Your Sabbatical Officers

Henry Williams - VP for Sports

Henry Williams
VP for Sports
01248 388003

Henry Williams is a recent graduate in Business Economics from Bangor Business School. He was elected to serve as your VP for sport for the 2019-2020 Academic Year and has been elected in the 2020 By-Election to stand as your President.

He is a local lad who grew up in Benllech on Anglesey before moving to Bangor for his teenage years. Henry is a clearing success story, after not achieving what he wanted in A-levels he chose to stay local and come to the Bangor University. After a successful campaign with the popular catch phrase ‘Here with Henry’, he was elected to be the president of the Athletic Union.

Henry is a keen rugby player and captained the Men’s Union team in his final year having played religiously throughout his three years at University. He is passing on his skills and knowledge learned from playing rugby by helping coach the Women’s Rugby Union team and aims to get them promoted at the end of the season. He lives and breathes all things sport.

As President I will ensure you are not disadvantaged by the current situation and will push for the highest standard of teaching delivery, ensuring there is a clear plan for academic delivery. I will continue taking the lead on providing clear updates to students that are open and transparent, working with the whole sabbatical officer team to guarantee a holistic approach. We will ensure that your voice is represented in Univeristy Committees making decisions about September reopening as well as the university experience for the next academic year.

I am working to safeguard clubs, societies and volunteering so that they can continue in a safe manner, as well as a priority of mine being to push the student experience further onto the university agenda. Despite the focus in the near future having to be around the impact of Covid 19, I will look to ensure there is no lasting impact to the detriment of student groups. It is important throughout these challenging times that the SU maintains its scope to develop new projects and opportunities in the following years.

For more information, you can contact Henry at, or by calling into the Students’ Union. He is happy to meet with any student from any club to ensure the AU is doing the most for you.

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Last post 30 Oct 2019
James Avison - VP for Education

James Avison
01248 388019

James Avison has recently studied MSc Business with Consumer Psychology and BSc Product Design with International Experience here at Bangor University. He has been elected to serve as your Vice President for Education.

James grew up in Nottinghamshire before moving to Bangor to begin his studies in 2015. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, tennis, and performing arts.

For the 2017-18 academic year he took part in the Erasmus program and did a work placement at DTT Multimedia in the Netherlands, designing and testing apps.

Throughout his time at Bangor he has been passionate about making positive change within the University and being elected as your VP for Education has given him the opportunity to make a huge difference and improve student welfare.

James is committed to listen to student’s concerns, especially regarding the impact the Covid-19 pandemic may have on their studies. His priorities for this year are: Sustainability, Employability, Mental Health Support, and Post-Brexit International Student Support.

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Katie Tew - VP for Societies and Volunteering

Katie Tew 

01248 388004

Katie has recently completed her degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Throughout her time in Bangor she has been passionate about all aspects of Undeb Bangor, getting involved in lots of different Students’ Union activities, especially with Societies and Volunteering through the exec committees, the drama societies and RAG. Katie also founded the Literature Society and was very involved with the course rep system.

One of her top priorities is to ensure all student groups get equal recognition by working with the Exec Committees and the Media Societies to publicise the fantastic things our societies and volunteers do. Likewise, she wants to develop more of a community within Undeb Bangor Volunteering/Society Guild by getting more groups involved with the campaigns and to encourage collaborations. Furthermore, Katie wants to ensure that committee members and project leaders get more support, and to make sure that they all feel supported by the SU. Katie hopes to achieve this by visiting your societies and projects, focusing on welfare and ensuring that everyone feels represented.

Katie is really looking forward to working with you all and so excited to see what can be achieve together.  

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Iwan Evans - UMCB President

Iwan Evans
01248 388006

Iwan Evans - UMCB President

Originally from the village of Gorsgoch near Lampeter, Ceredigion, Iwan first ventured to North Wales three years ago, having been captivated by the landscape and the local Welsh-speaking community during an open day visit. Having now graduated in Design and Technology and Secondary Education, he is keen to support and lead the Welsh community that made his life as a student so memorable.

As well as his commitment to his education Iwan was a passionate member of UMCB during his time as a student. He served as 1st Year Representative, JMJ President, a member of Y Cymric - the UMCB events' and societies’ group - and as Sports Representative on UMCB's executive committee over his three years as an undergraduate. He also captained Y Cymric's men's rugby team during his 2nd year. Standing for the role of UMCB President was therefore a natural step for him, and he is keen to make the most of this unique opportunity to ensure that the university's Welsh-speaking students have the same level of opportunities and experience the same enjoyment as he did as a student.

He was brought up through the medium of Welsh and the language has been an extremely important part of his life. With both Bangor University and Undeb Bangor leading the higher education sector regarding the provision of Welsh-medium education he feels that this is the ideal opportunity to support and secure the rights of the university's Welsh-speaking students. He is a sociable person who enjoys conversation and encourages all Welsh-speaking students to approach him with any issues, as he is fully confident that he will be ready to assist and ensure that the voice of our Welsh-speaking students is heard and taken seriously.

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