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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.…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

BUGS, Bangor University’s Guide & Scout society, has a lot of events coming up over the next few weeks. First, we have a badge activity on the 28th November all about space, with a volunteering day party the following week. The weekend of the 7th December, we have a Christmas sleepover in the Menai Bridge Scout hut where we will have a Christmas dinner, play games (including our now traditional puzzle), watch films, swap gifts, and have fun! The last official BUGS activity of the semester will be climbing on the 12th December, but we will keep everyone updated if…

Hi everyone!   We at Bangor K-Dragons would just like to share with you all the exciting things we will be doing towards the end of this term. But firstly, thank you to everyone who comes to our fun classes on Fridays, and to everyone in our competition team for all your hard work. We will be taking part in a university KPOP dance competition held in Coventry on the 23rd of November. Please send us some support and follow the experience on our social media!   We are also excited to announce that we will be holding our first…

Bangor’s biggest gaming event of the year is upon us once again. That’s right, the BUGL 48 hour gaming marathon is happening from 7pm on Friday the 29th of November until 6pm on Sunday the 1st of December in TS5 & TS6, in the Wheldon building. This time around, it’s bigger and better than ever, featuring three tournaments: League of Legends, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, and a Mystery Game Tournament, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. People are free to come and go as they please at the marathon; there’s no pressure to stick around…

Bangor University’s student radio Storm FM is looking for students to join its executive committee for the upcoming year. The station has been broadcasting for two decades and is one of the last few student radio stations to broadcast on FM. It is one of the oldest societies in the University. The station will have to shut down without a Station Manager, Secretary, Treasurer, Head of Tech and at least one Programme Controller. Muhammad Firdaus, VP for Societies & Volunteering, is encouraging students to join in order to save the station: “Would you like to get involved in running a…

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.…

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…

Organised by Bangor Indian Society (BIS), Holi Festival was a hit among Bangor students. Around 300 hundreds attended the “Holi Party” on Thursday 10th and, two days later, some of them seized the opportunity to celebrate it the traditional way by throwing colored powder in the air. Originally, Holi comes from Hinduism and its celebration started in India. It is praising the “true devotee” that was Prahlada, who resisted fire thanks to his faith, in opposition to Holika who turned into ashes. ‘Holi’ comes from ‘Holika’, who was a she-demon. In celebration of the victory of good over evil, people…

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