Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Bournemouth University

 
Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Bournemouth University
Undergraduate
             prospectus 2022

Degrees of
difference
Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 - Bournemouth University
Bournemouth beach and pier

Contents
                                                                                                                                                                                     Dip your toe in...
Course listing.....................................................2                  Open Days....................................................... 58
Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor and                                                  Our courses..................................................... 59
the SUBU President...........................................4                        Foundation Years explained........................................60
                                                                                      Accounting, Finance & Economics............................62
Reasons to choose BU.......................................6                          Archaeology & Anthropology......................................68
Living at BU.................................................... 10                   Business & Management..............................................74
Reasons to love Bournemouth....................................12                     Computer Animation, Games                                                                      What is it that makes a BU education different? The answer isn’t a
Our story: Monty and Georgina...................................16                    & Visual Effects................................................................80
A place to call home.......................................................18         Computing & Informatics.............................................88                         single thing. It’s lots and lots of things that combine to deliver an
Places you could live......................................................20         Design & Engineering....................................................94
                                                                                      Health & Social Care................................................... 102
                                                                                                                                                                                     experience that is all yours.
Building a community spirit.........................................24
                                                                                      History, Politics & Social Studies............................ 114                             Some of those differences are big things, like         helping prisoners find a permanent home when
Life on campus............................................... 26                      Journalism, English & Communication................. 126                                       our strong industry links, fantastic placement         they are released so they can start over again,
Campuses to be proud of..............................................28               Law..................................................................................... 132   opportunities and world-leading research. But          we are proud of all the ways our graduates are
Students’ Union................................................................30     Life & Environmental Sciences............................... 136                               there are lots of smaller things too. The comfy sofa   making a difference.
My story: Ugo....................................................................32   Marketing........................................................................ 144          in the on-campus café that you quickly come to
Happy and heathy............................................................34        Media, Film, TV & Music Production...................... 150                                                                                          You can read some of their stories in this
                                                                                                                                                                                     consider ‘your’ seat. The guys in the flat next door
My story: Chloe.................................................................36    Medical Sciences........................................................... 160                                                                       prospectus, but the best story of all is yet
                                                                                                                                                                                     who love playing practical jokes on each other.
Game for anything...........................................................38        Psychology...................................................................... 164                                                                  to be written – yours. So make a cuppa, curl
                                                                                      Sport.................................................................................. 170    The differences our graduates make to the              up somewhere comfortable, and take a look
Getting you career ready............................... 40                                                                                                                           world about them are just as varied. Not all our       through the courses we offer and the support
                                                                                      Tourism, Hospitality & Events.................................. 176
Start here, work anywhere...........................................42                                                                                                               graduates will go on to change the whole world,        we can give you.
Get ahead, stay ahead....................................................44           Foundation & Top-up degrees.................... 182                                            but we give them the skills and opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All you need to do is decide on the difference
Placements explained....................................................46                                                                                                           change their own world for the better. Whether it’s
                                                                                      Important information................................. 184                                                                                            you’d like to make. We’ll be here to help
                                                                                                                                                                                     working on a drone that can spot migrant boats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you when you know.
Financial sense............................................... 48                     Getting here.................................................. 186                             in trouble and direct rescuers to their location or
Ways to fund your studies............................................50
                                                                                      Index.............................................................. 190
International students................................... 52
International information.............................................54
International entry requirements...............................56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This prospectus was produced by our staff and students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cover image: Your world. Your degree of difference.

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Course                                                 We have over 100 degrees
                                                           of difference, split over 17                      BA (Hons) History                             116   BA (Hons) Music & Sound Production       155

            listing                                        subject areas. Your future is
                                                           just waiting for you to find it.
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Politics
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Politics & Economics
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Sociology
                                                                                                                                                           117
                                                                                                                                                           118
                                                                                                                                                           119
                                                                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) Photography
                                                                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) Television Production
                                                                                                                                                                                                          157
                                                                                                                                                                                                          158

                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology             122   Medical Sciences
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Anthropology     120   BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences           162
                                                        BSc (Hons) Games Software Engineering          87    BA (Hons) Sociology with Politics             121   BSc (Hons) Medical Science               163
    Foundation Years                               60
                                                        BSc (Hons) Virtual & Augmented Reality         84
                                                                                                             Journalism, English & Communication                 Psychology
    Accounting, Finance & Economics                     BA (Hons) Visual Effects                       85
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Communication & Media               128   BSc (Hons) Cyberpsychology               168
    BA (Hons) Accounting                           64
                                                        Computing & Informatics                              BA (Hons) English                             129   BSc (Hons) Psychology                    166
    BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance                 64
                                                        BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology     90    BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism               130   BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling   167
    MAccFin (Hons) Accounting & Finance            67
                                                        BSc (Hons) Computer Networks                   90    BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism        131   BSc (Hons) Psychology with
    BSc (Hons) Economics                           66                                                                                                                       Forensic Investigation        169
    BA (Hons) Finance                              64   BSc (Hons) Computing                           90
                                                        BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management           90    Law
                                                                                                                                                                 Sport
    Archaeology & Anthropology                          BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics            90    LLB (Hons) Law                                134
                                                                                                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science      172
    BSc (Hons) Anthropology                        70   BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security       90    LLB (Hons) Law, Media & Creative Industries   134
                                                                                                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching                174
    BA/BSc (Hons) Archaeology                      71   BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management 90      LLB (Hons) Law with Politics                  134
                                                                                                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Sport Management              175
    BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology           72   BSc (Hons) Software Engineering                90                                                        BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy                173
                                                                                                             Life & Environmental Sciences
    BSc (Hons) Archaeological, Anthropological &
               Forensic Sciences                  73    Design & Engineering                                 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences                141
                                                                                                                                                                 Tourism, Hospitality & Events
                                                        BSc (Hons) Design Engineering                  99    BSc (Hons) Ecology & Wildlife Conservation    138
                                                                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) Events Management              178
    Business & Management                               BEng/MEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)      100    BSc (Hons) Environmental Science              139
                                                                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) International Hospitality
    BA (Hons) Business & Management (Economics) 76      BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering              BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology                   142
                                                                                                                                                                           Management                     179
    BA (Hons) Business & Management 		                                   (Part-time)                  101    BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation             142
                                                                                                                                                                 BA (Hons) International Tourism &
              (Entrepreneurship)      76                BA/BSc/MDes (Hons) Product Design              96    BSc (Hons) Forensic Science                   142             Hospitality Management         180
    BA (Hons) Business & Management (Finance)      76   BA (Hons) Product Design Futures               97    BSc (Hons) Geography                          140   BA (Hons) Tourism Management             181
    BA (Hons) Business & Management
              (Global Operations)     76                Health & Social Care                                 Marketing                                           Foundation Degrees and Top-ups           182
    BA (Hons) Business & Management (HRM)          76   BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing                      104    BSc (Hons) Marketing                          146
    BA (Hons) Business & Management                     BSc (Hons) Children's & Young People's Nursing 105   BA (Hons) Marketing Communications            147
              (Marketing)                          76
                                                        BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing              106    BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with
    BA (Hons) Business & Management 		                                                                       		Advertising                            147
                                                        BSc (Hons) Midwifery                          107
              (Project Management)    76
                                                        BSc (Hons) Nutrition                          108    BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with
    BA (Hons) Business & Management 		                                                                                 Digital Media                       147
              (Retail Management)     76                BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy               109
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Marketing Communications with
    BA (Hons) Global Business Management                BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice      110              Public Relations                    147
              (Online)                             78   BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science                  111
    BA (Hons) International Business &                  BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy                      112    Media, Film, TV & Music Production
              Management                           76   BSc (Hons) Social Work                        113    BA (Hons) Commercial Photography              156
                                                                                                             BA (Hons) Film                                152
    Computer Animation, Games & Visual Effects          History, Politics & Social Sciences                  BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography 153
    BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design      82   BA (Hons) Criminology                         123    BA (Hons) Immersive Media                     159
    BSc (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts   83   BA (Hons) Criminology with Law                125    BA (Hons) Media Production                    154
    BSc (Hons) Games Design                        86   BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology         124

