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Bangor in the Top 20 for Student Experience

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Bangor University was this week revealed to have placed 18th in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey. The yearly survey rates Universities across Britain on a variety of student experiences ranging from staff and lecture quality to sport facilities.

“The great experience the students have, along with the care they receive at Bangor have been key attractions to the University for generations, and it’s clear that our current students appreciate the whole, rounded experience of studying here,” said Professor John G. Hughes, the University’s Vice- Chancellor.

While the areas measured where extremely divers at times Bangor University respondents rated all areas of the Universities life quite evenly. Some of the highest ratings went to the campus environment, security and level of interest students felt lectures had in their education. One particular area where Bangor excelled was in students’ experiences regarding standard of extracurricular activities and societies. Boasting over 100 Students Union Clubs and Societies, covering all sorts of sports, academic and hobby interests, Bangor remains the the only public university in the UK to make its Student Clubs & Societies free to all students

Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Students at Bangor said:

“Independent surveys all point towards Bangor’s excellent reputation and success in this area. The University’s Clubs & Societies were ranked 6th in the UK by the ‘WhatUni’ website this week. The quality of our student accommodation is also rated 6th in the UK, and our Courses and Lecturers in the top 10 in the UK.”

Bangor has seen it’s ranking in the annual survey rise for the past two years, ranking 33rd in 2012 and 18th in 2013. This year it shared it’s 18th place position with the University of Winchester and the University of Birmingham, each scoring 80 out of a possible 100 points.

In comparison other Welsh Universities rank as follows:

  • Cardiff – 15th
  • Swansea – 27nd
  • Aberystwyth – 46th
  • University of Glamorgan – 72nd
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University – 94th

For Full results visit http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/times-higher-education-student-experience-survey-2014/2013333.article 

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