UMCB has a few clubs and societies that give you the opportunity to make new friends during your time at Bangor to socialise through the medium of Welsh and practice your interests. Here is a list of the clubs and societies which we run at the moment, and this is bound to grow as the year goes on.
Aelwyd JMJ (a branch of the Urdd organisation - the Welsh League of Youth)
Aelwyd JMJ is a choral branch of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, that meets on a weekly basis in Neuadd John Morris Jones, at Bangor University. The society includes a SATB, Male, and Girls' choir, in addition to various other performance opportunities. Most recently, the choirs have celebrated their outstanding success at the National Urdd Eisteddfod held in Brecon & Radnorshire. They look forward to another year of competing nationally. In addition to their musical attributes, the choirs are very sociable, and enjoy nothing more than breaking into song on a night out- I'm sure you'll hear us around Upper Bangor!
UMCB Welsh Learners Society
Whether you are a learner or wanting to help learners with the language, this is the place for you to socialise in Welsh without judgement.
John Gwilym Jones Society
John Gwilym Jones is Bangor University’s Welsh literature society. The aim of the society is to bring Welsh literature alive in a city of learning! We will host exciting events from the world of poetry, literature and welsh drama. These events will be hosted across different locations around the city. We will be going on regular trips to see different dramas, and to see interesting literature sites. The society is run by young people who are literature enthusiasts! Follow our social media links to get more information about our events.
The Cymric is the social branch of UMCB, where a variety of events are organised for students whom wish to socialise in their mother tongue- Welsh. From fancy dress - Clwb Cymru, to Open Mic at the Globe, the Cymric offers an opportunity for everyone to enjoy.
The four in charge of organising the events for this year are, Lleucu Myrddin, Alistair O'Mahoney, Non Roberts, and Llinos Hughes. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more abouth the upcoming events, or take a look at Y Cymric's Facebook page
This is the Welsh language newspaper written by Bangor Welsh speaking students. It includes the latest news about the Union, the University and the world around us locally and further afield, in addition to fashion tips, reviews, sports and games and the ‘Hadau’, which is the Bangor University learners' magazine. If you would like to contribute to the paper, we are always looking for more.
We are also always looking for more ideas for clubs and societies so that you can socialise through the medium of Welsh. If you have an idea for one, come and see me and we will do our best to help you establish and run it. In being a society with the Union and UMCB, you will have access to minibuses, be insured by the Union's insurance policy and apply for grants from the Union to help to fund their activities.