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MODULE: Plan Events

BSU Venues

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Using a BSU Space is a great way to keep costs down!

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BSU and university campus spaces can be booked for FREE so why not look into these options first.

External hire can be very expensive, be careful, even when it sounds like a good deal there is likely to be a catch…such as a set ‘minimum spend’ – If your guests don’t spend enough on the night, you will be stung with a bill to make up the difference!

Basement Central

GROUND FLOOR, COCKCROFT BUILDING, MOULSECOOMB CAMPUS


Basement Central is at the heart of Moulsecoomb campus. It’s the ideal space to combine food with your event as offers a full menu so you can keep chilling whilst we’re grilling. Check out the menu below!

*If you book your society event in one of our venues and pre-book food you’ll get 20% off!

Past society events have included Pizza & Games Nights, Open Mic’s, Battle of the Bands, Comedy Shows, Pub Quizzes, Gaming Tournaments, Movie Marathons, Tea Parties, Meet N’ Greets and much much more! Let us know what you have in mind so we can help you.

To book, email M.Szilagyi@brighton.ac.uk or call 01273 642875

Basement Central - Food Menu

Basement Central

The Hive

RINGMER HOUSE, FALMER CAMPUS


Your society can host a range of events in our super chill lounge bar.

Fairy lights and funky furnishings add to the eclectic vibe setting the perfect scene for Open Mic’s, Battle of the Bands, Comedy Shows, Pub Quizzes, Gaming Tournaments, Movie Marathons, Tea Parties, Meet N’ Greets and much much more! Let us know what you have in mind so we can help you.

For pre-arranged events we are able to extend our opening hours to 11pm, or even later if organised enough in advance.


We also have PA sound equipment!

To book, The Hive for an event or activity, email  s.lopatin@brighton.ac.uk  or call 01273 643948.

You can also find us on Facebook here!

The Hive - Food Menu

The Hive

External Venue Hire

We can recommend venues large and small with which we have agreed special rates or offers to keep your costs down.

ALL external hires require a contract which MUST be signed by the Student Activities Manager ‘before’ any deposit can be paid to secure the venue. We will need to set up deposit tickets on the website a minimum of 12 weeks before the event date.

ENTERTAINMENT

Events can require entertainment, this can be anything from an inspirational external speaker to live music and performances by students. When planning the entertainment for your event there are a few things to consider so you don’t get caught out on the day!

External Speakers – You must get them approved 3 weeks in advance via the External Speakers Form or they will not be allowed on campus! Once approved, costs may include: their fee plus covering the costs of travel and parking – agree these figures in advance and include in your budget.

Performers – Music bands/comedians/magicians/dancers etc. may have large fees and you are likely to have to cover the costs of riders (their food and drink requests) so take this into account when allocating your budget. The possibility for a collaboration is certain to be a cheaper alternative.

Collaboration

With over 100 BSU societies including Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Debating & Gospel Choir; there may not be any need to look elsewhere for your events entertainment. Why put money into other artists’ pockets when you can support your fellow societies?

Top Tip – Collaborating with another Society also counts towards your Accreditation’s which = Funding!

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