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This Girl Can week is a national campaign run to promote sport and exercise for women regardless of ability, age, culture or experience. The week runs from the 23rd to the 29th of November, in which time Undeb Bangor will be promoting the campaign with free activities. This year the week will be slightly different but we still have a large range of activities for you to take part in both online and face-to-face. These are all free for university staff and students. Activities include talks, fitness classes, outdoor walks and so much more. During the week we will also…

If you have been put off joining a new society or volunteering project because you have been too nervous to join an online session on your own, send an email to katie.tew@undebbangor.com. Katie (your VP for societies and volunteering) will arrange for a member of the society or volunteering project to meet with you before the session so that you will be able to get to know a friendly face before joining in the session.

‘Tackling the Taboo’ is a series of mental health discussion sessions for men that Undeb Bangor are running throughout November on Zoom. The purpose of these sessions is for men to come together to discuss mental health. It’s important to ‘Tackle the Taboo’ that drives men to feel like they can’t talk about mental health – and that’s what the sessions are all about. At the session, some members of the AU and UMCB teams and the Socs/Vols will talk about their experiences with mental health, and how they have learned to cope. There will be an opportunity for anyone…

As spooky season fast approaches, I am left wondering many things. Is it too basic if I just dress up as a cat again for Halloween? Does my pumpkin even look like I’ve tried to carve a face out of it? Or how old is too old to go trick or treating? Well, this year in the Bangor Debating Society, we have decided to tackle one of these issues. Although we won’t be passing judgment on your costumes or pumpkin carving skills, we will be setting out to unveil the answer behind one age-old question that gets repeated every Halloween.…

There is no question that Covid-19 has turned the whole world upside down, but in a time of crisis, there has been one light that has shined throughout the pandemic, and that is our country’s revitalized concept of community. The response to Covid-19 has proven how great the contributions of communities have on public health, and something the pandemic has also shown me, is that helping others can also benefit myself greatly. By doing small deeds like shopping for others and checking in on my loved ones, I have experienced a greater sense of purpose and belonging – and I…

Student Council With the Student Council Elections over, we can now introduce you to your Councillors! They’ve started in their new roles and are ready for the first Student Council meeting on Thursda   y the 22nd of October. There are 27 Student Council positions, each position representing a part of the student body. Any student can submit an idea or a petition for the council to debate and put into motion, all of which can be done at www.undebbangor.com/ideas. You can find more information about the Student Council at undebbangor.com/StudentCouncil, where you can follow your councillors and stay up to…

The Bangor Art Society held an upcycling workshop last week in celebration of sustainability week at the university. Upcycling is the idea of recycling materials to produce something more valuable than the original components. To this end, members were encouraged to use old cans, clothes, bottles or other unwanted objects. We have gathered a few examples of their work below.

Photo designed by jcomp / Freepik The Bangor University Writers’ Guild is a society dedicated to inspiring Bangor’s writing talent through activities, workshops, and peer feedback. Collected here are several poetic works that members have chosen to share with the world. Royal by Dylan Finnan Royal-rented tone dances to the song of B flat sustained across silk-sewn ridges to rest on the tip of taste, and coat the air with confectioned dust as the crown settles, not on head but texture. The cold-paned petal lifts to reveal the residue of freshly laid sheets left upon your lips as the word…

Image by Megan Curtis Congratulations to everyone for getting here! Whether you’re a new student who managed to survive this year’s A-Levels or a returning student who’s been home so long you’ve forgotten what the inside of The Harp looks like, you should be proud of yourselves for making it to Bangor. We’re good at conservation here. The university, the courses and the students actively participate in reducing our impact on the planet. And the Conservation Society was set up to help with this. If you’re a Conservation student, we are here to help. We work with the North Wales…

Hi, we are Endeavour, the Ocean Science society! We would like to invite you to join us for movies, quizzes and talks given by well-renowned scientists and industry professionals. This semester is different from any other that the university has experienced, due to the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that as much as we would love to see all you, face to face, that cannot be. We have put measures in place to accommodate you all whilst following the advice given by both the Government and University for societal activities. This information will be detailed on our UNDEB…

We are Undeb Bangor, your Students’ Union. We’re here to represent you during your time as a student in Bangor, through 4 elected Sabbatical Officers who were once students as well! We’re fully aware that this year is going to be different from all others, but we will continue to provide our services online including our academic advice service, and our full representation support. This includes course reps and, through our student-led groups, activities taking place online and in-person if possible. All activities will follow government guidance. We have had to adapt how we work, much like the rest of…

Harry Riley, incoming Undeb Bangor President, announced his resignation last Thursday. Nominations for his replacement opened this morning, and will go to vote at 3pm, Monday the 13th of July. Riley tendered his resignation over Facebook, explaining that he has been offered a job in the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Describing the position as a “dream job,” Riley will be involved in coordinating the government’s charity response to Covid-19. His full resignation can be found at the link below. https://www.facebook.com/HarryRileyVPEducation/posts/594825448106073 Nominations for the new 2020/2021 President will close on the 8th of July. For more information…

That’s it then…after two years working at Undeb Bangor, I’ve reached my final week, and will officially complete my term as President at 5pm on Friday 26th June. As when coming to an end of any chapter of your life, it is natural to go through a period of reflection. That is certainly the case for me, as I am also coming to the end of five years living in Bangor, and five years of association with Bangor University – initially as a student for three years, followed by my two years at Undeb Bangor. When I think back to…

by Ally Jackson A brain injury has a dramatic impact on an individual’s life, whether it has been acquired through stroke, cancer, or a traumatic event. The effect of a brain injury varies from person to person  with cognitive issues ranging from emotional dysregulation, memory deficits and communication difficulties, and physical issues ranging from mild to severe impairment. Headway Gwynedd and Mon are a non-profit organisation who’s mission is to combat the social isolation which often accompanies these issues by promoting socio-emotional adjustment and connection. Crucially, they provide support and information for family, carers, and friends who are also impacted…

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…

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