Can you believe it’s already December here at AUB? That means you’ve almost finished the first term of the new academic year…crazy. Don’t go thinking that just because it’s almost the end of term that we suddenly stop doing awesome things – in-fact we are planning even more cool things for 2020 right now. For the time being however, let us tell you all about what’s happening for the rest of term and how you can get involved with your favourite students’ union.
22nd November – 22nd December
We are all about inclusivity here at AUBSU, which is why we’ve teamed up with your Students with Disabilities Officers, Lucy & Sam, to bring you a whole host of different events for this upcoming month. What is the month about you ask? It’s about celebrating and learning about all different abilities that people have, we will also be launching our new inclusive Give it a Go sessions as part of this month. More details on everything we have planned can be found here.
That’s right! We are pleased to bring back a very popular green themed volunteering event. What is it you ask? Well it’s tree planting! For only £1, you could come with us to plant 1,000 trees to help the environment. Lunch will also be provided for all your hard work – and what’s even better is that all those hours volunteering can go towards your Level Up award.
Curious as to what the theme for December is? Well we can reveal to you that December is all about – self-care. We want to focus on sharing tips and advice for the upcoming month, and how important it is to look after yourself.
As part of The Small Things Matter campaign, your Students’ Union will once again be out in the courtyard doing some fun events around the theme of self-care. With Christmas right around the corner, AUBSU will be bringing out a very ‘artsy’ tree. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas tree without presents right? So, expect to see some little brown packages filled with self-care tips and treats. The team from Faith & Reflection will also be joining up with us handing out gingerbread & hot chocolate, and we even heard that some live music may also be happening out in the courtyard!
Find the team in the courtyard on the 3rd December at 12pm to get involved. Did you know that you can now follow the official aubsu_matter Instagram account to get not only more information on what is happening across the year, but also some good vibes sent to your feed! For the first time ever, we also have a Journal of Small Things that you can purchase from the AUBSU office for just £1 – it’s designed to help you find some light in the darkest times, as well as keep track of your mental welfare when things get tough. It’s pretty handy if you ask us!
On the hunt for that perfect Christmas gift? Well you’re in luck – our next AUBSU bus trip will be heading off to the Bristol Christmas Market! Whether you’re looking to explore Bristol for the day, try some of the doughnuts or cakes that are available for purchase, or even just have a Christmas day out with friends – grab your tickets to avoid disappointment and come on an adventure with AUBSU.
Want to help raise some money for a good cause? Did you know one of the easiest ways that you can do that is by popping along to one of our RAG quiz nights and taking part. You can have up to 6 people on your team at once, and no sign-ups are needed. Quizzes will be happening at the start of each month, so just keep an eye on our social media feed for any changes or extra details. Starting time will be at 5pm, so just head to the Arts Bar!
Are you a budding entrepreneur looking for a space or opportunity to sell your work? Maybe you’ve made some cool fridge magnets, or want to sell some cool stuff in aid of course fundraising. Why not book a stall at our AUBSU Market Day? On the second Thursday of every month AUBSU takes over the main courtyard between 12 and 2pm and transforms it into a bustling mini market. Not only are there prints and cakes galore (all made by your talented fellow students) up for grabs, but we'll also be selling AUB merch to keep you all on brand, and you'll also be able to swap your unwanted clothes for snazzy new ones at our Green Team's Swap Shop.
Want to book a stall? Simply fill in the form on our Market Days page and tell us a little bit more about what you want to do, it’s that simple!
End of Term
This term has flown by and on the 13thDecember, it’s officially the last day. Be sure to stay connected with us over the Christmas season to know what events are coming up when you return!
Thank you to everyone who has gotten involved in the Students’ Union this year – we’ve had a blast collaborating with so many of you and we can’t wait to see what 2020 holds.