Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK; bringing together professional and academic excellence.

BU’s core vision is “Creating the most stimulating, challenging, and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.”

In 2012 BU was awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its contribution to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. The Media School at Bournemouth University has been designated as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) while our School of Tourism has been designated as a Centre of Excellence in Tourism by the World Tourism Organisation. BU is also the number one research centre in the world for fish biology.

Graduate employment rates are consistently high at over 90% and BU has more students on placement than any other university in England. BU has a community of almost 19,000 students from over 100 different countries, while 5,982 students graduated from BU in 2012 alone.

With BU’s Lansdowne Campus near the centre of Bournemouth and Talbot Campus three miles inland on the boundary of Bournemouth and Poole, BU is an important player in the local economy and is widely involved in enriching the local community as well as its students.

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The age of the wearable is fast upon us, and many of the new products we’re going to see in the next 12 months will be all about health and happiness. The New York Times recently predicted that soon some…
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Explainer: international law and flight MH17

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