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Get ready for more than just your new degree

Our clubs and societies, run via the Students’ Union (SUBU), are based entirely on our students passions – so whatever you’re into, we should have it covered. These range from sports to charities, baking to gaming, education to politics or even the Bournemouth Banchees Quidditch Society (yes, it really does exist).

This makes for a truly eclectic mix of over 130 clubs and societies that you can become part of – or SUBU can even help you set up your own if you think they're missing a trick in any area.

Becoming part of a club or society (or more than one if a few take your fancy) will offer you loads of opportunities. From making new friends and socialising, to having fun away from your studies, trying new things, or developing your teamwork and leadership skills – it’ll help to bolster your CV when you graduate too.

Pheobe Watkins BU BA Hons English

“On the social side of things, the opportunities are endless, and if you can’t find your dream society, you can invent it! I’ve tried out the University Orchestra, which was a fantastic experience, and so much fun... this year I’m playing lots of netball with the social team, as part of the Campus Leagues.”

 Pheobe Watkins, BA (Hons) English

Find a club or society to match your passion:

See all clubs and societies on the SUBU website

Other life-enriching opportunities

Nerve media

Nerve Media

Whether you’re interested in radio, TV or magazine publishing, get involved with various writing and production opportunities.
BU RAG Refugee campaign

RAG: Raising & Giving

The award-winning fundraising arm of SUBU could see you hitchhiking abroad or going on a trip of a lifetime, all while supporting good causes and potentially make a huge difference.
Competitive sports

Competitive sports

All of our teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) competition which includes 165 universities throughout the UK. We are currently ranked in 22nd place and hope to be in the top 20 by 2019.

“RAG has allowed me to make some amazing friends and learn a lot about how to fundraise. This year I am taking on the Fire and Ice Trek for The Children's Society, with a goal to raise £2,490.”

 Emma Reynolds, BU student