The Big Give is SUBU's biggest sustainability campaign.



What is The Big Give? 

The Big Give is where students in halls of residence and private rented accommodation have a big end of year clear out, and donate all of their unwanted stuff to charity, rather then letting it go to landfill. By donating 6.7 metric tonnes unwanted stuff, students have raised ££££THOUSANDS for charity.  This year we have a partnership with The British Heart Foundation and Trussell Trust Bournemouth Food Bank.

When will it be running in 2021? 

We will be hosting a smaller version of the Big Give this year from 24th May 2021- 31st July 2021! You can donate your unwanted items such as clothing, shoes, accessories, and bric-a-brac to the British Heart Foundation, and non-perishable food such as unopen tin cans, rice or pasta to the Trussell Trust Bournemouth Foodbank One Can Plan. 

Please note that you CANNOT donate pillows or duvets. 

Big Give Donation Points on Campus

Bournemouth Gateway Building (BGB) - Lansdowne Campus - BHF Clothing Bin & Foodbank Bin

SUBU, Student Centre - Talbot Campus - BHF Clothing Bin & Foodbank Bin

Big Give Donation Points in Halls

Cranborne House - Lansdowne - BHF Clothing Bin and Foodbank Bin

Skyline - Lansdowne - BHF Clothing Bin

Oxford Point - Lansdowne - BHF Clothing Bin

Student Village - Talbot - BHF Clothing Bin & Foodbank Bin

Home Park - Lansdowne - BHF Clothing Bin & Foodbank Bin

Big Give Temporary Donation Points in Winton provided in partnership with British Heart Foundation and BCP Council.

Leslie Road, Carpark at the back of Lidl - BHF Clothing Bin

Cranmer Road, Carpark at the back of Wilkinsons - BHF Clothing Bin


You can find a map of the Talbot Campus by clicking here.

You can find a map of the Lansdowne Campus by clicking here here.


I am moving out of my student accommodation now, can you help? 

Speak to your accomodation manager. Some halls of residence have contacts at local homeless charities and also food banks and others will be taking part in our BIG Give. Please be mindful of what you will be throwing away in the bin. This will go to landfill and take years to decompose. If you can take this back to your home with you, please do. If not speak to your accommodation manager and they may be able to help you out. Speak to friends and family (within social distancing rules) and see if they would want any items that you no longer require. 

How do I find out more?

If you have any questions about The Big Give, please email us: