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SNEAK A PEEK What’s happening at SUBU... Elections: The Full Time Officer Nominations: 4th -15th Feb #wishihadknown: Follow us on Twiter to get updates and retweets BUnique Week: Get involved and showcase your skills: 18th - 22nd Feb FULL TIME OFFICER ELECTIONS - WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? The full time officer elections are the perfect opportunity for a once in a lifetime job, representing all of BU’s students, having fun and most importantly making change happen! SUBU is looking for 4 individuals to take over as President, Vice President Education, Vice President Communications and Vice President Lansdowne for 2013/14. Working as a sabbatical officer is a great opportunity to enhance your CV and really make a difference to all the students we have here at BU. These are full time, paid positions that any BU student can run for. There are so many opportunities to help improve the student experience. This includes running projects

and campaigns which will affect students both locally and nationally. Nominations for the elections kick off on the 4th Feb and will remain open for two weeks. Once all the candidates have come forward, it’s campaign time. It’s then down to the student body to vote in who they believe will do the best job. Two weeks after the nominations close there will be a week of voting from Friday 1st – Friday 8th March where we will be hosting a results night ceremony for all candidates. Then the journey really begins! WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT? The possibilities really are endless! Your job will influence decisions on how the uni is run, from the miniscule to the gigantic. You can use these decisions to make a difference to 18,000 students. The job is a rollercoaster of emotions, packed with early mornings and late nights

#wishIhadknown Hindsight is both a beautiful and terrible thing. It’s the thing that makes you think, “if only I had…saved more money” or “if only I hadn’t… stayed in my room all of freshers week.” Starting university is a challenging time for many students and hindsight is always prevalent when looking back at your student years. Moving away from home and starting a new life, as your own person, isn’t always how you imagine it to be. This is why SUBU Advice work to make your university experience as smooth and enjoyable as it possibly can be. The #wishihadknown campaign is a SUBU led, online campaign designed to get students sharing their best university advice, in connection with the SUBU Advice service that we have on campus. It’s always best to learn from the mistakes of others and so we’re asking you to tell us, what you’d do differently if you were starting uni all over again.

# w ish ih adkn o w n th at @SU BU advice give yo u s w eet free legal advice o n issues such as a cciden tally kickin g yo ur do o r in . You may have noticed posters going up around university sporting the #wishihadknown hashtag. The idea is to get as many of you as possible, tweeting #wishihadknown to @SUBUbournemouth, in connection with @SUBUadvice. That way we can start putting your best advice on posters and you can play an active part in giving the guidance to students that you always wish you had been given as a fresher.

in the office. You get full training and support all year round from the SUBU team. The year is filled with projects, campaigns, meetings, presentations, themed days and events. So by the end of the year you’ll be exhausted – but happy in the knowledge that you’ve really made a difference.

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Other than looking incredible on your CV, you’ll get the opportunity to work with university senior management, local councillors, BU staff, community groups, and most importantly – the fantastic students that we have here at BU. You’re unlikely to find another graduate level job that’s as challenging and influential as this (and you don’t even have to be a graduate to do it!) So if you’re interested, look out for the nomination form - available from Monday 4th February, 2013.

Milk: Tuesdays @ 10pm (Indie, Rock & Retropop) Lollipop: Fridays @ 10pm (Floor-fillers, Anthems & Urban classics) We Are Your Friends: 19th Jan (House, Bass, Trap, Disco, Indie) Enter: 26th Jan (Drum ‘n’ Bass) Snap Back: 28th Jan (Old school garage) Comedy Nation: 31st Jan The best comedy night in Bournemouth! Get Satisfied: 2nd Feb (House) To book tickets for TOFS events head over to: www.oldfirestation.co.uk

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Over the remaining winter months, Bournemouth Police are patrolling streets to ensure cyclists safety through the ‘Think Bright… Think Lights’ campaign and will be issuing fines to anyone that doesn’t comply. It is now law to have both front and back lights on your bike and £30 fines may be applied to anyone found without. Alternatively a ticket may be issued, which allows the cyclist seven days to produce a receipt for a set of lights. Fines will also be issued for anyone seen cycling on pavements. You can buy your lights at Bournemouth House and Talbot Campus student shops. Keep safe!

