WELCOME DIARY WEEK - Bangor University

 
WELCOME DIARY WEEK - Bangor University
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WELCOME DIARY WEEK - Bangor University
CHECK LIST
 Have you applied for University
 accommodation online?
 www.bangor.ac.uk/bookaroom

 Have you read the Healthcare Information
 on page 10 and checked your MMR and
 MenACWY vaccination status?

 Have you completed the Family Doctor
 Services Registration form (GMS1).
 Remember to take the completed form to
 the Bodnant Medical Centre during Welcome
 Week.

 Have you read the enclosed Money Advice
 leaflet? This gives further advice on the
 Awards, Student Loans, Banking and other
 financial considerations for new students.

 Have you read the 'How to pay tuition and
 accommodation fees' section on page 17 and
 made arrangements for payment?

 Have you completed online enrolment?
 Completing this process and uploading a
 photograph will mean that your student
 ID card will be ready for you when you
 arrive in Bangor (subject to completing the
 registration process by providing proof of ID).

 www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek
WELCOME DIARY WEEK - Bangor University
CONTENTS

Welcome 				                     2
Arrival Details 			              6
Student Support and Welfare      8
Health Care Information 		      10

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Peer Guides				11

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Welcome Week Activities 		      12

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Meeting your Academic School    15

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Registration & Choosing Modules 16

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Fees and Finances 			           17
Additional Information		        18
Students Living at Home 		      21
Campus Maps 			 23

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WELCOME DIARY WEEK - Bangor University
WHAT HAPPENS DURING

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    INTRODUCTION BY THE
    PRESIDENT AND
    VICE-CHANCELLOR
    Many congratulations on being accepted to Bangor               Welcome Week is the start of your new life as a Bangor
    University. You are about to join a vibrant and friendly       student. It’s the ideal introduction to University life and gives
    academic community, and I’m sure that you will enjoy and       you the chance to make new friends and meet academic staff
    make the most of the many opportunities available to you       as well as finalise your modules, find your way around and
    during your time at this University.                           settle in generally before starting your studies.

    This booklet outlines some important information for you,      This diary will help you on your way, right from the first step of
    including the procedures you’ll need to follow in order to     arriving at Bangor (see pages 6 -7) whether you will be living
    register as a student. Following your arrival in Bangor, a     in university accommodation, private sector accommodation in
    wide range of events and activities have been planned for      Bangor or living locally and commuting.
    you as part of ‘Welcome Week’ and I’m sure that will provide
    you with an informative introduction to the University.        Central to much that goes on during Welcome Week are the
                                                                   Peer Guides (see page 11). These are specially trained second
    Enjoy your time in Bangor and may I wish you every success     and third year students who are on hand to help you settle
    in your studies here.                                          in. Look out for them in their brightly coloured shirts over the
                                                                   arrival weekend when they will be out in force greeting new
    Yours sincerely,                                               arrivals and encouraging them to join in all the activities.

    Professor John G. Hughes
    President and Vice-Chancellor

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WEEK?

                                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The ‘official’ Welcome experience starts on Monday when           International students (non-EU) are invited to an earlier,
all new students attend the Welcome meetings held in the          specifically targeted, orientation programme that starts
Prichard Jones Hall (PJ Hall) in the main University Building     on Wednesday, September 12. This programme will run
on College Road, as well as visiting their academic School for    for three days prior to the general University Welcome
the first time. Look at page 13 for the time you should attend    Week and will provide specific information for international
the Welcome meeting in PJ Hall and page 15 to see when to         students on all aspects of studying and living in a different
visit your academic School for the first time.                    country. You will also be able to complete your University
                                                                  registration and all other practical details. Social events
If you are a Joint Honours student do try to go to both of        will be organised which will give you an opportunity to meet
the School visits detailed on page 15. However, if this is not    other students from all over the world and which will allow
possible don’t worry, Tuesday afternoon is set aside for you to   you to familiarise yourself with Bangor and the surrounding
visit your other academic School.                                 area. This orientation programme is specifically designed
                                                                  for international students and is in addition to the general
The meetings on page 15 are just the initial meetings. For full   University Welcome Week programme. Go to: www.bangor.
details of your School’s Welcome Week programme check the         ac.uk/international/support/welcome_week_programme
website at www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek                           for more information.

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A WELCOME FROM
         YOUR STUDENTS’ UNION

    Undeb Bangor is your Students’ Union here at Bangor. Undeb         Welcome Week wouldn’t be complete without a huge Fresher’s
    means Union in Welsh.                                              Fair and on the Wenesday and Thursday we’ll be setting up our
                                                                       fair ‘Serendipity’ (it means happy accident) for you to choose
    We’ll have a wide range of activities and events set up across     from a range of huge student opportunities and activities to
    Welcome Week to welcome you, ensure you are able to meet           make the most of your time at Bangor. We’ll have over 230
    people and get to know what you can do with Undeb Bangor           different sports clubs, societies, volunteering projects and
    during your time here. We are the home of Bangor students and      groups for you to sign up to – the best thing is membership of all
    we work to shape your voice, set up opportunities and develop      student opportunity groups is free here at Bangor. The hardest
    your community.                                                    thing will be picking which ones to join.

    Our website www.undebangor.com contains all the information        Taking part in student opportunities is a fantastic way to make
    you need for Welcome Week and it’ll give you a taste for the       friends, meet new people and try something new. It’ll also look
    huge range of activities and social events that we deliver. Look   good on your CV when the time comes to find a job. The more
    out for the ‘Undeb Bangor Heroes’ during Welcome Week who          you do the more you get out. Come along also to get a lot of
    will be on hand to help you find your way, move into halls and     freebies and information on University support services and
    answer any questions.                                              other external opportunities.

    Undeb Bangor is located on the 4th floor of the Pontio Building    We can’t wait to see you in Bangor and if you have any questions
    and is a one-stop shop for information, advice and guidance. As    please get in touch through undeb@undebbangor.com or pop in
    the home of Bangor Students we run Sports, Clubs, Societies,       and see us in the Pontio Building.
    Volunteering Projects, Undeb Course Reps and UMCB (Welsh
    Union). Pop in for more information or check our website: www.     See you soon,
    undebbangor.com
                                                                       Your Student OffIcer Team
    ‘Academi’ is the student nightclub in Bangor and is a dedicated
    safe space for students to enjoy a wide range of nights out and
    social activities across Welcome Week. Academi also houses a
    coffee shop, shop and games room. You’ll find it on Deiniol Road
    just down from the Pontio Building (building number 43 on the
    map on page 25).

