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Fusion Festival

3-6 April

The Fusion Festival is a celebration of research, education and professional practice culminating in events created and run by second year Events Management students at Bournemouth University between 3-7 April 2017. The theme this year is 'Around the World in an Event'.

The events will break down barriers, creating a continuous and fruitful exchange of knowledge. By working with staff, charities, organisations, institutions, and businesses, students will develop and co-create events and activities which will enable them to represent themselves, the Department of Events and Leisure as well as Bournemouth University. 

The events are listed below or you can download the programme.

Monday 3 April

Events taking place today are as follows:

Make yourself more employable globally

10:00-12:00, Dylan's Bar

A new and fun way to make yourself more globally employable. Speak to industry experts, gain hints and tips to make yourself stand out from the crowd - with great prizes to be won, take part in this interactive workshop and get your free professional portrait taken for a CV or LinkedIn profile.

Can You Cuban?

12:00-14:00, Talbot Campus Courtyard

A Cuban themed mini festival with activities to participate in to be in with a chance of winning prizes. Attendees will have the benefit of learning stations where they can learn ‘how to visit Cuba for a fraction of the cost’ and more. Find our more.

Rubbish Around the World

12:00-14:00, Fusion Building pod, FG19

An immersive and interactive event, with the purpose of educating and informing the participants on the impacts of global warming, and how sustainability and recycling can be a driving force in ensuring the health of our planet. Find out more.

Destination Japan

13:00-15:00, Talbot Campus Courtyard

Our event was created to promote Japanese culture and cuisine. For the event we will have sponsoring businesses handing out free food and drink samples as well as providing activities to promote the culture. Find out more.

Backpacking for Beginners

14:30-16:30, Fusion Building, F201

An event designed to give attendees an insight into backpacking using fun interactive activities in order to engage attendees. The event will focus on two destinations, Australia and Asia. Find out more.

The World on a Plate

14:30-16:30, Fusion Building, FG06

A entry free, walk-in/walk-out interactive exhibition providing attendees with world cuisine nutrition info, including activities, prizes, vouchers and information from fitness and nutrition professionals. Find out more.

Hawaiian Paradise

16:00-18:00, Fusion Building, F104

Escape from university life for a few hours to experience a taste of Hawaii. Take part in Limbo & Hula-Hoop competitions, games of Coconut-roll or just sit back and relax with a mocktail and enjoy the music. Find out more.

Tuesday 4 April

Events taking place today are as follows:

Expedition Sub-Zero

09:30-11:30, SportBU, studio 1

Have you ever wanted to explore the Arctic? Come and experience our sub-zero expedition with interactive challenges whilst uncovering the truths about Inuit culture. Join us and participate in pairs to be in with the chance of winning exciting prizes. Find out more.

The American Dream

11:00-13:00, Dylan's Bar

An American themed event which will involve activities to win prizes along with tasty American sweets and a chance to learn more about placements in America.


11:30-13:30, Student Centre, ground floor

An interactive cultural session creating an experience with Asian based food tasting, cultural fun activities, a chance to get henna done, and prizes to be won. Find out more.

Taste the World

11:00-13:00, Talbot Campus courtyard

An interactive event which aims to get students involved in games and experiences while trying new flavours in the forms of traditional drinks from three international countries. Find out more.

Games From The Globe

12:30-14:00, Talbot Campus courtyard

Stop off in the Courtyard to play some traditional much loved games and win some fantastic prizes!  Have fun while learning about the games and where they are from. Find out more.

Caribbean Carnival

13:00-15:00, Talbot Campus courtyard

A themed event including different activities linked to the Caribbean to educate students about the culture whilst entertaining them. Find out more.

A taste of around the world at Dylan's

18:00-20:00, Dylan's Bar

The event will start with a fayre incorporating food related activities partially sponsored by big brands. There will be a DJ whilst the games are commencing to help you get into the 'around the world' frame of mind. A quiz will take place shortly afterwards.Find out more.

Wednesday 5 April

Events taking place today are as follows:

A Pirate’s life for me

15:00-17:00, Dylan's Bar

Eight interactive challenges promoting cultural awareness using foods, drinks, music and facts. Teams compete to be the best seven seas best voyagers, all proceeds to Make A Wish Foundation. 


15:15-16:45, SportBU, studio 1

A unique unmissable fitness event incorporating two of the newest most exciting workouts taking the UK health and fitness industry by storm! GlobeFit combines JeKaJo and Chasamba to provide a calorie busting workout that is exhilarating, intriguing and fun. Find out more.

Give us a clue!

18:00-20:00, Dylan's Bar

As part of the BU Fusion Festival, we're hosting an interactive quiz with a twist, at Dylan's Bar involving fun activities to get you thinking as well as live performances! Only £1 a ticket with all proceeds going to UNICEF! Find out more.

Thursday 6 April

Events taking place today are as follows:

Choose Fair Trade

12:00-14:00, Student Centre, ground floor

An interactive fair trade themed event in association with Lush cosmetics and Neal’s Yard Remedies. Make your own beauty products, free tea and coffee and a chance to win a fair trade hamper worth over £100. Learn something new about fair trade and ethical sourcing from around the world. Find out more.

Cheese + Wine + You

15:00-17:00, Dylan's Bar

Come and enjoy a wonderful cheese and wine tasting session. Indulging in an array of cheeses from across the globe. Learning how to put together the perfect cheeseboard with complimentary wine. Accompanied by live acoustic music with the chance to win an amazing gift. Find out more.

Around The World In 80 Questions

18:00-20:00, Dylan's Bar

Grab your passports and come on a trip like no other. Take an all expenses paid trip around the world in a fun 8 round quiz full of interactive elements from lip syncing to food tasting, with lots of prizes to be won. Find out more.

Global Runway

19:30-21:30, Kimmeridge House, KG01

A fashion show to showcase various cultures from around the world, using help from local communities and charity. £4.00 per ticket. Each guest receives a goody bag that includes a complimentary spa day pass. Find out more.