I love being at uni, it’s the extra things that aren’t good like accommodation. The city and the course are brilliant. I would recommend to people but choose your house wisely
I’m doing nursing so we are expected to do placements as part of the course
Most - field specific, relevant knowledge, panoptos, Least - we don’t get taught actual health problems e.g. what does a heart attack look like/ we get basic diabetes and epilepsy, and some other stuff but not enough
Brilliant. I think they could do with making themselves more visible in freshers week but I am involved with the union and find it useful.
Poor, they need improving. The computers are good but the learning spaces are noisy and not modern. There is talks of common rooms but this hasn’t happened yet. The main building is freezing when we have lectures but is nice to look at
Yes it’s fine
I’ve had no issues
Freshers week was good, plenty of activities to help us get to know people in the societies we joined and the people on our course, so settling into lectures and the patterns of uni life was easy
Regular careers fairs and employability workshops available for all, plus tutorials teaching key skills specific to the degree to increase employability.
All lectures are recorded and posted to blackboard so it is easy to catch up on missed work or write up notes after the lecture
Yes, the main university building is only a 10 minute walk away, and the nearest supermarket is a less than 10 minute walk away. There are plenty of shops, pubs and clubs all within walking distance.
Wide variety of societies and sports clubs
I am loving my experience so far. I think it's much better than my last degree in Chester university. There is much more support and the lecturers are passionate about what they do
Always getting emails
Most - content is great Least - not in lectures that much, less practical learning but in the classroom
Great. Always improving
Great , access to Wrexham societies and gym
Excellent. Plenty of support network
I am so far having a very nice and unique experience. The university gives you a lot of support. The tutors are great. There is a lot going on, events, theatre, cinema, music bands. the landscape is amazing.
you can access online for any advice and concerns you might have. They help you with your cv and you can find jobs inside the uni too.
I have very good teachers. they are passionate. the course is very well organise and clear. the tutors are always available for any question you may have.
it is very good.
The university is in Avery good placement. It's close to the train station, it's in the centre and there are a lot of buses. you can easily go to Snowdon. Nice restaurants around too. By the sea. easy to access at any activity.
you basically can do anything. At Bangor university you are by the sea and mountains.
A complete disappointment and waste of my time and money. I came into this with such a positive outlook and right from the outset it was poorly put together and taught. We have raised concerns from the beginning and are not listened to and looked at as a group of complainers.
Everything occurs during class time for our course. I do not believe we are being equipped with necessary skills as we spend all of our contact time in a classroom. There are no modules directed towards employability or discussions of academia in general.
We do have some very good lecturers. However, the overall feeling is that lecturing us is a chore. The lessons are reused from undergrad courses and the material is out of touch and out of date.
The facilities are not accessible whatsoever. Especially if you are in ocean sciences. I do not know much else about them, to be honest.
The libraries do not have actual quiet areas or anywhere decent to study. The post grad facilities for MB and MEP are horrible - no designated spaces. Our only space is shared with everyone and doubles as a lunch room.
There is barely anything in Bangor, I have to order everything over Amazon. Very cold and unwelcoming town. The University does not have a bookstore and neither does the town itself.
The selection seems pretty decent, but definitely not geared towards a master's course load. This is an ongoing theme at this Uni, that everything seems directed towards the undergrads.
Tutor: my tutor is absolutely fantastic. Feeedback: Non existent
It's been the biggest waste of my money. I am not learning anything but rather teaching myself when I am in a taught masters. There is no opportunity to make connections with professors. The town is absolute garbage. Prices here are NOT cheap and the cost of living is high. I feel like I could pay the same for accommodation here for a place in London. There is no care or concern for master students here. I am extremely disappointed and really am unhappy with my choice to come to Bangor.
Garbage. There is minimal interaction with professors here. No chance to make connections with professors that are always in a rush or too busy with work. Some of them are great, but the vast majority aren't. The course content and labs need a major update to be current as everything they are teaching is 20 years old. How am I supposed to transfer that knowledge to jobs when it's out of date?
The course material is out of date. Everything we learn is 10-20 years old. Nothing is current and relevant. Professors rush to get out of class and they act like its a chore to teach us and to spend time answering our questions. There are a small select few professors that are phenomenal but the majority don't care for us or our quality of teaching. We are completely disrespected as students here with the lack of any care or attention they show us. We have raised these concerns with program directors at the start of the program and we still haven't seen any change.
