Time capsule – your ideas needed!

To celebrate your fantastic new Student Centre, an official opening ceremony is being held in May. To commemorate the occasion, a time capsule will be placed within the stairwell on the ground floor – and will remain locked until 2065.

When students and staff open the capsule in 50 years’ time, we want them to know what life was like for students in 2015, and we want your ideas on what should be included.

The top three ideas will be placed in the capsule and the winners invited to the ceremony.

To send in your ideas, by Monday 11 May, Tweet @Bournemouthuni, comment on our Facebook page, or post an image on our Instagram page using #BUtimecapsule.

Festival of Learning 2015: Get involved

FoL-2015BU will open its doors to the public for the third Festival of Learning from Saturday 11 to Friday 17 July 2015.

There will be seven days of free activities showcasing the impact of BU’s expertise and research. This summer, the event attracted around 5,000 people to over 150 on-campus and community-based activities. Many partnerships have emerged as a result of the Festival, and there’s been real evidence of the impact BU’s research has.

Get Involved – put forward an event proposal

One way you can get involved with the festival is by putting forward an event proposal.

Take a look at our Festival of Learning Proposals pages on the BU Research Blog to find out more about the purpose of the festival, who it’s for, the popular themes from this year’s event, and what we’ve learned from the British Science Festival 2014.

Proposals need to submitted by 12 noon Friday 19 December.

Need some help developing your ideas?
Get in touch with Naomi Kay, our Public Engagement Officer and a recent BU graduate.

Other ways you can get involved

  • Take part: you’re welcome to join in with any of the events to learn about all areas of BU – we’ll tell you how nearer the time
  • Spread the word: tell your friends and family about the event and encourage them to come along – it’s a nice way for them to experience where you study.