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ARRIVING            AT BANGOR

    ARRIVAL DETAILS FOR THOSE LIVING
    IN UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION

    Students who wish to live in University Halls will have been invited
    to apply online and will have electronically signed their Residence
    Agreement. Full information regarding actual arrival will have been
    sent to all students who have signed their agreement.

    International students are expected to arrive on Wednesday,

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    September 12 and the International Education Centre is arranging
    coaches to collect students on that day from Manchester airport.

    The majority of students are expected to arrive on Saturday,
    September 15 and Sunday, September 16 and will be allocated an
    arrival day. Please note that all Residence Agreements will run from
                                                                                 Bangor Welcome Week was so
    Sunday, September 16 but some halls open on Saturday, September
                                                                                 welcoming and by the end of the
    15 to ease traffic congestion in Bangor. Please arrive on the correct
                                                                                 first day I felt fully immersed in the
    day as your Hall will not be open any earlier.
                                                                                 department and my year group. All
    Students should remember to complete the Health and Safety module            worries just disappeared.’’
    and Halls paymet plan they have been directed to online before
                                                                                 EMILY KNOWLES, from London, studying Music
    travelling to Bangor. Failure to do so will delay your key collection. You
    can also check the Welcome Week website and the Students’ Union
    website for tips on settling into Halls and making the most of Welcome
    Week.

    If you are arriving by car please follow all the instructions given by the
    Halls Office regarding routes into Bangor and parking. All routes have
    been agreed with the police to minimize traffic congestion.

    If you are arriving by train, look out for the Students’ Union colourful
    branded minibuses – these will take you and your luggage directly to
    your Hall for free.

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LIVING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
OR LIVING LOCALLY?
If you choose to live in the private sector, or are local to Bangor
and travelling on a daily basis, please look at the central
programme of Welcome Week activities (pages 12- 14) to decide
what you’re going to take part in over the first weekend. Students
from north Wales who intend to commute to the University on a
daily basis should also consider attending the sessions held on
Tuesday, September 11 (see page 21).

You definitely need to arrive in Bangor in time for the start of
the ‘official’ Welcome Week experience on Monday, September
17 when all new students attend the Welcome meetings held
in Prichard Jones Hall (PJ Hall) within the Main University
Building on College Road.

Please see the programme of central activities on pages 12-14
to see when students from your academic School are expected
to attend. Many academic Schools organise their initial meetings
with new first year students on the Monday as well – see the
relevant programme on page 15. You’ll also need to check the
Welcome Week website at www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek
to get the full details of the activities being arranged by your
academic School.

ARRIVAL WEEKEND AND
WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES
You need to look at the central programme of Welcome Week
activities (pages 12-14) to see the type of activities that are
held over the first weekend. and Welcome Week such as the
formal welcome from the Vice-Chancellor for your academic
School, and the information sessions being organised by
Student Services and the International Eduction Centre.

Also look at the Students’ Union website and social media for
details of the activities organised by the Students’ Union on
Saturday and Sunday: www.undebbangor.com or Facebook
(Bangor Students’ Union) or Twitter: @bangorstudents

International students should look at the International Student
Support webpage: www.bangor.ac.uk/internationalsupport

The timetable on page 15 gives details of your first meeting
with your academic Schools. You’ll also need to check the
Welcome Week website at www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek
to see the full programme of activities being arranged by your
academic School.

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SUPPORT &
STUDENT SERVICES & ADVICE                                           UNDEB BANGOR – STUDENTS’ UNION
If you need help or advice during Welcome Week or throughout        One of the primary focus of Undeb Bangor, Bangor Students’
the rest of the academic year, staff can provide professional,      Union, is ‘student voice’, making sure that all students are treated
impartial and confidential advice on general welfare enquiries      fairly, have access to resources and are supported in the event of
and specific enquiries on money matters, counselling,               problems and issues arising. There is a dedicated Student Voice
student health, study skills, disability matters, private-sector    Team located in the Students’ Union to help you if any problems
accommodation, careers, part-time employment, and information       arise in the course of your studies and we have staff and officers
on the University’s Chaplaincy Team.                                available to support you.
For more information contact Student Services, Neuadd               Undeb Bangor’s Course Representative system empowers you to
Rathbone, College Road on 01248 382024 or visit www.bangor.         make changes in your School to improve your experience. Look
ac.uk/studentservices                                               out for Course Rep elections in the first weeks of term.
                                                                    For more information, please check our website:

SKILLS & EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE                                      www.undebbangor.com

The Skills and Employability Service (SES) consists of Study
Skills and the Bangor Employability Award. It provides careers      INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
advice; guidance and information; career management and
skills development workshops; employer talks and information
                                                                    SUPPORT SERVICE
seminars, internships and work experience opportunities; an         The International Student Support Office provides advice and
employer bureau (Targetconnect@bangor.ac.uk); enterprise            guidance to all international students and their families about
skills activities and support.                                      any aspect of living and studying in Bangor. Support is available
                                                                    to you from acceptance to graduation.
For more information contact the Skills & Employability Service,
Neuadd Rathbone, College Road on 01248 382071 or visit www.         For more information contact the International Student Support
bangor.ac.uk/careers.                                               Office, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road on 01248 382882 or visit
                                                                    the website on www.bangor.ac.uk/international/support or
                                                                    see Bangor University International on Facebook and Instagram
STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT                                                (bangorinternational).
The Study Skills Centre can help you to make the most out
of your studies. The support available includes individual
appointments with our team of Study Advisers and trained Peer
                                                                    CHAPLAINCY TEAM
Writing Mentors, a maths and stats advisory service, study skills   The Chaplaincy Team at Bangor University is affiliated to and
workshops, and online study guides. For more information go to:     works with Student Services to offer, on a multi-faith basis,
www.bangor.ac.uk/studyskills                                        pastoral care and support to both students and staff of the
                                                                    University.
                                                                    Belonging to different faith traditions, the team meets regularly
                                                                    to ensure a coordinated approach to faith matters whilst
                                                                    respecting the different beliefs and traditions we hold.
                                                                    E-mail: chaplaincy@bangor.ac.uk

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WELFARE
ACCOMMODATION ENQUIRIES
If you’re living in University accommodation, then the Halls
Offices, situated on both the Ffriddoedd and St. Mary’s villages,
can help you with all Halls-related enquiries. You may visit the
office in person, call the Halls Office on 01248 382667 or email
halls@bangor.ac.uk
If you’re looking for accommodation in the private sector, then
you can contact the Student Housing Office within Student
Services on 01248 382883 or email studenthousing@bangor.
ac.uk. Advice for students looking for accommodation in the
private sector will be available on arrival weekend.