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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
                                           and the SUBU President
                                           Choosing the right university for you is a big decision. It’s important
                                           that you choose to study somewhere that offers a great course, but
                                           it’s also important to find a university that will value you and your
                                           contribution, working with you to enrich society and create new
                                           knowledge. We hope this prospectus will demonstrate that BU is
                                           a place that does exactly that.
                                           Our students are part of a lively and vibrant learning community, where there are plenty of opportunities
                                           both as part of their course and as extra-curricular activities. Whether it is undertaking research
                                           alongside academic staff, gaining professional experience as part of your course or learning from
                                           academic and professional experts in their field, you’ll contribute to society while you are at BU. By
                                           helping to make a difference in our local community and through projects around the world, you’ll find
                                           that your time at BU helps you to become a highly employable graduate who will continue to have a
                                           positive impact on society throughout your career.
                                           We place a high value on excellence, responsibility, inclusivity and creativity. We’re proud of the
                                           welcoming and supportive culture at BU, something that has never been better demonstrated than during
                                           the recent Covid-19 pandemic. The way our staff and students came together to help and support each
                                           other was real testament to the community spirit of BU. We’re here to help you succeed, and everything
                                           we do is focused on creating an environment that enables you to do just that. We bring together world-
                                           leading research, the latest thinking from the professions and brilliant education to make sure that
                                           what we do in one area informs what we do in others. It’s an approach that we call Fusion. It combines
                                           excellent education with research-led expertise and real-world application to enable you to excel.
                                           We also take our commitment to the environment seriously. As well as delivering environmental science
                                           degrees for many years, we are constantly looking at ways we can minimise our own environmental
                                           impact. We’ve won a number of environmental awards for our forward-thinking approach, and have been
                                           ranked in the top ten universities in the world for responsible consumption and production by the Times
                                           Higher Education University Impact Rankings.
                                           The university and Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU) work together to provide the best
                                           student experience possible. From a comprehensive Student Reps scheme to the 100+ clubs and societies
                                           on offer, you can be sure you will be supported and well represented at BU.
                                           Those are some of the reasons why we’re one of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old,

    Helping you                            according to the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020.

    succeed
                                           We’d love you to be a part of our vibrant learning community. Find out more by visiting us on an Open
                                           Day or, if you live outside the UK, meet us at an exhibition in your country. We hope that this prospectus
                                           shows you some of the degrees of difference that we believe make BU a truly special place.

                                           Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor
    We're here to help you succeed,        Naomie Lebe, SUBU President 2020/21
    and everything we do is focused on
    creating the perfect environment for
    you to do just that.
    Degrees of difference
    www.bournemouth.ac.uk

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                                                                                1: We're a global university, home to a                 2: Our research makes a real difference

             Reasons
                                                                                world of opportunity                                    We pride ourselves on research that makes a
                                                                                We're proud to be based in Dorset, and our              real difference to the world around us. We believe
                                                                                influence extends around the world. Times Higher        that research, education and professional practice
                                                                                Education (2020) ranks us as one of the world's top     belong together, with each shaping and informing
                                                                                100 young universities and one of the top 15 UK         the other. We don't believe in barriers to research,
                                                                                universities for employability, thanks in part to our   which is why we encourage inter-disciplinary work

