Bangor University

Bangor University

🌍 World-leading research, lecturers of the highest calibre, a campus steeped in history and friends.

Online Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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🐌 Do Snails fart?
🐬 How do dolphins communicate?
🌲 How do you measure the exact height of a tree?

💬 Our scientists and engineers are ready to answer all of your questions! Come and ask them at the Hidden Worlds of Science event this Saturday (9.03.2024)!

Free Registration ➡️



Join us for an exciting public lecture by Bangor graduate Tim Haines on "Making Monsters" 🦖


At the BBC Tim created the landmark and multi-BAFTA and Emmy award winning Walking with Dinosaurs series in 1998, followed by sequel Walking with Beasts and drama The Lost World.

In 2019, Tim founded LoudMindsTV a production company that is currently making a landmark science series for NBC called Surviving Earth 🌍


✨ “The story of how Bangor University started is a captivating one!” ✨

Celebrate Bangor University's 140th anniversary with us as we take a nostalgic journey through our history in a captivating series of short films, guided by the expertise of local historian Gari Wyn.

Episode one can be viewed here 👉


🐿️ Across large parts of the UK, the native red squirrel has been replaced by the grey squirrel. As well as endangering reds, grey squirrels pose a threat to our woodlands because of the damage they cause to trees 🌲


New groundbreaking research conducted by Dr Craig Shuttleworth, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow and his team sheds light on the gut bacteria differences between red and grey squirrels in the UK, potentially revealing crucial insights into the competition and decline of the native red squirrel population.

Caradoc Jones, Contraflow. Where to next? 26/02/2024

From being the first Welshman to summit Everest to the first South Georgia Harbourmaster after the Falklands War... 🏔️


Bangor graduate Caradoc Jones will be delivering his lecture, a mixture of marine science and mountaineering that began at Bangor and continues a long and winding road from which he tries to make some sense about what lies ahead 🥾

Caradoc Jones, Contraflow. Where to next? We have the pleasure of welcoming Caradoc Jones at Bangor University to give a public lecture as part of the Bangor Science Festival. From being the first South Georgia Harbourmaster after the Falklands War to the first Welshman to summit Everest. A mixture of marine science and mountaineering that....

Photos from Bangor University's post 26/02/2024

⭐️ Hey there OFFER HOLDERS! 📣
Received an offer for ?

Get ready for the offer holder day invite 🗓️ (March & April)
Here are 4 top tips for making the most of your day! 🤩


🎉 Not long to go until the Bangor Science Festival 🙌

Our events ➡️

Have you registered for any yet? 👀
Let us know below 👇


Due to huge demand online and through the box office, tickets for the Steve Backshall talk are now SOLD OUT.

We have set up a waiting list if you would like to be included please phone 01248 38 28 28. Thanks for your understanding.


🌺 A garden set to be displayed as part of the world-renowned RHS - Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show this May will be relocating to Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden/Gardd Fotaneg Treborth just a stone’s throw away from the Menai Strait this summer ☀️


Photos from Bangor University's post 22/02/2024

📸 Rare photos of the Main University Building under construction 🔨 with the second photo showing the workers that were part of the process 😮

Follow Archifau Prifysgol Bangor University Archives for more glimpses of 's past!


Our very own Nathan Abrams, Professor in Film, Media, Journalism and Film at Bangor University has co-authored a fantastic new book on the legendary American filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick ... a must-read for all cinema enthusiasts!


To celebrate the release of this incredible book, as well as honouring the 25th anniversary of the director's passing, Nathan will be joined by the talented Gordon Stainforth, assistant editor, and Adam Unger, second assistant editor, who both worked on one of Kubrick's most iconic films, The Shining 🪓🎬


It was an honour to receive our from Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace today. The highest national Honour in , the Prizes recognise excellence, innovation and benefit to the wider world.

Bangor University was recognised for its work on developing a novel system for public health surveillance through the analysis of harmful pathogens in wastewater. The system was deployed nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic and has now been adapted to measure a wide range of public health indicators.

Many congratulations to the whole team including our collaborators at Cardiff University.

More about our work in this field here:


Staff from School of Psychology and Sport Science engaged with over 300 female rugby players across 9 The Welsh Rugby Union hubs across North Wales capturing the spirit of female youth rugby in the region! 🏉

“The insights gained from this engagement includes the importance of the individualised approaches to developing relationships with hubs and the importance of continued engagement through our research project.” – Dr Julian Owen, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science.

Part of the World Rugby funded research project, examining injury risk and funded by Bangor University's Community Fund.

📸 Welsh Injury Surveillance in Girls' Youth Rugby / When It Rains Creative
Adran Seicoleg - Department of Psychology. Prifysgol Bangor University
Sport Science at Bangor University



Steve Backshall will be holding a talk at Pontio Bangor as part of Bangor Science Festival:

"Venom; the science of terrible toxins in nature"

📅 20 March 5.30-6.30pm

FREE tickets available from 1pm Friday 23.2.24

01248 38 28 28


"I do enjoy my walk to the lecture theatre on Tuesday mornings..."

