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Ruth Plant: President Ruth is the chief officer of the Union and head of the Sabbatical Officer Team. As president, she is the chief representative of the Union to the University and the local community alongside local & national media, alongside being responsible for the coordination and drafting of the Union budget on behalf of the Board of Trustees and is the lead officer on matters relating to Union democracy and shall be responsible for upholding and interpreting the constitution. ruth.plant@undebbangor.com Gethin Morgan:UMCB President As President of the Welsh Student Union, it is Gethin’s responsibility to be responsible for its…

UCU, the UK’s largest higher education Union, has stated that 14 days of “escalating strike action” will take place nationally in February and March. The strikes will occur over a four-week period, and result from an ongoing dispute over proposed changes to staff pensions. The expected strike dates are: – Thursday 22, Friday 23 February – Monday 26, Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 February – Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 March – Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Friday 16 March Professor Oliver Turnbull, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) said: “On these days, some members of…

A team of 30 enthusiastic international students from Bangor University got together on Saturday November 4th to work for a better and cleaner planet! They spent 3 hours picking up (a lot of) litter around upper and lower Bangor as part of a new project organised by the International Student Support Office – called Internationals Go Green. The initiative consists of a series of trips and events aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues, sustainability and wellbeing among students. In addition, all their events are organised together with other University Departments (with UNDEB Bangor this time) and Local Organisations to enhance…

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…

The UNDEB sabbatical officers for 2017-18 were announced tonight following a record breaking 2145 votes being cast by students from across the university. The first result to be announced was the UCMB President for which Mirain Roberts was elected, her being the sole runner. She said: ‘ It’s great to take over from Ifan James who has done a great job. We’ve got a great team in place for next year.’ The second result of the night was the VP for Education for which Helen Marchant had been seeking a second term. Managing a huge 1080 votes in the first round,…

The new Student Union Sabbatical team for the next academic year have been elected. The recent election saw a record breaking amount of candidates to run in an SU election, with a total of 21 candidates overall. The election also reached new heights beating the number of votes compared to last year with a huge 1,989 people voting. The voting saw the re-election of Becca Kent for VP Sport & Healthy Living, while the other sabbatical positions saw the election of all new members. Conor Savage was elected the new president with Matt Day as the VP Societies & Communities…

Officially launched the 29th of February, the campaign for the Student Union election is the most important one of student life. The two weeks before the votes are held represent the opportunity for students to question and get to know their future representatives. Elected for 2016/2017 academic year, they will be the decision makers of all important student life measures : from society management, to event organizing, to defending students’ right at university meetings… These two weeks will be intense. Competition will be great. However, become friends, remain friends. -Dylan Williams, Union Director A few days before the campaigning starts,…

First of all, welcome to Bangor University and welcome to your Students’ Union – we hope that you make the most of your time here in Bangor and enjoy all the opportunities available to you! The Students’ Union does a number of things – we provide free clubs and societies, so if you want to join the swimming club, or play netball, join our Gaming League, or our Chess Society, you can do all of those things completely free! We also have over 20 volunteering projects, so if you want to work with children, look after North Wales’ beautiful beaches,…

Did you know that a whole army of Course Reps are elected by students every year to represent students’ views about their learning experience? Any kind of student can become a Course Rep; undergraduate, first year, final year, postgraduate or researcher. They can be 18 or 80, live in halls or at home, come from down the road or all the way from China! They all have one thing in common; they care about having the best academic experience possible, and helping their classmates and colleagues to do the same. Course Reps have made a huge difference at Bangor over…

• Students’ Union organise summer activity sessions • Various activities available including sports, days out and geo-caching A new Bangor Students’ Union scheme hopes to keep Bangor students active during the summer months. Summer Sessions, which will launch at the end of term, will consist of a number of different activities which will be available to any remaining student once a week. “The activities team are really keen to provide for those that remain over Summer such as International students, postgraduate students and any other person who wants to get or remain active” said Steve Barnard, Activities Development Co-ordinator at the…

by Emma & Micha At 17:30 on Friday 22rd March 2013, Micha and I set off from Bangor Students Union building on Jailbreak, with the hope of travelling the country for free. We had 30 hours to travel as far as possible away from Bangor with one catch, we weren’t allowed to spend any money. So, looking truly ridiculous dressed as two penguins, we hitched a lift with a friend in the direction of Manchester and set off on our journey. After a long and treacherous car journey through the snow, wind and rain, we were dropped off at Manchester…

The Students’ Union elections has seen a partially new sabbatical team elected.  This year’s elections brought the second highest turnout in Bangor’s history with 1786 voters, just a few hundred less than last year. It also had the most nominations since 2010 with twelve candidates standing, though both Emyr Bath and Jake Myatt dropped out in the early stages of campaigning. Both candidates that stood for re-election, Antony Butcher (President) and Ash Kierans (Societies and Community), were re-elected in the first stages of voting with 1262 and 806 votes respectively. “I’m delighted to have been returned with an increased majority,…

This afternoon (Friday) the candidates in the upcoming Students’ Union sabbatical elections were announced. The VP Education and Welfare position is the most contested of the four with five candidates. This comes after the current VP Education and Welfare, Shon Prebble, announced last week his intention not to rerun. “I miss teaching too much” the 22 year old PGCE graduate explained on his Facebook page Monday. Each of the four sabbatical roles will be contested with a satisfying total of twelve candidates throughout the whole election. The nominated candidates are as follows: President: Alex Thomson Antony Butcher VP Education and…

On the 21st November, the National Union of Students is organising a march in London. This is a march in support of higher education, marching against government cuts that are leaving students with massive debt in a climate of high unemployment. Now, let’s put this in context. The government cuts – 80 per cent – have already taken effect, which is why we have higher fees. These fees do not represent an investment into our education system, but a shifting of the debt from the government to the students. On top of this, studies have shown that the new system…

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