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Welcome to We Are Freshers 2022! Your only OFFICIAL Freshers program affiliated with Bournemouth University, brought to you by your Students' Union - SUBU!

You are now #BournemouthBound so what next? 

Once you have have receieved your wristband in the post, activate it below

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Check out all Freshers events, pick the ones you want to come to and purchase the tickets (either FREE or heavily discounted available once you have activated your wristband!)

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Upcoming Events

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We Are Freshers, Bournemouth University

16 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022

09:00 - 22:00


Minority Mingle

Fifth Floor of Student Centre, Talbot Campus

29 Sep 2022

17:30 - 19:30

Dylan's Karaoke

Dylan's Kitchen & Bar, Bournemouth

29 Sep 2022

20:00 - 23:00

Suddenly Funk - Freshers Disco Wonderland

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

29 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022

22:00 - 03:00

From £2.00

Dylan's Open Mic

Dylan's Kitchen & Bar,

30 Sep 2022

19:00 - 22:00


The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

30 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022

22:00 - 03:00

From £2.00


The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

01 Oct 2022 - 02 Oct 2022

22:00 - 04:00

From £5.00

Need Help?

If you live in the UK and have just secured your place at BU, your wristband will be arriving in the post in the next few weeks. All you need to do is activate it and you’ll have access to our incredible events, discounts and offers! 

1️⃣ STEP 1: Add one activation ticket to your basket below 👇

2️⃣ STEP 2: Create an account and click 'REGISTER'

3️⃣ STEP 3: Go to Checkout and click 'BOOK TICKETS'

You will gain access to exclusive discounts to freshers events

SUBU is your Students’ Union, you are automatically a member when you enrol as a student at BU (you will do this online before you get to BU, (take care to “opt-in to SUBU” ! We are a registered charity and all the profits from any commercial activities go back into funding a huge variety of student activities and projects, clubs & societies and the helpful Advice Service, all of which make your time at BU even better. What’s more all our part-time staff are students and we endeavour to be ethical and environmental in what we do, so you can feel good about spending in your SUBU outlets.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to stay up to date with all of our news!

The main BU venue on Lansdowne Campus is run by SUBU. From Club Nights, Live Gigs and Comedy, The Old Fire Station has it all. Profits made at The Old Fire Station are returned to SUBU and other than 4 full time staff, The Old Fire Station only employs students on its bars, technical and promo teams.

Yes we do! 

The Students Union at Bournemouth University are a large employer of student staff and we are recruiting now for our commercial services for the coming academic year including:

Old Fire Station (nightclub venue) – bar staff, box office staff & technical stage crew.

Dylans Kitchen & Bar – service and kitchen staff.

SUBU shop – shop floor and counter staff.

Student Centre Café – Baristas.

More information and the application form available here: 

All of our We Are Freshers events are clearly branded with the BU and SUBU logos and are run through this and the SUBU website ( or the official Facebook group: Bournemouth University Freshers 2022 (Official)

If you need to replace your wristband if it has broken, you will need to bring the faulty wristband with you to SUBU reception (Talbot Campus) when you arrive in Bournemouth and we can swap it for a new one.

Visit us at the student centre at talbot campus between 10am and 4pm on Monday 19 - Friday 23 September to collect your free wristband. 

Lasts all year! 

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