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llent sabbatical officers, dbook 2011/2012. We, as your exce Hello and welcome to your SU Han wonderful world of prehensive introduction we can to the would like to give you the most com Bangor Students’ Union. as you arrive here t from the University – and as soon This is your organisation – independen and provide loads of this students’ union. We represent you you are automatically a member of in. top notch things for you to be involved ents’ union can mpt at describing all the stuff your stud Inside this A5 booklet of joy is our atte opportunities, clubs, to advice, support, volunteering offer you – from societies and athletic campaigns and much, much more. ersity’s upcoming Pontio of transition. As a result of the Univ We are, at the moment, in a period ed and the old Students’ Union has been demolish project (Google that one), our 40 year Ffridd Site. Eventually ry building – Oswalds – just behind University have moved us to a tempora and mend (like our but for now we’re having to make do , hed finis it’s n whe tio Pon in be l we’l tclub opening this year, in exciting news, we have a new nigh grandmothers taught us). However, ll enjoy it. ents’ Union. We very much hope you’ not far from the rubble of the old Stud te to!) your SU as lved, benefit from (and even contribu So basically, we want you to get invo unite the student place to meet likeminded people and much as you can. It truly is a fantastic voice as one! Get in touch because we always love

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WELCOME WEEK

17 - 25 September

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R erendipit r) S ers’ Fai

Your first wee k at university is a great time to get to know loads of new people & prep are for a wicke d year ahead! We know this, so the Stud ents’ Union will be m aking sure that there’s no shortage of things to do. W hether, it’s a good old quiz or an open mic night showcasin g the best of Ba ngor University’s tale nt, there’s goin g to be something for everyone.

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There will be loads of thin gs to do during Welcome Week but don’t forget to come along to Serend ipity our 2 day Freshers’ Fair in Maes Gla s (the sports centre on the Ffridd site ) on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22n d 11am-3pm where you can check out all our clubs and societies and grab you rself some pretty cool freebies...

Unity Bangor is our LG BTQ society that is ava ilable to any student, whether you define as LGBTQ, hav e questions about sexuality & rela ted issues, or just want to socialise! Unity Guides are peer guides (in addition to your academic school peer guid es) who are trained to hel p with any issues you might hav e settling into life in Ban gor, or to help you find other LGBTQ students. We have the sam e training as your subject guides, as well as extra con fidentiality training. We will be run ning a number of social events and Unity Guides will be available while you’re set tling in through weekly drop in sessions or on a one-to -one basis. For more information see our Facebook pag e (facebook.com/unitylgbt .guides) or email lgbt.guide@undeb.b angor.ac.uk.

and dential listening nfi co a is e lin Night udents rvice, run by st information se me uring term ti for students! D , you 8pm till 8am m o fr ay d ry eve a bell. Nightline can give them trained professionally volunteers are you lly lovely. So if na io ss fe o pr d an times ay number, exam want a takeaw e is lin ly chat, Night or just a friend there to listen.


education & if er tt ma t n es do ’ It n o ti representa you’re a first year , al year

undergraduate a fin post-graduate, intncerenaleatiornnaerl , student or a disy ta ys in which there are man wa te and you cany participa d! get our voice hear To find out more, go to:m bangorstudents.com/de

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Hi there, I’m Jo yoyuerar SU President. T hissy one is going to be a bu ty of and we’ll have plennts for ... it ’s how the cool kids roll campaigns and eve d with. you to get involve eled... K eep your eyes pe : General Me

education & representation

Here at the SU, we believe you should have as much say in your academic life as pos sible. That’s why we have a course rep system . Each department has an elected rep who communicates with both students and staff , feeding back comments, problems & suggestio ns to the University top dogs and us here at the SU. We’ll do everything we can to help, so mak e sure you let us know! Your department should give you some more information in the first week or two, so if you’re interested in getting invo lved then let your department know or email Danielle Buckley for more info.

sure s’ Union. To make ral to the Student ’re Democracy is cent erly, it’s massively important that we op s. pr lem u yo ob t pr en ur es yo pr we re to solve as, & are working guided by your ide

t on Give Jo a shou ndeb. Jo.Caulfield@u bangor.ac.uk

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Our General meetings giv e you the chance to get voice heard, generate cam your we’ve been doing, ask que paign ideas, catch up on what stio ns, and generally get involved. The bar will be open too go to our Facebook pag! To find out when the next one is e, it’d be great to see you there.

