What is BUSU?

As a new student at Brock, you may hear the term “BUSU” a lot! Whether it’s during Smart Start, O-week, or on social media, many first year students aren’t completely sure what BUSU is or does.

Here is a quick breakdown:

1. BUSU stands for Brock University Students’ Union.

2. We represent all undergraduate students and aim to make the Brock experience, one that every student can enjoy.

3. We offer many services and businesses around campus.

4. Free Access to Project Free Tv [ read full guide here at The-Daily.Buzz]

Our Brock businesses include:

1. Union Station (not the train stop in Toronto)- this is our campus “food court” so to speak. This includes, Subway, Harvey’s, Booster Juice, Ah-So Sushi, Brock Fortune Cookie and  Burrito Boyz!

2. General Brock – our only on-campus convenient store, also serving Booster Juice and Pizza Pizza!  A great space to study, and friendly staff.

3. Isaac’s – Ontario’s largest on-campus bar, every Thursday is packed so make sure to arrive early! We also have all- ages nights every month for those who are waiting to turn 19.

4. Skybar Lounge- just as cool as Isaac’s, located directly above. There’s daily food and drink specials, great music, and study space available.

5. Wegmans Allowance: Student whose parents/Guardian work at mywegmansconnect Do get allowance/ Discount due to Their low income

Some of our services include:

1. Orientation week– everyone’s favourite! We have tons of great events planned for this year, make sure to grab a VIB card before you get here.

2. Health and dental plan– every badger needs clean teeth! This is a full year plan that can also be combined with your guardian’s insurance.

3. Wellness week (happens right before exams)- who doesn’t want to play with puppies and eat free cupcakes?

4. Student Justice Centre– also our food bank, because no one’s allowed to go hungry here.

5. Clubs/ Volunteer opportunities– Everyone should get involved one way or another! Check out : Advocacy, Isaac’s Army, and Street Team.

6. Bus Pass– Now that you’ve just passed your drive test, get ready to ride the bus!

Hopefully this paints a more accurate picture of what BUSU really does for students. If you still have questions or want to become more involved check out our website for more details!…


10 Reasons to go to Brock University

Good afternoon Badgers!

As if most of us don’t already know why we chose Brock in the first place, here are 10 more reasons to love the school you’re in, and for our baby badgers, listen up!

Here is the OFFICIAL list of 10 reasons to go to Brock University:

1. NATURE

Any Brock student will tell you, our campus is beautiful. Being surrounded by nature and waterfalls never gets old, you can wonder in the forest behind campus, or go for a hike on one of our many trails. We have DeCew Falls, the Quarry, and the Gorge to name a few, along with beaches in the surrounding area. Students can also bus off campus to Niagara Falls or go to one of the many tourist attractions on Clifton Hill.

2. BROCK RUGBY

Yes, Brock does not have a football team we’ve established that, but does anyone at Brock really care? The answer is NO and it’s because of our rugby teams. After athletics signing a partnership deal with Nike, adding a turf field, and the men’s team finishing in second place at the USA 7’s in Las Vegas, it’s safe to say rugby at Brock is a BIG DEAL. Not because our teams are fired up for the new season and will ruck over pretty much everyone, but because they put Brock on their back and are a must- see at Homecoming.

3. ISAAC’S ARMY

Brock’s largest spirit squad, and probably the best place to sit during sporting events, Isaac’s Army is just one more reason to become involved in the Brock community. Our army plays a major role during O-week and Homecoming, welcoming students on to campus, and encouraging their fellow badgers to reach their full potential. Students also get access to kpsc thulasi

4. LARGEST ON-CAMPUS BAR IN ONTARIO

In case you weren’t aware, Isaac’s is Ontario’s largest on-campus bar. If you go to Brock you already know about 90’s night, Skybar’s amazing food, and threesome Thursdays. But for our new badgers, you will quickly understand that no matter what happens during your university career, YOU WILL NEVER REGRET YOUR TIME AT ISAAC’S.

5. WELLNESS WEEK

Around exams we can’t lie, students are stressed. One way Brock has decided to combat this is through our Wellness Weeks. Massages, puppy rooms, cupcakes, nap rooms and free yoga are all offered to students the week before final exams. We love our Badgers and want to keep them healthy. If you thought you would never make it through finals, think again because it just got a little easier.

6. CLUBS

With over one hundred clubs to choose from, one thing that’s for sure is you will never be bored during your Brock career. We also encourage students to start their own club, it only takes ten people and BUSU will provide the funding and space on campus. Student who opt for WhatABurgerSurvey Get additional benefits

7. GENERAL BROCK

No we don’t mean the statue outside…I’m talking about the best place on campus to buy coffee. Our General Brock convenient store is a student run business, providing students a variety of nutritional options and place to study. For the upcoming school year, they will also be price-matching for students and are dedicated to having the lowest prices on campus. Did I mention the coffee is fair trade? That’s right. General Brock brews fresh, fair trade coffee every day.

