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!…


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.

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.…