              to choose BU
                                                                                commitment to providing superb work placement           wherever possible.
                                                                                opportunities for all our students. Through             As an undergraduate student, you can also get
                                                                                initiatives like our Global Talent Programme, we        involved with the work we are doing, through our
                                                                                make sure you have the chance to develop into           Undergraduate Research Assistant programme.
                                                                                the kind of internationally-aware professional that
    Wouldn't life be boring if everyone was the same? At BU, we                 the world is in need of. You can also undertake
                                                                                                                                        You'll find yourself working alongside academic
                                                                                                                                        staff on live research projects, getting involved
    celebrate the things that make us different because they help us to         an international exchange, spending a semester          with work that has the potential to change lives.
                                                                                studying abroad, or find long and short work
    approach challenges from an alternative viewpoint. Here are just            placements in other countries. To find out more         3: We're ethically and
    some of the many reasons a BU education will be like no other –             about the ways we prepare you for the global            environmentally responsible
                                                                                workplace, see page 40.                                 Ethical business practices and environmental
    because great minds never, ever think alike.                                                                                        sustainability are embedded in our courses,
                                                                                                                                                                www.bournemouth.ac.uk
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                                                                                                                  difference with SUBU on page 30 and all the           to help improve the quality and the duration of
                                                                                                                  support we offer on page 34. If you're joining us     people’s lives.
                                                                                                                  from overseas, see page 52 for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                        8: Our graduates recommend us
        but we also practise what we preach. In the Times   and cultural industries to grow and develop.          6: We offer incredible learning opportunities         95% of our graduates would recommend BU
        Higher Education University Impact Rankings         These industries were hit hard by the Covid-19        The learning environment is more than the             to someone considering us as their choice for
        2020, we were ranked tenth in the responsible       pandemic and our expertise in enhancing creative      furniture around us – it's the technology, support    university, according the most recent BU Alumni
        consumption and production category. What's         and cultural experiences is playing a big part in     and course design that help you prosper. Our          Survey (2020).
        more, we've been a Fairtrade university for         helping them recover.                                 excellent Student Rep system was just one of
        13 years and hold annual events for Fairtrade                                                                                                                   With so many success stories already behind
                                                                                                                  many factors recognised in our Silver rating in the
        Fortnight. We were awarded an EcoCampus             5: We are proud of our diversity                                                                            us, isn't it time you joined us to start your
                                                                                                                  Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.                   own success story? See page 58 for details
        Platinum award in 2016, in recognition of           As a BU student, you can be proud to be part of
        the hard work we have done to minimise our          a community that celebrates diversity. We have        7: We’re helping people live better, for longer       of Open Day dates.
        carbon footprint.                                   an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition            While we are well-known for our research, courses
                                                            of our commitment to gender equality, and the         and contribution to professional practice in health
        4: We’re making a huge contribution to the          Students' Union at BU (SUBU) has Investors in         and social care, we work collaboratively across
        creative and cultural industries                    Diversity accreditation.                              all our faculties to help people live better and to
        Whether it’s Oscar-winning graduates or our         We host an annual Pride event and many more           live for longer. From helping those with hip pain
        international reputation as experts in tourism,     events throughout the year for students across the    to tackling malnutrition in older people, we use
        we are playing a big part in helping the creative   university to celebrate diversity in all its forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                www.bournemouth.ac.uk
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Find out more...
                                                                                      12 | Reasons to love Bournemouth
                                                                                      A look at some of the things that
                                                                                      make Bournemouth such an amazing
                                                                                      place to live and study, including
                                                                                      some attractions that are off
                                                                                      the beaten track.
                                                                                      16 | Monty and Georgina: our story
                                                                                      Two of our bloggers talk about why
                                                                                      Bournemouth is a special town to
                                                                                      them, and the things they most enjoy
                                                                                      about living here.
                                                                                      18 | A place to call home
                                                                                      Find out more about life in BU
                                                                                      accommodation and what you can
                                                                                      expect when you move in.
                                                                                      20 | Places you could live
                                                                                      Look around the accommodation we
                                                                                      have available and start thinking
                                                                                      about what will suit you best.
                                                                                      24 | Building a community spirit

     Living
                                                                                      It's not just the place you'll fall in love
                                                                                      with – it's the people too. Three BU
                                                                                      flatmates share their experience of
                                                                                      living together.

       at BU                                                                                     www.bournemouth.ac.uk/
                                                                                                    around-bournemouth
     Let’s make the time you’ll spend in Bournemouth
     the best of your life. Sand between your toes, time
     spent with friends, making great memories –
     it’s all here waiting for you.
     Degrees of difference
     www.bournemouth.ac.uk/around-bournemouth
                                                           Bournemouth Pier zipwire
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In the town                                            Indian, Chinese and Japanese food are just some
                                                                             The town itself is right on the seafront – the beach   of the cuisines that will be tempting you into
                                                                             is a five-minute walk from the centre of town. If      the bars, restaurants, cafés and coffee shops that

               Why we love
                                                                             you can tear yourself away from the feeling of         line the pavements.

        Bournemouth
                                                                             sand between your toes, you’ll find Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                    That famous beach
                                                                             has a good mix of high street brands, department
                                                                                                                                    Fancy a swim, a spot of sunbathing or surfing
                                                                             stores and independent boutique shops. Many
                                                                                                                                    between lectures? Bournemouth’s seven-mile
                                                                             offer a discount with a TOTUM card too (available
                                                                                                                                    golden beach holds four European blue flags and
                                                                             to NUS members).
                                                                                                                                    two Seaside Awards. Stroll along the traditional
                                                                             Other places to play                                   English pier and try out the zipwire, turn your hand
     Whether your idea of a good time is cake and coffee or climbing         Many of our students tend to find places to stay       to surfing or paddleboarding, or go for something
     cliffs, there'll be something in Bournemouth that you'll fall in love   from their second year in Winton and Charminster,      a little more relaxing – a trip on the Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                    Big Wheel or taking in the Friday night fireworks
                                                                             an area that is ideally situated halfway between
     with. Seven miles of golden sand provide the backdrop to a wide         our campuses. While both are a short stroll or         that run throughout August, for example. The
                                                                                                                                    beach is also host to the largest free air festival in
     variety of activities, from zipwires over the sea to marshmallows       bus ride away from Bournemouth town centre,
                                                                                                                                    Europe, which takes place every summer. If you’re
                                                                             they are also home to their own unique culture,
     over a BBQ. With the New Forest on your doorstep, and London only       with a friendly, metropolitan feel. A stroll along     a fan of rare planes and jaw-dropping aerobatics
                                                                                                                                    displays, visit www.bournemouthair.co.uk and see
     a train ride away, you'll be able to find something you love doing      either high street will see you greeted by the
                                                                             smells of food from around the world – Bedouin,        what’s in store for next year.
     and indulge yourself in an idyllic setting.                             Lebanese, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Thai,      www.bournemouth.ac.uk/around-bournemouth
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"A short trip on the chain
                                                                      "Having downtime is so
                                                                                                                                                                                      ferry from Sandbanks will
                                                                    important as a student and
                                                                                                                                                                                   have you in the depths of rural
                                                                      I love music and shows.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dorset, with the beauty of the
                                                                     Throughout the year, the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Purbecks stretched out
                                                                Bournemouth International Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                     ahead of you. Visit Tyneham
                                                                   and the Pavilion host a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                      village – a small corner of
                                                                range of shows and gigs which are
                                                                                                                                                                                   Dorset that time forgot when it
                                                                     always a great night out."
                                                                                                                                                                                        was evacuated in 1943."
                                                                             Jessica Correia,
                                                                          BSc (Hons) Midwifery                                                                                          Marilyn Scofield-Marlowe,
                                                                                 student                                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Computing
                                                                                                                                                                                                 student

