Bangor University has almost 90,000 alumni living all over the world, working in every industry you can imagine! We’re proud of all of our alumni’s achievements and love to hear what you have been up to since graduation. Below are some of our alumni’s stories. If you would like to share your experiences since leaving Bangor, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I set up my business in my spare time whilst I was doing postgraduate studies at Bangor"
Gaz Thomas (MEng Electronic Engineering, 2004) took advantage of Bangor University's support to set up his business.
"Who says Science and Arts don't mix?"
Isle of Man alumna Liz Boakes (Biochemistry, 1994 & PGCE) tells us of her writing success during lockdown.
Couple celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary after meeting as students in Bangor
Gillian Taylor (nee Kendall) (Pure Maths, 1970) and John Taylor (Pure Maths MSc, 1970 and PhD Cymraeg, 2012)’s son Tim share their story which started in Bangor.
“Bangor set the seed for my future career”
Alumnus Tom Kidger (Agroforestry with Business Management, 2003) set up the UK's leading online retailer of real Christmas trees.
“My 3 years at Bangor were the making of me”
Graham Newman (Mathematics, 1976) shares his memories of his time at University.
“My 4 years at Bangor were the best 4 years of my educational life”
Sara Rawoot (Psychology with Neuropsychology, 2019) is closer to fulfilling her dreams after completing her degree at Bangor University.
Alumnus plays wheelchair Rugby League for Wales
Jason Owen (Physical Education and Outdoor Education, 1997) gives 100% effort for his country!
Three alumna return to Bangor to mark 35 years since graduating
Ingrid Abrahams (Biblical Studies, 1985), Nina Dhanoa (Biochemistry, 1985) and Helen Charles (History, 1984) tell us about their return to Bangor!
"Celebrating 40 years since we arrived in Bangor as Freshers in 1979"
Jonathan Doherty (Education with PE, 1982) shares his recent reunion with us
China Alumnus of the Year 2019
Congratulations to Yingying Liu who has been named as Bangor University’s China Alumnus of the Year 2019.
“My Life Through The Lens”
For more than 35 years alumnus Geoff Tompkinson has travelled the world as a photographer and time-lapse video producer.
Reichel, Regattas and Rag Weeks
David Walker graduated from Bangor in 1960 with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology. Here he shares some of his memories of his time as a student.
Alumnus of the Year 2019
Frankie Hobro (Marine Environmental Protection MSc, 2002) was named Alumnus of the Year 2019 during the School of Ocean Sciences’ graduation ceremony.
Bangor Alumna's Psychology Degree takes her to Facebook HQ
You’ll find Bangor graduates working at every major company across the globe. Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, is home to Susie Thompson, a 2004 Psychology graduate who has found her dream job in California.
Alumnus of the Year 2018
In July 2018, Gwilym Rees-Jones (Maths, 1963) was presented with Bangor University's Alumnus of the Year award. The Alumnus of the Year award highlights the achievements of our alumni, acknowledging those who have excelled in their chosen career and remain engaged with their University
China Alumnus of the Year 2018
Prof. Andrew Edwards, Dean of the College Arts, Humanities and Business, presented Michelle Han (MBA, 2004) with the China Alumnus of the Year 2018 award at during an alumni reunion in Shanghai.
Bangor University / BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2018
Mohamed Al-Mahroos (Banking and Finance, 2012) was named Bangor University / BIBF Alumnus of the Year in September 2018.
“The first time I ventured outside of my comfort zone”
James McAllister’s degree in English Literature and Journalism at Bangor University as led him into a career in digital marketing.Read more about James…
“My degree really resonated with employers when I was first starting my career”
Hannah Corbett graduated with a degree in Linguistics and Creative Writing in 2013.
Read more about Hannah…
“Studying at Bangor pushed me out of my comfort zone”
Lucy Orchiston graduated from Bangor in 2011 with a degree in Linguistics and the English Language.Read more about Lucy...
Life as a student was somewhat idyllic
A career in electronics followed Dermot Statham’s degree in Bangor
Thirty Years in the Wilderness!
After studying at Bangor, Chris Yarrow used his love of forestry to set up an award-winning tourist attraction and education centre.
"Bangor was the place for me"
Paul Southall graduated from Bangor in 1993 with a degree in History and works for the National Trust on renewable energy projects. He also works regularly with the University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography.
Bangor and beyond
John Graham’s Mathematics degree from Bangor has taken him all over the world.
Ray Footman is Bangor University's Alumnus of the Year 2017. The Alumnus of the Year award recognises the achievements, both professional and personal, of our graduates, especially highlighting those who have chosen to remain engaged with their alma mater and give back, either through service, philanthropy, or both to the University.
Bangor University / BIBF Alumnus of the Year 2017
Mohamed came to Bangor University to complete his BA Hons in Business Studies and Finance in the 2010-2011 academic year and earned an upper second class degree.
China Alumnus of the Year 2017
Yangjing is the second Bangor University Alumnus of the Year China and the 2017 awardee. Yanjing was the first Chinese student to study Psychology at Bangor University.
Because of Bangor
Do you feel that you wouldn’t be where you are today without your time at Bangor? Do you have a particular memory of a location or event at the University that has always stayed with you? Did you make friends for life, establish traditions or meet your future partner here?
Read some of our alumni stories on why Bangor University is so special to them and where they are today ‘Because of Bangor’.
An Honorary Fellowship is a highly prestigious award which the University bestows to distinguished individuals who have a connection with the University or Wales, and who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field. We are especially proud of our alumni Honorary Fellows. Here are a few recent alumni Fellows.
Read more about Bangor University’s Honorary Fellows.