University profile

Bangor University

2019/20 edition

About Bangor University

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience.

Gold-rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award for teaching, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).


Research excellence

Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.

Student satisfaction

The most recent National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor in the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).

Student life at Bangor University is vibrant and diverse. We have more than 150 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies, and membership is free. Our Clubs and Societies were named best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Students are given help and support from the moment they arrive. Our Student Services Centre provides advice and guidance on matters from money and housing to disability support, counselling, dyslexia, study skills and local faith provision.


An unrivalled location

Bangor’s location – between the mountains and the sea – has been described as the best university setting in the UK and if you want to spend your spare time following your interest in the great outdoors, then you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s available in the Snowdonia and the surrounding area.

Award-winning accommodation

Bangor University’s accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our accommodation is spacious, modern and well-equipped and all are within easy walking distance of both the campus and the city.

We offer a number of rooms for postgraduate students in our halls of residence, including luxury studios, en-suite bedrooms and rooms with shared bathroom facilities.


Links and partnerships

We have close links with business and the NHS in Wales through the Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board. The University is a major provider of training and education for the NHS and is also one of the main partners in the North Wales Clinical School.

*excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities

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