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A guide for American students

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Wonderful position. On one side are the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, on the other side is the Menai Strait‌ Bangor boasts the best university setting in the UK, with parts within 6 feet of the sea. Independent’s A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges


At Bangor, international students are valued and respected for the unique experience they bring to academic life. We have produced this International Student Guide to try and help you find out more about Bangor and the high level of service, support and quality of teaching we give to our students. If you decide to join us, then you will become part of an international learning community. You will not only obtain a qualification which will help you to guarantee success in your chose career, but more than that, you will make friends with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, and make memories which will last a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you in Bangor in the future. Professor John G Hughes Vice-Chancellor


Welcome 2 10 Reasons to Choose Bangor 3-4 Student Finance 5 Our Programmes 6-14 Entry Requirements 15 How to Apply 16 Study Abroad Alumni Profiles 17-18



We are not only able to offer our students a safe, friendly, low-cost study environment in one of the most spectacular locations in the world, but also a dynamic system of learning, teaching and research which is recognised as being amongst the best in the UK.

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You might ask yourself ‘What makes Bangor so different to other UK universities?’ and the answer is really quite simple.

10 Reasons to Choose Bangor University Internationally Recognised Ranked in the top 5% of the World’s universities (THE World University Rankings), Bangor is one of the top 40 universities in the UK. Research Leads the Curriculum The latest UK Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) confirms Bangor’s status as a research led university with world leading research identified in all subject areas. Areas of particular excellence include: Accounting and Finance – Ranked No. 1 in the UK Electronic Engineering – Ranked No. 2 in the UK Sports Science – Ranked No.10 in the UK Celtic Studies - Ranked No. 4 in the UK Psychology - Ranked No. 7 in the UK Ocean Sciences - biggest program in Europe

Affordable Location Situated near to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor boasts “the best university setting in the UK” (Independent). The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city. Just over 3 hours from London and 1.5 hours from Liverpool and Manchester, Bangor is well connected and all major cities can be reached with ease. Guaranteed Accommodation Our halls of residence are ranked in the top 10 for student accommodation (Which ). You will have your own study bedroom with free internet access. En-suite accommodation is available.

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History Over 125 years of academic excellence in Wales, the home of Celtic, Roman and Norman history and legends. We have 3 castles within 20 minutes of campus Supportive Environment Bangor has one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes of any UK university providing a supportive atmosphere to students. There is always someone to turn to for advice and support whether it be helping to find your lecture room or where to go for a good night out. Social A choice of over 100 different sports, clubs and societies to join creating a lively community in a safe atmosphere.

World Class Facilities Recent multimillion pound investments include a £42m performing arts and innovation centre which will include teaching and learning facilities, a theatre, cinema, bars, dining and park area. Professional and Accredited Courses Many courses at Bangor are accredited by professional bodies such as ACCA, BCS, BPS, CIM, IBMS, IET, RCS offering fast-track routes to professional qualifications. Cost Low tuition costs, 3 year bachelors, 1 year Masters, and 3 year PhD programes and one of the most affordable places to live and study in the UK. US Federal Loans apply.





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Marlee Whitford, from Texas studying BSc Marine Zoology Second year students from Weatherford, Texas


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In my Ocean Sciences course I’ve been suprised by the amount of hands-on work you do. Rather than reading out of a book, you can experience the habitat, see the species, or even feel the rock sediment for yourself. The lecturers are very passionate about what they teach and make labs and lectures much more interesting. Everyone wants you to be successful and always available for questions after lectures and through email.

Student Finance TUITION FEES 2014/15 Course


Undergraduate Arts Undergraduate Science Law (LLB) Business (BA/BSc) Postgraduate Arts Postgraduate Science Law (LLM) Business (MA/MSC) MBA London Centre MSc London Centre MBA

£11,000 £12,800 £11,000 £11,500 £11,500 £13,000 £11,500 £13,000 £14,000 £16,500 £18,000

Early Payment Discount All students are required to make a payment of £2,000 towards course fees when accepting an offer of admission from Bangor. Students who choose to pay their full course fees before the 1st September are entitled to an early payment discount of £350.

USD $18,000 $21,000 $18,000 $19,000 $19,000 $21,000 $19,000 $21,000 $23,000 $27,000 $29,500

Scholarships for American students Undergraduate and Postgraduate candidates from America will be considered for a scholarship of up to £5,000 which will be awarded upon application. Outstanding students may also be considered for full tuition scholarships.

