Bangor University has been chosen as the best in the UK for its Students’ Union Clubs & Societies in this year’s WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards. The University was also placed third in the UK in the Accommodation category and third in the UK for the International award.
The latest accolade is a further endorsement of students’ place at the heart of the University’s extracurricular experiences. Taking part in activities improves students’ employability, giving them opportunities to develop a range of skills. It also creates communities and networking opportunities.
The Award follows another successful year which has also seen the University in the top 10 in the UK in the National Student Survey for student satisfaction and maintaining its Gold standard in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Professor Graham Upton, the University’s Interim Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the news saying:
“I’m delighted that the University has received this Award and I’m extremely proud of the partnership between the University and the Students’ Union. Bangor University prides itself on providing not only an excellent education but also an all-round student-centred university experience. I would like to thank all the students for their support and positive feedback. Our students appreciate their time in Bangor University and it is brilliant to see that so many choose to take such an active part in the life of the University.”
Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) said:
“It is absolutely amazing to see our Clubs and Societies win this award for the third year in a row. It is a huge achievement and testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of our students and of the great staff in the Students Union. Our Clubs and Societies are one of the many things which make Bangor so special. Congratulations to everyone who works so hard to make the student experience at Bangor University so wonderful.”
Mair Rowlands Bangor Students’ Union Director said:
“We’re extremely pleased to have won Best Clubs and Societies and that the trophy is coming back to Bangor University for the third consecutive year. We have over 200 different Clubs and Societies for students at Undeb Bangor so there’s something for everyone and they’re free to join. We achieve these awards by listening to our students, and working in partnership with them to ensure that the students of Bangor have the best possible student opportunities.”
Simon Emmett, CEO of IDP Connect which owns Whatuni, said:
“This year’s strong results are a clear indicator that students recognise and value the opportunities, support and teaching that they receive.”
Bangor University was nominated for Awards in the following eight categories: University of the Year,Accommodation, Clubs & Societies, International, Giving Back, Job Prospects, Student Support and Postgraduate.