Time stands still for no-one, and that’s especially true around campus. There’s been plenty going on around Talbot Campus all year, from March when the campus shut down because of the snow to the summer, the hottest on record. There’s new buildings springing up too, with the Poole Gateway Building set to open in around a year’s time. Here, George McMillan takes a look at some of the biggest moments around campus in 2018.
The university’s LGBT student leaders alongside SUBU’s Democracy and Equality team came together earlier this year for pride day on campus. The event was the biggest and wildest Bournemouth Uni has seen, students paraded round campus to show their support for the community and the day included live performances from the BU/AUB Performing Arts society, music, AFC Bournemouth’s inflatable goal, and drag act Lucinda Lashes. It’s definitely a day to look forward to for 2019.
Nerve Radio didn’t disappoint again as they had their annual FM fortnight, going on the local airwaves and was listened to by listeners across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch on 87.9FM. Highlights included a whole cucumber being eaten on air and presenters trying to host whilst playing chubby bunny. Nerve FM is a great opportunity for budding broadcast presenters to get themselves heard across the three towns and is open for anyone to get involved with.
In November we said goodbye to our fellow students after enjoying their company for the past three years. Thousands of students came back to Bournemouth with their classmates for one last send off at the BIC. Also in attendance was Frank Bruno who was among many other honorary doctorates including Madeleine Wickham and former AFC Bournemouth chairman Trevor Watkins.
Black History Month
Black History Month was in October and here at Bournemouth University there were a number of events on campus to celebrate. These included special guests, screenings, debates and other social events for all students to enjoy. The month focused on empowerment, making black students feel at home, promoting a sense of belonging and for non-black students the promotion of BHM and the sensitivity around respecting other student’s cultures.
Freshers’ Fair is held at the beginning of every university year and is a great way for new students, as well as returning ones to sign up to new societies as well as getting to know what they can get involved with around Bournemouth. These range from sports, writing, cooking and everything in between, and even featured Nerve with a special broadcast, handing out Nerve Magazine’s first edition of the academic year and getting lots of new contributors involved! If you managed to miss it then fear not – SUBU are hosting a re-freshers fair which will take place in February next year.