Your Sabbatical Officers

Mark Barrow - Undeb Bangor President

Mark Barrow
01248 388001

Mark Barrow graduated with a History with Journalism degree in 2018, and was Undeb Bangor’s Vice President for Education during the 2018=19 academic year. He has now been elected to serve as your President.

During his time as a student, Mark actively got involved in many different University and Students’ Union roles and activities. He was a Course Rep for three years, and during that time he organised two student-led trips, to Berlin and Krakow, and Prague. Mark’s work as a Course Rep saw him win the prestigious Ede and Ravenscroft award, in 2017. Mark also represented the University as an Open Day assistant, besides becoming a member of the ‘Bangor Fund’ Telethon team.

During his time as your VP for Education, Mark led on many different Student Union campaigns and activities. He set up the No Grey Area campaign, which attempts to raise awareness of the issues of sexual harassment and assault at University campuses, and to highlight that any student can receive appropriate support from within the University. He also set up a house reviewing platform, called Marks Out Of Tenancy, so that students have a reliable place to review their student property. Mark also worked with students, particularly Course Reps, in responding to the University’s restructuring process, and reformed ‘Course Rep Council’ to make it a more discussion-focused and relevant forum.

As President, Mark will be continuing to make sure that you are being listened to. He will continue with some of the campaigns that he has already been working on, such as No Grey Area and a ‘Don’t Panic’ housing campaign. He will be setting up Undeb Bangor’s Job Shop, so that any student is aware of where to find part-time work, and extra money, whilst studying in Bangor. He will be trying to make ‘sustainability’, and ‘employability’, embedded into Student Union activities, and is the main point of contact between the student body, local community and Bangor University.

For more information, you can contact Mark at, by giving him a ring on 01248 388001, or by calling into the Students’ Union. He is happy to meet with any student, to ensure that you are being heard!

4 posts
Last post 26 Feb 2020
Lleucu Myrddin - UMCB President

Lleucu Myrddin
UMCB President 
01248 388006

Lleucu originally comes from Llwyndyrys, near Pwllheli and chose Bangor University back in 2016 due to the Welsh society here. She graduated last year with a joint honours degree in History and Sociology and although she thoroughly enjoyed her course, being a part of the excitement of UMCB without a doubt made her student experience all the more special.

As a student, Lleucu was very active with UMCB as the First Year Representative, JMJ President and a member of the Cymric and was a member of the Executive Committee for three years. Running for UMCB President was the next natural step and Lleucu views her role as an opportunity to give something back to the Welsh students as a thanks for years of happiness.

The Welsh language and culture has been very important to Lleucu since she was young, and she’s very passionate in ensuring that they’re respected and celebrated in establishments such as Undeb Bangor and Bangor University. Therefore Lleucu is ready to give a voice to the Welsh students at Bangor, and is keen to encourage more students to use and be proud of the language.

2 posts
Last post 22 Jan 2020
Muhammad Firdaus - VP Societies and Volunteering

Muhammad Firdaus is a recent graduate from the School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics. He has been elected to serve as your Vice President for Societies & Volunteering.

A mature international student from Singapore, Muhammad has served as Chair of the International Students Society, Chair of the Writers’ Guild Society, Station Manager of the Storm FM student radio station, Captain of the Jujitsu Club and was active in the Islamic Society, representing Muslim students at interfaith events.

As Vice President for Societies & Volunteering, Muhammad intends to focus on raising awareness for Undeb Bangor’s Volunteering Projects, encourage Societies to become self-sufficient and promote sustainable growth, develop student media societies so all student groups can take advantage of those avenues of communication, and increase and improve representation for student minority groups, particularly International and Liberation (LGBT+, BAME, Disabled, Trans & Women) groups, within Undeb Bangor Student’s Union. He wholeheartedly supports the UMCB Welsh Union’s aims at raising awareness of Welsh language and culture within the student body, and takes pride on being truly ‘International’.

Muhammad also believes very strongly that lasting change of any sort must come from the ground up with the support of the student body, and will take time to happen, and prefers a collaborative approach and networking directly with students to establish systems that will eventually bring that change about.

1 post
Last post 19 Nov 2019
Henry Williams - VP for Sports

Henry Williams
VP for Sports
01248 388003

Henry Williams is a recent graduate in Business Economics from Bangor Business School. He has been elected to serve as your VP for sport for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

He is a local lad who grew up in Benllech on Anglesey before moving to Bangor for his teenage years. Henry is a clearing success story, after not achieving what he wanted in A-levels he chose to stay local and come to the Bangor University. After a successful campaign with the popular catch phrase ‘Here with Henry’, he was elected to be the president of the Athletic Union.

Henry is a keen rugby player and captained the Men’s Union team in his final year having played religiously throughout his three years at University. He is passing on his skills and knowledge learned from playing rugby by helping coach the Women’s Rugby Union team and aims to get them promoted at the end of the season. He lives and breathes all things sport.

As Vice President for Sports, Henry is focused on student welfare in sport, with the introduction of the AU Sports Therapy Clinic. As well as this he intends to increase the contact time between the AU and the 63 clubs by increasing the frequency of development meetings/drop ins to ensure progress is being made throughout the year by all clubs. As part of the AU becoming more visible Henry and the Sports Club Assistant Richard will be producing a miniseries each week where they try every sport on offer at the University and go head to head with each other. As a result of this all students should be seeing a lot more of Henry throughout the year.

For more information, you can contact Henry at, or by calling into the Students’ Union. He is happy to meet with any student from any club to ensure the AU is doing the most for you.

1 post
Last post 30 Oct 2019
Harry Riley - VP for Education

Harry Riley
01248 388019


Harry Riley is a recent Masters in Biology graduate from the School of Natural Sciences. He has been elected to serve as your Vice President for Education.

He is originally from The Wirral and since his time at university has been the President of the Biological Society, Treasurer for the Debating Union, Senior Peer Guide and a Campus Life Coordinator. He also set up the Plastic Free Bangor Campaign.

As Vice President for Education, Harry intends to work with the employability service on increasing graduate prospects for students at Bangor and wants to do this by improving the careers fair and would like to create school specific fairs. He would also like to create a link between courses and their respective learned society such as The Royal Society of Biology/British Psychology Society in order to offer more opportunities to students here at Bangor.

Harry wants students to know that the only reason he is here is to represent them. He has an open door policy and is happy to hear any student’s academic queries or even just to come in for a chat.

2 posts
Last post 24 Oct 2019

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