LIVING COSTS Annual Costs Undergraduate Accommodation (Contract length 40 weeks) Postgraduate Accommodation (Contract length 51 weeks) Food and toiletries Mobile phone Clothes Social life Other



£2,840 – £4,880

$4,650 – 8,000

£3,621 – £6222 £1,300 £120+ £140 £1,000+ £600+

$5,900 – 10,200 $2,130 $200+ $500 $1,640+ $1,000+

Our Programmes World renowned academics conducting research also teach, so latest research findings are shared in lectures

Undergraduate Courses Accounting and Banking BA/BSc (Joint Hons) Accounting and Economics BA/BSc (Joint Hons) Accounting and Finance BA/BSc (Hons) Administration and Management BA (Hons) Banking and Finance BA/BSc (Hons) Business and ICT BA (Hons) Business and Law BA (Hons) Business Economics BA/BSc (Hons) Business School Studies plus Another Subject Business Studies and Finance BA/BSc (Hons) Business Studies and Marketing BA/BSc (Hons) Business Studies BA/BSc (Hons) Business Studies HND Economics and Another Subject (Joint Hons) Financial Economics* BSc (Hons) Management with Accounting BA/BSc (Hons) Management with Banking and Finance BA/BSc (Hons) Marketing BA/BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Accounting and Finance MSc Banking and Finance MA/MSc/MBA Banking and Law MA/MBA Business with Consumer Psychology MA/MSc Business and Marketing MA Chartered Banker MBA

School of Biological Sciences Natural History Museum and Botanic Garden on campus Marine and Freshwater aquaria Graduates are awarded a ‘Certificate of Biomedical Sciences’ a professionally recognised certificate essential for working in UK hospital laboratories

Undergraduate Courses Biology BSc (Hons) Biology MBiol Biology with Biotechnology BSc (Hons) Biology with Biotechnology MBiol (Biotechnology) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Ecology BSc (Hons) Ecology MEcol Medical Biology BSc (Hons) Medical Biology MBiol (Medical Biology) Zoology BSc (Hons) Zoology MZool Zoology with Animal Behaviour BSc (Hons) Zoology with Animal Behaviour MZool (Behaviour) Zoology with Conservation BSc (Hons) Zoology with Conservation MZool (Conservation) Zoology with Herpetology BSc (Hons) Zoology with Herpetology MZool (Herpetology)

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No.1 in the UK for Accounting & Finance (RAE 2008)


Finance MA/MSc/MBA* Information Management MBA International Banking and Development Finance MSc Islamic Banking and Finance MA/MSc/MBA Law and Management MBA Management MBA Management and Finance MA/MSc Marketing MBA


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Zoology with Marine Zoology BSc (Hons) Zoology with Marine Zoology MZool (Marine Zoology) Zoology with Molecular Ecology BSc (Hons) Zoology with Molecular Ecology MZool (Molecular Ecology)

Postgraduate Courses Ecology MRes Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc Molecular Biology with Biotechnology MSc Natural Sciences MRes

School of Chemistry Courses accredited by the RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Recent £10m investment in analytical equipment Strong links with industry – Some degrees offer placement opportunities where students spend time at an industrial company in the UK or Europe

Undergraduate Courses Chemistry BSc (Hons) including Degrees with European Experience and with Industrial Experience Environmental Chemistry BSc (Hons) including Degree with Industrial Experience Marine Chemistry BSc (Joint Hons) MChem Degree in Chemistry including degree with Industrial Experience

Postgraduate Courses Analytical Chemistry MSc Environmental Chemistry MSc Chemistry MRes

School of Computer Science No.1 in the UK for employability – 100% graduate employment rate Courses accredited by the British Computer Society World leading innovations taking place in broadband capacity, high contrast technology and software development

Undergraduate Courses Computer Science BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Business BSc (Hons) Computing and Oceanography BSc (Hons) Creative Technologies BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems for Business BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Advanced Visualization, Virtual Environments and Computer Animation MRes Computer Science MSc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence MSc Computer Science with Security MSc* Computer Science with Visualisation MSc* *Subject to validation

You can combine subjects to follow a Joint Honours Degree. This allows you to study two subjects in equal proportions. You may choose to study closely-related subjects, or a more unusual combination. Please see the full list of Joint Honours courses at

Choose modules from outside your specialised area and work with peers in screenwriting, theatre and media practice to produce practical pieces of work

Undergraduate Courses Creative Studies BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Media BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing BA (Joint Hons) Film Studies BA (Hons) Film Studies with Theatre BA (Hons) Journalism and Media Studies BA (Hons) Media Studies with Theatre BA (Hons) Media Studies BA (Hons) Media Studies with a Modern Language BA (Hons) Product Design BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Creative Practice MA/MRes Consumer Psychology and Digital Media MA/MSc Digital Media MA Filmmaking: Concept to Screen MA Film and Visual Culture MRes International Media Management MSc

