NEWS AT A GLANCE
Issue 9 9 APR 14
MEET YOUR NEW FULL TIME OFFICERS
STUDENT DS REP AWAR
VP EDUCATION ON TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING
ACTIVITIE AWARDS S
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ANOTHER GREAT TERM
ell didn’t that go quickly? At a giant 14 weeks, term two is one of the longest in BU’s history, but with the amount that’s happened - we’ve barely noticed. We’ve had Speak Week, Activities Fair, I <3 BH, S.H.A.G. Week, One World Day, LGBT History Month, Advice events, Nerve going FM, Summer Ball hype heating up, Activities and Rep Awards, as well as loads of other events in The Old Fire Station and around
campus. Oh, and the small feat of electing our four new Full Time Officers in March. You can meet Chloe, Ellie, Reece and Peter over in our main feature and see what they’ve got planned stepping into an exciting future for SUBU. Join us back in May for the start of the third and final term, where we’ll be building up the big final push of our activities, all culminating in the ultimate end of year blowout that is Summer Ball!
WHAT’S ON NUS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
TUE 8 - THUR 10 APR
SAT 10 MAY
Representatives from SUBU will be discussing national issues involving students. Our very own Welfare Exec Grant Smith is even putting himself forward for the NUS Executive Commitee!
Join 3,000 party people and over 50 artists at Bournemouth’s metropolitan electronic music festival. This always sells out so grab your tickets from theblockparty.co.uk.
RAG & VOLUNTEERING ELECTIONS
We’ll be looking for our new committees to lead both Rag and Volunteering into next year. A great chance to add to your CV, meet new people and most importantly, do some good! Watch this space.
SUBU and our LGBT representatives will be heading to Nottingham for the annual NUS conference, planning the key goals and targets in the student LGBT movement.
SUMMER BALLHOME LINE UP HOME SWEET TUE 6 MAY
The big day is drawing closer and closer, where 7,000 other party hungry students come together for the ultimate end of year blowout. Like us at Facebook.com/ BUsummerball2014 and @SUBUSummerBall on Twitter for the latest news on line up and competitions.
FRI 9 MAY - SUN 11 MAY
UNSUNG HEROES Celebrating the hard work and success of the students that make SUBU the hub of activity it is
If you’ve got something worth shouting about, we’d love to share it on this page. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or come up and see us in the SUBU office (above Dylan’s bar)!
AWARDS SEASON ACTIVITIES AWARDS
utstanding members of clubs, societies, volunteering and Rag were celebrated with a plush, black tie evening at Hamworthy Club for the Activities Awards, sponsored by Sembcorp Bournemouth Water.
BECOME A HERO
Congratulations to all winners and nominees. SUBU Activities has taken incredible steps forward this year, and it simply couldn’t be possible without the students that make it tick. The full winners are: Best new Club/Society: Disney Society
CharitiesvolunteeroftheYear:Dominque Hopton Most proactive Free Your Fitness volunteer: Michelle Hawkins Most improved club: Wildlife Conservation Volunteer project of the year: Slades Farm RAG fundraising effort of the year: Louise Blayer Free Your Fitness. Most successful sport delivered: Handball Clubs club of the year: Baking Society Volunteer leader of the year: Lauren Burton Event of the year: Grease: The Musical Individual outstanding contribution to SUBU clubs and societies: Lee Sanders Outstanding contribution to SUBU Volunteering: Alys Penfold and Rebecca Bolton Outstanding contribution to RAG: Rebecca Lowe Outstanding contribution to Free Your Fitness: Ed Evans Volunteer of the year: David Harris Club/Society of the year: Free Fall Club
he Purple Army were suited and booted as they came together for the Rep Awards. Over 70 You’re Brilliant awards were given to Reps, after both students and staff members nominated them for their outstanding contribution to democracy at BU. People taking part in the Rep Development Scheme also received their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. After the ceremony, Reps attended an after party in Dylan’s, which was brilliantly organised by Events Management students. Winners of the main awards were: Student Rep of the Year – Katie Pliskin School of the Year – Faculty of Science and Technology Outstanding Contribution to Representation – Shannon Hardy Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience by BU Staff – Fiona Knight, Graduate School Student Experience Champion of the Year – Mark Ridolfo, Business School.
