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UNCW students will enjoy living in the Ffriddoedd Village. The village has a shop, laundry facilities, common rooms, Bar Uno cafe, and the Canolfan Brailsford gym. There is on-site security and the buildings are equipped with a closed circuit TV that university safety officers monitor 24/7. All UNCW students will be housed in the same accommodation building, which will consist of four floors with two flats each, each flat will house eight students. The UNCW FYSA building will be a co-ed, alcohol free, with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Each flat will have four UNCW FYSA students and four non-UNCW students. It is our hope that this housing allocation will keep students close to their UNCW FYSA cohort, but also allow them to fully experience meeting students from other countries on-campus! 

Student’s rooms are spacious and come with the following amenities:

  • Bed
  • Desk, desk chair, and connected shelving unit with a built in bulletin board
  • Wardrobe closet
  • Large window 
  • Personal bathroom in their room with a separate door. Bathrooms are equipped with a sink, toilet, and stall shower.
  • Personal thermostat control
  • Key card entrance/locked room door
  • Bedding pack

 The common area for each flat includes the following amenities:

  • Two full size refrigerators
  • Double sink
  • Microwave
  • Two stove tops
  • Oven
  • Eight person table and chairs
  • Seating area and coffee table
  • Trash and recycling receptacles
  • Kitchen pack

Ffriddoedd Village Virtual Tour

Toiletries, groceries, and additional items can be bought in the nearby accommodation shop or stores in the city. So, if you need an extra blanket it's probably better to plan on buying one there rather than packing one in your suitcase. Given the airline restrictions on luggage weight, you want your suitcase to be filled with essentials. 

Meal plan

The meal plan is designed to cover 5 lunches/5 dinners each week, and will be a combination of set dinners and lunch money. UNCW students will receive money pre-loaded onto their YoYo food app to be used at the student's discretion at on-campus dining locations. While we encourage students to use their funding for 5 lunches a week, they can use the money for either breakfast of lunch as they like. The YoYo food app is specific to Bangor University, and is a tool that all students use to pay for food in any of the dinning locations. Even though there will be some money pre-loaded to the UNCW student’s account, students are also able to add funds to their app at any time.

Bar Uno will host dinner at PM Monday-Friday for UNCW students that will feature a rotating dinner menu every two weeks (with options for vegetarian students). Students with specific dietary restrictions are encouraged to connect with their UNCW Education Abroad Advisor prior to departure, as we can help arrange a meeting with you and the Head of Catering on-campus at Bangor University (in order to help build a menu that meets your specific dietary needs).

 Off-campus dining 

The majority of Bangor students living on-campus cook in the apartments, since they have the facilities and it saves money. However, some on-campus facilities (i.e. Bar Uno and Barlow's) are open on the weekends. 

Several supermarkets are within walking distance:

  • Morrisons (6 mins walk)
  • ASDA (10-15 mins walk)
  • Lidl (15 min walk)

There are also many cafes, pubs and restaurants in Bangor.

Day-to-day needs

In Bangor, you'll be able to take care of all of your day-to-day needs.

In addition to the supermarkets and restaurants mentioned above, Bangor has a pharmacy, computer repair shop, clothes stores, butcher's, banks, hairdressers, doctors, police station, etc. etc.