Over 100 years of experience in training teachers Ranked top 20 in the UK (Times) Placements in local schools intergrated in courses

Undergraduate Courses Childhood Studies BA (Single or Joint Hons) Design and Technology Secondary Education BSc (Hons) Leading to Qualified Teacher Status Early Childhood and Learning Support Studies FdA Primary Education BA (Hons) Leading to Qualified Teacher Status Product Design BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Community Development MA Education Doctorate Programme EdD Education Studies MA Education PhD/MPhil Fine Art MA PGCE Primary PGCE Secondary Women’s Studies MA

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Flexible degree structure allows you to study an inter-disciplinary degree suited to you


School of Education


School of Creative Studies and Media

School of Electronic Engineering

School of English

No.2 in the UK for research in Electronic Engineering (RAE 2008) 100% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2012) Courses have 30 year continuous IET accreditation laboratories

Undergraduate Courses Computer Systems Engineering BEng or MEng (Hons) Control and Instrumentation Engineering* MEng Critical Safety Engineering* MEng Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons) Electronic Computer Systems Engineering BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Electronics BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Broadband and Optical Communications MSc Electronic Engineering MSc/MRes Electronic Engineering (Bio-Electronics) MRes Electronic Engineering (Micromachining) MRes Electronic Engineering (Microwave Devices) MRes Electronic Engineering (Nanotechnology) MRes Electronic Engineering (Optical Communications)MRes Electronic Engineering (Optoelectronics) MRes Electronic Engineering (Organic Electronics) MRes Electronic Engineering (Polymer Electronics) MRes Electronic Engineering (VLSI Design) MRes Nanotechnology and Microfabrication MSc

Oscar winning Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony is a graduate of Bangor’s School of English

Undergraduate Courses English BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing BA (Hons) English with Journalism BA (Hons) English with Theatre Studies BA (Hons) English with Songwriting BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Arthurian Literature MA Creative Writing MA Early Modern Literature MA English MA Medieval and Early Modern Literature MA Medieval Studies MA

School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography Many of our courses are professionally accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences or the Institute of Chartered Foresters

Undergraduate Courses Agriculture, Conservation and Environment BSc (Hons) Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology BSc (Hons) Conservation and Forest Ecosystems BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation BSc (Hons) Environmental Management BSc (Hons) Environmental Management MEnvSci Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

Agroforestry MSc Conservation and Land Management MSc Environmental Forestry MSc Forestry (Distance Learning) MSc Forestry (Distance Learning with International Commonwealth Scholarship) MSc Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus course) MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry (Erasmus Mundus course) MSc Tropical Forestry MSc (Distance Learning)

School of Healthcare Sciences Undergraduate Courses Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging BSc (Hons) Health Studies BSc (Hons) (+ Specialist Practice Awards) Health Studies (Nursing) BSc (Hons) (2 years for qualiďŹ ed nurses) Midwifery BM (Hons) Nursing BN (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Advanced Clinical Practice MSc Health and Social Care Leadership MSc Health Science MSc Implementing Evidence in Health and Social Care MRes Occupational Therapy MSc* Public Health and Health Promotion MSc Risk Management in Health and Social Care MSc

Undergraduate Courses Archaeology BA (Hons) Heritage, Archaeology and History BA (Hons) History BA (Hons) History with Archaeology BA (Hons) History with Film Studies BA (Hons) History with Journalism BA (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons) Modern and Contemporary History BA (Hons) Political and Social Sciences BA (Hons) Welsh History BA (Hons) Welsh History with Archaeology BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Celtic Archaeology MA History MA Medieval Studies MA Welsh History MA

School of Law No.6 in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2013) 2 year professional LLB program Internships at Barrister chambers and solicitors ďŹ rms

Undergraduate Courses Business and Law BA (Hons) Law LLB Law LLB (2-Year Degree Scheme) Law with Accounting and Finance LLB Law with Business Studies LLB Law with Criminology LLB Law with English LLB Law with French LLB

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Postgraduate Courses


School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology


Environmental Science MEnvSci Forestry BSc (Hons) Geography BA/BSc (Hons)

Law with German LLB Law with Italian LLB Law with Professional English LLB (for International Students) Law with Social Policy LLB Law with Spanish LLB

Postgraduate Courses Banking and Law MA/MBA Criminology and Law MA Executive LLM in Public Procurement Law and Strategy LLM International Commercial and Business Law LLM International Intellectual Property Law LLM International Law LLM International Law – specialising in European Law LLM International Law – specialising in Global Trade Law LLM International Law – specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law LLM Law LLM Law PhD/MPhil/LLM Res Law and Banking LLM Law and Criminology LLM Law and Management MBA Public Procurement Law and Strategy LLM

