Bangor is a small, friendly City with a static population of 13,500 that is enhanced by afurther12,000 University students during the academic year. You will find our people to be warm and welcoming.
I am delighted to support the Institute of Japanese Studies in welcoming prospective students to our City of Bangor. I hope many of you will consider coming to study at Institute of Japanese Studies Short course and at our University. I can assure you that you will be very well looked after by the Institute of Japanese Studies and by your host families.
There are many advantages to studying at Bangor University. Bangor is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and there is a very special atmosphere in what is very much a student city. A recent assessment of the quality of research at UK universities confirms Bangor’s status as a world class research institution and we have a long tradition of academic excellence.
Bangor is a safe and friendly place to live. Crime-rates are amongst the lowest in the UK and as it is a compact city – university buildings,
accommodation and city centre are all within safe walking distance. It is not an industrialized city, pollution levels are low, so it is a clean
and healthy place to live.
We are very proud that our teaching is rated ‘outstanding’ and among the best in the UK, and our own students consistently put us in the Top 10 for student satisfaction and that our Welfare and Student Services were recently shortlisted for a National Award for Outstanding Student Support. We are very proud that our Welfare and Student Services were recently rated the best in the country. From the moment you arrive, you will be given as much help and support as you need with welfare matters, as well as your academic work. You will therefore feel at home very quickly in your new environment. Our first foundation course was created especially for Japanese students and so we have a very good understanding of your needs.
We offer a very unique learning experience in an excellent environment and we would be delighted if you are able to join us at Bangor University.