Posted on Wed 22 Jan 2020 at 16:41 by Richard Glyn
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all enjoyed the first semester and looking forward to the new term as much as me! I’ve had a shock at realising that I only have just under six months left as the President of UMCB so I intend to make the most of the time I have left to give you the welsh students of Bangor the best possible experiences.
Even though I’m thoroughly enjoying my time as President of UMCB, I will not be seeking re-election as I favour the idea of UMCB having a new leader every year to offer their own ideas and vison for the future of UMCB. I will be hosting a night at the common room in JMJ on the 22nd of January at 6.30pm which will give you further information about my role for anyone that is interested in learning more or considering standing. Go for it!
Welsh Students’ Experiences
The survey about experiences of welsh students in their first year of studying has now closed which means by now I am working on a report that includes the findings from the survey. The intent of the survey was to have a better of the early experiences of the students involved and their opinion about the provision and opportunities that are available to them through the median of welsh, and to see what we and the University can to better their experience. I’m very pleased that 96 students who are studying in their 1st year have completed the survey, which is a very high figure considering that UMCB haven’t done anything like this in recent years. I’ll be sharing the report soon so keep an eye out for it.
Volunteering will have much more attention from myself during this semester and at this time I’m looking at the possibility of having all the UMCB societies and sports teams to be responsible for a volunteering session over a period of a month. Hopefully this will be an opportunity to give something back to the local community and our students will have a taste of volunteering and decide to do more of it in the future.
Busy Term Socially
There are two big trips on the horizon for UMCB students over the coming months which are the rugby trip to Dublin and the ‘Eisteddfod Rhyng-gol’ weekend in Aberystwyth which we’ve been exited for a while. The preparations for the Eisteddfod will start soon and we’re hoping to be bringing back the shield for the 5th year in a row.
The sports teams will restart practices on the 20th of January and there are many different games on the horizon for the different teams coming up this term. Apart of the ‘Rhyng-gol’, another highlight for the sports teams will be our competition against the Irish Society of the University which will be held on the 21st and 22nd of February. More information will follow shortly.
Keep an eye on our societies’ social media pages to find out when will they restart after the break and what is coming over the horizon.
Bye for now!