School of Linguistics and English Language Undergraduate Courses English Language BA (Hons) English Language with Creative Writing BA (Hons) English Language with Film Studies BA (Hons) English Language with Media Studies BA (Hons) International English Language BA (Hons) Linguistics BA (Hons) Linguistics with the English Language BA (Hons) Linguistics with English Literature BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Bilingualism MA Cognitive Linguistics MA Forensic Linguistics MSc Language Development MSc Linguistics MA

School of Medical Sciences Undergraduate Courses Medical Sciences BMedSci

Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCaR) Postgraduate Courses Ageing and Dementia Studies MSc by Research Health Economics MSc by Research Health Services Research MSc by Research

Postgraduate Courses Behavioural Neurology and Neuropsychiatry MSc Clinical and Functional Brain Imaging PgCert Medical Education Practice PgCert Medical Sciences MRes

School of Modern Languages

School of Ocean Sciences

Postgraduate Courses European Languages and Cultures MA Translation Studies MA

School of Music Undergraduate Courses Music BA/BMus

One of the largest teaching departments in Europe 35 metre seagoing research vessel available to students Located on the banks of the Menai Straits the school has an excellent location

Undergraduate Courses Applied Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Coastal Geography BSc (Hons) Geological Oceanography BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Zoology BSc (Joint Hons) Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Studies BSc (Hons) Marine Science MMSci, MMBiol and MOcean Marine Vertebrate Zoology BSc (Hons) Ocean Science BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Applied Marine Geoscience MSc Marine Biology MSc Marine Environmental Protection MSc Physical Oceanography MSc

Postgraduate Courses Composition/Electroacoustic Composition/Sonic Art MA/MMus Music MA Music (Sacred Music Studies) MA Performance MA Welsh Music and Celtic Music MA

School of Philosophy and Religion Ranked top 20 in the UK (Times) Distance learning courses available

Undergraduate Courses Philosophy &Religion and Another subject (Joint Hons) Philosophy and Religion BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Philosophy and Religion MA Study of Religion MA (Distance Learning) Philosophy and Religion MRes

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French BA (Hons) French with Another Subject BA (Hons) German BA (Hons) German with Another Subject BA (Hons) Italian and Another Subject BA (Joint Hons) Joint Language Honours Spanish BA (Hons) Spanish with Another Subject BA (Hons) Three Language Honours (French, German, Italian, Spanish) Another Subject plus a Modern Language (Arts and Social Science Subjects) Another Subject plus a Modern Language (Business-Related Subjects)


Undergraduate Courses

School of Psychology Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction 14th in the UK (Times) Students have access to the Bangor Imaging Unit which includes an MRI and EEG facility

Undergraduate Courses Neuropsychology BSc (Intercalated) Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology with Child and Language Development BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology with Neuropsychology BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses Applied Behaviour Analysis MSc Business with Consumer Psychology MA/MSc Clinical and Functional Brain Imaging PgCert Consumer Psychology with Business MA/MSc Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc Mindfulness-Based Approaches MA/MSc Neuroimaging MSc Professional and Clinical Education PgCert Psychological Research MSc Psychology MA/MRes

School of Social Sciences Undergraduate Courses Criminology and Criminal Justice BA (Hons) Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Social Policy and Another Subject (Joint Hons) Sociology BA (Hons)

Postgraduate Courses International Social Work MA Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice MA Criminology and Law MA Criminology and Sociology MA Language Policy and Planning MA Policy Research and Evaluation MA Social Policy, Sociology PhD Social Research and Social Policy MA Criminology, Criminal Justice, Social Policy, Sociology MARes

School of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences Top 10 in the UK for research 100% student satisfaction NSS 2012 Laboratories accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Undergraduate Courses Exercise Physiology BSc (Intercalated) Exercise, Behaviour Change and Disease Prevention BSc (Intercalated) Sport Science (Outdoor Activities) BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Physical Education) BSc (Hons) Sport Science BSc (Hons) Sport Science BSc (Intercalated) Sport, Health and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Physical Education BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Outdoor Recreation) HND

Postgraduate Courses Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology MA/MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology MA/MSc Applied Sport Science MA/MSc Applied Sports Science (Outdoor Activities) MA/MSc Exercise Rehabilitation MA/MSc

Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc/MRes Sport and Exercise Physiology MRes Sport and Exercise Sciences MRes

School of Welsh Top 5 in the UK for Celtic Studies (Times) Top 10 in the UK for Research

Postgraduate Courses The Celts MA Welsh MA *Subject to validation Most of the Taught courses (MA,MSc, MMus, LLM) listed above can be completed at Diploma (PGDip) or Certificate (PGCert) level. For further information, go to

Study in the heartland of the strongest surviving Celtic language

Undergraduate Courses Cymraeg/Welsh (for beginners)* BA (Hons)

Work Experience Many of our courses include the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through a placement year, short period of work experience or collaborating with a company on your final year project.

