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
President

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
Vice-President

Emily is a fourth year vet student who, since joining the club 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.

Jake Wacker
Diving Officer

Jake joined UBUC in 2017 and has since qualified as an Assistant Diving Instructor and is nearing completion of his Dive Leader.

Being a Biology Graduate with a keen interest in Marine Science, he can normally be found trying to uncover all kinds of sea life - from marine mammals to crustaceans, fish and invertebrates - from around reefs and shipwrecks. 

From UK dives at Skomer and PK to trips a bit further afield, as DO Jake's job is to ensure the safety of club members, encourage them to go diving, build on their current experience and ultimately have fun!

Maddie Noll
Secretary

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!

Emily Martin
Extended Training Officer

Emily is a third year biologist, and learnt to dive in her second year. Emily 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.

Ivan Stewart-Blacker
Treasurer

Ivan is a second year philosophy student who will be joining all the ocean diver trainees this year in getting their qualification. With a passion for the environment and all things in nature he cannot wait to finally get into the open water! As Treasurer he makes sure the financial numbers add up, and to chase people up over late payments

Sverre Aarseth Tunstad
Equipment Officer

Sverre did his CMAS* 10 years ago, but living by the cold northern shores of Norway and not owning a dry suit he wisely decided to refrain from diving while at home. As a result he was spoilt from diving on tropical reefs when first diving with UBUC in the UK during his undergrad, but it proved to not half as bad as feared. After deciding to stay in Bristol, he wanted to do more diving with the club, and also help out, so he is now equipment officer, i.e. a glorified janitor. 

Emily Bennett
Boats Officer

Emily is a third-year chemist who joined the club as a qualified diver in her first year. Since joining she has done her sports diver and instructor foundation qualifications. When she is not diving she loves to drive our two boats dropping divers off at lots of exciting sites. As Boats Officer she is responsible for looking after our boats and engines, keeping them in top condition ready for all our diving adventures.

Miren Porres
Social Secretary

Miren is a third year zoologist who dived for the first time with UBUC in 2016. After that, she enjoyed diving around the world but also while at uni enjoys some colder dives in the UK! Along with Toby, her role as Social Sec is to spread fun throughout the club! 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!