                                                                                                                                                                                               The New Forest National Park

     Bournemouth town, BH2

                                                                                                                 Screen time                                              well as showing classic films from pretty much
                                                                                                                 The recently built multi-million pound BH2               every genre you can think of, you can also get
                                                                                                                 complex is right in the middle of Bournemouth,           together with a few like-minded friends and hire it
                                                                                                                 and features a huge modern cinema complex                yourself to watch your own movies. Want to watch
     Sandbanks                                            and affordable yet chic places to eat. Look out for    – luxurious reclining seats, lots of legroom, big        all the Police Academy movies in a row without
     If you fancy a look at how the other half live,      the Mad Cucumber and Twelve Eatery for amazing         screens AND you can eat pizza while you watch            being judged? Well, now you can. (We're still
     a wander round glamorous Sandbanks never             plant-based menus, while coffee shops like Flirt       your favourite films.                                    judging you though.)
     disappoints. Nestled in among the mansions,          are bursting at the seams with personality.
                                                                                                                 Alternatively, there are plenty of places in Dorset
     penthouse flats and supercars, there are
                                                                                                                 (as well as lots in Hampshire) that offer the chance     Walking and riding
     plenty more affordable ways to spend your            Watersports                                            to take in a drive-in movie if that's your thing. They
     time and money.                                                                                                                                                      If you like to combine your sightseeing with a spot
                                                          If watersports are your thing (whether you are         run all year round so whether you want to turn           of exercise, there are loads of fantastic walks you
                                                          keen to try your hand at a new sport or you’re a bit   the heaters up full while you watch a Christmas          can take in Bournemouth and the surrounding
     The triangle                                         of a pro already), then the calm, shallow waters of    movie or wind the windows down as you take in            areas – and plenty of places offer bike hire, both
                                                          Poole Harbour certainly won’t disappoint.              a summer action blockbuster, you'll be able to
     Bournemouth's answer to Soho and Greenwich                                                                                                                           in Bournemouth (including on the seafront) and
     Village might not be QUITE as glamorous, but it's    You name it, the harbour can offer it – windsurfing,   indulge yourself.                                        in the New Forest. Some of the stunning walks to
     home to some great bars, clubs and restaurants       kitesurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking,        If you prefer your screentime to be a little more        enjoy include Upton Country Park in Poole (the
     nonetheless. It's the epicentre of the town's        wakeboarding, jetskiing – the list goes on. Just a     on the intimate side, then the Westbourne district       incredible views over Holes Bay and Poole Harbour
     thriving LGBTQ+ community, with a friendly           short journey away in the New Forest, you'll also      of Bournemouth is home to the Bournemouth                are a must-see) and Swanage Bay.
     atmosphere and a whole heap of personality. You'll   find a water activity park, home to a Wipeout style    Colosseum. Don't let the name confuse you – it's
     also find decent pubs offering craft ales aplenty    assault course!                                        the UK's smallest cinema with just 19 seats. As          www.bournemouth.ac.uk/around-bournemouth
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                                                                                                  Monty’s story                           going on in one of the bars in
                                                                                                  Moving to Bournemouth to start          town. This was just great fun
                                                                                                  a new chapter in life was exciting      to have some time together
                                                                                                  and enjoyable. I spent my first         away from any stress. Whether
                                                                                                  year in halls of residence just five    it’s something small, like a quiz,
                                                                                                  minutes from the beach, which           or something more active and
                                                                                                  has been a regular break from my        exhilarating like the Winter
                                                                                                  studies for me and my flat mates.       Wonderland ice-skating during
                                                                                                  Living so close to Bournemouth’s        the festive period, Bournemouth
                                                                                                  town centre is ideal for someone        always seems to have something
                                                                                                  like me who enjoys shopping.            going on for you to enjoy.
                                                                                                  Going to the gym is important to        Georgina’s story
                                                                                                  me and there are gyms dotted            Bournemouth is a beautiful
                                                                                                  around the town centre. There           place which I am proud to call
                                                                                                  is one on Talbot Campus but             my home town. When the time
                                                                                                  for me, going to a gym in town          came to decide on universities,

     Our story
                                                                                                  worked better with my schedule.         the question that popped up
                                                                                                  The gyms in Bournemouth are all         constantly from friends and
                                                                                                  student-friendly, which is a bonus      family was whether I would
                                                                                                  – compared to back home where           move away, and my answer
                                                                                                  you have to fork out a mortgage         was always a firm “no way"!
                                                                                                  for a membership!                       Not only does Bournemouth
                                                                                                  Bournemouth offers a great              offer a spectacular beach, great
                                                                               There is always    social life in and out of university.   shops and fun nightlife (all
                                                                                                  I take part in the performing arts      perfect for students!), but it also
                                                                               something          society and am also involved in         welcomes artists and musicals
                                                                               going on where     Nerve Media where I host the            to the Pavilion Theatre and the
                                                                                                  Friday morning radio breakfast          Bournemouth International
                                                                               you and your       show. I am also a member of the         Centre, venues I love visiting.
                                                                               friends can have   golf team, therefore expanding
                                                                                                  my circle of friends and making
                                                                                                                                          There is always something
                                                                                                                                          to do in Bournemouth while
                                                                               some fun and       nights out even more fun!               the surrounding areas add
                                                                               socialise.         There is always something going         to the beauty of the South

     M
                                                                                                  on where you and your friends           Coast, and there are plenty of
     onty and Georgina are two student bloggers who share their experiences                       can have some fun and socialise.        places to visit that offer scenic
                                                                                                  For example, my flatmate and            walks and exploration, such as
     of life in Bournemouth. Here are some of the things that they love most                      I both realised pretty quickly          the New Forest, Hengistbury
     about living here. Visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/student-blog for more!                        that we liked Harry Potter and          Head and Durdle Door.
                                                                                                  we found a Harry Potter quiz            Bournemouth has it all!

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BU accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                     isn’t just about a roof
                                                                                                                                                                                      over your head – it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     about being part of a
                                                                                                                                                                                     community where you
                                                                                                                                                                                      can involve yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                        in as much or as
                                                                                                                                                                                        little as you like.

