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It's a peaceful place to study.
All my lectures are in person but I find there are not many modules that fit the topic of my course.
It's a calm and peaceful place with lots of things to do if you love being outdoors. But shopping variety is limited and the nearest main shopping area is an hour by train.
The room availability is good and most are ensuite for a good price. However the Internet has cut out in the past and sometimes the Internet can suddenly lag. The only issue with location is that it is far away from any shops and a bit of a distance to carry laundry to the laundrette.
Very cool and quiet for study.
Great lectures and smart lecturers
Not too busy , great place , quiet and cool for study
I have studied at Bangor for both my undergrad and my current post grad. I really can’t fault the university. The staff are great and it’s clear they are all so passionate about their field and the courses they teach. Support has always been amazing and help is there for whenever you need it. The extra curricular experience at Bangor can’t be topped there are endless societies and sports free to join. I genuinely can’t fault the university
Staff have adapted very well over the course of covid and the blend of online and in person teaching has been great. There are so many opportunities to develop your own interests and specialisms within modules, you can definitely tailor the course to suit your needs and interest.
You really get what you put into living in Bangor. There are so many opportunities if you look a little further than the city. The location really is so unique. It offers the perfect blend of city life with rural living.
Halls are more expensive than local private properties and you have to factor in extortionate circuit laundry. Though that’s probably the same for most universities. However the accommodation site is so close to uni, shops, anything you could need in Bangor really. There are lots of on-site facilities that are actually really good. Bar uno is actually a really good bar onsite and the gym that’s included in the cost of halls is great too.
It’s very good and fantastic place awesome weather and like 🏝
Online is better course rather than offline
Very supportive in every way.
Some courses are repetitive in the marketing section. It feels like a waste of money to learn the same thing every year.
Some lecturers better than others
Good cost of living but graduate opportunities not great
Firstly, I love the surroundings of Bangor University. It’s not far from Snowdonia and Anglesey , so I got to enjoy the great outdoors . I picked up new hobbies in Mountain Walking and paddle boarding, both of which are sports societies the uni offers. During my time at Bangor, I made most of the opportunity to join as many free societies and volunteering projects as I could, from cultural societies like Japanese Society to Dutch Society to the Hedgehog Friendly Campus and Sblat project. Secondly, I liked the fact that the modern languages department was small which enabled us to get to know our professors well and feel part of a small community. The feedback has improved since I began, and the professors are approachable. One improvement is that some languages could do with hiring another member of staff to reduce the workload, especially during the pandemic. Thirdly , the campus is a beautiful building, especially Main Arts . It might be useful if there was a map or plan of the building that makes it easier to find classrooms. In addition , some corridors need to be made more accessible. Bangor is close to a lot of historical sights like Beaumaris , Conwy and Llandudno. I also recommend the Roman Camps and Menai Bridge . Lastly, the university and the Students Union provide support through Student Services, Campus life , peer guides and course reps . These have helped me throughout my degree.
During the pandemic, my course mostly consists of hybrid learning; in other words , students have the choice to attend the class on campus or follow online. My average course hours this year is 9 hours per week. 3 hours for both of my language modules , plus three hours for my cultural modules. Honestly speaking, each lecture is 40 minutes instead of an hour for ventilation and Covid safety measures, which has effected the quality somewhat. However, most professors go beyond and provide us resources or further information that we can use to solidify the 40 minute sessions. Each student has a personal tutor that you can contact if you have any academic or extracurricular queries . One of the best aspects of my course is that we get to study cultural modules as well as the language modules. This gave me the opportunity to understand the cultures and history of my target languages native speakers. One area that can be improved is an increase of internship or placement opportunities although it could be difficult to provide this . That being said, the lecturers are good at signposting job opportunities or placements. One lecturer goes above and beyond by providing their students a lot of adverts on interships, masters , scholarships and job opportunities. Furthermore, if a Languages student is interested in teaching or working with children , I would highly recommend the Modern Foreign Languages ambassador scheme or Routes into Languages scheme. Both projects enables you to work with local schools to promote studying a language or provide taster sessions.
As an international student, I am pleased to have chosen Bangor University. From being assigned a peer guide upon registration to having support accessible, there’s nothing to not like about Bangor University. Although a small town with not much shopping options, there are lots of opportunities for outdoor activities. A train ride away, you can get to cities like Manchester and Liverpool. A great university that focuses on graduate employability and provides various opportunities for students to hone their skills. Remarkable professors with them having in depth knowledge in the field of Linguistics.
During my first year, my course had to be fully online with lectures being held through live recordings. It is understandable due to Covid cases rising and my course not requiring lab work. I was and am able to get in contact with my professors easily during office hours. Starting second year, everything has been in person and it does make the experience so much better. Lectures are still being recorded live for those unable to be on campus.
Bangor university is extremely unique in its location and its small size. This had it's benefits and its negatives, you don't need a car to get around bangor but because there isn't masses of things to do here, a car is be handy to reach some of the amazing locations in the area such as the mountains. Its small size also means you will eventually know most people you see everyday which is amazing but also can create issues if you fall out with anyone which most people do at some point at uni.
Some modules offer online learning and some do not, this should be standardised throughout the uni but it is not. Some lecturers are hit and miss and some are absolutely fantastic.
The location is amazing and the services available on the student Village are good. Proximity to the uni is also fantastic and the price is very affordable
This university is amazing, where it is situated, the people, the atmosphere. The student union is amazing and there are so many opportunities every week for students who have different hobbies to be included. I recently took part in the volunteering residential and it was definitely a time to remember. The university does amazing to help students with their needs whether this be for their mental needs or other. Furthermore, the wide range of clubs and societies really helps people to find what sports they’d love to get into. Overall an amazing university with endless opportunities.
My course can be accessed via online learning on apps such as blackboard, this has really helped me as sometimes I struggle to go into my lectures in person and so do many people for a plethora of reasons. It would be a shame for this to change. Lectures in person are great for full on academic learning and lecturers are great!
Bangor city is a great place to be situated for a uni, the town is small that most things take just a small walk to be able to get to, but the train station isn’t far and neither are other forms of public transport such as the bus. Although it is a city, there aren’t as many city like activities that you can do. There are things that you can do such as escape rooms and others.
My uni hall is amazing. Sofas, space for everyone around the table. Brilliant cupboard space which is utilised to the max. My room is a normal size room and the space in there is great for one person. If there are any issues with the halls we can report this to maintenance and then usually get back to us and sort the issue within a couple of days. We have a security building and there are always security patrolling the site at all hours.