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An email has been sent out by the Student’s Union president Mark Barrow saying that the University has decided to postpone all conferences and events over COVID-19 (Corona Virus) concerns. In addition meetings involving visitors to University premises should be rescheduled. Therefore Varsity, Socs Fest and the Award Dinners have been cancelled. This has come just after Bangor University sent around an email saying that the University Executive have decided to review their COVID-19 policy, and asking that Staff and Students only travel on university business in the UK if it is absolutely necessary. Students have been advised to check…

Helo bawb! It’s scary to think that we’ll know who will be replacing us as a Sabb team next year within the next few weeks – where has this year gone?! I’m excited to see that there are three candidates for the UMCB President position this year, which was quite unexpected to most of you. I’d like to wish the best of luck to all three of them as I’m sure it will be an interesting campaigning period and that it will be a very tight race. And to the rest of you – remember to vote! Recently I’ve been…

Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying the new semester, and that any exams you had during January went as well as you had hoped. As you may have noticed on social media, and through our weekly newsletter, the past few weeks have been very busy for all of us at Undeb Bangor. Coronavirus outbreak – zero tolerance to harassment Regrettably, there have been reports nationally of some individuals being racially harassed or avoided. We condemn such behaviour, and want to be clear that Bangor University, and Undeb Bangor, will not tolerate any incidents of this nature. We have a…

Undeb Bangor & Liberation Campaigns Well, folks, February’s passed – and with it, half the semester. How time flies! January may have felt as long as an entire year, but February seems to have zoomed past as though it were only a week. February also happens to be our LGBT+ History Month (check out the LGBT+/LHDT+ Society’s Facebook page for some very interesting examples of LGBT+ role models!), and the time an all-student committee (the first of its kind!) has come together to plan and execute Women’s History Month in March! So let’s talk about these ‘History Months’ – or…

We’re almost at the end of our year now and it’s time to look back at our manifestos and achievements from the year to update you all! Within my manifesto I mentioned various things from kitchen facilities and water fountains to more Panopto and job opportunities and I’m happy to say there has been fantastic progress on all of these! I have managed to secure 4 more water fountains around campus which is something we’ve been asked for monthly for well over a year and I hope that this is the start to a wider rollout! I have also continued…

Seren speaks to all the candidates about the position they’re running for, their experience, manifesto and more. James Avison – VP Education: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/195497588438660/ Lilia Borud – VP Education: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/197120718247426/ Matthew Niemann – VP Education: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/1413969655449315/ Talia Reed – VP Education: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/1095473587468736/ Anda-Maria Nitu – VP Education: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/838438386625369/

Seren speaks to all the candidates about the position they’re running for, their experience, manifesto and more. James Gittins – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/808537279667856/ Katie Lloyd – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/1663191780486193/ Katie Tew – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/186961992742515/ Rebeca Kirkby – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/2002319199913562/ Siân Billington – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/211597620205385/ Emmanuel Asante – VP Societies & Volunteering: https://www.facebook.com/BangorSeren/videos/538033860444695/

Campaign season kicked off on Tuesday with the candidate fair!  Each candidate was set up at a station ready to pass on the message of their manifestos and why they feel they would be a good fit for the roles.  This is a great way to really kick start campaigning and allows the student body to meet the candidates, and discuss with each of them what they plan on doing if elected. With so many different ideas and approaches being made, the room buzzed with energy.  Many of the students I managed to speak to were very excited about meeting…

#EDUCATION4ALL – As the Social Sciences Society, we are organising a free event for ALL students of Bangor University.  On the 28th of March 2020, 7.30pm until late in the JP Theatre, we will have an Indian themed event running to raise money for Mango Tree House, which is a UK based charity in Goa, India. In the evening, we will have live entertainment from our very own George Robinson and Hannah Chung! We will have a number of societies offering Indian entertainment, and music to dance the night away!  There will be a cash bar on site and a…

It’s almost 2020, what a daunting prospect… Since the last one of these I’ve been mad busy with preparing for the General Election! I’ve also attended a Higher Education Funding Council for Wales conference on student mental health and wellbeing which was super insightful. At that event we also gave Kirsty Williams, Wales’ education minister, our brand new student led mental health strategy which she said she’d read on the train! I hope she was impressed because it was led by you guys and the only way to better the student experience is to listen. I’ve also seen a lot…

While you’re awaiting (or enjoying!) your holidays, take a quiet moment to reflect upon the year 2019. How did you start the year? What challenges did you have to overcome? What challenges do you still face? How have you grown, as a person, since the beginning of the year? Most of our time is spent chasing external goals and we frequently forget our internal selves, and how far we have come from where we once were. But the end of the year is the perfect time to remember, and to take a rest and prepare for the year ahead. It’s…

This month I had a big announcement that will undoubtedly benefit students and their ability to play Wednesday afternoon sport. Wednesday lectures and their conflict with sport has consistently been a stumbling point for students, with three factors that are a perennial issue for students wanting to take part in BUCS sport: 1. Persistent timetabling of events on Wednesday afternoon despite our policy. 2. The need for students to travel early on a Wednesday to matches due to our geographical location. 3. The fact that even home fixtures need to be scheduled from 1pm (or earlier) in order to fit…

Hello everyone. I hope you have had an enjoyable semester, and that you are looking forward to a well-earned break over the Christmas holidays. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the last few weeks have been incredibly busy for Undeb Bangor, and there is still a lot more to come before the end of semester one! I’ll highlight some main points here, but do feel free to get in touch with me if you’d like more clarity or information. I’m sure that you’re aware of the strike action taking place in Bangor by some members of UCU. The striking began on…

We are the Bangor University Liberal Democrats – a student wing of the main Liberal Democrat party set up to represent Liberal Democrat members at Bangor University. We are in the process of setting up as a society, but before we can do that, we need your support. We have ambitious plans for the year ahead, including taking part in local and national events such as Bangor’s Climate Change protests and People’s ote marches in London. In addition, we are looking to debate with other political societies, campaign, and spread the Liberal Democrats message and, of course, social activities! If…

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