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It’s been an exciting and full first semester. We can’t believe it’s almost over. Our Heroes welcomed new and old students on September 15th and 16th, helped them with luggage and answered any queries they had about their time here in Bangor, it feel like only yesterday! We had an interesting Serendipity this year. Due to high winds we weren’t able to get the usual set up at Main Arts so we were lucky enough to have two huge halls at Brailsford where we could host the event! We brought back Meet and Mingle for Welcome Week and it was…

It’s that time of year again, where student politics is plastered around the whole University. Some might love it, and some might hate it, but what’s important to remember is that student politics is what makes change happen within your University and it affects your student experience. Every year at the beginning of Semester 2 we host the BIG Election! “What exactly is the BIG election?” I hear you say! The BIG election is the democratic process of electing our Sabbatical Officers. Not sure what Sabbatical Officers are? Let me explain… Sabbatical Officers are students who take a year out…

Over one hundred students attended Reclaim The Night – a peaceful march in protest of sexual violence which took place on November 29th. The march, organised by Bangor University Students’ Union (Undeb Bangor), started at Bangor Clock Tower and continued through the high street before ending at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre. It was Bangor’s first Reclaim The Night event since April 2016 and is a part of Undeb Bangor’s campaign against sexual violence, which aims to clearly communicate the definition of sexual violence to students. Mark Barrow, Undeb Bangor’s Vice-President for Education, was a leading figure behind the planning…

You may have heard about Big White Wall, you may not have heard about it. You may have heard about it and thought that this is not for you because your mental health isn’t ‘concerning enough’ for Big White Wall or that you don’t need any help because it will ‘just pass’. We’re here to tell you that Big White Wall is here for all Bangor Students that need any help with their mental health, big or small. People come to Big White Wall for help with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues – from anxiety, depression,…

This year, Disability History Month takes place between 19 November and 22 December, and your Students’ Union has lots planned. Disability History Month is an international campaign, and this year the theme of the month is ‘music’. Undeb Bangor will be releasing some tips, throughout the month, as to little things you can do to avoid unnecessary harm to disabled people. These tips will be released on social media. We have also teamed up with our Music Society, to ensure that their winter concert is linked to the overall theme of disability. The concert will take place on 7th December,…

Join Bangor University’s Students’ Union, Undeb Bangor, for a peaceful march in protest of violence directed at women, on 29 November 2018. Reclaim the Night is an international campaign, when people take to the streets to say NO to sexual violence against women, street harassment, rape culture and victim blaming. The event will begin at the Clock Tower, in Bangor City Centre, at 6.30pm. There will be a selection of rousing speeches, before the march heads along the High Street towards the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre. Although self-defining women will lead the march, the event is open to everyone,…

The Bangor Student’s Union has recently elected a council of individuals who will represent the student population to discuss, debate and set SU policies. In between General meetings, newly selected councilors initiate new projects, review ongoing projects, and discuss issues of relevance. All students are welcome to attend the Undeb Bangor Council (UBC) and engage in debate related to activities or student opportunities that Undeb Bangor facilitate, in addition to national, local, or political campaigns. This forum will allow the student body to hold Sabbatical Officers to account and allows for the development of the student experience. Below is a…

Undeb Bangor are launching a campaign to tackle sexual violence at Bangor University The campaign, No Grey Area, will launch on November 26th. There will also be a march to accompany the campaign called Reclaim ­The Night, designed to reinforce the message that women, in particular, can walk the streets completely safely at night. Vice President of Education, Mark Barrow, has said: “­The campaign is just the start. ­The Student Union will consistently confront sexual violence. “I’ve realised that it is a massive problem at Universities generally, and have seen many things in the media to corroborate this. I therefore…

The Debating Union is the perfect place to learn about global controversies, participate in political conversations, and form opinions on situations everyone is talking about! From topics pertaining to a wide range of social and political issues, anything that can be covered will be covered. Our weekly circle debates take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 PM, with a meetup beforehand in the Main Arts foyer, and are incredibly relaxed to ensure people are able to participate as much or as little as they feel comfortable. For competitive sessions, the group meets on Sundays from 8 to 10 PM.…

Ruth Plant: President Ruth is the chief officer of the Union and head of the Sabbatical Officer Team. As president, she is the chief representative of the Union to the University and the local community alongside local & national media, alongside being responsible for the coordination and drafting of the Union budget on behalf of the Board of Trustees and is the lead officer on matters relating to Union democracy and shall be responsible for upholding and interpreting the constitution. ruth.plant@undebbangor.com Gethin Morgan:UMCB President As President of the Welsh Student Union, it is Gethin’s responsibility to be responsible for its…

UCU, the UK’s largest higher education Union, has stated that 14 days of “escalating strike action” will take place nationally in February and March. The strikes will occur over a four-week period, and result from an ongoing dispute over proposed changes to staff pensions. The expected strike dates are: – Thursday 22, Friday 23 February – Monday 26, Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 February – Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 March – Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Friday 16 March Professor Oliver Turnbull, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) said: “On these days, some members of…

A team of 30 enthusiastic international students from Bangor University got together on Saturday November 4th to work for a better and cleaner planet! They spent 3 hours picking up (a lot of) litter around upper and lower Bangor as part of a new project organised by the International Student Support Office – called Internationals Go Green. The initiative consists of a series of trips and events aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues, sustainability and wellbeing among students. In addition, all their events are organised together with other University Departments (with UNDEB Bangor this time) and Local Organisations to enhance…

Bangor University has received a resounding testimony from last years graduating students after being placed eighth in the UK and second in Wales following the results of this year’s National Student Survey. The NSS, taken by half a million graduating students across the United Kingdom, featured 460 academic institutions, eight of which are in Wales. Professor Oliver Turnbull, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching & Learning at Bangor University said: “These are a wonderful endorsement of our activities, and indeed of Bangor University’s values. We have long been renowned for providing not only excellent teaching but also student support, and these results…

Bangor students have launched a petition in attempt to save the Nightline support service which was closed at the end of June following a recommendation from a former Saab officer within the Student Union. In a recently released statement, Undeb said: “In June 2017 the Undeb Bangor Trustee Board took the difficult decision to permanently close Bangor Nightline following reports of concerning behaviour by it’s committee and the way that it was being run.” Bangor Nightline has been in place for over forty years as a form of anonymous support for students at the University. Operating via volunteers, the service…

Bangor University is the 3rd best university in the country according to the WhatUni results which were announced in London this week. Hosted by David Mitchell, the awards are special in that they are only voted for by students; people who have a genuine first-hand experience in using the nominated institutions and services. In addition to picking up ‘bronze’ in the best University category, Bangor took ‘gold’ for its clubs and societies as well as further ‘bronze’ placings in the Courses and Lecturers and Giving Back categories. The University was also placed in the top ten of all the categories…

The UNDEB sabbatical officers for 2017-18 were announced tonight following a record breaking 2145 votes being cast by students from across the university. The first result to be announced was the UCMB President for which Mirain Roberts was elected, her being the sole runner. She said: ‘ It’s great to take over from Ifan James who has done a great job. We’ve got a great team in place for next year.’ The second result of the night was the VP for Education for which Helen Marchant had been seeking a second term. Managing a huge 1080 votes in the first round,…

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