BU campuses get a #BUProud makeover

Posted on Tuesday, January 14 2014


If you find yourself walking through our campus over the next few days then you may notice a little change to some of our buildings…

BU’s re-launch of the #BUProud campaign has begun with a new set of pictures displayed on the entrances to some of the university’s buildings.

Current BU students Ieva Severinaite (pictured) and Douglas Tham have been chosen to feature on the entrance doors to Poole House, at the front of BU’s Talbot Campus.

The campaign features students holding chalkboards, on which they have written what they love most about the university, or what they are most proud of. Ieva’s board reads ‘helping me find my path’, while Douglas’ highlights some of the great opportunities on offer at BU.

Other BU staff members, students and graduates will soon take pride of place on the university’s buildings, with chalkboards adorned with #BUProud slogans such as, “Proud of all my students”, “BU has allowed me to realise what I am capable of”, and “Brilliant access to professional facilities.”

Students, staff members and other university audiences are also encouraged to get involved in the campaign by taking to Twitter, using the #BUProud tag to tell the world why they love Bournemouth University.

Ieva Severinaite, who studies the BA Public Relations course within the Media School at BU, said, “It’s overwhelming but very rewarding [being recognised with this picture] and it makes me very proud to be a BU student.

“Being 19 when you come to university it can be tough to know what you want to do in life for the rest of your career. My course and my extracurricular activities at the university, such as being the International Student Officer for SUBU (Students’ Union at Bournemouth University) and being a student ambassador for the university, has helped me to see different paths and different opportunities in life and to know what I want for the future.”

On walking past the picture everyday on the way into university, Ieva said, “It will take a little time to get used to it but it definitely brings a smile to my face every time I see it.”

What makes you proud of being part of the Bournemouth University community. Join the conversation on Twitter and tell us with the #BUproud tag!