15 Facts About Bangor University


Bangor University is a public university in Bangor, Wales.

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Bangor University was founded as the Bangor University College of North Wales on 18 October 1884, with an inaugural address by the Earl of Powis, the college's first President, in Penrhyn Hall.

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In May 2017, Bangor became the fourth Welsh university to review its cost base with a view to making savings of £8.

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University occupies a substantial proportion of Bangor and has part of its School of Healthcare Sciences in Wrexham.

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Bangor University was originally based in an old coaching inn, the Penrhyn Arms Hotel, which housed its 58 students and its 12 teaching staff.

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The iconic building, which occupies a highly visible position overlooking Bangor University, gave the college its Welsh nickname Y Coleg ar y Bryn .

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Bangor University-owned £20m Science Park on Anglesey, M-Sparc was completed in March 2018, which will support the development of the region's low carbon energy sector.

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In recent years, Bangor University has been rated highly by its students in two independent surveys of student opinion.

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In 2017, Bangor University's students placed the university eighth among the UK's non-specialist universities and second among Welsh Universities.

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Second year in a row Bangor was awarded Best University in the UK for Clubs and Societies at the 2018 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

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Bangor University Hall, built in red brick a Queen Anne style, was the first substantial block.

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Bryn Eithin overlooks the centre of Bangor University and is close to the Science Departments and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.

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Bangor University Rag is an SVB project that collects money for two local and two national charities, which change every academic year and are chosen by the students.

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Storm FM is the official student radio station for Bangor University and is one of only three student radio stations in the UK with a long-term FM licence, which authorises broadcasting to a very small area of Bangor, namely the Ffriddoed Road Halls of Residence.

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In 2022 Undeb Bangor University announced the introduction LGBTQ+ reps into the course rep system, to champion the LGBTQ+ community and represent LGBTQ+ students.

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