📸 Dr Richard Binney, Senior Lecturer in Psychology


🎉 Get ready to explore the wonders of science at the upcoming Bangor Science Festival in celebration of British Science Week 🧪✨


Join us next month for a thrilling lineup of free events suitable for all ages, there's something for everyone 🙌 Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to engage and discover the fascinating world of science! 🧬🌍

Photos from Bangor University's post 16/02/2024

🎉 We are so proud of graduate Katie Bright who has reached this year's shortlist for Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2024!

"Congratulations Katie! Wonderful to see your name here, a well deserved recognition of your contribution, learning disability nursing is very lucky to have you!" - Dr Ruth Wyn Williams, Lecturer in Healthcare

Gwyddorau Iechyd Health Sciences, Prifysgol Bangor University Betsi Cadwaladr


The Ghost Reader: Rediscovering Women's Contributions to Media Studies! 📚💪

In her new book, lecturer in Film and Media Dr Elena Hristova, unearths the invaluable contributions made by a diverse group of brilliant women, who stood strong at the forefront of media studies' early years from the 1930s to the 1950s...

Watch the full video of Elena chatting about her book here:


Bangor University's Student Services & Administration provides support to students on a range of matters concerned with life as a student 💚

📞 On , we want to assure you that no matter what challenges you encounter, be it in your home life, education, health, or overall well-being, there are helplines ready to support you 24/7, 365 days a year 📅

Find out more ➡️


A new research hub, the first of its kind in the UK is being formed, focusing on revolutionising plastic recycling and material recovery through cutting-edge enzyme-based technologies 🧪


The ultimate goal? Creating powerful enzyme cocktails that work together to unlock even greater potential in plastic waste recycling and upcycling ♻️

Through advanced protein engineering techniques, the Bangor University team, led by Professor Peter Golyshin will optimise these robust enzymes to withstand the tough industrial conditions necessary for plastic deconstruction, making great strides towards a more sustainable future. 🌱


Happy Valentines Day! 💕

Just in case you wanted a few more reasons to love ...

🌍 85% of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent.
(REF 2021)

💚 Welsh University of the Year
(Daily Mail University Guide 2024)

✅ In the top 10% of most sustainable universities worldwide
(Qs World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024)

🏡 3rd in the UK for Halls and Student Accommodation
(WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)

Photos from Bangor University's post 13/02/2024

🎉 Everyone enjoyed a great start to the week at Pontio Bangor celebrating the Chinese New Year with Tai Chi, Chinese bracelet, paper cutting and calligraphy workshops, a Chinese Gala and more!🧧🐉

Sefydliad Confucius Bangor Confucius Institute

Photos from Bangor University's post 13/02/2024

Accommodation that feels like home! 😊

We understand the importance of having your own cosy and welcoming space during your time at , we've got you covered! 🏠

Student Accommodation ➡️

We make your new adventure a breeze by guaranteeing a spot for all first-year undergraduate, postgraduate, and international students. 🎉

And the best part? All our accommodation is within five minute's walking distance of our campus!


A partnership including has received over £5 million in funding to research and explore solutions to rural challenges...


Photos from Bangor University's post 12/02/2024

Some of our students went on an exciting adventure into the great outdoors to gain valuable conservation experience, thanks to the support of Cymdeithas Eryri Snowdonia Society 🌿🌳

Together, they planted a whopping 100 trees, including oak, birch, hazel, and rowan saplings, to create a beautiful native woodland at Yr Ysgwrn. 🌱

Thank you also to Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri - Eryri National Park and Partneriaeth Ogwen for the support and collaboration, without them, this event wouldn't have been possible! 🙌✨

Conservation at ➡️

📸 Xavier Drury


新年快乐 🧧 Happy Lunar New Year! 🐉

📅 Monday 12th February

Join us at Pontio Bangor as we embark on vibrant events to mark the Year of the Dragon! Our festivities include a Chinese New Year Gala, captivating live musical performances, graceful tai chi displays, and engaging traditional Chinese craft workshops!

Register ➡️

📸 Shasha Wang, Lecturer in Chinese Studies


🌱🔬 The university's Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (CEB) is part of a new research centre, the first of its kind in the UK, being formed to enhance and develop the natural abilities of micro-organisms in cleaning up our planet... 🌍



🏡 Thousands of homes in north Wales could benefit from an innovative eco-project led by Adra Tai Cyf, the largest housing association in the region, in collaboration with Bangor University and Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai.

🐏 This ambitious endeavour aims to enhance energy efficiency by incorporating traditional materials like wool and slate.

⬆️ As energy costs continue to rise, this initiative will empower homeowners to keep their houses warm while reducing expenses 🙌


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A reputation for excellence

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,000 students currently study at the University, with 650 teaching staff based within twenty three Academic Schools.

Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Videos (show all)

✨ “The story of how Bangor University started is a captivating one!” ✨Celebrate Bangor University's 140th anniversary wi...
Welsh Injury Surveillance in Girls' Youth Rugby
The Ghost Reader: Rediscovering Women's Contributions to Media Studies
What do you love about #BangorUniversity ?
Year of the Dragon 🐉
Yma O Hyd - UMCB Mixed Choir
Mini Open Day 🙌
Serendipity 2
Happy New Year from all of us at Bangor University! 🎉🎆
Season's Greetings
Winter Graduation 2023
Congratulations - Joanna Scanlan


Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00