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.

Harry Bloomfield
President

Harry is a Climate Change Science and Policy student who joined UBUC two years ago to gain his diving qualification. After finishing training and recently going on a dive trips to Egypt and Gozo, he is hooked and shows his passion by spending far too much money on broken drysuits. As president Harry’s role includes overseeing the committee and club operations while personally ensuring no members are attacked by sea badgers on dives.

Jethro Jarrett
Vice President

Jethro (right) is a MSci Biology graduate currently living in Bristol. After filling the role of Treasurer last year, Jethro is staying with the club to further pursue his diving hobby. As Vice President, he helps the other committee members and the President in the day-to-day running of the society and is always reachable by email or over a pint at the pub!

Ollie Velasco
Diving Officer

After joining UBUC Ollie has qualified as an Open Water Instructor and Dive Leader. Ollie is a Drama graduate and a keen underwater photographer and filmmaker, he learnt to dive with the club in the UK before venturing further afield on UBUC trips to Gozo and the Red Sea. As Diving Officer, Ollie's job is to ensure the safety of club members, encourage them to go diving, build on their current experience and ultimately have fun!

Harry Jones
Secretary

Harry

Ned Piggott
Training Officer

Ned

Ellie de Cent
Extended Training Officer

Ellie is a BSc Biology Graduate from UoB and wildlife photographer nerd above and below water! After qualifying in balmy Mexico, she joined UBUC to continue her training and enjoy all the (cold) diving the UK has to offer. Ellie is now a Dive Leader, diving recreationally with the club, recently venturing to Egypt and Gozo, and also diving for work in natural history filmmaking. As Extended Training Officer she is responsible for organising training beyond Sports Diver, please give her a shout if you have any further training in mind!

Rami Kersh-Mellor
Treasurer

Rami is a second year Biology student who joined UBUC last year, determined to meet an octopus. One year in, he has gained his Sports Diver qualification and an addiction to all things marine. As treasurer, Rami hopes to keep UBUC’s finances above water, so he can spend as much time as possible underwater

Edu Santana de Vega
Equipment Officer

Edu is a PhD student from the canary islands who learned to dive back in 2014 shortly before moving to the UK. It was only when he joined UBUC that he finally braved it to try diving in cold UK waters and get back into it. A recently qualified Dive Leader and assistant instructor, Edu is in charge of keeping all our gear in service, dry and in good working conditions.

Dani Van Rooyen
Social Secretary

Dani is a fourth year vet student who has been obsessed with the ocean her whole life. Growing up by the beach in South Africa and with a family who have spent their lives diving all over the world, she has always been inspired to take up diving. With UBUC she finally got the chance after joining last year to qualify as an Ocean Diver and she is planning on completing her sports diver this new year. As Social Sec she will be planning all the pub socials, events and updates and is also in charge of all the club merch. Feel free to contact her anytime with any queries. She is open to any ideas and suggestions on socials and is always available for any questions.

Becca Hurford
Social Secretary

Becca

Liws Kocela
Boats Officer

Liws is a fourth year theoretical physics student, who initially joined the society to drive some boats but has since realised that diving is a much more addictive hobby.  In her role as boats officer she is responsible for keeping the club boats in tip top condition, so you don't drown on your way to a dive site. Thus she is often seen giving Millie and Ruby a well deserved spanking whenever they try to get out of line; don't worry, these are our boat engines!

Vidar Marsh
Suits Officer
Ben Taylor
Trips Officer

Ben is (yet another) 4th year Physicist, and a recently qualified Sports Diver after joining the club last year. Ben splits his time between diving and other pursuits, including but not limited to climbing, mountaineering, tennis, muay thai, and (on occasion) his degree. Ben's role this year is basically planning diving holidays for UBUC! If there's anywhere you'd like to see the club go to on a trip for a day, weekend, or longer, get in touch and he'll try to help you to organise something.

Georgia Selvey
Sustainability Officer

Georgia is a Geography graduate and loves the water. She joined the club in her second year with an interest in becoming an Ocean Diver and has recently achieved her Sports Diver qualification! Georgia's role involves making sure the club acts sustainably, helping protect the seas we all love to dive!

Alex Clark
Non-Portfolio Officer
When not pinching scallops, Alex assists various members of the committee with the running of the club. Alex can often be found working in stores, helping trainees at the pool or passed out in Lounge. If you ever need a hand just ask Alex!
Thomas Marinko
Non-Portfolio Officer

Tom is a third year geophysics student who joined last year to teach diving. He has been diving for nearly a decade in far warmer waters, but has grown to enjoy cold water diving. This year he’ll be a non-portfolio officer and is always around to help out with running the club. Always down for chat about diving (or anything!), come to talk to him at socials!