     Dorchester House, Lansdowne Campus

                                                          home
                                                                                                                 (though you can opt out of paying extra for the bus    dedicated ResLifeBU team is on hand in your

     A place to call
                                                                                                                 pass if you don’t want one) as well as access to the   accommodation to help you with your transition
                                                                                                                 exclusive ResLifeBU programme of social activities     into university life and then assist you to develop
                                                                                                                 and wellbeing support.                                 the skills you need for independent living. They
                                                                                                                                                                        also run social events across the halls of residence
                                                                                                                 Bournemouth also has great train, airport and
                                                                                                                                                                        and provide support with your wellbeing. Designed
                                                                                                                 ferry links. We don’t have much car parking at
                                                                                                                                                                        to make sure your experience doesn't stop when
     We believe that you should be able to live life in BU accommodation                                         BU, but with great travel connections and plenty
                                                                                                                                                                        you step off-campus, ResLifeBU aims to make your
                                                                                                                 of cycle storage, you won’t miss your car for a
     the way you want to. We encourage a thriving community where                                                minute. It’s all part of our commitment to being
                                                                                                                                                                        first year at BU a great all-round experience.
     there's always something going on, but also make sure that you have                                         environmentally responsible – an approach that         How the booking process works
                                                                                                                 has seen us win an EcoCampus Platinum award.
     a quiet, private space you can call your own. You’ll have your own                                                                                                 Booking your accommodation is easy using our
                                                                                                                                                                        online accommodation portal. Within 24 hours
                                                                                                                 Great accommodation for everyone
     room, so you needn’t worry about a snoring roommate, and (with the                                          For students with disabilities, we do have some
                                                                                                                                                                        of accepting your place at BU, you'll be able to
                                                                                                                                                                        register for your BU accommodation guarantee.
     exception of the Student Village) you’ll also have an en-suite shower                                       dedicated accommodation available – just let
                                                                                                                                                                        You'll then be notified when it is possible
                                                                                                                 us know what your needs are when you first
     room for extra privacy.                                                                                     register your interest in BU accommodation and
                                                                                                                                                                        to choose and secure your accommodation.
                                                                                                                                                                        Everything is done online – including paying your
                                                                                                                 we’ll do everything we can to help. If you have a
                                                                                                                                                                        deposit – but you can always get in touch with us
     The high-speed internet access can handle all the    you need a little more practice). There are also       partner or a family, we can advise on alternative
                                                                                                                                                                        if you have any questions or things aren't clear.
     research you want to throw at Google – or the best   laundry facilities on site, for which you’ll have to   accommodation options.
                                                                                                                                                                        The aim is to make choosing your room simple and
     Netflix or Amazon Prime has to offer. If you fancy   pay a small extra charge.
                                                                                                                 ResLifeBU                                              stress-free, leaving you free to concentrate on the
     yourself as the next winner of Masterchef, then
                                                          Everything’s included – even the UNIBUS                ResLifeBU is a programme of activities and             important things, like what to bring with you on
     you’ll be in your element in our well-equipped
                                                          All your bills are included – no extra money to        support exclusively delivered across all sites         your new adventure in Bournemouth!
     kitchens, ideal for hanging out with your new
     housemates and impressing them with your             find for gas, electricity, water or broadband – and    within the BU accommodation portfolio. Our
     cooking (don’t worry, there’s still a microwave if   your rent also includes the price of a BU bus pass                                                                www.bournemouth.ac.uk/accommodation
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Cranborne House                                                                                Chesil House
     Lansdowne Campus                                                                             Lansdowne Campus

                   6 or 7                                                                                    6&
        497                                                                                          210   Studios

                            £151                                                                                     £142

                                                                                                      Corfe House
                                                                                                         Poole

                                                                                                     308   5 or 6

                                                                                                                     £141

         Places you                                                                                Dorchester House

     could live
                                                                                                  Lansdowne Campus

                                                                                                            4-7 &
                                                                                                     540   Studios

     Wherever your study is based, all our                                                                           £156

     accommodation options are suitable
     locations for your new home!

       Key
     Total rooms     Flat size     Internet   En-suite   Disabled   Approx price
                                    access                access     per week
                                                                                   www.bournemouth.ac.uk/accommodation
                                                                       £

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Lyme Regis House                                    Purbeck House
     Lansdowne Campus                                   Lansdowne Campus

               5&                                          518     5-6
       400   Studios

                       £150                                                £143

      Student Village                                      Bailey Point
      Talbot Campus                                     Lansdowne Campus

             3, 4, 5                                              4-8 &
       250    &7                                           550   Studios

                £139                                                 £166

                              How to book
                              We offer an accommodation guarantee for
                              undergraduate students, so long as you meet
                              the relevant deadlines. You'll be able to choose
                              and book the room of your choice once you meet
                              the conditions of your offer. See the website
                              for more details.

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Flatmates Georgia, George and Charlotte relax by the beach huts on Bournemouth beach

                     Belong at BU
                   ResLifeBU is
              focused on helping to
            create a strong community
              atmosphere, making it
           easier for you to meet other
                students and make
               new friends that you
                 might otherwise
                  never have met.

                Building a
     community spirit
     Meet Georgia, George and Charlotte (left to right, above) – flatmates                                     On different cultures                                    you’re focusing on your next visit rather than
                                                                                                                                                                        missing people – the time passes really quickly
                                                                                                               "It’s great getting to know people from different
     in Flat 111. Their podcast sheds light on what it's really like to live in                                backgrounds and cultures – perhaps from                  if you have things to look forward to."
     Halls – search Flat 111 on Spotify or SoundCloud to hear more. Here                                       countries you’ve never visited, people who’ve had
                                                                                                                                                                        On staying in touch
                                                                                                               a totally different life to the one you’ve had, and it
     are some of their observations...                                                                         is so interesting to hear their stories."
                                                                                                                                                                        "Technology like Skype and FaceTime make it easy
                                                                                                                                                                        to stay in touch when you want to. Sometimes you
     On making friends                                     always have those long friendships from home,       On missing home                                          might just feel like sending the occasional text,
                                                           that might have built up over ten years or so. It   "I have never felt homesick, I enjoy the                 but some students FaceTime their families every
     "You need to remember it’s the same for everyone
                                                           might seem fake to say you’ll rock up at uni and    independence of being at uni. Of course you miss         night – everyone’s different, but there are so many
     and if you want to, you’ll meet loads of people
                                                           meet some new best mates, but the experience is     your family, but I do prefer being away from home.       ways you can stay in touch that you never feel too
     quite quickly. A flatmate will introduce you to
                                                           a bit more intense so you do tend to bond quicker                                                            far away from each other."
     their course mates, or someone they met through                                                           "Planning visits home is a great thing to do –
     a club or society, for example – there are loads of   that way."
                                                                                                               it gives you something to look forward to. Then
     different ways to meet people. Of course, you’ll                                                                                                                       www.bournemouth.ac.uk/accommodation
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Find out more...
                                                                       28 | Campuses to be proud of
                                                                       See how we provide you with the
                                                                       facilities you need to help you learn
                                                                       the way you want to.
                                                                       30 | Students' Union
                                                                       The help and support on offer from
                                                                       the Students' Union, as well as some
                                                                       of the fantastic ways you can socialise
                                                                       away from your studies!
                                                                       32 | Ugo: My story
                                                                       Ugo, Students' Union Vice-President
                                                                       of Student Opportunities, talks about
                                                                       how the range of clubs and societies
                                                                       we offer can really add to your
                                                                       university experience.
                                                                       34 | Happy and healthy
                                                                       See how we help to look after your
                                                                       wellbeing during your time with us.