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The Green Scene: C o mpet i t i o n A WINTERY WELCOME our ‘green’ et hos.

T h a t ’ s r ig h t ! I t ’ s c o mp e t it io n t ime . G e t y o u r t h in kin g c a p s o n because you have the chance t o win o n e o f 3 a ma z in g p r iz e s !

Green initiatives underpin everyt hing we do as a union, f rom t he paper we use, t o the t - shirts we provide f or our union staf f. Your ideas can be f or saving energy in the st udent s union, the university or general ideas f or st af f and student s t o use outside of the wor k place.

P re v io u s S U B U g re e n ide a c o mpe t it io n s h a v e re s u lt e d in g re e n lif e s t y le re wa rd s c h e me s pu t in pla c e a ro u n d c a mp u s f o r s t u de n t s , s t a f f a n d v is it o r s . B U o f f e re d c o mme rc ia l e x h ibit o r s a ‘ g re e n dis c o u n t ’ f o r t h e f ir s t t ime a t t h is y e a r ’ s f re s h e r ’ s f a ir, wh ic h wa s p o s it iv e ly re c e iv e d. A n d n o w, if y o u b u y a B U bra n de d mu g a n d u s e it in t h e Lo f t y o u c a n b u y 5 c o f f e e s f o r 9 9 p a t ime ! T h a t s a v e s y o u a ro u n d 5 0 p pe r coffee.

If you fancy your chances at winning one of 3 intriguing myst ery priz es then email your idea t o: @ shar rison@bour nemout h. ac.uk Deadline f or ent ries is Sunday 3rd February so go get creative!

S o , T h is y e a r we a re s pe c if ic a lly lo o kin g f o r ide a s o n h o w t o s a v e e n e rg y , imple me n t in g What is the Students’ U nion part-time exec committee? The Studen ts’ U n i on p a r t t i m e exec o f fi cers are e l e c t e d b y y ou guys to run your Un i on , ju s t t h e way yo u w a n t i t t o b e ru n. The 16 part-ti m e of f i c e r s a re al l studen ts, w h o w or k a longsi de S U BU ’s 4 f ul l -t i m e of ficers to represent e a c h a n d every studen t. L a st ter m, th e par t -t i m e e xe c roles w ere el ecte d a n d t h i s ha ppens an n ual l y d ur i n g t h e firs t ter m o f each a c a d e m i c y ea r. Th e el ecti o n s gi v e you the o ppo rtuni ty to e l e c t 1 6 of y ou r peers to hel p r un SUBU. E a ch ro l e exi sts t o c ov e r separate gro ups of st ud e n t s within BU .

T he O F F I CE R S AN D roles are : L e roy W i n st on S c o t t : Eq ua l op p or t u n it ie s G ra n t Sm i t h : F ir s t Ye a r Exp e r i e n c e I zzy M a ye r s: P o s t g ra d Ta u g h t Ka re n Wa r r i n e r : M a t ure a n d Pa r t - t ime M h a i r i St ra c h a n : We lf a re C a t h y Mor i n : S t u de n t P a re n t s C h l oe Bra d l ey : D e mo c ra c y C ora l i e Wood: E n v iro n me n t J oh n G usm a n : Clu b s a n d S o c s J e ss G ol d sa c k: Vo lu n t e e r in g N a si m S our i : In t e r n a t io n a l
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C h i ld c are open for um Wedn esday 23rd J a n 1 2 -1 p m in S202 C h i ld c are open for u m Thursday 24rd J a n 1 -2 p m i n B G 14 Swa p shop - Mo n d a y 2 8 t h Ja n 11am-3pm i n Boh o St r uggle for equa li t y ( t h e histo ry o f l ear ni n g d i sa b i l i t i e s) Monday 18th – We d n e sd a y 20th February i n B oh o H SC tea and cha t wi t h SU B U - Thursday 21st 12 -2 p m i n Wol l sto n ecraf t Diver si ty Day – We d n e sd a y 27th Feb 12-3pm i n EBC Body Posi tive evening – Thursday 28th Ma rc h 5 -8 p m i n B oh o Re d Lolli p op – Th ur sd a y 2 8 t h Ma rch Want to know more about any of these events? Contact SUBU’s VP Lansdowne, Sophie Chaytor-Grubb on: @  suvplansdowne@ bournemouth.ac.uk http://subu.org.uk/lansdowne

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L a n sdo wn e i s BU ’s c a m p us near the to w n ce n t re . Va r i ous events are put o n t h rough out the year ai med at L a n sd ow n e a nd HS C students,w h o a re located aw ay from t h e h ussl e a nd bussl e o f Tal b ot c a m p us.

