Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. It offers hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences and has more than 11,000 students and over 650 teaching staff. The University is made up of five Colleges housing twenty-two academic Schools, as well as over fifty specialist research centres, enabling the provision of courses spanning arts, humanities and sciences. Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The 2017 Times Higher Education survey places Bangor University 12th in the UK for student experience. The University’s facilities and services include the Pontio Arts and Innovation centre, teaching facilities, a theatre, cinema, bar, cafes and an innovation space. Student life at Bangor University is vibrant and diverse. It has more than 150 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies, covering a range of interests, activities and sports. The university’s Student Services Centre provides advice and guidance on matters related to finance, housing, disability support, counselling, dyslexia, study skills and local faith provision. Bangor University is committed to providing teaching of the highest quality, conducting research of the highest quality, taking good care of its students and playing a full role in the wider community of Wales.
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