SUBU Advice provides free, independent, non-judgemental and confidential
advice and information to all BU students
Please Note that the Talbot SUBU Advice Office is now Open Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday
Please note if you arrive at the SUBU Advice Office without a
pre-arranged appointment you will be asked to email
to our service as soon as you get in contact to make your enquiry, to
speed up your enquiry
Student Centre | Second Floor
10am - 4pm
An Advice Worker will listen to your concerns, ascertain what your options
are to resolve the issue and support you to find a resolution. We are
accredited by the Advice Quality Standard and are members of AdviceUK and
the National Association of Student Money Advisers.
Unsure if we can help?
here to ask.
We can always signpost you to another service if required.
Neil Gallivan: SUBU Advice Manager:
Before joining SUBU Advice in April 2015, I was employed as a Personal
Advisor with a Local Authority supporting and working with Care Leavers
and estranged young people. My previous role was based in a residential
college setting as an Assistant Team Manager, supporting with young
people with Autistic Spectral Disorders.
I studied at the University of Brighton, graduating in Fine Art:
printmaking and I have an NVQ Level 4 in Advice and Guidance. I
enjoy my current role with SUBU Advice as it allows the opportunity to
work with a broad and diverse range of people and challenges, I
demonstrate a solution-focused approach to providing advice and guidance
and have a strong passion for travelling.
Sarah Tilley: SUBU Advice Worker
I graduated from University of Sheffield with a degree in Social and
Political Studies before moving to Bournemouth in 1996. In Bournemouth I
have worked for the Big Issue and for various Charities
working with drug users.
I previously worked at SUBU Advice between 2006-2008 but left to work in
Social Housing, firstly as an Anti-Social Behaviour Officer and then as
a Housing Officer. I was lucky enough to be able to return to SUBU
Advice in 2016 and have been here since then.
I love my job and get great satisfaction being able to advise students
on all matters, aiming to make their student journey that bit easier. I
enjoy supporting students through Academic Offence Panels, hopefully
making the whole process less onerous for them knowing they have support
by their side.
Chloe Lockett : SUBU Advice Worker
I have worked with international students for the last 8 years. The last
year I have worked within International Recruitment and now have moved
to SUBU Advice. I have a big passion for supporting students with
diverse characteristics or Widening participation students.
I went to Brockenhurst College and did a range of subjects to open up my
interests in my future career. I began my interest in International
student support through working at a language school moving to different
aspects of international support taking me around different parts of the
uk. I visited schools in different countries and engaged in a range of
Im very excited to begin to get involved with SUBU Advice and support
students in all aspects.
Bonnie Milligan : SUBU Advice Receptionist
I have spent my years at Bournemouth University working closely with and
for SUBU in many different roles. I finished my studies in film last
year at BU and really enjoyed my final year working part time for SUBU
in promotional roles. This time allowed me to meet with and chat to a
lot of my peers about their concerns and general queries whilst at
University and finding ways they can be supported.
I recently joined the Advice team as Advice Receptionist. I have a keen
interest in counseling and psychology, which I hope to return to
University to study in the future. I really enjoy being able to help
guide students through University and making sure they have the best
experience and support possible.