As a Bangor student, you'll live in some of the best university accommodation in the UK, meet new friends and receive support every step of the way. Our size and friendly nature means students tend to settle in quickly here. Most university buildings are within walking distance of your accommodation and the city centre. There is little need for public transport, making the cost of living lower than in bigger cities in the UK.
Undeb Bangor, the Students’ Union is the voice of students and the home of student life at Bangor. The Students’ Union plays a large role in helping students to settle when they first arrive and organise a range of activities, including Serendipity the clubs and societies fair. The union also organises events throughout the year such as the canine calming room, meet and mingle and De-Stresstival. The Students’ Union is your voice whilst you’re here at Bangor and the 5 Sabbatical Officers chosen by the students for the students have a big impact on the decisions made within the University.
Clubs & Societies
At Bangor we have over 200 clubs and societies which are all free to join. Whatever you’re interested in there’s bound to be a club or society for you. There are hobby and interest clubs such as the herpetological, comedy and gaming society and academic clubs such as the Law Society, ZooSoc and Psychology Society.
The various sport clubs give you an opportunity to train, compete and socialise with fellow club members. You can get involved with traditional sports such as football, rugby, netball and hockey or try something new like quidditch, canoe-polo or sub-aqua.
During your free time, you can join in with volunteering projects through Student Volunteering Bangor. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, whilst gaining valuable skills.
Entertainment and Social Life
Wednesday afternoons are lecture free at Bangor University so students can enjoy free time with their club and/or society or maybe have a BBQ with friends. There are multiple cafes dotted around the campus including Bar Uno, the student bar on Ffriddoedd residential campus. Bar Uno shows major sporting events such as the Superbowl and FA Cup final, there is also a range of events and entertainment held here including Karaoke nights.
Academi is the student nightclub and a safe space for all students. The venue provides a great night life and social scene, with free entry for students living in University Halls, discounted entry for sponsored team members plus inexpensive offers at the bar, it’s a great place to meet and hang out with friends.
Pontio is the University’s Arts & Innovation centre. The centre is home to a theatre, cinema, cafe, interactive lecture rooms, the Students’ Union and innovation labs. Students often enjoy the latest blockbusters here and many theatre performances offer student discounted ticket prices. From top comedy performances to local folk music and global circus performers, Pontio is only a short walk away from both residential campuses.
Campus Life is a programme of events for students living in university halls of residence. Take a break from your studies, meet new people and come along to activities such as pancake making, yoga and open mic nights.
Adventures Between Lecturers
We’re very lucky at Bangor to be situated in a stunning location with many opportunities to try new things. Students often enjoy exploring in nearby Snowdonia or relaxing at the beaches between their lectures. North Wales is famous for its adventure, with multiple attractions on our doorstep such as Zip World, Surf Snowdonnia and Bounce Below.
Bangor city centre has plenty of cafes and coffee shops to choose from but if you're looking for shopping trips or days out to major cities, we have great transport links to cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Dublin and a direct train service to London.