Hardship Funds: SUBU and SportBU Sports Bursary
The Hardship Funds have been generated in an effort to make SportBU performance teams more accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford to join them, or have additional challenges that make it more difficult for them to join and remain an active member.
There are numerous benefits to joining a sports team so we want to ensure that the opportunity is available to as many students as possible. Clubs and societies offer a unique opportunity to create connections and network with other students and industry professionals, it also provides the chance to try new skills or hone existing ones.
Dangers of alcohol and drugs
As part of our commitment to the wellbeing of all students at BU, SportBU would like to ensure that all athletes have a better understanding of some of the dangers associated with alcohol and drugs.
Within university student culture there can be a lot of pressure to drink alcohol to excess and experiment with drugs. This can have a serious impact on physical health, behaviour and psychological well-being so it's important to be aware of the facts. If you are concerned about yourself or a friend please remember that there is plenty of support available at BU, you can also find useful information online at drinkaware, FRANK and DrugScope.
It's important to recognise that not every person fits into one pattern of symptoms, and that drugs and alcohol can impact people in a variety of ways. The earlier the problem is addressed the less likely that drugs and alcohol are to cause serious harm to your health.