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I got an offer from Bangor to transfer credits and go directly into the second year.

To me, it seems to be a really good university (psychology) and most people recommended this to me, but I am a little bit worried. My first concern is that I heard that on lectures can be up to 350 people, so I guess the relationships between lecturers and students won't be much personal.

The second concern is the size of the town - it's a bigger village and any bigger city is not exactly close so I guess it won't be easy to find a job there and I need a job to be able to get a maintenance loan - if I would move in 4 weeks earlier I wouldn't need it.

My second option is near Portsmouth and in the worse case, I could be commuting there, but it's a really small university. On the other hand, I could go to 'more secure' university and than go to do Master to Bangor and I would get a maintenance loan so I wouldn't have to worry about finding a job that much.

I tried to find somebody who actually studies in Bangor but I failed.

So what would you do?
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I got an offer from Bangor to transfer credits and go directly into the second year.

To me, it seems to be a really good university (psychology) and most people recommended this to me, but I am a little bit worried. My first concern is that I heard that on lectures can be up to 350 people, so I guess the relationships between lecturers and students won't be much personal.

The second concern is the size of the town - it's a bigger village and any bigger city is not exactly close so I guess it won't be easy to find a job there and I need a job to be able to get a maintenance loan - if I would move in 4 weeks earlier I wouldn't need it.

My second option is near Portsmouth and in the worse case, I could be commuting there, but it's a really small university. On the other hand, I could go to 'more secure' university and than go to do Master to Bangor and I would get a maintenance loan so I wouldn't have to worry about finding a job that much.

I tried to find somebody who actually studies in Bangor but I failed.

So what would you do?
I grew up near bangor and yes it is a very small city but there's still jobs going for students there. Unless you go for a course with less than 50 or so people then you won't have a close relationship with lecturers really but that's how uni is.
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I grew up near bangor and yes it is a very small city but there's still jobs going for students there. Unless you go for a course with less than 50 or so people then you won't have a close relationship with lecturers really but that's how uni is.
Maybe I asked you already, but would go to study to Bangor if you know it there?
Well, the second option is a university where I would have 50 people top, so that's why I am asking I am going tomorrow there and next week to Bangor but it's a little bit late as I will have to decide by tomorrow.
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Maybe I asked you already, but would go to study to Bangor if you know it there?
Well, the second option is a university where I would have 50 people top, so that's why I am asking I am going tomorrow there and next week to Bangor but it's a little bit late as I will have to decide by tomorrow.
I d say no but purely because after i moved away from near bangor i went to a bigger city and couldn't give that up now.
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so if Bangor would be in ... Liverpool you would go there?
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I d say no but purely because after i moved away from near bangor i went to a bigger city and couldn't give that up now.
ok, so after visiting my second choice today I decided to go for Bangor... in the worst case I still have two, more or less, healthy kidneys
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Don't enter Wales, it's a dangerous place, run for your life!!!
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Don't enter Wales, it's a dangerous place, run for your life!!!
Why? I live in Cardiff since I moved to the UK
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so if Bangor would be in ... Liverpool you would go there?
Yeah I would
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I'm joking... I live in Wales myself, although not in Cardiff
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Why? I live in Cardiff since I moved to the UK
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I'm joking... I live in Wales myself, although not in Cardiff
Where? I like the Welsh countryside and coasts, some places are really beautiful like St Davids, Snowdonia, Broad Haven... but some of them are really terrible like Swansea or Port Talbot
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Funnily enough, I know someone who studied psychology at Bangor and she has nothing but glowing reviews about the place.

Bangor itself is quite a nice town and a stone's throw from Snowdonia. Ok, it's not for everyone, but it's nice to be able to escape into the fresh air every so often.
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(Original post by LittleX)
I got an offer from Bangor to transfer credits and go directly into the second year.

To me, it seems to be a really good university (psychology) and most people recommended this to me, but I am a little bit worried. My first concern is that I heard that on lectures can be up to 350 people, so I guess the relationships between lecturers and students won't be much personal.

The second concern is the size of the town - it's a bigger village and any bigger city is not exactly close so I guess it won't be easy to find a job there and I need a job to be able to get a maintenance loan - if I would move in 4 weeks earlier I wouldn't need it.

My second option is near Portsmouth and in the worse case, I could be commuting there, but it's a really small university. On the other hand, I could go to 'more secure' university and than go to do Master to Bangor and I would get a maintenance loan so I wouldn't have to worry about finding a job that much.

I tried to find somebody who actually studies in Bangor but I failed.

So what would you do?
I studied my MA at Bangor (and will return there to start my PhD in September), and studied a module in the Psychology department. It's a really strong department not only in terms of facilities and equipment, but also in terms of the teaching and research staff. They are incredibly knowledgeable and cover a whole variety of specialisms and interests. As the department is so eminent, it does attract large numbers of students, so larger cohort sizes are inevitable (which is also common in most universities anyway).

As another poster said, Bangor isn't for everyone (given its size, infrastructure, and geography), but I love it - hence why I'm returning there. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
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What Bangor ni or wales
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What Bangor ni or wales
Bangor in NI doesn't have its own university (although I believe that SERC has a campus there), so it's the Bangor in Wales.
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I got an offer from Bangor to transfer credits and go directly into the second year.

To me, it seems to be a really good university (psychology) and most people recommended this to me, but I am a little bit worried. My first concern is that I heard that on lectures can be up to 350 people, so I guess the relationships between lecturers and students won't be much personal.

The second concern is the size of the town - it's a bigger village and any bigger city is not exactly close so I guess it won't be easy to find a job there and I need a job to be able to get a maintenance loan - if I would move in 4 weeks earlier I wouldn't need it.

My second option is near Portsmouth and in the worse case, I could be commuting there, but it's a really small university. On the other hand, I could go to 'more secure' university and than go to do Master to Bangor and I would get a maintenance loan so I wouldn't have to worry about finding a job that much.

I tried to find somebody who actually studies in Bangor but I failed.

So what would you do?
Hi LittleX

Great to hear you have had an offer from us here at Bangor

Psychology is a fantastic department, and yes, you are right it's one of our biggest school's here at the University. But, please don't let that put you off.

You will also have seminars after lectures with smaller groups and you will also have a personal tutor (who will be a member of staff from the department) that can help you with any enquiries.

Psychology also have there own society which is free to join, and you will get a lot of work experience out of it within the community, this can help you with the employability side of things!

With a part time job, I would recommend that you have your CV at hand on arrival so you can dispatch it as soon as possible. The University also employ students to work at open days and many more events.

The majority of the population in the city are students

Hope this helps, and if you would like to know more just let me know on here or send me a message.

Cheers,

Sera
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