Students get fundraising – #BUProud

Faculty of Management students have been bringing their learning to life by organising charity-led events.

From March to May all sorts of events have been organised on and off campus raising money for local and national charities. Events range from family fun days, art displays and sports activities to dining experiences, quizzes, game shows and a flash mob.

Stu Plummeridge – Year 2, BSc (Hons) Sports Management – and his group Shuttle Seven organised neon badminton tournament ‘Raveminton’ in the BU sports hall to raise money for the National Autism Society.

Stu said, “The event went really well, better than we all expected to be honest! It ran very smoothly and all of the participants seemed to be really enjoying it”

“We learnt a lot from this experience as to the various aspects of putting together and managing an event, such things as sourcing sponsorship to advertising and finding volunteers – it gave a glimpse into the reality of putting on an event as sport managers after graduation.“

Course lecturer, Peter Trueman said, “The aim of this unit is to experience the practical implementation of methods and theories relevant to event management, whilst developing a positive attitude to risk-taking and entrepreneurship through creative and innovative thinking”

“The planning and operations of leisure event management draws upon finance, marketing and resource management. In this unit students get to apply practical skills needed to successfully deliver a live event, giving them more confidence in using these transferable skills for the many challenges that lie ahead during their forthcoming placement year and future careers in the leisure industry”.

Students take on videogame marathon to raise money for charity


Students from Bournemouth University aim to raise £2,000 for charity by playing video games continuously for a week.

The group of around 20 students will take it in turns to play the Zelda computer games in The Atrium, on BU’s Talbot Campus.

They started at 1pm on Monday and will finish on Sunday April 14, with the games being played 24 hours a day.

They are holding the event to raise money for GamesAid, which supports various children’s charities, including improving access to gaming and technology.

“They help disabled people who can’t use controls to play games by adapting them especially for them,” said Mike Warner, a second year BSc (Hons) Software Engineering student, who has organised the fundraiser.

“It’s about making them accessible for everyone.”

The group are playing the games on a number of large screens on The Atrium, and people can also watch a live stream of the players on a website created by Mike.

They aim to complete all 12 Zelda titles in the 212 hours they will be playing.

“Lots of people have come around to see what is going on,” said Mike, 26, of Wimborne.

“I was up late before we started because I was finishing off the website, so I’m already behind on my sleep, but I’m not worried about getting bored of it as each game is really different.”

He added: “We probably won’t have time to finish them all, but it is worth a go.”

Mike attempted the challenge with friends in 2011, and raised £1,312 for GamesAid.

He said: “When I raised money for them last time, I met the people behind GamesAid and it was really impressive seeing first-hand what they have done.

“This year, we want to raise £2,000.”

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