WELFARE SUPPORT IN THE

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HALLS OF RESIDENCE
The University has a welfare support system of Senior Wardens
and Residential Mentors within the Halls of Residence.
Students can seek advice and support from any member of
the team about any concern they might have. Team members                Bangor in three words: welcoming,
can be contacted through the Halls Office during office hours:          supportive, amazing.”
9.00am–5.00pm, Monday–Friday. Outside office hours students
should make contact through the University Security on 01248             PAPIN ELODIE, From Lille, studying Linguistics
382795 or extension 2795.
More details about the welfare support system can be found at:
www.bangor.ac.uk/accommodation/halls/wardens

YOUR PERSONAL TUTOR                                                  MORE INFORMATION
                                                                     Information on Welfare and Support Services will be in
You will be allocated a member of academic staff who will
                                                                     your electronic School Handbook. It is your responsibility to
be your Personal Tutor. Your tutor will be a member of the
                                                                     read and familiarise yourself with this publication.
academic staff in the School in which you are studying (or one
of the Schools in the case of Joint Honours students). Your tutor
is normally your first point of contact and you are expected to
see your tutor at least three times a year to discuss welfare and
                                                                     CONTACT US
academic issues relating to your progress. The more you keep         Student Services 			                  01248 382024
in touch with your tutor, the more they will be able to advise and   Students’ Union Reception 		          01248 388000
assist you.                                                          Money Advice 			                      01248 383637
                                                                     Disability Service 			                01248 382032
                                                                     Student Housing Office 		             01248 382034
                                                                     Skills & Employability Service        01248 382071
                                                                     International Students 		             01248 382882
                                                                     Halls Office 			                      01248 382667

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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES                                  Meningitis C
                                                              The MenACWY vaccination helps protect against
     The Bodnant Medical Centre provides a wide range
                                                              meningococcal disease.
     of medical facilities. Please see the Healthcare
     Information Booklet enclosed in this pack about          What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal
     the centre or visit bodnantmedicalcentre.co.uk for       disease is a rare but life-threatening disease caused
     further information. If you wish to register with this   by several groups of meningococcal bacteria,
     practice, you will also need to complete the family      the most common of which are A, B, C, W and Y.
     doctor services registration form (GMS1), and take       Meningococcal bacteria can cause meningitis
     the form to the surgery as soon as possible in           (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and
     Welcome Week. A map showing the location of the          septicaemia (blood poisoning). Both diseases are
     surgery can be found in the centre of the Student        very serious, especially if not diagnosed early – they
     Healthcare booklet.                                      can even be fatal. The same bacteria that cause
                                                              these serious diseases are also commonly carried
     Are you taking prescribed medication or suffer
                                                              in the back of the nose and throat, especially in
     from chronic diseases such as asthma or
                                                              young adults, without causing any illness.
     diabetes?
                                                              How common is it? Meningococcal disease affects
     If you take prescribed medication or have specific
                                                              around 700-800 people in England and Wales every
     health care needs, then it is important that you
                                                              year. Since the introduction of MenC vaccination in
     bring a one month supply of medication with you
                                                              to the UK routine vaccination programme in 1999
     to University. It is also advisable to book an initial
                                                              Meningococcal group C disease is now rare.
     appointment with the nurse or doctor at Bodnant
     to discuss how to optimally manage your health           Meningococcal group B (MenB) is now the most
     needs from the outset.                                   common cause of meningococcal disease in children
                                                              and young adults. From September 2015 MenB
                                                              vaccine has been introduced to the routine infant
     IMMUNISATION ADVICE                                      vaccination programme to help protect young
                                                              babies. Since 2009, there has been a large increase
     All first year students should be fully immunised
                                                              in cases of Meningococcal group W (MenW) disease
     against:
                                                              in England and Wales, resulting in several deaths
     • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (including booster)         among infants and teenagers.
     • MenACWY                                                Why do I need to get the vaccine? As someone
     • And if you suffer with a chronic disease: 		           aged 13 to 18, you are at higher risk of getting
       Flu / Influenza / Pneumococcal                         meningococcal disease, so you need to get
                                                              vaccinated to protect yourself. Vaccination also
                                                              reduces the risk of you carrying the bacteria and
     Mumps and measles                                        so protects other people around you. You need this
                                                              vaccine even if you have recently received MenC
     These can be serious infections and the University       vaccine as MenACWY vaccine will offer protection
     continues to see cases and clusters of both these        against meningococcal C disease as well as offering
     diseases. Many people now in their teens and             additional protection against W, A and Y disease.
     twenties have either not been immunised or have
     had only one dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps and             It will still be important to know the signs and
     Rubella vaccination). People born in the UK after        symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia because
     1980 are likely to be susceptible to measles and         there are other bacteria that can also cause these
     mumps if they have not had 2 doses of MMR.               illnesses.
     National policy highly recommends that children          For more information go to www.nhsdirect.wales.
     and young adults should be protected with two            nhs.uk/livewell/vaccinations/MenACWYvaccine
     doses of MMR.
                                                              For a ‘Off to Uni Parent Pack’: www.meningitisnow.
     Bangor University strongly recommends that               org/how-we-help/campaigns/uni
     you have TWO doses of MMR BEFORE coming
     to the University. For more information and
     guidance on measles go to: www.bangor.ac.uk/             Influenza
     studentservices/wellbeing/measles
                                                              Influenza is an acute viral infection of the
                                                              respiratory tract. It is highly infectious. If you suffer
                                                              from chronic lung, heart, liver or kidney disease,
                                                              have diabetes or are otherwise immunosuppressed,
                                                              then it is recommended that you receive an annual
                                                              influenza vaccination and a single pneumococcal
                                                              immunisation to protect yourself. For further
                                                              information see: www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/
10                                                            InfectiousDiseases/ InfectionsAZ/Influenza/
PEER GUIDES                                                         ON HAND TO HELP

Who are the Peer Guides?                                            How will I meet my Peer Guide?
Peer Guides are current students who have volunteered               Many of you will ‘meet’ your Peer Guide before you actually
and have been trained to help new students settle in to             arrive in Bangor. Some Schools will run Facebook pages
University life.                                                    which the Peer Guides join, while others ask the Peer Guides
                                                                    to email or text you. Don’t be shy – if you get an invite to join
How do Peer Guides help?                                            in social media or contact your Peer Guide directly do so.
They’ll help you make friends through a range of social             They’ll start filling you in with information and answering
events, show you around both the town and the university,           questions straight away.
and give you information and tips about student life. They’ll
also do their best to answer all your questions from “Where         If you’re moving into Halls of Residence you’ll see many
are the lecture rooms?” to “Where’s the launderette?”. If they      of the Peer Guides in their bright T-shirts out and about
can’t help, their training makes sure they ‘know a man who          greeting everyone. Your Peer Guide will look for you to say
can’ and they’ll point you in the direction of the right staff to   hello and give you the low-down on planned social activities
help you.                                                           and initial meetings in your academic School.

