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In all honesty, the “student life” is a painfully awkward experience, and having the official honour of being the most awkward individual on planet earth, it doesn’t help much ;-; The campus itself is alright, pretty standard, you’ve got your flats, bar/cafe’s and shops; nothing really too special, though both sites are very pretty in their own right, especially in the warmer weathers. The city itself is pretty decent, not an awful lot to do besides drinking and feeling sorry for yourself, everything else requires a somewhat lengthy travel outside of the city’s bounds. Most shops are quite cheap so the staying a not dead person factor is quite doable, the amount of hills make for decent exercise, quite a few people are friendly, the professors are great, some write really passive aggressive emails when you don’t get workshop pieces submitted within the one day deadline you were given (through email) so there could be some better organisation there I suppose. The societies are pretty great, they can be a good laugh, the only problem is that I don’t think there’s really enough innovative ones. Petition for a cardboard box Jawa sandcrawler society is what I’m basically saying. Being woken up at like 3 in the morning due to a fire drill will always not be fun, I will issue a bounty on whoever is responsible if it happens again, tripped over my own Jean pant rips last time it happened. Peacocks are really annoying honestly but I suppose you get used to them, yeah that’s basically it really.
The course is alright, there are far too many pointless classes, like I honestly think most students would rather risk dying of covid than do online classes honestly, I mean £9k a year come on now. The buildings are really old, it’s subjective but newer and cleaner stuff inspires me a whole lot more than looking at chipped walls that haven’t been refurbished in over a century. Pontio will forever remain the pinnacle of a great learning environment. Sometimes it is easy to zone out, teachers I think should aim to spice things up more often and help work on the classes self confidence as a whole, some professors are really great at this however.
Being basically small enough to class as “in the countryside” the surrounding nature is a stellar experience to bask in and enjoy. The architecture could use some work, but the natural beauty far outshines all of that stuff.
Really beautiful place, good range of courses, good lectures l, please give me 2 grand
Best place to live in wales
Best place to live in north wales
Better than aberystwyth
The city is not in itself a very beautiful one, but the university buildings make up for that! They are gorgeous and there is a good combination between the historic part and the modern equipments needed for teaching. The only down side might be the tables attached to the chairs which, quite often, are broken and do not stand. As I come from a French university, where student union does not really exist or is not as involved in our lives, the one in Bangor seems great. Same with the student life animated by numerous clubs and societies. Regarding the location, Bangor is a far from big cities and the various hills and a bit difficult to get used to in the beginning, but the area remains pleasant to live in, especially with the sea touching the city.
First semester was entirely taught online for lectures, and in-class for tutorials. Everything went in-class on semester 2 but there is always the possibility to follow them online. Furthermore, every lecture is recorded and can be watched later again. There are about 12h of lectures a week and up to 4h of tutorials in addition depending on the weeks. Teaching is facilitated by the lecturer posting power points in advance of the lecture. They do not always add more to what is strictly written on it, which can be a good side to prepare for it in advance, but also a downside because the lecture can lack interest when everything is already understood. Lecturers can easily be contacted, will take time to answers questions after class or by email.
The village is very nice and quiet, it is pleasant to live here. However we must walk up quite a big hill to access it. This is a downside when food shopping and then having to carry heavy bags back our place. I live in a studio there and had no issue until now. The equipment provided for the kitchen works fine. The wifi always works fine for working.
Well there are no any worst aspects because the university is 100 year old university with plenty of course . Different cultural person study together as well as all faculty is so supportive . If i talk about location its look like harry potter castle . I felt like i am living with nature.
I had both online and on campus classes . Usually its been 3 to 4 hrs of different class.
I never seen this kind of hall. Its look like a palace
As an international student it’s a great place to study because there are many other international students as well. You will never be alone in a foreign country! The lecturers are the best in here. We can always reach out to them if we have any sort of a problem and they are always willing to help. Bangor University has many international students and there are many Asian students studying here as well. I was quite disappointed to see that there are no bidet showers fixed near the toilets. It’s not easy for someone to get rid of certain habits they have been practicing ever since little kids. Having no bidet showers in University accommodation rooms have made me and other international students very uncomfortable. So I believe this is a certain area where the university could improve. I mean international students pay a lot for their studies and accommodation in the UK, we at least deserve a bidet for the toilet!
Lecturers are the best! We can always reach out to them for support.
It’s a great place, the city is full of students , loads of societies to take part in.
the course is very interesting but placements and paperwork is difficult. It’s mandatory to keep on top of things to avoid stressing over it later. Sometimes you can be placed somewhere far from bangor because there’s not enough availability of placements in bangor.
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Best - location, so close to the beaches! Also the student support across postgraduate study in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences. And the fact all clubs and societies are free. Worst - Only two nightclubs
Best - Great guest lecturers, good support in finding placements, important content. Worst - Lack of tutor availability (ratio of staff to students is too poor), more availability to take on students for placement in the uni counselling service needed.
Great for being surrounded by nature. Not so great if you are looking for somewhere to shop/club. Great places to study like Pontio.
I could say that I'm living a dream right now at Bangor. I've read a lot of English storybooks in my childhood and my experience here is equivalent to those childhood dreams coming true. Bangor is beautiful not just the place but my entire experience here as a student has been the same. The facilities provided by the university to the students and the freedom to experience and enjoy the time I spend here is one of the main reasons I love studying at Bangor. I am not forced to become someone, I can be myself and figure out things on my own. Bangor is definitely a holistic learning centre where I don't just learn about the subject but also learn how to use what I learned in my life. Improvement areas: Being an international student I feel that the student support services provided for international students, especially with regards to the educational system and study structure could be enhanced to provide an equivalent experience to the newcomers. People like myself, who are experiencing a different educational culture for the first time need to be provided with better support rather than expecting them to fall in line in accordance with colleagues or fellow students.
Attending lectures during the covid time and having offline lab lessons were perfectly executed by the staff at Bangor University. I was able to attend my classes online when I was unable to travel and also when I was isolating due to covid restrictions. I have the freedom to work at my own pace in the lab and have ample time to attend all social programs too. My supervisor ensures that I keep him updated with regards to my work and he encourages me to explore more opportunities within my scope of work
Bangor is filled with students. There are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and typically looks like an international cultural arena. There are also shops tending to the basic requirement of people from every culture. Being an Indian I can relate to the availability of home-grown products here in the Bangor markets. I've never found it difficult to get something I needed. Also the diversity enables a friendly and cordial living space where everyone adjusts with each other and attempts to get involved in other cultural festivities too.
Apart from the fact that the halls are located on top of a hill, my life at the student halls has been great. I enjoy the daily hikes to and from the halls. All facilities are point-on and the staff and security are always available at any time. Every facility is well kept and maintained well. I have never had any trouble concerning my stay in the halls. I would say that the facilities I receive here are worth the money I pay.
The best part is the area, such a lovely place to stud but Many rooms are outdated and the chairs are not comfortable with tiny side tables which aren’t ideal for note taking
It’s great being blended it makes it flexible and I enjoy doing in class as it means being more social with other students but it’s great to access the lectures after with recordings to go back over