Freshers Fair Photos

This year's SUBU Freshers Fair is taking place across Talbot Campus on Saturday 28th September 2024, 10 am to 3 pm, and will bring the arrivals week to a climax for 5,000 new and 12,000 returning students.

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, groups 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 wide range of over 90 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!

View the FREE BUS TIMETABLE and this year's EXHIBITORS HIGHLIGHTS MAP by clicking here.

Find out more about the accessibility for Freshers Fair including our Accessibilitry Hour here.

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 Student Opportunities team, they will be in touch with all clubs and societies soon so make sure you fill out their form to secure a space!

Watch last year's incredible video below.


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



Freshers' Fair takes place across the Bournemouth University Campus Talbot Campus. SUBU provides an additional shuttle bus service for Saturday 23rd Sept to get you to and from the Fair FREE of charge.

U1 From Lansdowne Halls of Residence - Bournemouth Unversity - Talbot Campus a bus leaves every 6 minutes.

More Bus 15 and More Bus 17 From Poole Bus Station station Nr Corfe House to Bournemouth Unversity - Talbot Campus. Show your Bournemouth Unversity student ID to enjoy FREE travel* on More Bus 15 and More Bus 17.

*just valid on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
FREE BUS TIMETABLE is available by clicking here.
General maps and directions to Talbot Campus can be viewed by clicking here.

A range of Clubs and Societies will be at the fair on the day. A full list of current Clubs and Societies can be viewed here.

On the day SportBU teams will be all in the SportsBU - Sports Hall and a full list is online.

The event is open to all Bournemouth University and Arts Universty Bournemouth Students.

You can sign up at or you can sign up at the fair once you have found out more about particular opportunities.

Making our events accessible is really important as a Students' Union. We recognise that Freshers Fair is one of the biggest events in the student calendar and will be busy and potentially overwhelming to some.

We have organised a dedicated accessibility hour from 10-11am where the site will be quieter and music will be played at a low level.

The event will be taking place on all floors of the Student Centre, the ground floor of the Fusion Building, the outside courtyard space of campus and the first floor of Kimmeridge House, you can find out more about the accessibility of these buildings via AccessAble

You will be able to find Student Wellbeing and the Faith and Reflection teams in the Fusion Building and they are happy to talk to and help any students who need to take time away from the event to decompress.