It has been very good, and I'm now in my third year. I'm doing a fourth year abroad thanks to the amazing opportunities available here. The clubs and societies are superb and deservedly have won 3 times in a row.
Drop in sessions, emails, opportunities
Tailored to meet everyone's expectations, I'd like more practicals
There's a lot to choose from
I have loved my time at university so far and am hoping to stay here for my master's. Bangor is a lovely place both inside of the university and the public. Everybody is really welcoming and helpful. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of my time here at Bangor brings
Bangor university has an excellent BEA scheme (Bangor employability award). By participating in this, students can earn points for the activities that they complete such as work experience or volunteering. Depending on how many points you get depends on what award you achieve (bronze, silver or gold). I am currently working for my gold award and am only a few points away. In addition to this, the university offer an entire department to help with a variety of skills such as referencing, essay planning and CVs. Usually you get points for this too, but it is an entire department which is easily accessible and filled with friendly staff who will always go out for their way to help. It is a great opportunity / scheme for students to get involved in and can help develop a range of skills whilst supplying numerous opportunities some other universities may not be able to offer.
What I like the most is the mixture of seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials. It mixes it up a bit rather than going to two hour lectures 7 or 8 times a week. Not only that, but having the seminars allow us to go over the topics taught in class which consolidates the knowledge and allows us to go into more depth. The thing I like the least is perhaps the amount of expectation for students to know more when it comes to exams. In some we are told what will come up on the exam, for others we do not know and therefore have to revise everything which can not only be difficult but stressful and impacts on mental health.
My student union is great, I feel fairly represented and the facilities are easily accessible and diverse.
My universities facilities are great. We have multiple bindings, 24/7 libraries, uni bank, employability clinics, enterprise hubs, and a boat to name a few. Even if there isn't something here you need (which is rare) the university has great connections outside too.
Yes it is in a very good location. Everything is probably no more than a 15 minute walk away.
Excellent! I love the fact they are all free, not only is it financially better for me but it also helps me to stay busy, involved in uni life, meet new people, and gain new skills!
The support through tutors/feedback is great. We usually get the feedback quickly unless something has gone wrong with them which is incredibly rare. The feedback we have is good and detailed. However, if you would like to go over this in further detail then you can also book an appointment with your personal tutor or the course leader which is also beneficial as it shoes you how to improve for next time. The counselling is good to an extent as it is free and easily accessible. However, I personally had a bad experience with the counsellor I was allocated and therefore stopped going as she made me feel worse about my mental health every week I went. The counsellor I had laughed at my mental health during one session and after that I decided I wasn't going to go anymore.
It's been amazing, joined so many societies and clubs, volunteered lots, made new friends, been on a variety of field trips on my course, and lots of lab sessions
Offers lots of workshops
Hands on, not set timetable
I enjoy the lectures a lot, the content is up to date and relevant for my interest, although I lose focus after a few hours with only small breaks. There is way more offered for freetime activity than I could ever visit, which leaves a lot of choices.
A lot of offer
Most: interesting content filled with experience of lecturers Least: lectures too long and not enough breaks
I don't know so much about it.
The bathrooms could need renovation, the technical equipment seems up to date.
They are very supportive
Overall, I am enjoying my course and finding it very interesting. I am also loving the social side of university and have made loads of new friends one on my course and from other courses. However I am feeling a bit stressed with lots of impending deadlines and I also think exams need to be discussed more- what the exam entails and perhaps have the option to send an example exam question to a lecturer to be mark so we know what to expect
As a second year ocean science student I have a noticed a considerable increase in the talks surrounding employment. We have had talks on cv and cover letter writing there have been loads of internship opportunities. And we have been aware of all the transferable skills we are acquiring on our course.
Positives: -some of the lecturers are very passionate about what they are teaching and go that’s extra mile to provide us with extra information and feedback -the practicals are amazing and we get so many opportunities that other university don’t have like the Prince Madog (research vessel) Negatives: -there is a lack of feedback given on assignments so how do they expect us to improve - some of the lecturers clearly do not know what they are talking about or have clearly not prepared for the lecture - lecture slides can often be bare which is fine when a ponopto recording is provided with the slides but when there is no recording the lecturer slides are useless to us
The Bangor student union is lacking in facilities and pontio where the union is based lacks work space and could focus on student life more. In first year the student union are great at interacting with students but once the students left halls and became second or thirds year etc. The level of interactions between the older students and the union was very minimum. As a student I don’t feel as though I really know what the student union do or are available for.
The sports facilities are great but the gym on Ffriddoedd site could be a bit more extensive in what equipment is available. Dyslexia support is amazing! Bar uno is great! Pontio has the potential to be an amazing asset to the university but it lacks work space and would really benefit from a computer room.
Yes the main university buildings like pontio and main arts are close to at least one supermarket and either the upper Bangor shops or the high street in lower Bangor. And the university is very accessible from the accommodation all around Bangor
There is a wide range but some are very cliquey. And some of the spots society’s don’t seem to be open to beginners but some are very open and welcoming
Counselling is terrible- reply times are slow, it is a long process to get help so people are often put off seeking help. And help is often being sent to an I can workshop which I’m sure work for some people but others not so much My tutor is great! She checks up on us every so often and is really approachable. She also marks our days we can go to see her and talk about our course or our cvs etc. Feedback varies from good to nothing at all which is very frustrating when you want to improve
Up until now in my first year at Bangor I have settled in really well. I am really enjoying my course and the people I have met. Also, the athletics club is a great sports club to join.
The are always drop in sessions for employability throughout each semester. They are easy to book and are essential for information about the future.
I like the content of my lectures as I always learn something new! I least like the lack in interaction between the lecturer and students sometimes.
Bangor student union is represented well. There is constant interaction with the students about upcoming events and how to get involved.
The university facilities are good.
Yes the university is situated well. All amenities are within walking distance.
Bangor has a wide range of sports clubs. The athletics club is so much fun and so friendly.
You can always access support from the university. This is particularly effective in the personal tutor we can meet up with.
Loved it, it was a rocky start but it really improved and I came into my own in 2nd semester. Welcoming environment, I really recommend this uni. I feel so supported and safe.
Have career and employability wvwnta
I likefirst semester modules but not second semester
It has everything I need within a 5 minute walk, amazing!
There are over 250 clubs and societies! Things for everyone
It has been good so far (knock on wood). Hope it stays that way. Great lecturer that are very supportive, alongside a great halls of residence that keeps me entertained.
I like the student teacher interaction But dislike the hills everywhere
There seems to be a lack of organisation in the nursing course. More understanding of the emotional needs of nursing students is needed. It would also be prudent to provide resilience training for student nurses
As a nursing student my career developement is different to other courses. However, my course could be better at helping students organise their own extra placements etc
The lectures rarely prepare us for practical nursing with a inappropriate amount of time spent on frameworks and theories etc
Have not had much involvment so cant comment
A little dated at times and money seems to be spent in the wronh places
Yes very close to local ammenities
Lots of variety. The gym is fantastic although sports clubs can be a bit elitist and are no always welcoming to beginners or students who dont want to compete
Academic tutors do not seem to have training in how to support nursing students emotional needs during placement
I absolutely love it as it such a small area and the teachers are so nice. I would say as it's small uni it's not a well know university as well that is what makes it a good uni
The teachers are the best and the worst thing would be the lectures that are in small rooms with not enough tables
Yes, live 1 minute away from idil and 5 minutes away from asda and the uni
Very good and because it's free and the gym us quite good as well