Ahead of students arriving at or returning to BU for 2020/21, SUBU sought feedback to find out the information, opportunities, support and events students would most like. We now have the results from both of these surveys and here is how we've responded to the key feedback:
You said: Making friends and joining a club or society were what you were most looking forward to about BU.
We did: We planned a host of in-person and online events. Joining a club or society is also a great way to meet new people, and many are still running activities you can safely take part in. We also ran a 'Meet your clubs and societies' event. You can find a full list of our clubs and societies with details on how to get involved here.
You said: Social events and clear information would support the best start possible for you at BU.
We did: Where possible, we are running in person events safely, in-line with government restrictions. Dylan’s bar and The Old Fire Station are open and are also running events, including the Dylan’s quiz every Tuesday from 6.30pm. All events are available on SUBU What’s On page, and you’ll also find a new calendar version on the SUBU homepage.
You said: Food festivals, volunteering opportunities, and bingo nights were listed as events you were most interested in.
We did: We have organised a variety of in-person, online and pre-recorded events for you to take part in. These include food tutorials like our 'SUBU Fake Off', cook-alongs run by our societies and our Bonfire Bingo Night at TOFS. Whatever you’re interested in, there should be something for you to get involved with.
You said: Events, clubs and societies, and competitions were the online content you’d like to see from SUBU.
We did: The SUBU calendar of events that’s been put together for term one combines a variety of online events, including introductory sessions and 'Fitness Fridays' offered by our clubs and societies. We also have competitions running including an upcycling competition; all you have to do is upcycle something, give it a new lease of life and submit the end product. The winners will receive a sustainable night in hamper! There’s a variety of online content to get involved with, simply check the SUBU website.
You said: One of your biggest concerns for the new term was money.
We did: SUBU ran a financial literacy workshop as part of Black History Month. We also worked with BU to host an online part-time job fair in order to help you secure work around your studies. Please remember that our Advice team are there to help you with budgeting advice and provide you with signposting for financial support.
Completed by: SU President
Proposed by: Survey