Bangor University

Bangor University

Branch Officer: Eirian Jones

Bangor University offers more courses through the medium of Welsh than anywhere else, and we have the highest number of students choosing to study academic subjects through the medium of Welsh.

Bangor University offers a full life through the medium of Welsh. Located in the Welsh heartland of Gwynedd, the Welsh language is an integral part of university life and is spoken throughout the city. And with so many Welsh speakers and learners choosing to study here, there is an incredible social vibrancy along with a host of Welsh language activities. The focal point for much of the Welsh language events and activities organised is UMCB, the Welsh language students' union.

Contributing to this vibrancy is the Welsh language halls of residence, Neuadd John Morris-Jones. JMJ offers a special opportunity for students to live in a wholly Welsh language environment.

The Bangor University branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is located at Canolfan Bedwyr. It is centrally located and easily accessible – students are welcome to drop in for a chat or to ask staff about any aspect of studying through the medium of Welsh at Bangor. There are modern facilities such as the Coleg’s video-conferencing studio, developed specifically for teaching modules in collaboration with other universities. The branch also works closely with UMCB, to inform students of Coleg activities.

Contact the Bangor University branch for more information: bangor@colegcymraeg.ac.uk / @CangenBangor

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Student Opinion

“There's no better place for the Welsh than Bangor! It gives us an opportunity to live and study through our mother tongue, and at the same time enables us to get to know students from all over the world. For someone like me who’s enthusiastic about all aspects of music, the School of Music is ideal. The expertise of the lecturers makes it an interesting and successful department, and offers exceptional teaching standards. The highlight of my first year without a doubt has been the Welsh language social events. The fun is endless!”

Gethin Griffiths, Music, Bangor University