1. Attend a gig at the Anson Rooms
In term 1 we had loads of amazing gigs, from Slaves to Foals. Gigs we already have booked for 2016 include Matt Corby and Grimes.
2. Go to a Varsity match
In 2015 we beat UWE 21 – 16 in the varsity series, which involves thousands of students competing in everything from American football to riding. Support the #MightyMaroon as they attempt to hold on to their title as varsity champions!
3. Attend a Richmond series lecture
This year we are introducing our very own lecture series. Leading thinkers from around the world will be coming to speak to Bristol students - from Shami Chakrabarti to the last surviving Dambuster!
4. Get involved in Mind Your Head Month
We began the Mind Your Head campaign last year to raise awareness of mental health issues, offer support to students who may be struggling and to give everyone the chance to take a bit of time out! Come along to some of our 2016 events to take a break and spend some time looking after your mental wellbeing. (Dates TBA)
5. Give it a go
February is Give it a Go month. This is your change to try out any of our 250 societies: get involved and you may discover a talent or passion you never knew you had!
6. Vote in the officer elections (or stand!)
The SU is run by a network of student officers who look after the interests of students in every area of life: from housing, to representing you to the University, to societies, sports clubs and events. Vote in the officer elections to make sure that you are represented by the right people for you. Or better still, stand to be an officer yourself!
7. Check out the Best of Bristol lectures
Every year you get to vote for your favourite lecturers (you can do this online on the Bristol SU site). The top lecturers from across the University then each do a lecture that is open to the public. They are always fascinating!
8. Attend an event in the Balloon Bar
If you haven’t been to the Balloon Bar yet, you’ve been wasting time. The drinks are the cheapest in the city, and there’s always something going on: from the legendary Big Fat Bristol SU Pub Quiz on Mondays, to Karaoke & Street Food on Fridays, widely regarded as the best night in Bristol.
9. Explore ‘16
Explore is a cultural society showcase. It’s an awesome event that offers a chance to explore the incredible diversity of all the students we have here at Bristol SU.
10. Attend a Shake Up Series event
The Shake Up Series is a series of events, talks and workshops that look at issues faced by minority groups. The events are lively, insightful and offer everyone a chance to explore new ideas. Make sure you get yourself down to one next year!