MEET YOUR NEW LEADERS The Full Time Officer Elections were a standout success, and we proudly introduce our new team for 2014/15
eet (from left to right) Peter , Chloe , Reece and Ellie - your new team of Full Time Officers to lead SUBU into a new era next year. After a hard fought week of Elections campaigning among 12 other incredible candidates that took over campus, the winners were announced in Dylan’s Bar in a special awards ceremony hosted by Nerve Radio. The week saw imaginative ideas, hardcore campaigning and hoards of passionate students choosing who they want to represent them at the highest level. The results were incredibly tight, and some positions came down to just a handful of votes. Chloe , your new President expressed how overwhelmed she was when her name was announced as the winner. "I felt so relieved and just so so happy. It took a good week at least to really sink in", she said. Reece, your new VP Welfare echoed these feelings, and even asked current VP Comms Annie Hall if she was telling the truth when he got up on stage. "It didn’t feel real. The thought of that many people believing in me and for taking the time to vote for me." When asked what they were most looking forward
to next year, all emphasised their ability to positively impact the BU student experience. Peter, your new VP Lansdowne said: "I am most excited about the opportunity to meet and work with some brilliant people and be able to try and make a difference with what I hope to achieve." Ellie, your new VP Education said she was most excited about working with all the new Student Reps to improve their experience. "I want to get reps really engaged and I’m looking forward to meeting all these new people that could have amazing ideas of how to improve student’s education", she said. All four of the Officers were full of praise to those that voted for them, and wanted to thank each and every one of them. "It’s so lovely to know that people who don’t even know you think that you’re one of the best candidates based on what they’ve seen throughout the week", Chloe said. "Thank you so much to everyone. I feel I owe everyone who voted for me a drink!", expressed Ellie. A massive congratulations to all the candidates and campaign teams throughout the week - who did an incredible job. Also, a thank you to everyone that voted, you’ve contributed in making the Students’ Union what it is!
‘You Said This Happened’ is our way to telling you how we’ve acted on your feedback
HSC students were experiencing numerous issues on Placement
smoking shelters on campus to reduce litter and passive smoking
YOU wanted a review of the campus in terms of safety and security
WE’RE working with BU estates to review CCTV and lighting on the new estates plan
elected Officers voted in favour and SUBU will be lobbying the University to consider this
Your VP Lansdowne has issued a survey so we can better understand these issues and find solutions
TECHNOLOGY in Education
Your VP Education John talks about ways BU are utilising the latest technology to revolutionise your educational experience.
ducational technology in the digital age means more than just Facebook groups for courses and checking your timetable on iBU. Due to a saturation of technologies available to enhance and aid learning, universities have to teach tomorrow’s skills today, or risk being left behind. Bournemouth University recognises that in order to graduate students that are not only ready to enter the job market, but excel in it (much like the students who worked on Academy Award winning Gravity), they must ensure that students are interacting with innovative lecturers who are unafraid of experimenting with new media and technology. For the past six months, I have been working closely with a community of BU staff
dedicated to enhancing the literacy of lecturers, developing new ways of integrating technology in lectures and assessments, and scoping a vision that supports a whole new approach to learning – one shaped by the innovation that tech offers. Through the Centre for Excellence in Learning, we have been exploring new methods of engaging students with their courses at BU. Whether that is by using wikis to increase peer-to-peer learning, streamlining the process by which students can be assessed and manage assessment online or the overhaul of myBU to work for students and not against them, we know that BU is on a journey to reshape the very nature of studying for a degree at this university. We have a long way to go, but as fast as tech is evolving, so are we.
imply the biggest end of year Universty party in the UK is creeping up thick and fast. For those that haven’t been before, Summer Ball features 7,000 party hungry students coming together for the ultimate end of year festival themed blowout. Bournemouth’s Summer Ball is the biggest in the UK, and every year people come fully kitted out in fancy dress for a night of
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music, free funfair rides and some of the best memories of their university life. We sold out of 1,000 Early Bird tickets in a record 57 minutes this year and more than half have been sold already, so you really don’t want to miss out on this party! Buy your tickets for £36, including free transport to and from the venue, online at subu.org.uk/events or 11am4pm daily in the Atrium.