They’re ready to help you for as long as you feel you’d like a      Local students not moving in to the Halls of Residence will
little help.                                                        have the opportunity to meet Peer Guides at the Home
                                                                    Student Induction Day (see page 21 for details).
Peer Guides and Academic Schools
The Peer Guides work through their academic School – you            If for some reason you don’t meet your Peer Guide and
might even recognise some of them from a University Open            would like to please let us know.
Day. However, during the welcome period you will see quite
a lot of them.                                                      • Over the Saturday and Sunday of Halls arrival weekend
                                                                      there will be a Peer Guide base room open 10:00am-
You will have a named Peer Guide who will greet you and               5:00pm (look for the signs) come and speak to us.
keep a friendly eye on you but you will also meet lots of Peer      • During the rest of the week email peerguiding@bangor.
Guides operating more generally in the School. They’ll make           ac.uk or let the staff in your academic School know.
sure you get where you’re supposed to be, they’ll be on hand
at various meetings and induction events and they’ll answer         Opting Out
any questions you may have. And that’s without all the social       Most new students find Peer Guides really helpful; however,
events!                                                             if you really feel you don’t want one, please let us know. If
                                                                    you do want to opt out please email: peerguiding@bangor.
                                                                    ac.uk

                                                                      REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR
                                                                      UNIVERSITY EMAIL ACCOUNT
                                                                      BEFORE YOU GET HERE FOR PEER
                                                                      GUIDE MESSAGES!

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WELCOME WEEK
                                  ACTIVITIES
        TIME               ACTIVITY                                                                                  LOCATION

     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
                      Some Halls of Residence open for new student arrivals – please see your Residence
 Throughout the day
                      Agreement and additional halls literature for the day your particular hall will open.
 Throughout the day   Peer Guides welcome new students.
                                                                                                                   Outside Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                      Undeb Bangor, the Students’ Union, minibuses at Bangor Railway station.
 Throughout the day                                                                                                & Outside Games Area, St Mary’s
                      SU Heroes will help you find your Halls. Look out for fun Undeb events throughout the day.
                                                                                                                   Village
                                                                                                                   Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village &
 Throughout the day   Food and drink offers. (Sky Sports on multiscreen - Bar Uno).
                                                                                                                   Barlows St Mar's Student Village
                      Registration and ID check: see details on page 16. Additional ID checking events will be     Canolfan Brailsford, Ffriddoedd
 10.00am-5.00pm
                      held on September 17, 18 and 19 at 9.30am-4.30pm, Neuadd Rathbone Hall.                      Village
 11.00am-5.00pm       Games, competitions, pop corn and candy floss inflatables, music from Storm FM.              Outside Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 12noon-4.00pm        Meet Campus Life at the marquee at Ffridd Fest and at St Mary’s Social.                      Ffriddoedd Village & St Mary’s Village
 12 noon-4.00pm       Meet your Union - Undeb Bangor.                                                              Undeb Bangor, Pontio
 12 noon-4.00pm       Private sector Housing Helpdesk.                                                             Ffriddoedd Village
 2.00pm-4.00pm        Bilingual Tour of Bangor - meet at Undeb Bangor.                                             Undeb Bangor, Pontio
 2.00pm-6.00pm        Disability Advisor and Mental Health Advisor available to meet with new students.            Alaw Common Room
 5.00pm-7.00pm        Meet and Mingle @ Undeb Bangor.                                                              Undeb Bangor, Pontio
 5.30pm-7.00pm        Campus Life - free mocktails and canapes to welcome you to Bangor!                           Ffriddoedd Village & St Mary’s Village
 5.30pm & 8.10pm      Pontio Cinema - a new term begins! 2 for 1 tickets – one night only.                         Pontio
                      Get £10 tickets to see Now or Never circus show in a big top near Ffriddoedd Village with
 6.30pm                                                                                                            Near Ffriddoedd Village
                      the code PONTIO10 - call 01248 38 28 28 to book.
 8.00pm-10.00pm       Karaoke at Bar Uno.                                                                          Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 10.00pm-Late         Students on Saturday (SOS).                                                                  Academi Night Club

     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
                      Remaining Halls of Residence open for new student arrivals – please see your Residence
 Throughout the day
                      Agreement and additional halls literature for the day your particular hall will open.
                      Undeb Bangor, the Students’ Union at Bangor Railway station.                                 Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village & Games
 Throughout the day
                      SU Heroes will help you find your Halls. Look out for fun Undeb events throughout the day.   Area, St Mary’s Village
                                                                                                                   Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village &
 Throughout the day   Food and drink offers. (Sky Sports on multiscreen - Bar Uno).
                                                                                                                   Barlows, St Mary’s Village
                      Registration and ID check: see details on page 16. Additional ID checking events will be     Canolfan Brailsford, Ffriddoedd
 10.00am-5.00pm
                      held on September 17, 18 and 19 at 9.30am-4.30pm, Neuadd Rathbone Hall.                      Village
 10.00am-2.00pm       Disability Advisor and Mental Health Advisor available to meet with new students.            Alaw Common Room
 10.00am-11.00pm      Outdoor breakfast with the Chaplaincy team.                                                  Bangor Cathedral
 11.00am-5.00pm       Games, competitions, pop corn and candy floss inflatables, music from Storm FM.              Outside Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                                                                                                                   Ffriddoedd Village &
 12 noon-4.00pm       Meet Campus Life at the marquee at Ffridd Fest and at St Mary’s Social.
                                                                                                                   St Mary’s Village
 12 noon-4.00pm       Private Sector Housing Helpdesk.                                                             Ffriddoedd Village

 2.00pm-4.00pm        Bilingual Tour of Bangor - meet at Undeb Bangor.                                             Undeb Bangor, Pontio

                                                                                                                   Outside Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village &
 6.00pm onwards       Free BBQ with Campus Life.
                                                                                                                   Quad, St Mary’s Village
 5.00pm-8.00pm        Meet and Mingle @ Undeb Bangor                                                               Undeb Bangor, Pontio
 8.00pm-Late          Barlows Live Lounge’ - free music night                                                      Barlows, St Mary’s Village
 8.00pm               Karaoke at Bar Uno.                                                                          Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 10.00pm-Late         Students on Sunday (SOS).                                                                    Academi Night Club

     Monday-Friday during Welcome Week there will be School meetings and activities throughout the day.
     See your School diary or www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek for details.

