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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…

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…

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