It’s history though, all started in 1884, when farmers and quarrymen wanted to give locals the opportunity to access higher education. Bangor University began in an old coaching inn with just 58 students – but now attracts more than 11,000 students across the world.
More than 250 undergraduate degrees and 150 postgraduate courses are on offer at Bangor University, with over 200 students’ union clubs which means there’s something for everyone. And a recent multi-million pound investment into the university’s facilities has led to new student residences, redevelopment of the sport centre and a brand new hub for innovation in science, technology and the arts.
Study at Bangor and you’ll also get value for money, too, with the university boasting some of the lowest living costs in the UK.
With the main arts building resembling something out of Harry Potter, unspoilt waters of the Menai Strait nearby and the mountain ranges of Snowdonia National Park a short distance away, you can see why Bangor has been described as the best university setting in the United Kingdom.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s canoeing, rock climbing, hiking and Europe’s longest zipwire around the corner, and for those students with an interest in history, the castles of Caernarfon and Conwy are just a short drive away.
Ranked in the top 25 UK Universities for job prospects in 2020, Bangor’s excellent support and career services are here to help you flourish in your degree and secure a career you love. It’s no wonder that 93% of students were in employment or further education within just 6 months of graduating.
Thanks to its unique location, the environmental sciences department is world-leading. From studies about climate change and carbon footprints, to food security, Bangor is committed to global citizenship, whether through teaching, business or public engagement.
Sustainability is a part of the fabric of Bangor. Most recently, they’ve shared their expertise in oceanography and supported the growth of the Welsh offshore renewable energy sector, while students have created innovative and sustainable clothes hangers that may appear in shops across the globe.
One student who jumped at the opportunity to study at Bangor University is 23-year-old Riike, from Sylt, in northern Germany.
Read all about her decision to study at a world-leading university for sustainability here.