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TIME                  ACTIVITY                                                                                LOCATION

 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
9.00am-4.00pm        International Student Welcome Room, open daily.                                             Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
                     Formal Welcome: Schools of Natural Sciences (including Biology, Zoology, Chemistry,
9.30am                                                                                                           Neuadd P. J. Hall,
                     Geography, Forestry, Environmental Science, Conservation and Ecology); Computer
                                                                                                                 Main University Building
                     Science & Engineering; Ocean Sciences. See p.15 for first meeting with School.
9.30am-4.30pm        Registration and ID checking.                                                               Neuadd Rathbone College Road
                     Welsh Welcome Fair. Open to all students from all Schools. Students can attend before or    Neuadd Powis Hall,
10.00am-12.00pm
                     after the Formal Welcome.                                                                   Main University Building
                     Formal Welcome: Schools of Education; Health Sciences (including Nursing, Midwfery,
10.30am                                                                                                          Neuadd P. J. Hall,
                     Social Care, Social Work, Health & Social Policy); Medical Sciences; Psychology; Sport,
                                                                                                                 Main University Building
                     Health and Exercise Sciences. See p.15 for first meeting with School.
                     Formal Welcome: Schools of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences; Languages,
                                                                                                                 Neuadd P. J. Hall,
11.30am              Literatures & Linguistics (including Welsh); Music & Media, Bangor Business School; Law.
                                                                                                                 Main University Building
                     See p.15 for first meeting with School.

3.30pm-5.00pm        Information and Advice session for new International Students led by the Head of            Lecture Room 2,
                     International Student Services.                                                             Main University Building

                                                                                                                 Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village &
5.00pm-7.00pm        Campus Life Meet and Mingle - free hot drinks and cakes!
                                                                                                                 Barlows, St Mary’s Village

Early evening        Free dance class - see Academi’s Facebook page for details.                                 Academi Night Club

Evening              School and Students’ Union social Events                                                    As advertised

7.00pm               Mojito Monday. (Virgin Mojitos available) & Bangor’s biggest Quiz Night makes a return!     Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village

10.00pm              I LOVE CHEESE!                                                                              Academi Night Club

 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Throughout the day   Taco Tuesday - Mexican-themed food and drink.                                               Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village

9.00am-4.00pm        International Student Welcome Room, open daily.                                             Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
9.30am-4.30pm        Registration and ID checking.                                                               Neuadd Rathbone College Road
10.00am              Half price Starbucks frapuccino until 12 noon.                                              Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                                                                                                                 Meet outside main entrance,
11.00am              Walking Tour of Bangor for International students.
                                                                                                                 Main University Building

2.00pm-4.00pm        Joint Honours students - remember to get in touch with your second Academic School          See page 15

7.00pm               International Film Night (hosted by the International Student Support Office).              PL2, Pontio
                                                                                                                 Braint, Ffriddoedd Village & Barlows,
8.00pm               Campus Life Big WIn Bingo - Get your heads together to win a great prize.
                                                                                                                 St Mary’s Village
                                                                                                                 As advertised
Evening              School and Students’ Union Social Events.

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
                                                                                                                 Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village &
9.00am-10.00am       Campus Life brekkie - limited free breakfast baps
                                                                                                                 Barlows, St Mary’s Village
9.00am-4.00pm        International Student welcome room, open daily.                                             Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
9.30am-10.30am       Welsh Skills session for students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business           OSCRA, Main University Building
9.30am-4.30pm        Registration and ID checking.                                                               Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
                     Undeb Bangor’s (Students’ Union) Serendipity: Choose from over 230 clubs and societies
                                                                                                                 Neuadd P. J. Hall and Main University
11.00am-4.00pm       to join for free and choose a volunteering project to be a part of. Meet your Campus Crew
                                                                                                                 Building
                     and sign up for upcoming Campus Life events.
12.00pm onwards      Serendipity food and drink offers & Sky Sports on the multiscreen.                          Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
2.00pm-3.00pm        ‘Cymraeg ar y cyfrifiadur / Welsh on the Computer’ session. Open to all.                    CR1, Main University Building
2.00pm-3.00pm        Introduction to IT facilities for new students
and                  Come and find out about the IT facilities you are going to need for your course:            Room 013,
3.00pm-4.00pm        • myBangor – Online services • Blackboard – Bangor University’s learning environment        Adeilad Deiniol
                     • Programs available to aid your study • Email and Internet within Bangor University
                                                                                                                 Lecture Room 2,
3.30pm               Meet and Greet session for international students with families.
                                                                                                                 Main University Building
Early evening        Free dance class - see Academi’s Facebook page for details.                                 Academi Night Club
                                                                                                                 Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village&
5.00pm               Campus Life free chip butties (limited availability) and chat.
                                                                                                                 Barlows, St Mary’s Village
7.00pm               AU Pre-bar.                                                                                 Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                                                                                                                 Neuadd P.J. Hall,
7.30pm-9.30pm        University Chorus open rehearsal – and free cheese and wine party.
                                                                                                                 Main University Building
10.00pm              AU Night.                                                                                   Academi Night Club
Evening              School and Students’ Union social events.                                                   As advertised
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Monday-Friday during Welcome Week there will be School meetings and activities throughout the day.
     See your School diary or www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek for details.

           TIME               ACTIVITY                                                                                 LOCATION

     THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
 9.00am-2.00pm          International Student welcome room, open daily.                                         Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
                        Undeb Bangor’s (Student Union) Serendipity: Choose from over 230 clubs and so-
                                                                                                                Neuadd P.J. Hall and Main
 11.00am-4.00pm         cieties to join for free and choose a volunteering project to be a part of. Meet your
                        Campus Crew and sign up for upcoming Campus Life events.                                University Building

                        Bus tour of Bangor and area for international students. See our International           Meet outside Neuadd Rathbone,
 11.30am
                        web pages for ticket information.                                                       College Road
 12.00pm onwards        Serendipity food and drink offers from lunchtime. Karaoke and DJ.                       Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                        Introduction to IT facilities for new students
                        Come and find out about the IT facilities you are going to need for your course:
                        • myBangor – Online services                                                            Room 013,
 3.00pm-4.00pm
                        • Blackboard – Bangor University’s learning environment                                 Adeilad Deiniol
                        • Programs available to aid your study
                        • Email and Internet within Bangor University
 Early evening          Free dance class - see Academi’s Facebook page for details.                             Academi Night Club
 7.00pm                 International Societies’ Social.                                                        Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 7.00pm                 Campus Life - Curry Night. Booking essential: campuslife@bangor.ac.uk                   Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 7.30pm                 Meet the Bishiop of Bangor over a pint.                                                 Tap & Spile, Garth Road

                        University Symphony Orchestra – open rehearsal, shared with Music Society
 7.30pm-9.30pm                                                                                                  P.J. Hall, Main University Building
                        Orchestra – players of orchestral instruments welcome.

