Founded in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK. The University – ranked in the top 40 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13) is located in the beautiful North Wales and boasts “the best university setting in the UK”. (Independents’ A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) Continually investing in resources and facilities, the University plans to open an ambitious new £36 million Arts and Innovation Centre in 2013, which will be a world-class centre for innovation in science, technology and creative industries as well as a cultural beacon for Wales.
Situated near to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city.
Just over 3 hours from London and 1.5 hours from Liverpool and Manchester Bangor is well connected and all major cities can be reached with ease.
Bangor is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK, St. Deiniol’s, and is close to the Snowdonia National Park. The town also has a traditional Victorian pier which reaches into the Menai Straits, as well as two bridges linking to Anglesey (which is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live). Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales is only half an hour outside the city. Bangor’s large student population ensures that the community is lively and welcoming. As one of the most cost-effective places to study in the UK, students at Bangor mostly live within walking distance of the city centre and university facilities.
Only 90 minutes from Manchester International Airport and 3.5 hours from London by hourly direct train links, Bangor is both surrounded by unbeatable landscapes and well-connected to the rest of the UK and international travel. Nearby Liverpool and Manchester also provide the attractions of Premier League football matches, shopping and large entertainment venues.
Bangor also benefits from being a city free from industrialisation, making it clean and pollution-free, as well as one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.