University description (as per official university website)
A long established university (founded in 1884) and dedicated to academic excellence. Over half of the departments assessed to date in the teaching quality assessments have received the top rating of 'excellent'
We have over 9000 students, 26 academic schools and over 600 teaching staff
We are rated the top university in the UK for the help and support provided to students (The Times Higher Educational Supplement (June 17, 2005)
A £20m redevelopment of the campus is under way, including a £10m business and management centre and a new building for environmental sciences
Bangor University was recognised as one of the best in the UK for fostering successful partnerships with business at the KTP Awards in 2007.
We are working with business and industry on
the establishment of a £10M world class Management Centre at the University
high profile projects such as Technium CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Technology) at Parc Menai, Bangor and the Technium OpTIC at St Asaph Business Park.
We have close links with the NHS in Wales. The University is a major provider of training and education for the NHS and is also one of the main partners in the new North Wales Clinical School
As a major provider of teacher training in Wales, we have close links with schools, local education authorities and the teaching profession
We have one of the largest widening access programmes in the country called the Talent Opportunities Programme involving over 1500 pupils in schools across North Wales
We are involved in the Reaching Higher, Reaching Wider programme operating in the region
We have one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes and one of the lowest drop-out rates compared to other UK universities
The crime rate in North Wales is one of the lowest in the whole of the UK
Our Centre for Careers and Opportunities Careers is recognised nationally as being one of the most active careers services in the UK
Low cost of living - cheaper accommodation and lower living costs than in most university cities. According to The Independent's A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges, Bangor is "one of the cheapest places in Britain". The Independent also placed Bangor 4th most cost effective location for students in their Student Living Index Guide for 2008