The University was founded as the University College of North Wales. It opened its doors on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn with 58 students and 10 members of staff. The students received degrees from the University of London until 1893 when the University of Wales, Bangor became one of the three original constituent colleges of the University of Wales .
The University’s academic schools are grouped into five colleges;
The University prides itself on the quality of teaching offered. This was supported in a recent review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which resulted in the highest possible endorsement of the University’s academic standards.
Students are enrolled on 324 undergraduate programmes and 125 postgraduate taught programmes.
Undergraduate students are registered to 1883 modules.340 undergraduate modules are offered through the medium of Welsh.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor's research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.
Research Institutes and Centres are a central part of Bangor University. The University encourages the establishment of research centres as a framework for promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching initiatives.
The University's Careers and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today's job market.
Bangor Prospects is the University's Student Employment Bureau; they advertise the following opportunities:
We place a high priority on caring for and supporting our students. This is reflected in the fact that Bangor is in the Top 5 in the UK for Student Support.
Peer Guides & Personal Tutors
They have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.
They also have databases, DVDs and CDs; microform material; a manuscript collection, archives and special collections.University Libraries
To help you in your studies we provide a range of learning resources supported by experienced staff. IT Services provides Computing, AV and Printing/Binding facilities and services.
Our aim is to provide the very best Information Technology facilities and resources for you, and to help you use them. We offer over 1,000 computers for student us, nine computer rooms open 24 hours every day, etc.
The University has about 2,960 accommodation places available in Bangor. Our halls are situated at Ffriddoedd Village, St Mary's Village and Neuadd Garth.
Ffriddoedd Village is our largest accommodation village and is located in Upper Bangor. It's about 5 minutes’ walk from the train station and the Main University Building. The city centre is 10 minutes’ walk away.
St Mary's Village is located in an elevated position overlooking the city of Bangor. It is about 5 minutes' walk from the city centre and 10-15 minutes' walk from the train station and the Main University Building.
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