Course Reps

Danielle Buckley Hi I’m Danielle (Buckley your Vice President for) Education and Welfare. you’ve any problems /If concerns, or you just w to pop in for a chat andant cuppa, then I’m your g a irl! Catch Danielle on: Danielle.Buckle y@undeb. bangor.ac.uk


activities

athletic union

Intramural Events Varsity

in the Varsity is the biggest sporting event ruary Feb 11th On dar. calen n Athletics Unio on take Bangor’s Athletic Union teams will Guild y ersit Univ yth sports teams from Aberystw the Save top! out es com y ersit to see which univ lar all tacu spec ting spor a be to g goin is date, this across our campus!

pete There are many opportunities to com s. mate of p grou a as just or as a club, society ts even ion petit com us vario our for out Look football held throughout the year from 5 aside . days ts spor y craz leagues, to

AU Nights AU CARD

2011-12: 00001 Danielle Giles Undeb Athletau | Athletic Union

To join a sports club you need to ’ purchase an AU card from Students e ranc insu ides prov This Union reception. be to you s allow and year the for cover e at affiliated AU clubs (you can join thos ity!) ndip Sere www.bangorstudents.com/au

Hiya, I’m Danielle (Giles) your Vice President for Sport and Healthy Livin g! Here in Bangor we’re between Snowdo nia National Park and the Menai Strait. This means we can get you up a mountai n, in a lake and on a boat. We offer more spor ts than you can shake a stick (or racket) at!

Daniebllaen.Ggoilre.asc@.uukndeb. On a Wednesday night there’s only one place to be seen, and that’s at our AU nights! All of our sports teams ess come together to celebrate the succ their for ey mon raise and day the of clubs. There are different themes on . each week, often with prizes available from e ther is ne anyo ’s who ne Anyo 10pm at the SU nightclub! Theme for Fresher’s week: “Get your sport out”

activities

athletic union

Our clubs:

American Football Lac rosse Archery M Athletics Mouounnttaiainn Biking Walking Badminton Netball Basketball Men Basketball Women OrieOnctt opush eering Capoeira Riding Canoe Rowing Canoe Polo Cheerleader RugRbyugUnbyioLeague n Men Climbing R ugby Union Women Cricket Sailing Dance Snowsports F encing Squash Football Men Sub Aqua Football Women Gaelic Football Men SwSurfing Gaelic Football Women Tabl imming e Tennis Golf Tennis Gymnastics Hockey Men UltimatTreampoline Frisbee Hockey Women Volleyball Judo Wakeboarding Ki-Aikido

Want more info? bangorstudents.com/AU


activities societies

activities

Hi, I’m Rich,VP So cieties & Community, I look after all of your student socie ties as well as creating opport unities for you to get involve d in the local community whilst you are here. I’m also the Union’s treehugger and help ru n various environmental proj ects too!

Rich.Gbanorgomran.a@c.uukndeb. SOCIETIES CARD

Circus Skills

2011-12: 00001 Rich Gorman Cymdeithasau UM | SU Societies

You won’t be able to join any groups without a Societies Card – you can get one online (www.bangorstudents. com), at the Freshers Fair, or at the Union reception.

Student Treborth Action Group We have over 70 societies, covering a diverse and wide range of activities, check out the A-Z, to the right you’re sure to find something that appeals! You can find out more about any of our societies and join them at our freshers’ fair (see pages 6-7 for more details).

Performed by our

Twelfth night English Drama Society

Photography Society Societies are a great way to try new things, make new friends and enhance your social experience at university.You’ll also find many of them complement your academic studies and you can gain skills, experiences and qualifications that will continue to benefit you long after you leave Bangor! Our societies are accessible to all and if your interest isn’t represented then it’s easy to start your own society new ones are appearing all the time.

Afro-Caribbean Anglican Bangor University Archaeol ogy societies Art Law Biomedical Science Bangor Studen ts Liberal Democrat Bangor University Brass Ba nd Ba ng or Li ng uis tic s (BLS) BUBES – Bangor University Bangor Ap pr eci Business and Enterprise + Languag ating Literature (BALLS) CathSoc – Catholic Y Llef – Wee lsh language newspaper Chinese Cymdeithas Llyw Christian Union Medieval Re-Enactelyn – Welsh Learners’ Circus Industry MethSoc – Met ment hodist Performing Arts (CIPA) Cadi Ha – Morris Dancing medy SODA – Mus Bangor University ConcerCo t Band Nightline ical T heatre Group Conservative Normal Site Halls Want more info? DJ Paint g b Earth Religions Peoplebal+ lin angorstudents. Endeavour – Ocean Sciences Photogr Planet com/societies Bangor English Drama (BEDS ) PSΨCH aphy Bangor Psychology Student Cut Films BRAM:AS Bangor Forestry (BFSA) Appreciat – Bangor Rock + Metal Bangor University Rostra (Drionama Gaming League (BUGL) Postgraduat ) e Students Forum Geography Science, Evolut BUGS – Bangor University Sea Anglin ion + Atheism Guides + Scouts Seren – Engglish lan Hellenic St John Ambulanceguage newspaper Herpetology Student Treborth Actio n Group (STAG) Contemporary Historical St age Cr ew Issues and Politics (CHIPS) Stor m FM – radio station His to ric al St re et Law HOG Soc: Horticultural Organic Gard en Bangor SVP 1833 Bangor University Investment (BInUIdian Table Football Bangor Students Islamic (BSISS )) Bangor University Tiddlywinks Unity Bangor Japanese Vietnamese ( LGBT ) JMJ Hall BWRPS – Bangor Wargam ing + Role-Playing Ko re an BW S – Ba ng or Wo men’s Bangor University Labour Group Zo olo gic al LangSoc – Modern Languages


