Tweet the Tree

tweet-treeThe 20ft Christmas Tree in the Atrium on Talbot Campus is hard to miss – but now you can decide the colour of the lights, and win yourself some prizes in the process. So join in with us, have some Christmas fun and enjoy our interactive Christmas Tree!

The rules:


Simply answer the question ‘What makes you #BUproud?’ on Twitter by sending a tweet to @bournemouthuni using one of the hashtags.

Choose from #BUcourses (pink) #BUsupport (white) #BUcommunity (blue), tell us why you voted for it and watch the colours on the tree change!

The tree looks at the last 10 tweets sent to @bournemouthuni and the colour of the tree will change depending on the volume of tweets for each hashtag.

Each morning the best tweet from the day before will be selected and the tweeter will win one of the following prizes:

  • AFC Bournemouth tickets
  • Dorset produce hamper
  • BU mugs
  • BU hoodie
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • £10 food voucher to spend on campus
  • Two free Odeon cinema tickets
  • £50 amazon voucher
  • sportBU one term membership
  •  BU t-shirt
  •  BU tankard
  •  £20 SUBU voucher

Winners will be invited to pick a present from under the tree and collect their prize.

This is all being done in a sustainable and cost effective way as the tree itself has been donated by New Forest Energy and after Christmas we’ll be chipping the tree to use it to fuel our biomass boiler, providing renewable heat for BU.

So Happy Tweeting and Happy Christmas from all at BU!

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.