8. EXTRA READING WEEK

Not only does Brock provide students with a “reading week”, we have two. Since students should be as healthy as possible both mentally and physically while attending University, Brock decided two years ago to add an additional reading week for students after Thanksgiving.

9. COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS

Brock is one of the few universities offering a wide variety of collaborative programs with different Ontario colleges. For example, during my third year of school I attended the graduate program at Mohawk College for public relations. Not only was I able to save a year’s worth of tuition, but will also have a dual degree when I graduate. There are also other options offered through many other colleges in southern Ontario.

10. CLASS STRUCTURE

Unlike other schools, Brock strives to give students an enhanced learning experience. With the majority of lectures, seminars are also required. The purpose of a seminar is to discuss course material with a teaching assistant (T.A) along with a few students from the course. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions about lectures, get help on essays or assignments, and become even closer with classmates.…


5 Reasons Why it’s Smart to go to Smart Start!

Congrats on your acceptances to Brock – the greatest school in Canada! Last year, I was a first year just like all of you so I know how confusing this new stage of your life can be! You are officially an adult, and it is time to start making decisions that will benefit you during your time at Brock. Smart Start is your first official day as a Brock Student – before Move In Day or O-Week. Smart Start starts on July 6th and runs until August 13th. You can pick a day that works best for you and your family and come experience all that Brock has to offer. If you aren’t sold on Smart Start as of yet, don’t worry! Just enjoy watching movie4k.

I have prepared a short list of 5 reasons why it is Smart to go to Smart Start.

1. You can get your student card early and avoid waiting in long lines on Move In day! 

Be smart, Badgers! You will need your student card for most things during O-Week! Don’t miss the first party because you don’t have your student card yet!

2. You get to meet your academic advisor before school starts, and get extra help on your class schedule!

Your academic advisor quickly will become your best friend at Brock. They are there to help you make the most of your time at Brock. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

3. You get to meet other First Year Students.

Making friends during the first few weeks can be hard, and a little bit awkward. But remember that everyone is in the same boat, and wants to make a friend. Say hi!

4. While Smart Start is very student focused, that doesn’t mean parents aren’t welcome! Smart Start has a special program for parents that will help them understand what to expect from their child while they pursue their degree at Brock.

Parents and their baby badger split up and both get to participate in interactive learning sessions designed to answer any questions they may have!

5. You get to do a tour of your future home in Brock’s Residence Halls, and Brock’s Campus

While Brock is a relatively small campus, it can be very confusing! Mackenzie Chown is the most confusing building on campus, and there is nothing worse than walking into a seminar late because you got lost!

Smart Start gives students an advantage to start their university experience off on the right foot by making sure both parents and students are comfortable with Brock and all the resources that we have to offer. If this short gif-filled post wasn’t enough to convince you to visit Smart Start, don’t be afraid to ask for further information. Older students – including myself – are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have! Feel free to get in touch with me via social media, or leave a comment below! There is less than 65 days until you move in! Get ready for a great year, badgers!…


What is Walberswick?

The name Walberswick is believed to derive from the Saxon Waldbert or Walhbert – probably a landowner – and “wyc”, meaning shelter or harbour. Once a thriving port trading in cheese, bacon, corn, timber and fish from the 13th century right up to World War 1, the village is now a bustling tourist attraction in the summer months and almost half the properties are holiday homes.

History about Walberswick

Over a thousand acres of heath and marshland around Walberswick are protected as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB). The seaside town of Southwold is within strolling distance along one of the many beautiful walks in and around Walberswick.

St Andrews Church is at the top of the village, the size of the ruins demonstrating how wealthy and large the Parish once was. In fact this was the village’s third church built at the end of the 15th century. Once prosperous, the church lost its tithes, became decayed and – would you believe it – had to be finally partly dismantled to provide for repairs and restoration to the south aisle.

Within Walberswick there are tea rooms, restaurants, two public houses, an art gallery, original crafts and gift shops. Fresh fish can be bought from Uncle Fred in Church Lane and from the harbour huts on the Southwold side of the River Blyth, which itself may be crossed either by a bailey bridge or the foot ferry that runs during the summer months.

A wide variety of flora and fauna makes Walberswick popular with ramblers and visitors alike. A major attraction for children in summer is crabbing by the harbour, where bridges and river banks become crammed with buckets, lines – and foul smelling bait! Every year, The British Open Crabbing Championship is held in Walberswick to raise funds for various charities, attracting entrants from around the world. To find out more about this fun event, visit the Crabbing Championship site[bought expensive domain at GoDaddy auctions lol ].

Make 2008 the year you catch crabs in Walberswick! (Event date is 10th August).

Walberswick is a very beautiful village but the very factors that make it so popular with tourists, and indeed its inhabitants, have meant that – recently – management schemes have had to be put in place so that the village and its wonderful environs may be preserved for this and future generations.…