          L ife
                                                                       36 | Charlotte: My story
                                                                       Charlotte talks about how her time at
                                                                       BU has broadened her horizons.
                                                                       38 | Game for anything
                                                                       The various ways that SportBU
                                                                       can help you with your health

     on campus
                                                                       and fitness goals.

     We're not just located in a beautiful part of
                                                                                 www.bournemouth.ac.uk/
     the world – our campuses and facilities are                                               why-bu
     pretty special too. Take a look at the places
     that you could be learning in, and find out how
     everything we do is designed to give you the
     best chance of success.
     Degrees of difference
     www.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-bu                      Talbot Campus

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Bournemouth Gateway Building, Talbot Campus

     Campuses to be                                                                                                   Facilities that prepare you for success c              An eco-campus

                   proud of
                                                                                                                      When you start your career, you’ll need to know        Our buildings aren’t just brilliant – they’re
                                                                                                                      how to use the same industry-specific equipment        sustainable too. We’re proud to hold an EcoCampus
                                                                                                                      that you’ll encounter in your job. That’s why we       Platinum award, recognition of our commitment
                                                                                                                      go to great lengths to ensure you have access to       to minimising our environmental impact. We
                                                                                                                      facilities, hardware and software that are at least    give you the opportunity to make sustainable
                                                                                                                      the same standard you will find in your industry.      choices wherever we can, from our locally
                                                                                                                                                                             sourced selection of foods to reusable cups and
                                                                                                                      Library and learning resources
     Collaborative working spaces. Laptops you can borrow by the hour.                                                                                                       recycling facilities.
                                                                                                                      Our libraries on both campuses give you access
     Technobooths and well-stocked libraries for getting assignments                                                  to electronic, print and multimedia resources with     We've also fitted our new buildings with solar
                                                                                                                                                                             panels to generate some of the electricity we use,
     done, and relaxing rooftop cafés to help you wind down afterwards.                                               staff on hand for support. We have over 500 open
                                                                                                                      access computers available 24 hours a day, seven       as well as a biomass boiler that fuels Poole House.
     Great teaching needs to be complemented by great facilities and                                                  days a week, as well as an extensive Wi-Fi network.    You'll even find three beehives on the roof of our
                                                                                                                      If you'd rather, you can hire a laptop from our loan   Fusion Building – helping local biodiversity while
     support. We believe it all comes together on our campuses.                                                       service. If a beach-hut-themed technobooth is just     also producing delicious Fusion honey!
                                                                                                                      the thing you need to make group work easier,          Take a virtual tour
     Many sites, one community                               audio studios, PC labs, screening room, a motion
                                                                                                                      we've got those too!
     We know that there’s much more to great                 capture and green screen facility, and cross-faculty                                                            The best way to see all this for yourself is to visit
     universities than great buildings – but we also         collaborative learning spaces. The Bournemouth           Our large collections of e-books and e-journals        us on an Open Day, but if you can't do that, visit
     believe in making sure our staff and students are       Gateway Building on our Lansdowne Campus is              together with printed collections mean that you        www.bournemouth.ac.uk/virtual-tour to look
     in the kind of environment that enables them to         mainly used by students in the Faculty of Health &       have extensive access to the resources that you        around our facilities!
     fulfil their potential. Our two new Gateway Buildings   Social Sciences, but is open and accessible to all       need. You can access thousands of resources
     – one on each campus – have been designed to            students and staff, as well as the local community. It   online (including more than a quarter of a million
     support the imaginative, collaborative way we work.     is home to simulations suites including an operating     e-books) wherever you are through our virtual
     The Poole Gateway Building on Talbot Campus is          theatre, hospital wards, a maternity birthing room       learning environment and mobile app.
     home to new TV studios, editing suites, sound stage,    and a residential flat for care scenarios – as well as
                                                             an MRI scanner.                                                                                                           www.bournemouth.ac.uk/virtual-tour
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Student Centre, Talbot Campus

                                                                          What is SUBU?                                          Be represented
                                                                          Be involved                                            SUBU offers leadership opportunities to all of its
                                                                          SUBU’s biggest department is Student                   members. You could be involved as a Student Rep
                                                                          Opportunities – dedicated to bringing you a mind-      or in lots of other elected roles, gathering feedback
                                                                                                                                 from the student community and working with

        Students' Union
                                                                          boggling range of clubs, groups and academic
                                                                          societies to try, so that you can pursue your          the university to improve the student experience.
                                                                          interests with like-minded people.                     The Representation department manages over
                                                                                                                                 600 reps dedicated to improving courses, and its
                                                                          There’s also a big media team at SUBU, running         innovative ideas and operation helped win the
                                                                          a radio station, TV and a magazine. Volunteering       National Union of Students Award. You could even
                                                                          gives you the chance to dedicate some time to a        end up as one of the four full-time officers who
                                                                          good cause, from a five-minute drop-in session
     Run by students, for students. SUBU (Students' Union at              to running a project. And there’s RAG (Raising &
                                                                                                                                 lead the Students’ Union.

