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Freshers' Fair

This years SUBU Freshers' Fair is on Saturday 22nd September 2018 11am - 3pm* and will bring Welcome Week One to a climax. 

*Fair opens 10am to 11am for students with accessibility requirements and music kept to a low level

What is Freshers' Fair?

The SUBU Freshers’ Fair is a huge exhibition that is free to attend for 18,000 BU students. Included in the fair are all of the SUBU clubs and societies, BU sports teams, local and BU groups together with a collection of local and national businesses, live entertainment, sports demos, music, food and drink!

It is your chance to talk to 100's of SUBU clubs and societies, over 60 BU sports teams and find out about numerous volunteering and fundraising opportunities that are available to you to take part in alongside your studies.  

Check out some of the highlights below- plus the Spotify team filmed the majority of their University Tour at the SUBU Freshers Fair. 



Keep up to date with exhibitors attending this year by liking the Official Freshers' & Refreshers Fair Facebook Page.

Did you know?.. Our Freshers' Fairs are officially the best in the country!

BAM Marketing Agency toured 20 Freshers’ Fairs across the UK from Scotland to the South coast, surveying thousands of students and hundreds of stallholders to compile the most detailed research forming a Top 20 Freshers’ Fairs in the countrySUBU are proud to be at the top of this list for two years in succession with a staggering 98% positive feedback from exhibitors and students. SUBU were measured against some other great Students' Unions and Universities across the country so represents a great achievement. The full list of the results from other Freshers’ Fairs and survey highlighted results can be viewed by clicking below..

BAM "UK's Best Freshers' Fair"

2017 - Runner-up   2016 - Winner


Getting there on the day.

As the Freshers' Fair is taking place on Talbot Campus on a Saturday, SUBU will be arranging additional bus services on the day shuttling you to and from the event from your halls of residence. A full timetable will be available to view during Welcome Week One on this page.  

Are you a SUBU Club or Society?

All the Freshers' Fair bookings for the many SUBU clubs and societies are being organised by our SUBU activities team- so please contact Josh or Lauren and they will help you organise your pitch. The earlier you put your request in then the better your location will be! This year our SUBU clubs and societies exhibitors will take over the Student Centre.   

SUBU club or society book your promotional stand early via email:  Tel: 01202-965903

Commercial Exhibitors.

If you are a local or national business, the annual SUBU Freshers' Fair is a great opportunity for you to meet new and current Bournemouth University students. For full information and to book a promotional stand at this years fair visit our dedicated webpage by clicking Freshers' Fair 2018 Businesses & Partners.

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