• Location: Seaside, City

Student life

Many of our students choose Bangor because of the small and friendly nature of the University and the town. Most of our buildings and halls are a short walk from the city centre.

The Students' Union, Undeb Bangor, offers a whole range of support, guidance and opportunities for students, such as volunteering. The Students’ Union also provides much of the focus for student activities and entertainment. You can try something new or get together with people who have the same interests as you. A major plus at Bangor is that student membership of the Students Union Clubs and Societies is free.

There’s no getting away from it – the location, the scenery and the surrounding area are amongst the reasons why many of our students choose to come to Bangor. As well as the many attractions of Snowdonia National Park, you can take time away from your studies by going on a relaxing stroll down Bangor pier, visit the beautiful beaches of Anglesey, or nearby historic towns and scenic villages.

What's it like to live in Wales?
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With beautiful hills and coastlines to explore by foot, bike, surfboard or zipline, Wales offers a great student experience and a wide range of universities connected to their local communities.

The country has a little of everything – historic cities like Cardiff and Swansea, pretty coastal towns, and three national parks including Snowdonia, home to the highest mountain in Wales. If you love the outdoors, you’ll be right at home.

Wales has a long history of sporting achievement, literature, and history. Perhaps you'll hear some tales over some rarebit – a traditional dish that puts cheese on toast to shame.

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What's it like to live in Bangor?
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Bangor is one of the oldest Cathedral cities in Wales – recognised for its picturesque views of mountainous landscapes, which can be seen all over town.

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Campus and facilities

Both our student villages are within walking distance of the University buildings. Our Accommodation is modern, comfortable, and convenient and is the ideal way to settle into student life. All full-time first-year students who apply within the given timeframe are guaranteed a room at one of our two accommodation villages (conditions apply).

As a resident in University accommodation, you can take part in our Campus Life events programme which includes kayaking, mountain walks, film nights, music events, pizza parties and life skills workshops.

Academi, the official student club, is the place to go for night-time socialising. Bar Uno, on the Ffriddoedd student village and Barlow’s, on the St Mary’s are other popular venues for students.

The University’s Pontio centre is a landmark building which links Bangor University and the community which surrounds it. In addition to providing a base for the Students’ Union, Pontio houses a cinema, theatre, lecture theatres, and places to eat.

Course locations

Main Site

Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG

Distance Learning (Bangor)

Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG

Main Site

Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

Bangor Campus

Bangor Campus, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG


Archimedes Centre, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7YP