iBU keeps getting better

iBUsparkles (2)With the new semester starting and the National Student Survey (NSS) now in full swing for final year students, iBU has been updated to include a new NSS function that will allow you to complete the survey wherever you are*. As well as completing the survey you can view a video all about the NSS and  follow the continuing adventures of NeSSa the Camel on Facebook and Twitter.

A new semester may also mean changes to your timetable – to make sure that you are up to date, don’t forget to refresh your timetable when in iBU by swiping your finger down on the screen.

Coming soon… iBU is also continuing to grow with the planned release of an improved buses function that will let you know when the next university bus is due.

If you have any further questions or comments about iBU or would like to be part of the beta testers group then contact Stuart Claw.

*Internet connectivity is required to complete the survey.

Calling all new students!

bu-logoWe want to know all about your experience with BU since confirming your place with us. Did you get the right information? How easy was it to apply for accommodation? What did you think about the range of events on offer?

Complete the short survey and let us know what you thought about your experience arriving at BU.

There are a number of prizes on offer, including a free sportBU membership, Starbucks vouchers and much more!


Student surveys email group

BU operates a ‘surveys’ email group to allow you to participate in other students research. Previously all students were enrolled in this group but could choose to ‘opt-out’. Following feedback from students we have changed the way this operates and students now have to choose to receive these emails.

The Student survey email group is a facility for students to send survey requests to for dissertation purposes, this can be a valuable tool if you are at the stage of conducting research. You can join or leave at your own discretion. All email requests for surveys to be published to this group have to be approved by askBU. Please follow the below instructions:

Joining the Group

In student email account:

  • Click Options
  • Select Groups
  • Within the window ‘Public Groups I belong to’ select Join Locate Surveys
  • Click Join, and then Close
  • Then close the Join window.

Leaving the Group

  • Follow the steps above and select Leave instead of Join.

Sending out a Survey

  • Users need to send the request to surveys@live.bournemouth.ac.uk not studentsurveys@bournemouth.ac.uk. You will only be able to see the ‘surveys’ address if you are a member of the surveys group
  • Approval of emails sent to this group are processed by the askBU Student Team – during office hours Monday to Friday.