 8.00pm-12.30am         Unveil your hidden singing talent at our ever-popular Karaoke Night.                    Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 Evening                School and Students’ Union social events.                                               As advertised

     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
                                                                                                                Normal Site,
 9.00am-10.00am         Welsh Skills Session for Students in the School of Education.
                                                                                                                Room to be confirmed
 9.00am-2.00pm          International Student welcome room, open daily.                                         Neuadd Rathbone, College Road
 10.00am-11.00am
                                                                                                                Lecture Room 5
 repeated               Bangor Prospects: finding part-time work, internships and opportunities.
                                                                                                                Main University Building
 2.00pm-3.00pm
                        Bangor Basics - the lowdown on living in Halls. Tips and tricks to make the             Braint, Ffriddoedd Village
 12 noon-2.00pm,
                        most of your year. Free hot drinks and biscuits.
                        Information session for new international students. Living, studying and set-           Lecture Room 2,
 2.30pm-4.00pm
                        tling in to a new country.                                                              Main University Building
 4.00pm-7.00pm          Chippy Friday - free chips when you swipe your YoYo app.                                Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 7.00pm                 Friday Night Pre-bar. Food and drink offers.                                            Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                        Friday Film Night under the big screen - with giant bean bags, free popcorn
 8.00pm                                                                                                         Acapela Hall, St Mary’s Village
                        and drinks.
 Evening                School and Students’ Union Social events.                                               As advertised

     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
                        International Students’ Bus tour of Snowdonia National Park.                            Meet outside Main University
 9.50am
                        See International web pages for ticket information.                                     Building, College Road
 10.00am-5.00pm         Campus Life trip to Llandudno. Booking essential: campuslife@bangor.ac.uk               Meeting point to be confirmed
                        Campus Life Chill and Chat. Strech and relax in Acapela Hall followed by free
 10.00am-11.00am                                                                                                Acapela Hall, St Mary’s Village
                        smoothies in Barlows.
 10.00am onwards        Premier League on the multi screen with food and drink offers.                          Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 10.30am-11.30am        Meet and greet the Chaplaincy Team over coffee and breakfast rolls.                     Gorad, 2nd Floor, Pontio
 7.00pm                 Students on Saturday (SOS) Pre-bar.                                                     Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
 10.00pm                Students on Saturday (SOS)                                                              Academi Night Club

     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
                            Buy one breakfast get one free.
 Throughout the day                                                                                             Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                            Sky Sports / Premier League on the multi screen.
 10.00am-11.00am            Outdoor breakfast with the Chaplaincy Team.                                         Bangor Cathedral
                            Campus Life - free Sunday Roast with your new flatmates.
 6.00pm                                                                                                         Bar Uno, Ffriddoedd Village
                            Booking essential: campuslife@bangor.ac.uk

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YOUR FIRST MEETING WITH
                       YOUR SCHOOL
Below are details of when you should first attend whichever academic School has admitted you. If you are unsure
which School meeting you should attend, please see the website www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek

If your School is not included on the list below you will receive information directly from them in due course or please
go to the Welcome Week website at www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek for the most up-to-date information.

 SCHOOL                                   DATE AND TIME                                     LOCATION
                                         Monday, September 17,                             Hugh Owen Hall, Management Centre,
Bangor Business School
                                         12.30pm-2.00pm (buffet lunch provided)            College Road
Natural Sciences (including Biology,
Zoology, Chemistry, Geography,
                                         Monday, September 17, 10.30am                     PL5, Pontio
Forestry, Environmental Science,
Conservation and Ecology)

Computer Science & Engineering           Monday, September 17, 11.45am                     Main Lecture Theatre, Dean Street

                                         Monday, September 17,
                                                                                           Nantlle Building, Normal Site
Education                                Welsh-medium students - 1.00pm
                                                                                           (Check with your Peer Guides)
                                         English-medium students - 1.15pm
Health Sciences (including Nursing,
Midwfery, Social Care, Social Work,      Monday, September 17, 9.30am                      Cinema, Pontio
Health & Social Policy) Bangor
Health Sciences (Nursing and                                                               Archimedes Centre,
                                         Monday, September 17, 9.30am
Radiography students) Wrexham                                                              Wrexham
History, Philosophy and Social Science   Monday, September 17, 12.30pm                     Cinema, Pontio

                                                                                           Powis Hall,
Law                                      Monday, September 17, 2.00pm
                                                                                           Main University Building

Languages, Literatures & Linguistics     Monday, September 17, 12.00pm                     PL2, Pontio

Medical Sciences                         Monday, September 17, 9.30am                      Room 146, Brigantia Building

Music & Media                            Monday, September 17, 12.30pm                     Neuadd John Phillips Hall

                                         Monday, September 17, 10.15am
                                                                                           Craig Mair Building,
Ocean Sciences                           (Coach to collect from Main University Building
                                                                                           Menai Bridge
                                         after Formal Welcome)
                                         Monday, September 17, 1.00pm
Psychology                                                                                 Wheldon Building
                                         (Check with your Peer Guide first)

Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences        Monday, September 17, 12.30pm                     Foyer, George Building, Normal Site

                                                                                           Welsh Seminar Room,
Welsh                                    Monday, September 17, 10.00am
                                                                                           Main University Building

Joint Honours students: try if you can to go to both School meetings. If you’re not able to attend the meeting in both Schools,
go to the meeting for the School which has admitted you. Time is set aside on Tuesday afternoon for you to meet up with your
other academic School (see www.bangor.ac.uk/welcomeweek for details).

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REGISTRATION                                                           CHOOSING MODULES
     All new students                                                       Choice within your programme of study
     All new students must register with the University. This is a two      We operate a modular scheme of study at Bangor which
     stage process, the first stage of which (enrolment) you should         means that all courses comprise ‘blocks of learning’
     do online before you arrive in Bangor – you will be notified via       called modules. All of our modules have a credit value
     e-mail when you are able to complete this process (more details        which indicates how many credits you will achieve if you
     available at www.bangor.ac.uk/registration) and you will               successfully complete it. Undergraduate courses comprise
     receive a confirmation email once the process is complete.             modules totalling 120 credits per year of full-time study.

