I'm Gethin Morgan, president of UMCB for the 2018/19 academic year. I feel privileged to be president of a Union that has been a central part of my university life. I arrived in Bangor with very mixed emotions having travelled for 3 hours from Lampeter. I come from a very close and friendly household and community and I felt an element of homesickness and nervousness but I was full of excitement as well. And from the first day, UMCB has shaped my life, both socially and academically.

As I mentioned earlier, I am originally from the Lampeter area and from an agricultural background; my flock of sheep and Welsh ponies are very close to my heart. However, I felt I had to see more of Wales and so I decided that studying Welsh at Bangor University was the best option for me. And I don't have any regrets whatsoever!

Over the year, I hope to talk to as many of you as possible and I hope that I will get to know a great many of you by the end of the year! My vision for the year is clear and broadly speaking, my intention is to continue to ensure our success by guiding and promoting the great work done by UMCB students. Improving the standing of Welsh at Undeb Bangor and securing Welsh speaking course reps on all student-staff committees are also amongst my priorities but I don't want to overwhelm you with all my ideas. These are outlined on our website and if you would like to have a chat with me to discuss anything, my door is always open!

What is important to stress is that UMCB is here for you, so make the most of all the opportunities that it offers. Our political role also gives you the opportunity to be part of something that is important to you. My door is always open and no question is too small. So come over to the UMCB office on the 4th floor of Pontio for a chat to discuss whatever aspect of UMCB that interests you. And I hope this handbook will give you a better idea of what we have to offer.


All the best,

Gethin Morgan

UMCB President 2018/19