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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…

More than 100,000 over 18s are members of Scouting and Girlguiding in the UK, and some of them are right here in Bangor! Whether you’re already a member, or completely new to the organisations, BUGS allows you to either continue your involvement whilst at university or discover something completely new altogether. We meet several times a month to do all sorts of activities, from walking and light painting to bell-ringing and backwards cooking, as well as socials and nights out – if there’s something new you want to try, we can do it! Throughout the year we go…

One of my favourite things about Bangor is its large international presence. This year I had the pleasure of meeting two Brazilian girls who invited me to the ESN Bangor’s “Flight to Brazil” event. I received the following message – “Dear Passengers, The Erasmus Society would like to welcome you on board. Please fasten your seat belts and prepare for a flight to Brazil! Get ready to celebrate the Carnival with plenty of Caipirinhas, drums and Samba! And as a warning a lot of turbulence is expected on the dance floor. We would kindly request you to bring along some…

On  22nd February Seren Editors Kayla and Ida went to the Give It A Go event at Normal Site. The taster session, which allowed students to drop by was filled with with sword-fighting, Archery and Re-enactors. Any student who wanted to come along to the taster could try out being a part of the societies. First up, Kayla saw how good of a shot she was at archery. Archery club member Tasmin came and taught her how to use a bow, stand correctly and how to aim for the bullseye. Though Kayla only got to the outer part of…

We take a look at what Bangor has to offer you at Serendipity this year! Serendipity Societies MUSoc (Bangor University Music Society) Chair: Hephzibah Leafe What we do: We run both an orchestra and a choir every week. We perform in three large concerts every year, two of which are just for Music Society, and we often raising money for various charities. Our emphasis is on having fun, and absolutely anyone of any ability is welcome to come along. THERE ARE NO AUDITIONS! Hopes for this year: We have a great selection of pieces planned which includes a wide range…

Street Law is a community-based, student-run project that aims to improve legal understanding amongst local people. Street Law aims to distribute useful legal knowledge to people in the local communities who would not normally have easy access to the legal issues and information that might affect them. The project sees Bangor Law students delivering interactive presentations on topics including Stop and Search, Anti-social Behaviour Law, Consumer Law and Employment Law free of charge to organisations such as Youth Clubs and secondary schools. In the area of Consumer Law our presentation aims to inform the audience of their rights when it…

This issue I attended a brand new society which has been running ‘underground’ for a while in people’s kitchens and flats, but has since been granted official status by the University – mostly thanks to the VP for Sports and Societies, Ash Kierans. The society is Beer Pong and although for someone like me who is wheat-intolerant this sounded like a recipe for disaster, thankfully it can be played with any drink and so is perfect for everyone, even if you don’t like beer! Since becoming an official society, they have acquired the use of Academi for their tournaments and…

There is a rule in my house; no Christmas before December 1st. This is for the sanity of all around me as, for a month, I hail from the land of ice and snow. So, to fit as much Christmas in as possible, I attended the Betws-y-Coed Christmas 2012 in the ‘gateway to Snowdonia’ around 30mins drive from Bangor. The drive down the A5 was stunning, the mountains looked like someone had sprinkled them with sugar and some of the mini waterfalls had formed abstract sculptures of ice around their mouths. The 1st Saturday of December signifies something special in…

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