     The second stage of the process is to complete an ID check upon        Registration for the right number of modules
     arrival in Bangor (full-time students). You must bring with you        If you are a full-time student you will have to register for
     original documents which will be checked at one of the ID and          a total of 120 credits during the academic year 2018/19
     Registration events that will be held over the arrival Weekend         (equating to the equivalent of 1200 hours of learning time
     and during Welcome Week. Acceptable forms of proof of identify         over the year, i.e., 30 weeks of full-time study over the two
     can be found at www.bangor.ac.uk/registration.                         semesters with a total of 40 learning hours per week). You are
                                                                            advised to take 60 credits in each semester so that your work
     Police registration for international students                         is evenly spread, however there may be good reason why you
     If registering with the police is one of the conditions of your stay   want to follow a different pattern to that and our rules will
     in the UK (this should be written on your visa), you must do so        allow you to take a 70/50 or 50/70 credit split across the year.
     within 7 days of first arriving in the UK. You must also notify
     the police within 7 days if your visa, address or circumstances        Some modules will be compulsory for your course but there
     change. If you are unsure, please come and see the International       may also be optional modules for you to choose from. For
     Student Support Team in Rathbone Hall.                                 the majority of courses you will be able to make your module
                                                                            choice as part of the online enrolment process and for others
     Police registration drop-in sessions will be held at Rathbone          your Personal Tutor or other School advisor will be able to
     Hall (number 70 on the map) on:                                        help you choose.
         • Tuesday, 18 September, 10.00am-4.00pm
         • Wednesday, 19 September, 10.00am-4.00pm                          Choosing modules outside your main School
         • Friday, 21 September, 10.00am-2.00pm                             You may wish to take modules outside your main subject
                                                                            area, e.g., you may choose to learn a new languages or attain
     There will be further police drop-in sessions during the Autumn.       competence in Information Technology – there are a number
                                                                            of modules to choose from and this is why your tutor and
     Semester dates                                                         School advice sessions are important. One ‘constraint’ on your
     The academic year is split into two semesters. For semester            choice is the teaching timetable, and it will be necessary for
     and key dates withing the academic year go to the website:             you to check that the modules you want to choose do not clash
     www.bangor.ac.uk/ar/main/calendar/documents/Semester-                  with each other.
     dates-2014-2018.pdf
                                                                            In order to assist you in choosing your modules we provide
                                                                            a Gazette which details all of the year 1 modules on offer in
                                                                            2018/19 – http://admint.bangor.ac.uk/gazonline.

                                                                            You can make changes up to two weeks after the start of each
                                                                            semester, but you must make sure that you follow the correct
                                                                            procedure to ensure that the University’s record of your
                                                                            registration is correct.

                                                                            Languages for All
                                                                            Languages for All offers free evening classes for students
                                                                            in five languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
                                                                            (Mandarin).

                                                                            The 10-week courses cater for a variety of levels - from
                                                                            beginners to learners who may want to brush up rusty
                                                                            language skills. See www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/EveningClasses
                                                                            or email: languagesforall@bangor.ac.uk for more
                                                                            information.

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FEES AND FINANCES
                                                                       Home/EU students only

                                                                       How to pay Tuition and Accommodation Fees
                                                                       All tuition fees and accommodation fees are payable
Student Loans Company (SLC) Maintenance Support                        in full prior to completing the registration process,
Tuition fee loans do not automatically cover Hall fees, please         unless you elect to pay your fees by our payment
ensure you have made separate arrangements for residence fees          plan relevant to your student status to spread the
to be paid if you are in University accommodation.                     cost evenly throughout the year.

If you have applied and are eligible for student support,              If you have applied for a tuition fee loan to cover
Student Maintenance Loan payments will be made by direct               your tuition fee costs this will be paid directly to
electronic transfer via BACS into your bank or building society        the University. However you will need to pay any
account. You must complete the registration process/ID check           accommodation fees.
(see page 16) before the University can advise the SLC to make
payment.                                                               If you are a UK/EU student, for details of how to
                                                                       pay your tuition and accommodation fees go to:
Tuition and Accommodation Fees                                         www.bangor.ac.uk/finance/ic/ic003.php.en
You have a responsibility to ensure that you are aware of all your
financial obligations and have made the necessary arrangements
for payment prior to registration.                                     International students (non-EU) only

Bangor University will charge new, UK/EU full-time                     How to pay Tuition and Accommodation Fees
undergraduate students starting in September 2018 a tuition            Most International Students who have been accepted
fee of £9,000. For more information, go to: www.bangor.ac.uk/          to study at Bangor University and who require a
studentfinance/info/index.php.en                                       Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Letter
                                                                       will be required to pay a deposit of £2,000. The
International students will be charged the appropriate full fee        deposit will be non-refundable except in certain
rate as specified in the offer letter. For more information, go to:    cases (e.g. certified illness). This deposit will be
www.bangor.ac.uk/ar/main/fees                                          offset against the first year tuition fee.

Important: Failure to pay your tuition fees can lead to the
cancellation of your university registration.                          Tuition fees can be paid in full before or during the
                                                                       registration process - go to www.bangor.ac.uk/
Bursaries                                                              Registration for details, or can be paid via the
The Bangor Bursary scheme for UK/EU students (excluding                instalment option. Government-sponsored students,
Wales*) aims to provide additional support for those from lower        US and Canadian loan students and Bangor
income families and means you could receive up to £1,000 a year        University graduates do not have to make a deposit
in extra financial help from the University. For details go to www.    payment.
bangor.ac.uk/scholarships
                                                                       Accommodation fees can be paid in full or by
Other bursaries include: those for students entering the               instalments. Details of how to pay English Language
University from care, Welsh-medium study bursaries, bursaries          Course fees and what happens in the case of late
for relocating families, bursaries for homeless students, field trip   payments can be found on our website (see below).
bursaries and those for students with carer responsibilities.
                                                                       If you are an international student, for details of
For details and to apply go to www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships
                                                                       how to pay your tuition and accommodation fees
or phone 01248 383566/383637.
                                                                       go to: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/future/
                                                                       payment.php
*Students from Wales - see www.studentfinancewales.co.uk for
information on the Welsh Government Learning Grant.

