You are invited to the SUBU Freshers' Fair!

Taking place on Saturday 28th September 2019 11am - 3pm* your Freshers' Fair  will bring your arrivals week to a climax.

Freshers' Fair is FREE to attend for all BU & AUB Students - just turn up. Taking place across Talbot Campus, in the Courtyard, Student Centre, Kimmeridge House and Poole House - With over 300 plus exhibitors that can't wait to meet you!  

(*Fair opens 10am to 11am for students with accessibility requirements - music will be kept to a low level.)




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What is Freshers' Fair?

The SUBU Freshers’ Fair is a HUGE exhibition that is free to attend for ALL BU students. This is your chance to talk to 100's of SUBU Clubs and Societies, over 60 SportsBU teams and find out about numerous volunteering and fundraising opportunities that are available to you to take part in alongside your studies.  This is a great way to get more out of your time at BU!

There will also be a collection of over 80 local and national businesses, fused together with live entertainment, sports demos, music, food and drink! There are absolutely loads of freebies and discounts that you can collect, so make sure you don't miss out! 

Are you a SUBU Club or Society?

All the Freshers' Fair bookings for the many SUBU clubs and societies are being organised by our SUBU activities team- so please contact Josh or Lauren and they will help you organise your pitch. The earlier you put your request in then the better your location will be! This year our SUBU clubs and societies exhibitors will take over the Student Centre.   

SUBU club or society book your promotional stand early via

email:  Telephone: 01202-965903

Find the event on Facebook here and click 'going' now!

If you have any questions, please message us here. 

Watch last years incredible video below. 

Keep up to date with exhibitors attending this year by liking the 
Official Freshers' & Refreshers Fair Facebook Page.


Did you know...? 

Our Freshers' Fairs are officially the best in the country!

BAM Marketing Agency toured 20 Freshers’ Fairs across the UK from Scotland to the South coast, surveying thousands of students and hundreds of stallholders to compile the most detailed research forming a Top 20 Freshers’ Fairs in the country.  SUBU are proud to be at the top of this list for three years in succession since wining it in 2016. Each year SUBU were measured against some other great Students' Unions and Universities across the country so represents a great achievement. The full list of the results from other Freshers’ Fairs and survey highlighted results can be viewed by clicking below..

BAM "UK's Best Freshers' Fair"

 2018 - Runner-up  2017 - Runner-up   2016 - Winner


Are you a commercial business in the student market?


Freshers' Fair is your chance, in just a few hours, to meet upto 7,000 brand new cusromers. 

Click the book now button to book online now or here to view commercial exhibitor Freshers' Fair page

Click here to view the Freshers' Fair 2019 booking terms & conditions

Alternatively for more information or to be sent a booking form contact Andy Elsey, SUBU Sales Executive:

Telephone: 01202 961461     Email:   

*Terms and Conditions Apply

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