Bangor University was founded in 1884, hence has a long tradition of academic excellence. The university is based in Bangor, which is a city in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales. The location has been described as the best university setting in the UK. The campus is close to the mountains and the sea. Before becoming independent in 2007, Bangor University was part of the University of Wales. At the moment, about 11 000 students are enrolled in programmes at Bangor University. The body of staff is made up of 650 teaching staff within 22 Academic Schools. In 2014. the school was ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also, the results of the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2017) show that Bangor is among the top 10 universities for student satisfaction in the UK. The University consists of five colleges that house twenty-two academic schools and fifty specialist research centres. Bangor delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses. All of those are taught by high-level professional in their field of expertise. The university offers hundreds of courses in the fields of the arts and the sciences and humanities.
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When I first found out about the very large number of students who make part of Bangor University I feared I’d be treated as part of a big community rather than getting individualized support and attention. But I have experienced the complete opposite: personalized and individualized support in a timely manner, both from admin and professors. Class size are smaller than I expected and you really get to know your peers! The campus is beautiful and everything is within walking distance, so no need to spend money on public transportation. There are several places to eat and drink throughout campus and most of them are very affordable and accommodate to students’ needs. Living in the halls has also been a great experience, and even if you happen to experience some issues, maintenance is very quick at getting things fixed. It is also quiet hard to not make friends here at Bangor uni, this is because all students get a free campus life membership and are able to assist a variety of weekly events (most of them free) and join any club/society desired. You can even easily start your own society if it doesn’t already exist! Needless to say, Bangor uni is a great place to study and an even better place to make friends from all over the world and call home.
The university has got nice infrastructure. All the laboratories and its equipment are in good condition and well maintained. Junior professors are well up to the mark as some of the senior faculties are really good. Placement record is really impressive compared to other Universities.