Don't really know what they do or why they're there. A major lack of interaction with masters students as they are mainly geared towards undergrads. I am unaware of anything the student union is currently working on.
No room in SOS to study for MEP and MB students. It is absolutely ridiculous how we have to move around all day just to have a proper space to work. Other Master programs have their own rooms in this building that they can lock and we aren't even offered that. There is no truly silent study areas in Bangor to work in.
This town is most definitely not a university town. It is lacking many necessities for basic student life and I have to order anything I want off of Amazon.
Seems like there are a lot of clubs but they're all inaccessible to a master's lifestyle. They are strictly geared towards undergrads. I am unable to attend any meetings for clubs because they overlap with class time.
Tutors: I absolutely love my personal tutor. He is extremely helpful and always makes himself available to me. He is kind and truly cares about his students and makes a huge effort to help them. Feedback: The course directors ask for feedback, we give it to them, and then there is no change. They only want to make money and learn how to get more students to come here. We have complained many, many times about the insane number of negatives we have about this program. Its infuriating that they don't care.
I have really enjoyed my course as it is what I wanted to do since a little kid. I manage the work load quite well. However the student accommodation really knocks it down for me as you can barely get washed in the shower and the fridge size.
They host sessions every week to do with interview techniques, money management, CV writing and so much more. These are free and you just email to sign up.
It is so much better if the lecturer is interested about the course which so far, I've had about 4 that seem to actually be enthusiastic about teaching it. The rest practically just read off the board and aren't engaging at all. My contact hours consist of lectures, workshops and practicals
Except from the info I get from their emails, I don't really know what the Student Union do
The gym is really good. If living at halls the gym is free but you have to pay to go to classes. The shop on site is expensive. Bar Uno has really good food.
It is 5 minute walk to Morrisons but the other supermarkets you wouldn't be able to do a big shop without struggling to carry it back
Our societies/ sports are really varied and even if the societies/sport isn't here, you can make it if enough people want to join
The personal support is really good. Like without a doubt really good. The academic however, I don't get feedback on some assignments so leads me not knowing where to improve
I have loved my time at university so far it has been and I’m sure it will continue to be an amazing experience that I will never forget.
The only thing I don’t like about my course is that it doesn’t have a constant timetable that is the same every week which makes it very hard to plan.
Yes the location is perfect.
Something for everyone
I have immensely enjoyed the experience. The student accommodation has helped me develop socially and the course has helped me develop academically. I have performed extremely well in the first semester and hope to do so this semester. With plenty of support I have no worries for my future at Bangor.
By offering extensive workshops on work and life skills they help provide a secure base for students to find themselves in the world of work. Bangor also offer a employability award which can be earned along side your degree which formally recognises your commitment to work and volunteer during your time at university.
I enjoy the variety of modules, and I appreciate the integration of research talks from alumni which give perspective to the content being learned. I sometimes wish there was more practical work to do.
The union is extremely large and they organise lots of events and offer support for both academic work as well as mental health which is something I like to see as a psychology student.
The facilities here are all up to date, the library is constantly stocking new editions of textbooks and the research facilities have some of the most modern versions of equipment in order for students to undertake their studies in a practical and applicable way.
Yes absolutely. About 15 mins from the main shopping area with cafés, banks, pharmacies etc. The beach and mountain areas are also a close distance to main campus which makes the university feel different to most others
All our sports/societies are free and there are plenty to choose from, there is something for everyone and even if you’re not a sports person at least one society is likely to take your fancy.
Both academic and personal support is offered on an equal basis, the students union specifically hire a head of mental health which I appreciate a lot. There are scheduled times when tutors can see you, as well as emergency meetings for on the spot support.
pretty good, enjoyable, lots of opportunities. Get involved in things I never thought I would. Lots of support, if you ask/look for it. Lots of opportunities but it's on your own initiative to take them
Variety of seminars and workshops that change every week, internship scheme
mix of lectures and seminars, everything's podcast so you don't miss out if you miss a lecture. However the podcasting of lectures also makes me feel like I don't need to go to lectures, there's not much of an incentive if you can do it all from home. it's a good and a bad thing.
yes everything's within walking distance
really good and all free
feedback at different levels on all coursework, tutor meetings every semester workshops offered by conunselling service tutors call you if you miss a lot of lectures to check you're okay, not to berate you for not attending