volunteering

& community work

gor (SVB) is Student Volunteering Ban ment which our volunteering depart There are ts. runs variety of projec get involved to loads of different things be a really can ing eer with, and volunt out the eck Ch e. enc eri rewarding exp there’s anything list of projects to see if unteer for to suit you! You can vol spare on can as many hours as you one off for n eve regular projects or events.

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As students, w e’re very active in the local community . We have load s of opportunities for you to get out and about and invo lved in the com munity, from our volunt eering projects to huge city-wide drama festivals, to even taking over a lo cal castle for th e day!

Volunteering Projects

RAG

Raising + giving money to charitable causes

Out and About (x2) Saturday afternoon trips out for senior citizens

y Contact the Elderl y t Monthl af ernoon tea groups for the over 70s

Getting involved is easy!

stalls You can come and visit the SVB / RAG Student at Serendipity or pop in and speak to ro. Mun en Hel Volunteering Co-ordinator, : You can also email her at k helen.munro@undeb.bangor.ac.u

volunteering

Splodge Sblat After school fun for 7-11 year olds Hergest Activities for patients at the local After school fun for 5-7 year olds

Sbectrwm

Medieval Day Out in Beaumaris

‘RAG’ stands for ‘Raising and Giving’ and is an old University tradition that’s been around for decades. By taking part in RAG you get the opportunity to enjoy and experience a whole host of activities designed to raise money for local, national and interna tional charities. From pool tournaments to spo nsored walks, there’s something for everyone. Whether you join in every activity or just one it’s a fantastic experience and a chance to ma ke new friends.

mental health ward

Sbectrwm

Activities for children affected by Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

T he Big Give

Collect and recycle unwanted items from halls of residence at the end of the year

Christmas Tea Party

Refreshments and entertainment senior citizens for over 100 local

Beach Help improve + protect local coastalClean areas ynedd Greener Gw y Conservation work in Gw nedd + Anglesey

T he Red Cross Youth Bus T y Newydd Activities for ex-offenders at local bail hostel WantPromotions more info? T eam Fundraising bangoand raising awareness of SVB Mobile youth outreach in local rural areas

rstudents.com/svb


entertainment & events

r, we plan to host Over the coming yea frankly – brilliant – loads of varied and ealed soon, but rev be to events. More is sure to make a a popular staple that’s Got ng comeback is Ba or’s you lot to for y nit rtu po Talent – an op ness on stage… display your amazing

Summer Ball

entertainment & events

The year is rounde d off in superb style by th e Summer Ball. Over the last few years we’ve had some great ac ts come to headline including Zane Lowe, Tinie Tempah, Feed er, and Wiley (to name but a few ). With DJ sets, local acts, fairg round rides, food stalls & much more – the Summer Ball really is the event of the year!

Give it a Go!

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If you’re curious ab out what our clubs and societies do, but do n’t fancy committing to anything straight aw ay, then you can try before you buy! With a gr eat array of stuff to try out in both semesters – from hockey, to orienteering, to Welsh learn ing to journalism, it’s a great opportunity to ch eck out something new!


Advice

Your welfare is extremely important. Coming to uni can throw challenges your way that you might not have come across before, but fear not we’re here to help!

SU Media Seren, our free En glish language newspaper is publi shed 6 times a year. These hard-w orking student journalists will keep you bang up to date with all th e latest news, comment, reviews from Bangor and beyond! Got a sto ry or want to get involved? Contact Seren’s Editor, Aaron Wiles on: editor@seren.ba ngor.ac.uk

Your Students’ Union has its very own Advice Centre, which offers professional, friendly, impartial (and free!) advice on a whole range of issues. These include housing and finance issues but also personal, family and health problems too. Why not come down to find out more?

Open Monday to Friday 9.30-4.30 pm

The Advice Centre can represent, act on behalf and in your interests independently of the University and other external agencies. Whatever the problem big or small, we are here to help and if we don’t know the answer, we know someone who does!

advicecentre@undeb.bangor.ac.uk 01248 388015

Some of our main areas of advice are: Financial Consumer and legal Housing Employment Academic Health and personal

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