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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Public -1992


Male : Female

Media, Business

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Bournemouth University is a public university that was established in 1992 and is situated in Bournemouth, UK. Bournemouth University can be traced back to the early 20th century when Bournemouth Municipal College was founded. In the 1970s, the university was renamed Bournemouth College of Technology. In 1990, the university successfully met the requirements of the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council and became Bournemouth Polytechnic. Under its current name, the school was granted university status and degree-granting authority in 1992. The university is also a member of the Florence Network and is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university has an overall ranking of #751-800 and #351-400 given by QS World University Rankings 2022 and THE World University Rankings 2022 respectively. While nationally, Bournemouth University is ranked #68th in the Complete University Guide University League Tables 2022 and #89th by the Guardian's the best UK universities 2022 – rankings. 

Campus, Courses and Infrastructure

Bournemouth University has two campuses namely- Talbot campus, Lansdowne campus. The Talbot campus has a variety of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, and specialised facilities such as forensic and genetic labs, TV and music studios, and high-spec computer labs, as well as the majority of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Students may work in a variety of interesting study locations around campus, either privately or in groups, and enjoy a variety of cafés and eateries in between classes. The Student Village is located near all learning and social venues on campus, as well as our on-campus support services, which include the Medical Centre, Faith & Reflection service, and Student Wellbeing service. Most of the university's Health and Social Care courses, as well as part of the BU Business School's postgraduate programmes, are taught on the Lansdowne Campus. It's also where the majority of BU's accommodation is located. The BU International College and the Old Fire Station, a nightclub managed by the Students' Union, are both located here, along with the Executive Business Centre and the recently completed Bournemouth Gateway Building and apartments. There are several cafés, bars, taverns, shops, and restaurants in this busy area of Bournemouth. The beach and Bournemouth town centre are also only a short walk away. The university is famous for providing a variety of courses at different levels. The university has eight different faculties that individually provide both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in different fields of study such as media, mass communication, business management, health sciences etc. The university has adopted really effective teaching techniques which are appropriate for preparing students for this competitive world that we are living in right now. Additionally, the university provides all kinds of facilities on the campus itself. In short, Bournemouth University provides unique facilities like gymnasiums, banks, cafes and restaurants for students to enjoy their student life.

Accomplishments and Alumni

The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was given to Bournemouth University in 2011 for 'world-class computer animation training with vast scientific and artistic applications.' The Prime Minister also praised the university's curricula in the Parliament in 2014. It has also achieved a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017 for the outstanding quality of undergraduate teaching it provides in universities and other higher education institutions in England. Also, EcoCampus Platinum certification has been conferred to BU for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact. Through a number of initiatives on both campuses, staff and students have collaborated to make BU a greener place. Their efforts have been recognised with the EcoCampus Platinum Award and an ISO14001 environmental management accreditation. Nick Hector - Award-Winning Filmmaker and Editor, Carl Ashmore - Children's Author, Charles Mark Hansel - Psychologist and Academic, Paul Kavanagh - Oscar nominated Visual Effects Artist, and others are among Bournemouth University's famous alumni.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university comprises around 18,000 students from about 125 different countries, therefore exposing each and every student to different cultural and professional backgrounds. BU, on the other hand, was also awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award for its accomplishments and dedication to enhancing gender equality in higher education. The university's focus is shifting from central to local implementation, with the SWAN Charter principles embedded in faculties/services and all departments supported in achieving SWAN awards. The university also has an excellent record of 93.3% of university graduates getting employment or admitted for further study within 6 months of graduation.

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