New Sabbatical Officer Team!
Every year Undeb Bangor, Bangor university Students’ Union welcome in a new team of Sabbatical Officers. Sabbatical Officers, also known as ‘Sabbs’ are elected in a cross-campus election early in the year and start their post in early July.
Sabbs are here to represent the student body and the student voice with regards to all manner of student related issues. Here at Bangor we have 5 officers who work full time to ensure that you, our students, get the best experience while at Bangor. Here is a quick introduction to the Sabbatical Officers for this year and what roles they hold.
Henry Williams – President
This will be Henry’s second year as a Sabbatical Year. Henry was VP for Sport last year and stood in this year's By-Election to become the union's new President. Henry is the union’s lead representative in working with the University Executive, and other associated university bodies and committees. He is also the union’s primary liaison with the local community as well as local and national media. As chair of the Trustee Board, Harry also has financial and legal responsibility for the union and plays a vital role in the direction of the union. He has oversight of all areas of the union, chairing our internal Sabbatical Officer and Executive Committee meetings.
James Avison – Vice President for Education
James is responsible for the Union’s Education remit, with particular focus on matters of national and local education policy, funding and quality. James looks out for all students, this includes undergraduate and postgraduates. Undeb Bangor’s Course Rep system is a successful system which results in many changes to our students education every year. James works closely with our Course Reps to ensure that your voice is heard.
Katie Tew – Vice President for Societies and Volunteering
Katie is the officer responsible for the Students’ Union’s Societies and Volunteering remit and its operation and finances, and ensuring that its societies have the resources and information they require to function.
Iwan Evans – UMCB President
As the UMCB, Undeb Myfyrwyr Cymraeg Bangor (Bangor Welsh Students' Union) President, Iwan Evans will be representing Welsh learners and speakers in their academic interests as well as working towards offering opportunities for them through the medium of Welsh. Iwan will be representing Welsh speaking students at several University meetings an ensuring that their voice is being heard. Another part of the role includes organising and hosting campaigns concerning the Welsh language and culture to increase awareness within the Union and the University.