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DEC 2012


2013, lets go!

So as we hurtle towards the Xmas break, here is the ultimate SUBU checklist.

Term 1, done! We can’t believe how fast that has gone. From getting to meet all you #buarrivals in September to those of you starting to think about dissertations and employment, its been a great term.

If you haven’t done all of these yet, make it your goal to hit them all up in Term 2!

You’ve raised £16,500 through Leggit, started your own clubs and societies, represented your course and partied at TOFS.

3) Voted in the SUBU elections – (there’s a huge one coming up in Feb and it decides who runs SUBU next year so deffo get on that one!)

We are really proud of all the work you have done – on your course, in your community and through SUBU. Here’s to an even bigger and better term 2 next year.

4) Used SUBU Advice. We obviously hope you don’t hit a crisis, but they deal with less urgent things as well such as budgeting and house finding advice.

Whatever stage of Uni you are at, it is honestly never too late to get involved in all the cool things going on. Even if it’s an hour of your time a week volunteering, it looks great on your CV and helps you get the most out of your time here.

1) Partied till the wee hours at Milk or Lollipop depending on your musical orientation. Points for both. 2) Signed up for a Club or Society  / Volunteering / Student Reps / Nerve / Rag.

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@ @ @ ? SUBU Lansdowne, SG02, next to Costa @ Happy Christmas, see you all soon!

5) Chatted to Louise, Murray, Ruby or Sophie. Catch them around Campus or up in SUBU. They have just graduated from BU themselves, so know what its like being a student here.


Speak Week What issues? The U2 bus service, hidden course costs of up to £3000 assessment and feedback, interactions between courses and Schools, and even large amounts of

Louise Bryant, SUBU PRESIDENT who interacted with Speak Week, and a huge thanks to all the Student Reps for making this campaign so successful. It will be back, bigger, better, and more purple next term! #purplearmy @

Speak week was an explosion of purple at Lansdowne and Talbot campus. We had 2 giant purple pigs which gained feedback on hidden course costs, boxes laid out at various locations to gain feedback on the key issues affecting students, our S.O.S surveys being filled in, and a talk out with our Vice Chancellor – John Vinney.

“although one of the huge purple pi gs was stolen during speak week, it was eventually returned to us and and we are happy and relieved it was found safe and well. ”

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It was good to see so many students and officers from around the country coming together on the day for a common cause, and standing up for what they believe in. It is yet to be seen if the demonstration leads to any changes, but it can only be positive thing if we have at least drawn attention to some important issues that many feel have been ignored for too long. @

Academic Offences Appeals / Complaints

requests for a dentist on campus! Speak Week has given our SOS survey a huge boost with 2900 of you filling it in, and identified some key issues affecting the student body for us to work on now!

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NUS’s #Demo2012 was a great opportunity for our BU students to be involved in a national campaign to put education and employment at the top of the government’s agenda.

Above Dylan’s Bar, Talbot Campus Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus

Thanks to this feedback we can now focus our energies on ensuring these issues are raised. Thank you to all students

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DEC 2012


Give the planet a present this Christmas and take a look at these alternatives to flying home…

A huge thanks to all clubs and societies that were involved in BUnique week. Please contact suclubs@ to claim your Starbucks vouchers (3 per club) or guest list for TOFS.

“I’m driving home for Christmas” (Chris Rea) Why not car share? With 18,000 students at the university, you are bound to find someone who is heading your way. By adding four people to a small car from Bournemouth to Essex, you reduce your carbon emissions from 34.5kg to 6.9kg, the saving of which is equivalent to 512 boiling kettles!

We will also be giving a prize to the 100th club that gets approved! We have about 94 at the moment so get creative, you only need you and 4 mates to get one started! @  suclubs@

xmas openin g SUBU / BU closes: Friday 21st December, 16:00 and reopens Tuesday 2nd January.

Alys Penfold, BAMMJ Yr 1.  clubsandsocs

Graduation The Winner of the iPad competition at Graduation Ball sponsored by Endsleigh Insurance was Ben Millar, who has just graduating from the Forensic Computing & Security degree. Our others winners included Jonathan Cassidy & Ben Spong who both won VIP booths at the ball and Rebecca Long who won a £20 bar tab.

H ouse H UN T I N G ? BU have a brand new website and Twitter to make finding accomodation for next year much simpler - you just type

in the house size and area you are looking in and away you go. It also has a message board for students wishing to swap rooms within halls. David Stock from SUBU Advice says: “You should wait until February/March to sort out next year’s house – lots of potential housemates fall out or leave BU and contracts are very hard to get out of. When you are signing for a house, bring the contract to us first so we can check it.” t @BULettings

Have you filled in the Student Opinion Survey? Yes = 66

Check www. for the latest and Libary times.

“The Polar Express” Carbon emissions are cut by 91% if you travel from London to Paris and back on the Eurostar instead of flying, which is enough to power a house for nearly a week. “With a little old driver, so lively and quick” (‘Twas the night before Christmas) Coaches are cheap and easy to use. The 1,030 mile trip from Bournemouth to Poland would save 140.87kg of CO2 compared to a car, the equivalent of 3276 hours of television! So are you still going to fly?

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No = 136 I don’t know = 90

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The Student Opinion Survey is your way of letting us know how your bu experience is going. Look out for the link from your stduent rep.

The Old Fire Station is trying to reduce incidents of student drunkenness. The Students’ Union has increased the number of checks done at the entrance to the Old Fire Station in an attempt to reduce the number of people coming into the venue that are already drunk. Increased levels of ‘pre-drinking’ have been contributing to some students becoming excessively inebriated in the venue, with some people eventually requiring attention from Dorset Ambulance and being transferred to A&E. This misuse of the emergency services has frustrated staff, Police and the NHS and the venue is determined to reduce these incidents. Refusals of service at the bar are also used to curb excessive consumption.

DECEMBER Events Listings

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Tues 4th

Milk, £2, 22:00 Thurs 6th

Comedy Nation, £4, 20:00 Fri 7th

Lollipop, £3, 22:00 Sat 8th

We Are Your Friends, £12 NUS / £6, 22:00 Sun 9th

Lemar with Special Guests, £24.75. 19:00 Tues 11th

Milk, £2, 22:00 Weds 12th

Electric 6 (‘Fire’ in its entirety) £14.40, 19:00 Fri 14th

Doors Alive, £10, 18:00

Lollipop, £3, 22:00

Mon 31st

Dub Optic, £20, 22:00


January Highlights Milk- 8th / 15th/ 22nd/ 29 Jan Lollipop: 11th/ 18th /25th Jan WAYF: 19th Jan Enter: 26th Jan Comedy Nation: 31st Jan (Rescheduled: Space - 10th March)

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186 Frappuccinos in The Loft

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