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    Hiya,
    I've been offered a conditional place at Bangor for the above course and I'm now thinking about making it my first choice. I quite like the look of the university and I also like the idea of moving to a new area. I'm currently in Chesterfield in Derbyshire so the move would be huge (3:18 hours away!). I was just wondering if anyone had any info on the university or if they recommended it. I'm also going to be attending the applicants open day on Wednesday 4th March so if anyone wants to meet up, just let me know.
    I hope everyone's having a nice new year x x x


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    Hey there Emma

    While I'm not on the course you've applied to, I do have a flatmate that uses TSR that does a course in the same department as yours. She may be of some help, if you wish. As for the university and city itself, I certainly do recommend it. The staff and peer guides (student volunteers) are wonderful and a massive help, they all make you feel welcome from day one. There are societies for all kinds of people, even some societies you might not expect. Here's a list of all the societies (I think that's all of them) that Bangor has to offer: http://www.myfyrwyrbangor.com/societies/list.php.en . All societies are completely free to join (however some do require that you buy your own equipment, like the air-soft society I believe) and if there's a society idea that you can't find on that list, you can easily apply to make a new society if you can find 5 other friends that would join.

    As for the halls of residence, I highly recommend living in these rather than private accommodation for your first year. I won't lie and say it's all lovey-dovey for everyone though. While I certainly love spending time with my flatmates and doing things outside of our corridor with them, not all flats are that lucky. In the first month of being here, I heard a few people mention how their flat (usually 8 people, sometimes 7 with a warden) wasn't as communal as my own. In that regards, it can often be a case of luck. I didn't get into either of the three halls of residence that I applied for, but I'm glad I didn't; because it means I get to live with my current 7 flatmates. Another great advantage about Ffriddoedd is that you're rarely ever far away from most of your fresher friends, as most freshers live on Ffridd. Not to mention, we have a small shop for some basics (although doing a weekly shop is cheaper in Morrisons or Asda) and Bar Uno right on campus.

    Bangor University makes it incredibly easy to make friends, even with non-freshers. I never thought I'd have the amount of friends here that I do, considering how during my A-levels I had about two maybe three friends.

    All in all, I certainly recommend this city and university to anyone interested in it. But don't just take my word for it, gather as much information as you can during the open day and pay attention to the peer guides that will be around. Who knows, one of them just might become your friend if you do study here.

    Take care Emma.
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    Thankyou so much for the reply and for all of the information. I have heard very good things about Bangor before and it does look nice from what pictures I've seen. If you could put me in contact with your friend then that would be fantastic as I'm eager to learn more about the course.
    Emma x


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