Bangor is a university city where you can focus on your degree abroad at your own pace. Modern, but untouched by the agitation of a large city, Bangor has a cheerful atmosphere that will remind you that you are in one of Great Britain’s smallest cities. Providing easy access to other hotspots surrounding the coast of North Wales, this city has a historic personality that will delight you. The nearby Bangor Mountain might become the place where you can enjoy your free time with outdoor activities or you can study for your exams in a quiet surrounding. After providing shelter for BBC public service broadcaster since World War II, the city became a destination for international students who seek a place where they can pursue their higher education undisturbed!
Economy in Bangor is pretty stable and some of the companies are open to have international students in their teams. Therefore, degrees from local universities are valuable to employers. Retail trade is one of the main fields of the city’s financial life, thanks to its central shopping area.
Employment is based on skills and specializations. The main industries are software development, education, IT services, construction, financial services software, hospitality and tourism and science and engineering services.
Bangor is a small city but with diverse activities. You may clear your mind from studies with a walk around the town or in the nearby areas. Hiking, playing gulf or mountain climbing are some of the sports that visitors enjoy. Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve is also suitable for a tranquil weekend.
You can take a cultural breath while taking walks on Bangor Pier, admiring Bangor Cathedral or Perhyn Castle and Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery. Local cuisine means restaurants with European, Asian, Welsh, Mediterranean, British or Italian products.
During daytime, you may enjoy a shopping session in the area near High Street or you may try the City Leisure & Snooker Club, Pontio or The Play Centre.
Nightlife is active in Bangor and international students can choose between enjoying a quiet evening in the local bars and pubs or in one of the three agitated and picturesque clubs.
Being an academic centre, Bangor is a pretty international city, with plenty of temporary residents with energy and enthusiasm.
The English and Welsh-speaking locals are friendly, warm and accustomed with visitors who wish to find English universities in Europe.
Bangor’s climate is typical for the U.K. Wind is often present, due to the location of the city on a coast. During winter, snowfall may appear, while spring and autumn are known for the rainfalls. Average temperatures are -2.6°C (27°F) in January and 26.3°C (79°F) in July.
Students can rely on accommodation in student halls or private rental apartments.
Providing easy access to other large cities, Bangor is affordable and has low living costs. Apart from accommodation expenses, you should prepare a monthly budget of around 450 GBP for food bills, public transportation and other small expenses.
Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research (excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities). Bangor University is committed to being known globally as The Sustainable University. The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey placed Bangor within the top 15 universities in the UK for student experience.