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Get off to a good start

There's always plenty to do here, from events in your halls, sports tasters, volunteering activities and quizzes to social, club and comedy nights, as well as our Sports & Societies Week and Refreshers Fair in early February. 

A friendly welcome awaits you wherever and whenever you arrive here. If you're moving in to BU-managed accommodation our brilliant ResLifeBU team are there to help you feel at home - they can also point you in the direction of where to collect your keys, your room, the local supermarket, what’s on and where, and anything else you might need!

Online event information

You can check out our Arrivals Event Listing and filter by the type of events you're interested in, and find more event information on our Students webpages and on the SUBU website.

Just remember, you're going to be here for a while, so don’t feel you need to try and do everything in your first few weeks! It’s important that you fit your social activities around your academic commitments and start life at BU as you mean to go on – living a happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Trips & Tours

You can also book on to organised trips around the local area, visiting places like the Jurassic Coast and Stonehenge, as well as towns and cities such as London, Oxford, Bath and Brighton. These trips are good value for money and a great way to explore and meet new people. You can buy tickets from SUBU reception - find out more on the SUBU website.