Iwan Evans - UMCB President

 

iwan.evans@undebbangor.com

01248 38 8006

The first two months 20.08.2020

My first two months as UB President have been completely different to what I expected, but nonetheless I have enjoyed the experience so far and have been working hard to ensure that everything is prepared to the best possible standard for our Welsh-speaking students by th beginning of the academic year in September. Below I have listed some of the main matters that I have been working on over the past two months. 

   

  • Worked with the Halls department to ensure safety for students returning in September. It is important that the managers of the Halls department hear the concerns of students, and I have been a voice for them over the summer. 

  • Met with the UMCB Executive and Societies' sub-committee to discuss the nature of our social calendar for students over the coming academic year. It has been a real pleasure to see the new ideas and positive attitude of the committees.  

  • Helped ensure that the new Welsh medium mental health support website for students, myf.cymru, is ready for release in September 2020. 

  • Sat on a task group to decide how to support the transition to blended learning without sacrificing the quality of education. It has been worthwhile being a part of this group to ensure that the Welsh language will not lose any status over the next year. 

  • Attended the Lead and Change and Talwrn conferences, an opportunity to get to know the rest of Wales’ and the UK's sabbatical officers and share ideas with them. 

  • Worked with Y Cymric and Undeb Bangor's opportunities department to organise Y Cymric's Freshers' Week, which will offer a warm welcome and follow the national guidelines. 

  • Continued with the work commenced last year by Lleucu Myrddin, the former UMCB President, to ensure that Welsh-speaking first year students are welcomed to the University through the medium of Welsh. 

  • Started a conversation with prospective students to reduce any uncertainty associated with beginning university in the middle of a pandemic. It is important that everyone feels comfortable and happy when they arrive at Bangor. 

   

If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss my work, please contact me by email, iwan.evans@undebbangor.com 

 

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