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 .
Bangor University offers academic excellence in one of the most attractive study locations in the UK - the perfect place to study for your degree.
The University welcomes research degree applications from candidates with suitable academic or professional backgrounds.
Research is central to Bangor University; it is an integral part of our teaching and a passion of our academic staff. The 2014 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 all UK universities. Research in the schools of Sports Science; Modern Languages; Welsh; Education; Linguistics; Ocean Sciences; Biological Sciences; Environment, Natural Resources and Geography; Psychology; Healthcare Sciences; and Medical Sciences have all been ranked in the top 20 in the UK.
The University's Skills 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.
Student Services, based in the Rathbone building on College Road, provides support to students on a range of matters concerned with life as a student. From managing your finances to finding a graduate job, our services are there to help you make the most of your time at university.
We guarantee a room in our halls of residence to all first-year undergraduates who hold Bangor as their Firm Choice and apply before the given deadline.
Our accommodation is self-catered and the majority of our halls are en-suite. All our halls are within walking distance of the main University buildings and city centre. Take a look at our campus map to see where our accommodation is located.
We currently have around 2,960 rooms available at two residential locations; Ffriddoedd Village and St Mary’s Village. Our booking system allows you choose the specific room and hall that you want to live in.
We have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.
We also have databases, DVDs and CDs; microform material; a manuscript collection, archives and special collections.
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.
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.There are around 2,000 rooms, the majority offering en-suite accommodation. There is one standard hall, Neuadd Reichel, which has shared bathrooms.
The village has a shop, laundrettes and common rooms, Bar Uno café bar and Canolfan Brailsford sport centre. There is on-site security 24 hours a day and a team of mentors to help you.
Prices includes all bills (including Wi-Fi, heating, electricity and water), gym membership and Campus Life membership.
If you are already interested in outdoor pursuits you will be spoilt for choice by the huge range of sports available on your doorstep. Snowdonia is the adventure capital of the UK with a high concentration of opportunities, from exceptional rock climbing to scrambling and hill walking to an abundance of water sports including, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.