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See the sights: Chichester & Brighton Departs 7:50am Talbot campus

SUB U would also like t o wish a war m welcome to t he new post graduate st udent s and under graduat e nurses, who will be joining us throughout January and February.

W hat do the part - time e x ec do ? T h e e x e c a re t h e e y e s a n d e a r s o f t h e 1 8 , 0 0 0 o f y o u g u y s we h a v e h e re a t B U . I t s S U B U ’ s jo b t o ma ke s u re y o u a re a ll re pre s e n t e d a n d t h e P a r t T ime E x e c O f f ic e r s wo r k t o re p re s e n t y o u r o pin io n s , h e lp s o lv e y o u r p ro ble ms a n d b r in g y o u r c o mme n t s a n d ide a s t o t h e f o re g ro u n d.

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A s ter m 2 begins, we greet our retur ning student s wit h open ar ms and wish you all well in your exams.

T h e t o wn is f u ll o f qu ir ky in de p e n de n t shops and bo u t iqu e s and t h e re a re ple n t y o f c o s y pu bs a n d c a f é s t o g ra b s o me lu n c h . Yo u r g u ide d t o u r will e n d a t B r ig h t o n ’ s Royal P a v ilio n , le a v in g y o u ple n t y o f t ime t o e x plo re f o r y o u r s e lv e s . F o r mo re de t a ils v is it S U B U re c e pt io n ( a b o v e D y la n s B a r ) o r e ma il: @ s u bu @ bo u r n e mo u t h . a c . u k

THE ENEMY ATTACK B o u r n e m o u t h M idlands rockers The Enemy will hit The Old Fire St at ion f or the first time, as they per f or m live f or you on 24t h February. The indie band f rom Coventry will per for m track s from their lat est album Street s In The Sk y, as well as hit s f rom t heir bet ter- k nown collection. Compared to the likes of Oasis and The Verve, The Enemy are renowned f or their dramat ic stage presence. Singer, Clar ke will be joined by bassist , A ndy Hopk ins and drummer, Liam Watts for the band’s debut per f or mance and it is a show not t o be missed.

The Enemy have picked up several music awards f rom magaz ines, N M E and Q and t heir f irst t hree albums have all f eatured in t he t op five of t he UK A lbums Chart. It ’s claimed: ‘The Enemy have never sounded more fully t hemselves’ than in t heir lat est record. S o, if any of you Indie rockers fancy t reating yourselves, why not book t icket s t o see the act most likely to “ break your windows” , as declared by N M E. W hat ’s st opping you? T ickets are £15 and can be purchased online: www.oldf irest at ion.co.uk

Student sucess STORY Bournemouth University’s very own BA PR student, Ben Deacon had a placement experience that was unique to say the least. After an initial disappointment from a London Sports PR agency, the ambitious entrepreneur interviewed at Air Charter Service (ACS) and realised that his cloud had, not just a silver, but a golden lining. Over the past year, Ben has travelled all over the world, including Malta, Libya, Turkey,

Sudan, Sri Lanka, Qatar and Germany! All but the latter were thanks to being entrusted with overseeing multi-million dollar air cargo operations for various governments and corporations. Ben’s trip to Frankfurt was to oversee marketing activity at an international Meetings, incentives, Conferences and Events exhibition. After a ‘senior management restructure’, the lucky individual was put in charge of launching a new and complicated product, designed to make the purchase of private jet charters easier. He

worked as part of a 2-person PR team and had sole responsibility for our output in Asia, as well as assisting with the rest of the world! None of these acheivments were easy to do or come by. Ben commented: “I have earned the trust of my superiors by staying late, working hard and being proactive... If I were to give advice to any other placement student it is simply to not stand still. If you ask for nothing you will get nothing and you will miss out on the opportunities available to you.”

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