     Bournemouth University) is here to make your university experience   Giving) where you can find yourself hitchhiking        Be supported
                                                                          abroad or going on the trip of a lifetime, all while   SUBU has its own advice service, which is free,
     better. It helps you make friends, be heard, find things to do and   fundraising for good causes.                           independent and confidential, to help ensure your
     offer support when you need it. You can become a SUBU member         Be social
                                                                                                                                 time at BU runs smoothly. Whether you’re feeling
                                                                                                                                 a little homesick, or you are after some finance or
     when you start with us. Where you take the relationship from         The Old Fire Station (near the Halls of Residence      academic help, our trained advisers are on hand to
                                                                          at Lansdowne) is the night-time SU events hub,         listen and offer guidance and support. During the
     there is up to you – but you can get involved as much or as little   hosting buzzing club nights for every taste as well    recent Covid-19 pandemic, SUBU worked closely
     as you like.                                                         as comedy shows, gigs and more. Dylan’s Bar on         with the university to offer remote support to all
                                                                          Talbot Campus also throws a range of events if you     students who felt they needed it.
                                                                          want things a bit less frantic.
                                                                                                                                                                  www.subu.org.uk
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My story
     W
                  hen Ugo arrived at BU, he didn’t know anyone.
                  Now he’s in charge of helping everyone get to
                  know each other better.
     When I first arrived at BU, I didn’t          involved with the opportunities SUBU
     know anyone. I had just arrived from          offers. It may not be the people you
     Nigeria, and I was in a new town with         first meet that you make long-lasting
     no existing social network to fall back       connections with, but the people they
     on. The importance of SUBU and the            introduce you to. That’s how I ended
     activities it offers made an immediate        up getting involved in local football – I
     difference to me, and that’s something        was training, got talking to some new
     I’ve never forgotten. It matters to me        team-mates who knew people involved
     even more now, as I am now the Vice           with local clubs, and I ended up being
     President for Student Opportunities,          able to play at semi-professional level
     in charge of managing the clubs               for a couple of local football teams.
     and societies that were such a big            That would never have happened had
     part of helping me start to think of          I stayed at home and only socialised
     Bournemouth as a place I called home.         with my coursemates and my flatmates.
     I may have arrived in Bournemouth             You’ll make friends there too, of course,
     alone, but I had two things that were         but there’s nothing quite like finding
     very important to me – my Catholic            new friends who share the same
     faith and my love of football! Through        passions as you. As this year’s Vice
     the Students’ Union, I found the              President for Student Opportunities,
     Catholic Society – I would eventually         I can’t advise you strongly enough to
     become president. It was great to meet        take a look at www.subu.org.uk to see
     people who share my faith, and that’s         the kind of clubs and societies we offer.
     one of the wonderful things about the         If you can’t see what you like, we’ll help
     SUBU clubs and societies – whatever it        you to start one when you arrive!
     is that’s important to you, whatever it
     is that makes you feel you are accepted
     and gives you that sense of peace,
     there’s a society for you.
     In my case, it was religion, but for
     others it might be Harry Potter, or
     science fiction, or sport, or volunteering.
     There’s even a Napping Society, which
     is one of the more unusual societies
     I’ve encountered in my role, but
     one whose work I wholeheartedly
     support! Whatever it is you are into,
     knowing there is a society for you and
     people like you is something I found
     tremendously reassuring.
     Of course, the more people you meet,
     the more people they introduce you            Ugo Andy-Eke, SUBU Vice President,
     to, and that’s another reason to get          Student Opportunities
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SUBU Summer Ball

                                                                                                                                                                                         "University provides an
                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunity to learn about
                                                                                                                                                                                      yourself and grow through
                                                                                                                                                                                        academic, social and life
                                                                                                                                                                                       experiences… University is
                                                                                                                                                                                      your opportunity to be you."
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kerry-Ann Randle,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Head of Student Support
                                                                                                                                                                                               and Wellbeing

                    Happy and
               healthy
                                                                                                                       Support services                                      we run specific skills workshops and can also
                                                                                                                       It's not unusual for students to need some help       advise you on assessments and funding assistance
                                                                                                                       settling into life at university so our AskBU team    from the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).
                                                                                                                       are on hand to point you in the direction of the      To find out more about ALS
                                                                                                                       right support for you. We have a range of services    and the services and support we can provide,
                                                                                                                       to help you make Bournemouth your home – from
     Whether your idea of achievement is climbing a mountain, excelling                                                an on-site Medical Centre, to a Faith & Reflection
                                                                                                                                                                             please call us on +44 (0)1202 965663,
                                                                                                                                                                             email als@bournemouth.ac.uk or for more
     at sport, or simply handing in your assignments on time, we do                                                    Service. For those that need it we have Ofsted-       information visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/als
                                                                                                                       registered childcare facilities as well as student
     know it's easier to be the best you can be when you're happy and                                                  parking options on site (full details and charges     Wellbeing
     healthy. Here are some of the ways we can help you be just that.                                                  online) if you’re living more than ten miles away     We support a number of initiatives aimed at
                                                                                                                       while you’re studying.                                boosting your resilience, improving your wellbeing
     Connections for life                                     Art, music, sport and culture                                                                                  and managing your mental health. Whether you
                                                                                                                       Additional Learning Support                           need support with adjusting to university life,
     Your health and wellbeing are just as important          Whether your hero is Rembrandt, Rachmaninoff,            If you have a learning difference such as dyslexia,
     before and after your time at university, so we help     Ronaldo or Rihanna, you can pursue your passion                                                                or just want to talk about how you are feeling,
                                                                                                                       dyspraxia, ADD or ASC, or a medical or mental         we are here to help and have a wealth of
     you get off to a good start. Your arrivals information   at BU. With a music centre, a number of choirs and       health condition, or a sensory or physical
     will contain information about clubs and societies,      orchestras, an art gallery and outstanding sports                                                              support available.
                                                                                                                       impairment, learning adjustments may be needed.
     events you might like to attend, sport taster            facilities, the only difficult decision you'll have to   By contacting Additional Learning Support (ALS),
     activities and much more. Before you've even set         make is what you want to do first.                       we will be able to identify the most appropriate
     foot on campus, you'll be able to find groups and                                                                 support for you. As well as one-to-one learning
     networks that could be with you your whole life.                                                                  support, which could be tuition and/or mentoring,          www.bournemouth.ac.uk/student/health
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University has given me              that real difference. I felt listened
                                                                                opportunities and aspirations        to and I feel supported. Without
                                                                                I never believed I could             this, I’m not too sure I would
                                                                                even dream about.                    have ever made it to uni.
                                                                                As a care leaver, university felt    It’s important to me that others
                                                                                like a really scary prospect.        hear my story and know that
                                                                                Stability is important to me         university can be an option if
                                                                                and moving is a big lifestyle        that’s what they really want
                                                                                change. Not only would I have to     to pursue. I now work as a
                                                                                consider my living arrangements      Student Ambassador on behalf
                                                                                over each of the term breaks, I’d    of the university, and go into
                                                                                also have to really think about      different schools in the area
                                                                                my finances. For these reasons, I    and share my message. I hope it
                                                                                didn’t think university could be a   inspires young people and helps
                                                                                viable option, but after spending    raise aspirations.
                                                                                some time researching, I soon        I’m now in my final year of my

