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News from SUBUurbia is your regular update from the Students' Union at Bournemouth University, offering all the latest news and updates in a snapshot.

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  • RBIANEWS FROM

    NEWS AT A GLANCE

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    STUDENTS UNION

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    UNIVERSITY

    NATIONAL STUDENTSURVEY

    ELECTION NOMINATIONS OPEN!

    BEWARE OF THE LOAN SHARK

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    INSIDE!

    SAVE STUDENT

    OPPORTUNITIES

    LINK REP Q&A

    PARTNER COLLEGE EDITION

    Issue 1Feb/Mar 14

  • YOUR PARTNER UPDATE

    WHATS ON

    HOME SWEET HOMEMON 10 FEB-TUE 11 FEB

    RAG DOES LOSTSAT 22 MAR

    RAGs (Raising and Giving) charity fundraiser where students are dumped in the middle of nowhere and have to make their way back to Bournemouth with no money, phone or map.Sign up closes on March 12th so head over tofacebook.com/bournemouthrag to find out more.

    SPEAK WEEKMON 3 MAR - FRI 7 MAR

    In selected Colleges, a chance for students to speak up about the quality of their courses and offer feedback on how to improve the academic experience.

    HOME SWEET HOMEMON 10 FEB-TUE 11 FEBGIG: TEMPLESFRI 7 MAR

    Touring their debut album Sun Structures, Temples bring their psychedelic rock experience to The Old Fire Station. Tickets: oldfirestation.co.uk

    If youre on a Franchised course, could you lead SUBU into the new era? As the 10.5million Student Centre nears its completion, were looking for our next team of graduates or placement year students to represent the 17,000 students at BU. Youll gain invaluable leadership and management experience and earn 19,500 while you do it. If you think youve got what it takes, find out more and nominate yourself at: subu.org/elections or contact Kerry Dean (see page 6). You never know #itcouldBU

    NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ELECTIONSNOW UNTIL 28 FEB

    Welcome to the first edition of your bi-termly SUBU update. By creating this completely Partner-College-per-sonalised newsletter we hope to keep you up to date with all the SUBU events that you may wish to be a part of, and shout about general goings on in your Partner Colleges. This issue will feature stories from unsung

    heroes at University Centre Yeovil to a feature on the goverment threat to cut the Student Oportunity Fund.If theres anything you want to feature in these updates, whether it be a charity event that you know is happening or an unsung hero in your College that you want to shout about, get in touch!

    NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEYMON 3 FEB - WED 30 APRIL

    The National Student Survey is an opportu-nity for final year undergraduates to share opinions on their student experience and help inform future prospective students on life at your place of study. FIll it in at: www.thestudentsurvey.com

  • UNSUNG HEROESCelebrating the hard work and success of the students that make your Partner Colleges the the hub of activity they are

    BECOME A HERO

    If youve got something worth shouting about,

    wed love to share it on this page.

    Simply email kdean@bournemouth.

    ac.uk

    Rep Q&A

    T wo students at University Centre Yeovil are running the 2014 Bath Half Marathon in aid of cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

    BSc Adult Nursing Students Emily Griffiths and Stroma Chalker-Hawker are working hard with a trainer to get their fitness up in time for the run on 2nd March 2014 and are hoping to raise money for a really worthy charity by do-ing something completely new to them.

    Stroma said "running a half mara-thon for CLIC was the perfect oppor-tunity to not only physically challenge ourselves, we do NOT do long distance running, and also raise money for an amazing charity who help not only children and young adults with cancer, but also their families."

    You can keep up with the ladies progress and make a donation at their just giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Stroma-Emily

    UCY students running half marathon for charity

    This EDITIONKATIE PLISKINLINK REP from WHILtSHIRE COLEGESALISBURY

    Link Reps for Partner Colleges are a fair-ly new role to SUBU. We aim to have at least one Link Rep for every Partner Col-lege. The role is to liaise closely with our Partner Colleges Coordinator to represent the students studying BU courses at their college.

    Where do you study and what course do you do?I am based at Wiltshire College Salisbury and Im currently in the third year of my BA (Hons) Photography degree.What made you want to be a Link Rep?I wanted to make a positive difference to Wiltshire College by improving the commu-nication between the students and Bourne-mouth University, making sure the Salis-bury students voices are heard and their issues are addressed.