‘
                                                                       Payment of English Language Course Fees
                                                                       A £2,000 deposit must be paid before a Confirmation
                                                                       of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter can be issued.
                                                                       Fee balance is paid in full at ELCOS programme
                                                                       registration. Payment by two instalments is
 The best thing about being a student at                               available for 30 and 42 weeks courses only
 Bangor for me is the great care Bangor                                (Administration charge applicable).
 University takes of its students.”
                                                                       Late payments
 PABLO HIERREZUELO, from Malaga, 		                                    The University reserves the right to charge a 1%
 studying Marketing with French                                        monthly interest on any late payment after the last
                                                                       registration date. The late payment interest charge
                                                                       may also apply to instalments.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     COMMUNICATING WITH YOU                                              STUDENT CAR PARKING PERMITS
     myBangor
     myBangor is the first place to check when you need to know          A parking permit is required by anyone wishing to park in the
     something during your time here. We use this website to             University car parks. For parking regulations and to apply for a
     communicate important news and events, and it’s where you           permit, go to: www.bangor.ac.uk/eo/VehicleParking
     can access your timetable, your marks, and our virtual learning
     environment.                                                        If you are a blue badge holder you will be able to park at
                                                                         any of the University car parks free of charge. If you are not
     We have designed this site with your first year at university       a blue badge holder, but have severe mobility difficulties,
     in mind. The site will let you know about a range of things,        arrangements can be made for you to park in any of the
     including: letting you know of events happening this week;          University car parks. You will need to supply medical evidence
     giving you advice about what to expect throughout the term;         to the Disability Service. Information on how to obtain car
     and updating you on the latest university news.                     parking permits is available from the Disability Advisers:

     It’s important that you check myBangor regularly, as there will     Tel: 01248 382032
     be information on the site that we need you to know. There          Email: disabilityservice@bangor.ac.uk

                                                                         ‘
     will also be things we need you to tell us, such as how your
     modules are going, and myBangor is the place to do that.
     You need to log in to access myBangor, so once you’ve
     registered and got your university computer account, go to:
     my.bangor.ac.uk and have a look around!

                                                                           Bangor has given me a multitude
     How we will contact you                                               of opportunities to improve my
     All important communications will be initially sent to your           employability and personal
     university email account which should be checked regularly.           development.”
     The University will seek to limit communications to only those
     necessary for the administration of your studies.                     SOWMIYA SHIVATI, from Surrey,
                                                                           studying Physical Oceanography
     If we are unable to contact you by email, then we will ‘escalate’
     our communication strategy in the following order:
     • By calling your mobile or home phone;
     • By writing to your permanent home address;
     • By asking your academic School to contact you.

     It is important that you keep your contact details up to date

     ‘
     on-line.

       I liked Bangor because it is a small,
       friendly city in an amazing location.
       I decided to study here because of
       the facilities and the University’s
       reputation is brilliant. There is so
       much to do in Bangor and the
       surrounding areas.”

       ELEANORE HAYES, from Droitwich,
       studying Music

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WELSH COURSES                                                         CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS
The Learn Welsh North West Centre offers the following:
                                                                      AND CONCERTS
                                                                      We offer a wealth of musical activities which are open to
                                                                      everyone so, if you’re interested, do remember to bring
Basic Welsh 1 / Cymraeg Sylfaenol 1, YHC-1891                         your musical instruments with you to Bangor.
This 10 credit module is intended for complete beginners with
no previous knowledge of Welsh. The course will introduce basic       Run in conjunction with the School of Music but not just
constructions, phrases and vocabulary for everyday use and will       for music students are:
have a great deal of conversational practice. This is not intended    • University Choir
for those who have passed Welsh GCSE second language.                 • University Symphony Orchestra
                                                                      • University Chamber Choir
This is held on Thursday, 10.00am-12.00pm at the Welsh for            • Bangor University Opera
Adults’ Centre, Dean Street, Bangor.                                  • Early Music Bangor
                                                                      • Bangor New Music Ensemble
Additional Basic Welsh Course for Students
To learn some basic spoken Welsh without taking it as one of          For further details please go to www.bangor.ac.uk/music
your modules, the following options are available:                    or email c.collins@bangor.ac.uk
•A free Wednesday evening course for students (5.00pm-
  7.00pm, 26 September-12 December) with the option for a             There are further opportunities through the Students’
  further 4 weeks in semester 2).                                     Union societies which include:
• Attending classes for Basic Welsh module YHC-1891 without          • Music Society: choir & orchestra
  registering formally.                                               • SODA: musical theatre
• Attending one of the Learn Welsh North West public Wlpan           • Brass Band
  courses for beginners. See: www.bangor.ac.uk/cio/database/          • Concert Band
                                                                      • Jazz Band
For further details about the courses or to register, please          • String Orchestra
contact Bethan Glyn on 01248 388083 or email emse02@
bangor.ac.uk                                                          For more details of these visit the Students’ Union
                                                                      website: www.undebbangor.com

WELSH IMPROVEMENT COURSES
Welsh Language Improvement Courses for Fluent Speakers
Canolfan Bedwyr offers a number of Welsh-language skills
courses for those who wish to improve their written and spoken
Welsh.

Sgiliau Defnyddio’r Gymraeg CCB-1001
In the first year, it is possible to study this 10 credit module in
semester 1.

A Welsh medium Bursary of £250 (40 credits) is available for
those who intend to follow part of their course / the whole course
through the medium of Welsh.

For further details, please contact Eleri Hughes at Canolfan
Bedwyr on 01248 383293 or email eleri.hughes@bangor.ac.uk

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Student_Advert.indd 1                                                                                15/05/2018 14:21:47
LIVING AT HOME?

       Are you a student from the north Wales area who will              If you are interested in coming along please complete
       be living at home during your studies and commuting to            the following reply slip, and send it to: The Administrator,
       University on a daily basis?                                      Student Services, First Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College
                                                                         Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG or tel: 01248 382024, or
       Would you like to come along to some short sessions               email studentservices@bangor.ac.uk.
       which will introduce you to the University, our services

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       and facilities?                                                   Replies should be sent by Friday, 7 September 2018. We
                                                                         will then send you full details.
       These informal sessions are held before Welcome Week on
       Tuesday, 11 September. There will be a variety of sessions,
       which include for example: a general welcome and
       introduction to University life: student finances; tours of the
                                                                             I was so nervous about next week,

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       library and Main University Site; and advice from existing
       students. Refreshments will be provided.                              this event has helped me a lot...”

                                                                              I enjoyed meeting other students and
                                                                              members of staff...”

       I am interested in attending the pre-entry programme for non-resident students

       Name:

       Dept / Course:

       Address:

       Tel:                                                              Email:

       Do you have specific requirements e.g. dietary/access/sign language? Please contact us to let us know your specific
       requirements:

       Please return to: The Administrator, Student Services, First Floor, Neuadd Rathbone,
       College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG

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