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Social provides a wide range of inclusive activities and events run by students (RA’s) for students.

Here at ResLifeBU HQ our team of student Resident Assistants organise significant annual events such as the annual ‘Winter Ice Ball’, where students get the chance to shake off the dust from their suits & ballroom gowns. ‘It’s a Knockout’, a Hall vs Hall sporting battle, the ultimate rivalry where students go head-to-head games such as gladiator, rock climbing, classic egg and spoon race and zorb football! Amongst many more, we also have the ‘BIG Summer Beach BBQ Party’, with music, street food, beach games and the list goes on! 

We also arrange regular smaller scale activities such as stand-up-paddle-boarding/kayaking, Fifa tournaments, fashion shows & open mic nights; not to mention our themed events such as Halloween Face Painting, Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day Speed Dating, right through to our cooking activities such as the ‘International Flavours of the World’, ‘Master Chef’ and Flat vs Flat ‘Come Dine With Me’! Our aim is to ensure no student feels as though they have not been given the opportunity to socialise and meet new people in their first year at University.

Events, Activities & Excursions

With the wide range of events we have on offer there is something for all types of students to get involved in. From Open Mic Nights to Murder Mysteries, the ResLifeBU team host events that bring the halls together giving students the greatest opportunity to meet as many new people as possible.

Activities include sports competitions such as football/volleyball tournaments, outdoor sports such as kayaking & paddle boarding and smaller sports events such as UV dodgeball and Zorb football. All giving students the chance to get that much needed physical activity in-between their busy schedules.   

Bournemouth is a beautiful place to live and to explore, and here at ResLifeBU HQ we want to give students the opportunity to make the most of it. We provide coaches to incredible places such as Durdle Door & Old Harry’s Rocks on the Jurassic coast, right through to exploring Poole Harbour and the beautiful Sandbanks area.

Check out the below gallery for a taste of some of our favourite activities and events! 

Steven Thomas

“I was talking with a friend earlier & we were saying how Res Life is the most useful university service have. In the first few weeks it gets you out and I've met quiet few people. The scavenger hunt helped me know Bournemouth also which was great!”

Steven Thomas | BA (Hons) Product Design


“It's great Res Life staff are students, that live with us. They're really approachable and the events get me out of my room at times that I would not be”.

Simone | MA Events Management

Ben White

“As a non-drinker, ResLife was a chance to socialise with other students without that uncomfortable feeling that I don’t fit in”.

Ben White | BSc (Hons) Computing

George Madden

“RES life is a superb social group; it helped me come out of my shell! University life wouldn't be the same with Res Life; it allowed to go out and make more friends, more than just the ones in my flat”

George Marden | BA (Hons) Product Design

Henry Wade

“Without res life we simply wouldn't be out socialising the way that we are. You'd stay with your own flat. It really helped get out of my shell!”

Henry Wade | BA (Hons) Product Design