The Committee is made up of elected members of the club, each with their own responsibilities. You can reach the whole committee by using the Contact Us page, or find each of our individual contact details below.

Miranda Spencer

Miranda is a BSAC Sports Diver and Assistant Instructor, and has been the secretary and training officer for the club before becoming president. As president, she oversees the committee and club operations, and is currently planning the club's upcoming 60th anniversary. Shoot her a message if you have any questions or if you just want to know some fun shark facts! 

Emily Cruse
Emily is a fourth year vet student who, since joining the cub in her second year, has qualified as a Dive Leader and Assistant Diving Instructor. Although she is a lover of colder U.K waters she spent her summer rehabilitating turtles and diving in the Seychelles. As Vice President her job is to help the other committee members and to help the President in the day-to-day running of the society.
Chris Bainbridge
Diving Officer

Chris has been diving for 9 years, and is a qualified BSAC Open Water Instructor. He enjoys looking at fish, playing with dolphins, getting his suit eaten by seals and driving the club boats. As Diving Officer, Chris is in charge of safety of club members, as well as encouraging members to get out and do fun and adventurous diving. Chris is also Lead Instructor, ensuring all training programmes keep to the high standards that UBUC is renowned for.

Maddie Noll

Maddie learnt to dive with UBUC in her 3rd year of Zoology and has since been keen to dive. Maddie’s secretarial duties include keeping memberships and medical forms up to date and taking minutes in meetings, so feel free to give her a shout with anything admin-y! She is the club's contact with BSAC HQ.

Catherine Hay
Training Officer

Cath is a third year zoologist who learnt to dive with UBUC in her first year, and has since been social sec and gained her Sports Diver qualification. Having only dived overseas once, UK diving is her one true love!

As TO, she’s in charge of organising Ocean Diver (OD) and Sports Diver (SD) training, so pop her an email over any queries about getting qualified!

Emma Belcher
Extended Training Officer

Emma has been diving for 6 years and joined the club as a PADI Rescue Diver. She is now a second year Biochemistry student and is working towards her Dive Leader. She is a big fan of wrecks, turtles and nudibranchs. Emma is the person to talk to if you’re interested in Dive Leader and above, as well as Instructor Training and any Skills Development Courses.

Jake Wacker

Having learned to dive with UBUC as a second year biology student, Jake has now worked through SD and now working on his DL. Looking at getting into Marine research, learning and building experience with the club was a no-brainer, from the UK to the GBR and the Red Sea! As Treasurer he makes sure the financial numbers add up, and to chase people up over late payments

Jon Massey
Equipment Officer

Jon is a PhD student in clinical veterinary science who has been diving for over 18 years. Despite being a technical diver with a thirst for deep, dark scary wrecks he also loves instructing new divers and making sure diving is accessible (and fun!) for all. He is also a massive gear-head, mixed gas blender and scuba service technician and uses these in his role as Equipment Officer to ensure all the club kit is safe and ready for use by all our members.

Josh James
Boats Officer

Entering his fourth year with UBUC, Josh is a biologist who has worked on coral reefs in Madagascar, but also loves the marginally colder waters of the UK. If you've seen a fish and want to know what it is, Josh is your guy. He also ensures the boats, engines and everything related are in good working order.

Emily Bennett
Social Secretary

Emily is a second year chemist who did her sports diver qualification with UBUC last year. She’s planning on doing her Instructor Foundation and Dive Leader this year. Along with Cath, her role as Social Sec is to spread fun throughout the club when not diving. Always open to new social ideas, hit them up if you have any! 

Toby Roberts
Social Secretary

Toby is entering his third year of Biology at Bristol. He started diving a hot while ago, but is pretty new to the crazy world of UK diving so is currently getting his Sports Diver qualification. He and Miren will be working hard to give you guys the best possible year as a UBUC family!

He'll also be running the social media this year, so any great photos from socials or trips, send them on over!