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Get off to a good start

There's always plenty to do at BU. From the day you arrive you can expect to get involved with day and evening social events on campus and in halls as well as sports tasters, volunteering activities and careers fairs to quizzes, live music, club and comedy nights in SUBU outlets like Dylan's Kitchen and Bar and The Old Fire Station. 

If you're moving in to BU-managed accommodation our brilliant ResLifeBU team are there to help you feel at home and they'll be organising lots of welcome events to help you settle in.

There will still be lots you can get involved with if you're living in privately rented accommodation or commuting to BU from home. 

Online event information

Keep checking our Arrivals Event Listing ahead of the start of term so you can start thinking about what you want to go to. You'll be able to filter by the type of events you're interested in - whether you're into the party scene, sports or relaxing with friends, there will be something for you to join in with.

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.

You can also find more event information on our Students webpages and on the SUBU website.

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.