You can combine subjects to follow a Joint Honours Degree. This allows you to study two subjects in equal proportions. You may choose to study closely-related subjects, or a more unusual combination. Please see the full list of Joint Honours courses on our website: undergrad/joints

Undergraduate Transfer It is possible to transfer into the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme if the university studies undertaken to date in another country or in another university in the UK correspond by level and content to the 1st year of a programme at Bangor University. In order to assess an application for transfer, students are required to provide an official certified transcript detailing the study undertaken to date with their application.

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Joint Honours

Entry requirements A general guide for minimum requirements is: Undergraduate - 3 years We consider each application individually, but a general guide is: High School Diploma with GPA 3.0+ SATs scores (minimum 550+ in each component) or ACT (26+) At least 2 APs (score of 3+) or relevant SAT subject tests (550+) or International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points

Study Abroad (Semester, 1 year or Summer) You should have a good academic record at your home university. We look for a GPA of 2.5+

Postgraduate - Masters - 1 year A bachelor degree from an accredited Univ ersity with a GPA of at least 3.0

Postgraduate Research - PhD - 3 years Students will usually be expected to hold a Masters degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable

I love being able to climb Snowdon and visit the sea all in one place. It is so enjoyable to have such an interesting area to look forward to exploring when I need a break from course work. Even something as simple as the sheep in the ďŹ elds on the way to class are a beautiful view that I enjoy walking past everyday. Kayla Jones, from North Carolina, USA BA Creative and Professional Writing

Study Abroad

Applying to study at Bangor through UCAS

Bangor has a lively study abroad programme for one semester or a full year, and we accept students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from all corners of the United States , across all academic disciplines. We have official partnerships with;

UCAS is an online application system allowing students to apply for up to five courses in the UK through one application. For further information see www.ucas,

Arcadia College for Global Studies, and Central College Abroad, as well

Applying directly to Bangor Unievrsity free of charge You can apply to study directly at Bangor by using the online application form at:

as institutional agreements with Towson University, Ripon College, The University of Mary Washington, Clark College, Columbus State University, High Point University, West Virgina University, Oregan State University, The University of Maine, and The University of West Florida. We are also on many School’s approved lists including Smith College, Wellesley College, and Tulane University.

Posgraduate Applications You can apply to study at Bangor online

We accept applications from any student to study abroad however, and these students can apply directly via our website:

Federal Aid from the US

Bangor is a recognised FAFSA school, and US Federal Aid can be used to pay for your study. We also accept the GI Bill .

Contact us

For further information please see:

Country Manager – Americas Maggie Parke Bangor University


Undergraduate Applications

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Alumni Profile Emily Griffith, Study Abroad student 2008-09 I have spent the past two years working for the Bioacoustic Research Program at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology as a Research Analysist.

Emily is pictured setting up NOAA acoustic equipment for a deployment off Santa Catalina Island

Recently, however, I accepted a position in San Diego, CA working for SWFSC-NOAA as an Acoustic Technician. Here, I am testing and analyzing data from new autonomous recording devices to measure ocean noise and monitor marine mammals, with a current focus on elusive beaked whales.

I completed my MSc dissertation on odontocete vocalizations, so the skills learnt in that process have been directly applicable to jobs I have secured since graduation.

Alumni ProďŹ le Michael Barnett, Study Abroad student 1963-64.

These wonderful experiences opened my eyes to many cultures and viewpoints that have guided my life since that time. I am now a physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California (part of the University of California). I am a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In my private life, I am very active in the California Democratic Party, serving on its Executive Board and on its Platform Committee. Certainly my perspective on life and the world was greatly impacted by my fantastic year in Bangor.


Before coming to Bangor, I had done a lot of folk dancing, so I joined the folk dancing club, and in the spring we decided to enter a competition at an Eisteddfod. We really enjoyed ourselves and to our surprise, we won an award.

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Being in Wales, it was certainly a priority for me to understand the people and the culture. A highlight was when a Welsh classmate invited me to visit his village and home. I also enjoyed hiking up in the hills above Bangor. The international students I knew came from all six continents, and I especially got close to several African and Middle Eastern students, and my conversations with them really enlightened my knowledge and my thinking.

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