’ Union is active in organising events, clubs, societies and sports activities for all students, as well as student representation within the university system.
Membership of all our clubs and societies is free. There are over 150 to choose from, including sports clubs, academic societies and country specific societies.
The vocational nature of many of our courses means that almost 90% of our students find suitable graduate employment within six months of graduating.