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This year's SUBU Refreshers Fair is on Tues 8th February in Talbot Campus Student Centre and Courtyard, kick starting semester two on campus, for 18, 000 Students.

The fair offers a chance for Students to refresh their University experience and for brands to refresh students, memories, hearts and minds about their great offers and discounts. 

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Book Your Freshers Fair Pitch Now

Click here to view the Refreshers' Fair booking terms & conditions.

Alternatively for more information or to be sent a booking form contact Andy Elsey, SUBU Sales Executive: susales@bournemouth.ac.uk  

 

What is Refreshers Fair?

The SUBU Refreshers Fair is a huge exhibition that is free to attend for 18,000 BU students. Included in the fair are lots of local and national businesses together with a collection SUBU Deparrtments, Clubs and Soceities, Sport BU teams fused together by music, food and drink!

Over 5,000 students visted the fair back in 2019., when we last hosted a physical fair. 

We have welcomed numerous national and local brands to this event, over many years, who recognise this as a key time to connect with our students 

We've tried to capture the fantastic atmosphere and experience in the highlights video below.

 

Refreshers Fair 2019 - Highlights 

 

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

Did you know..? Our Freshers Fair is officially one of the best in the country!

BAM Marketing Agency toured 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 winning it in 2016. Each year SUBU are 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

 

What can SUBU offer you?

As organisers of the Refreshers' Fair, SUBU is able to offer prime exhibitor pitches, in a change for Freshers Fair we can only welcome 20 external exhibitors. 

 

All stands Include 1.85m x 0.85m trestle table, two chairs, marketing and data capture rights for the entire day as well as the option for free Wi-Fi access, free onsite parking and electric power. 

Full prices and options for stalls can be seen below.

Maximise Your Impact...

To expand your marketing campaign during the arrivals period and to continue your relationship with BU students throughout the academic year, then book some additional activities: 

Email campaign to new and existing students - Reaching 14,000 students registered to receive promotional emails - £360

Social Media Post (SUBU Bournemouth) - £50 per post, buy 3 and get 1 free - £150

Nerve Magazine Freshers Edition - full page advert - £300

Digital Screens - 3 landscape screens in key locations (facing the queue for Ground Up cafe, Poole House central atrium, entrance to Dylan's Bar) - £25 per week per screen, £300 per month minimum

Halls of Residence Leaflet Distribution - 2,800 leaflet packs delivered to 16 halls of residence reaching 6,000 students - £250

Indoor promotional stand (term time) - includes 2 social media posts - £200

Outdoor promotional vehicle (term time) - includes 2 social media posts - £300

A2 Posters (W420mm x H594mm) - various high footfall campus locations - £20 per week

A0 Posters  (W841mm  x H1189mm) - various high footfall campus locations - £35 per week

Six-Sheet Size Posters (W1,200mm x H1,800mm) - £50 per week

 

Green Impact and Sustainability

 

This year's Freshers Fair is on track to be the greenest yet. We have made commitments to increase recycling, composting, ban plastic bags and offset our CO2 emissions by planting tree saplings.

Commercial Stalls: Please support our green aims

Our greatest partners in this environmental effort are our commercial stall holders, so we are looking for your support this year to host a green and sustainable promotional stand!

You can achieve this in the following ways:

  • No use of plastic bags, balloons and/or stickers on your stand.  
  • Electronic devices used to collect data instead of paper.
  • Hand out flyers only to those students who express genuine interest e.g. Not just handing something to everyone passing by.  
  • All items/flyers being handed out are easily recycled and composted - No single use plastic items.
  • Volume of waste is kept to a minimum, and any waste to be 100% recyclable or biodegradable.

Thank you in anticipation for your support.  If you would like to discuss this with us then please contact Andy Elsey, SUBU Sales Executive.

 

I'm game! How do I book?

If you have attended our fair in the past, you will know that in order to guarantee a prime location it is advisable to make a booking as early as possible. This will help us ensure that you will be perfectly positioned to begin a long-lasting and profitable relationship with up to 18,000 plus students at Bournemouth University.

 

Book Your Freshers Fair Pitch Now

 

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

Alternatively for more information or to be sent a booking form contact Andy Elsey, SUBU Sales Executive: susales@bournemouth.ac.uk  

Post: Students' Union at Bournemouth University, Student Centre, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

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