YOU SAID WE DID

 

Considering running for one of the positions in our elections but not entirely sure whether it's really gonna be your cup of tea? Check out some of the changes our Sabbatical Officers and Executive Officers have managed to get implemented after listening to your feedback!

 

BOXING

The results of our 2018 Give it a Go survey indicated that you wanted more casual sports sessions added to the timetable, specifically boxing. As of September 2018, there are now weekly boxing sessions open to all - regardless of skill level.

INCREASED OPENING HOURS

We know the final term of uni is the most stressful period for students as they try to cram into uni for every available second in the day to finish off their projects in time for deadlines. AUBSU talked extensively with the University about increasing opening hours during the summer term, resulting in hours increasing from 5:30pm to 9pm -  a whole three extra hours to help you get ready for deadlines. 

TREE PLANTING 

AUB students told us they wanted more green initiatives to get involved with, so we delivered. For three years in a row we planted one tree for every new student here at AUB to help offset some of their carbon footprint. The initiative encouraged more members to sign up to our student-led Green Team, and we've had interest in running it again. 

MICROWAVES

With food prices on campus notoriously high (we're working on it), we managed to compromise with the University and get two microwaves installed in The Refectory for students to use at all times of the day so they can reheat food brought in from home.

ALCOHOL-FREE FRESHERS'

Feedback from previous freshers' events showed us that lots of students were choosing to forgo alcohol and preferred events where the focus was on an activity other than drinking. With this in mind we developed a series of events in 2018 to welcome new students to Bournemouth that didn't encourage alcohol or binge drinking. 

WELLBEING GARDEN

A wellbeing garden was proposed to us by several students at our 2017 AGM, and we're pleased to announce that it's finally happening. After various consultations with University teams, landscapers, gardening experts, wellbeing staff, students, and our very own Green Team, the planning stages for the wellbeing garden are well underway, with the building of the garden itself to commence in 2019.

COFFEE CUP RECYCLING

It's no big secret that art students drink a lot of coffee. On multiple occasions, students have told us their concerns about the lack of coffee cup recycling facilities on campus, so we put our heads together with various university departments to find a solution. As of February 2019 we will have two coffee cup recycling bins for separating liquids, cups, and lids into that will be collected by a company who recycles the cups and lids. 

DOGS

You asked for dogs. We said we'd see what we could do. You asked for dogs again. We contacted people with dogs and tried to arrange some dates. You kept asking for dogs. Finally, we found the lovely Caring Canines team, and explained our university was desperate to meet some dogs, and now the rest is history. You still keep on asking us for more dogs though...