Bangor University a long established university (founded in 1884) and dedicated to academic excellence. Over half of the departments assessed to date in the teaching quality assessments have received the top rating of ‘excellent’.
Bangor University has over 10,000 students, 26 academic schools and over 600 teaching staff
Bangor University has one of the fairest workload of any UK university according to the now annual Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey ( January 2010).
Bangor University consistently performs well in student surveys. A 20m redevelopment of the campus has taken place, including a 10m business and management centre and a building for environmental sciences.
To meet the high demand of contemporary living accommodation Bangor University has opened brand new halls of residence as part of a 35M upgrade at the Ffriddoedd Site..
Bangor has cheaper accommodation and lower living costs than in most university cities. According to The Independent’s A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges, Bangor University is “one of the cheapest places in Britain”. Bangor is the second cheapest place for students to live, according to a table compiled by the independent university guide, Push.co.uk.
Bangor University is working with business and industry on the development of a 36m Arts and Innovation Centre which will include a theatre, exhibition spaces and a new Students’ Union.
high profile projects such as CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Technology) at ParcMenai, Bangor University and the TechniumOpTIC at St Asaph Business Park.
Bangor University has close links with the NHS in Wales. Bangor University is a major provider of training and education for the NHS and is also one of the main partners in the new North Wales Clinical School.
As a major provider of teacher training in Wales, Bangor University has close links with schools, local education authorities and the teaching profession. Bangor University has one of the largest widening access programmes in the country called the Talent Opportunities Programme involving over 1500 pupils in schools across North Wales. Bangor University is involved in the Reaching Higher, Reaching Wider programme operating in the region. Bangor University is one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes.