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In late November the National Union of Students held the first Student Activist training event for many years. After several decades largely on the sidelines of British politics, the student movement has re-emerged from its rather stagnant cocoon to once again become a  voice against what many see as ideological and flawed ‘reforms’ to education in this country. 2010 saw the largest demonstration by students in many years, and unlike the protests during the Labour government’s introduction of top—up fees, the ball has not stopped rolling. Protests have continued and spread to other sectors of society affected, both by the…

It’s been a very busy month for the SVB Promotions Committee, with most of our time going towards re-establishing our Moulin Rouge night in Academi. SVB have run a Moulin Rouge Night annually for many years now. Despite not doing so last year due to the lack of any decent student nightclub in Bangor, this year it was as popular as ever, and SVB managed to raise over £800! The doors to Academi, which had been tastefully decorated with silhouettes of burlesque dancers, red and black stars and plenty of tinsel and glitter, opened at 10pm. The movie was played…

Bangor University Music Society is getting into the Christmas spirit and gearing up for its annual Christmas concert. Showcasing the musical talents of Bangor’s students from a variety of courses, such concerts are always great successes; with an eclectic programme of classical, film, pop and Christmas music, the concert on December 10th is set to be no exception. Taking the reins of orchestral director this year, Rob Thompson has selected a variety of music, including the theme tune from Gladiators and Bizet’s Carmen Suite no. 1. “The orchestra has taken really well to some challenging repertoire and a variety of…

Finally! Bangor has a chess club again. For nearly five years Bangor students have been deprived of a place where they can go, play chess, make friends and enjoy a good chat. As a relatively new society we offer weekly meetings where we play chess, usually on a Thursday 6pm, in the Welsh seminar room (check Facebook for venue). Afterward we go to the pub and continue our chat there talking about the days events ect. We feel that many people, who would like to play chess casually, are put off by the fancy moves and strategies more experienced players…

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