    Whats the best thing about studying at your Partner College?Personally, I feel that in having a smaller community of students, we receive more 1-on-1 support from lecturers, and the sem-inars can be more tailored to individual needs and requirements. I found this par-ticularly helpful when it came to writing my dissertation!What are you looking forward to this year within the role?Im looking forward to problem-solving with students and staff, liaising with Wiltshire College and BU to address issues that are important to the students to help them feel in control of their learning.Whats an interesting fact about yourself? Im quite into comics and a few years ago, I managed to travel to San Diego to at-tend Comic-Con; I even shook hands with the actor who played The Hulk in the (high-ly ridiculous) 70s TV series. That is pretty much my only claim to fame...

  • SAVE STUDENTOPPORTUNITIES

    The Student Opportunity Fund is under threat. Proposals from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) sug-gest proposals to cut to the entire fund,

    which is paid to higher education providers in England in proportion to the number of students they have en-rolled from low-income or less advantaged backgrounds.

    Bournemouth Universitys allocation for next years fund is just short of 3.5 million, which if cut, will signif-icantly harm their ability to recruit these students into higher education, as well as retention, outreach and widening participation programmes.

    With the recent announcement that UCAS applica-tions to full time undergraduate degrees at university have reached an all time high, young people from the most advantaged areas are still two and a half times more likely to apply for higher education than those from less advantaged backgrounds. Despite a higher number of less-advantaged students attending Uni-versity than a decade ago, using the rise in University applications to justify cutting access funding would undermine the priority to address this gap.

    100million has already been cut from the National Scholarship Programme another HE fund designed to

    help social mobility and further cuts would go against the governments commitment to support social mobility ahead of balancing the books on the shoulders of the poor. Instead, it suggests an active agenda to not prioritise so-cial mobility in Higher Education at the this time.

    SUBU are strongly opposed to any cut in public funding that could harm the prospects of our current or future students. BU has a good track record of widening participation through summer schools, ambassador programmes, mentoring schemes and school outreach work and we believe cuts would nega-tively impact the outreach and retention work they do.

    As a result, we are joining a national campaign spear-headed by the NUS to lobby the govnermnent to reverse the cuts before they are implemented. We have met with our local MP Conor Burns, who we have a strong relationship with, to discuss representing our concerns to the Secretary of State for BIS Vince Cable and Uni-versities Minister David Willetts. Together, if we make enough of a stand against this contentious issue, we can stop the funding cut from passing, and leave Higher Education where social mobility is embraced, not ignored.

    Help us Save Student OpportunitiesTo show your support, send a copy of our letter on the SUBU website to your local MP requesting them to lobby against proposals, and tweet your pictures of the Dont Cut Student Opportunities poster using the #SaveStudentOpportunities hashtag on Twitter.

    As government threaten to scrap the 327m Student Opportunity Fund, join the campaign to fight back against further cuts to Higher Education

  • You Said This Happened is our way to telling you how weve acted on your feedback

    The best way for us to improve our service is through your feedback. Please email kdean@bournemouth.ac.uk with your ideas,and examples.

    More communication

    should be provided about

    SUBU at Partner Colleges

    Posters from The Old Fire Station should be more regularly updated at Bournemouth & Poole College

    Posters will now be given to the college to put up every other week

    Essential Rep Training

    should be made available online for those that cant attend

    sessions

    A partner specific Rep

    training resource was MADEavailable

    online This

    regular newsletter has been produced to keep you in the

    loop with SUBU events

  • I f you want something featured in the nex t edit ion, or just want a chat , then

    UNSUNG HEROES

    search SUBU at Bournemouth

    and Poole College

    search SUBU at University Centre Yeovil

    search SUBU at Kingston Maurwood College

    search SUBU at Weymouth College

    search SUBU at Wiltshire College

    Salisbury

    search SUBU at Bridgwater College

    Like SUBU at Partner Colleges on Facebook:

    Kerry Dean, Partner Colleges Coordinator

    GET IN TOUCH

    T he Youre Brilliant! Awards were intro-duced to BU in 2010 and are a great way for students to nominate staff who they think are brilliant! It can