     My story
                                                                                found out certain universities       degree and still very much
                                                                                like Bournemouth University          smiling. I absolutely love
                                                                                have a range of support services     studying Ecology & Wildlife
                                                                                which can help people like me!       Conservation, which has fieldtrips
                                                                                To help students with their          within the local area and beyond.
                                                                                finances, Bournemouth University     I even had the opportunity to
                                                                                offers different scholarships        go to Costa Rica! The lecturers
                                                                                and bursaries. I was eligible for    are kind and understand the
                                                                                the BU Care Leavers Bursary          range of additional learning
                                                                                (money I don’t have to pay           support students might need.
                                                                                                                     I have made so many like-
                                                             I'm so proud       back). I was also provided with
                                                                                accommodation that allowed           minded friends, which has
                                                             of myself for      me to stay for the full year         been a big part of staying
                                                                                meaning I didn’t have to worry       happy and healthy.
                                                             taking that leap   about finding a place to live        I’m so proud of myself for taking
                                                             and coming to      in the summer.                       that leap and coming to BU. It’s
                                                             BU. It's changed   However, it was the people at BU     changed my life for the better

     A
                                                                                that really made it all possible.    and given me the strength to
      s a care leaver, Charlotte was initially intimidated   my life for the    Sure, this financial support was     grow as an individual.
                                                                                crucial – and for that I'm beyond
      by the prospect of going to university – but she is    better.            grateful – but it was the staff
                                                                                members, always on hand to
      delighted that she did!                                                   help with my queries that made

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Game for
              anything
                                                                                                            Take your pick
                                                                                                            Fitness classes and courses                            teams that compete in the British Universities and
                                                                                                            Taking a class is a great way to meet new people.      Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, from cricket
                                                                                                            Choose from spin, pilates, yoga, boxercise,            and tennis to golf, football, hockey and more.
                                                                                                            step, circuits, abs and core, and much more            We’re currently ranked 23rd overall, out of 165
     Whether you’re a top athlete or just want to keep fit and active,                                      (see website for full programme). We also have         – testament to our commitment to competitive
                                                                                                                                                                   sport. We run trials in the first two weeks of the
     SportBU has something for everyone – and it’s a great way to make                                      courses in everything from Thai boxing and karate
                                                                                                            to surfing and tennis.                                 academic year and you can tell us about your
     new friends. With so much going on – and great membership rates                                        Campus Sport
                                                                                                                                                                   sporting achievements before you get here.

     – check our website to find out even more.                                                             You can get involved in basketball, netball,           Sports scholarships
                                                                                                            football, badminton, table tennis, boxing, lacrosse,   If you’re a talented athlete, you can apply for
     State-of-the-art community sports facilities             • Two dance and activity studios –
                                                                                                            and surfing, to name a few. Social drop-in sessions,   one of BU’s Sports Scholarships, offering funding
     • Chapel Gate, our recently acquired 65-acre               over 50 Group Fitness classes a week                                                               and access to services such as gym membership
                                                                                                            clubs, courses, leagues and tournaments – take
       sports facility, is home to football, (5-a-side,       • Spin studio                                 your pick. Campus Sport gives you plenty of            and chiropractic treatments. We are a Talented
       7-a-side, 9-a-side, 11-a-side), rugby, hockey, table   • High-performance training suite             opportunity to get involved in sport and activities    Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Accredited
       tennis, cricket, archery and rifle shooting            • Three treatment rooms (massage,             on campus or at one of our local providers.            Centre (TAC) supporting athletes who have
     • Fitness suite – with up to 60 stations and various       physio, chiropractic care and alternative                                                          been nominated by their governing body as
       membership options                                       therapies available)                        Performance Sport                                      having future international potential.
     • Four-court sports hall with badminton,                 • Changing rooms and lockers.                 Represent your university at the highest level by      See www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-scholarships
       basketball and volleyball courts                                                                     joining the SportBU performance programme in           to find out more.
     • Two all-weather floodlit 3G artificial                                                               a team or as an individual. Choose from over 60
       sports pitches                                                                                                                                                           www.bournemouth.ac.uk/sportbu
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Talbot Campus

                                                         Find out more...
                                                         42 | Start here, work anywhere
                                                         Find out how our courses are designed
                                                         to give your career a headstart –
                                                         from expert lecturers to relevant
                                                         work placements.

                                                         44 | Get ahead, stay ahead
                                                         Take a look through some of the help
                                                         and support we offer you to make you
                                                         even more employable.

                                                         46 | Placements explained
                                                         If you've ever wondered how
                                                         a placement year (or a shorter
                                                         placement) actually works, it's all
                                                         explained here.

        Getting you
     career ready
     Today's employment market is truly global. Our
     degrees make sure you're ready for it – from work      www.bournemouth.ac.uk/global
     placements to career advice, networking events to
     employability workshops. Wherever you want to
     go, we can help you take the first step.
     Degrees of difference
     www.bournemouth.ac.uk/global

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"My biggest achievement
                                                                                                                                  while working at Virgin was
                                                                                                                                  winning intern superstar of
                                                                                                                                 the year, an award across the
                                                                                                                                       entire company."
                                                                                                                                   Chloe Mulligan, work placement at
                                                                                                                                             Virgin Media

                                                                            Placements                                           Accredited courses
                                                                            Professional work placements are key to what         Many of our courses are accredited by appropriate
                                                                            we do at BU. Every undergraduate student has         professional bodies, meaning your degree is
                                                                            the opportunity to do one, whatever course you       recognised by potential employers as being
                                                                            are studying. We believe that they give you the      professionally relevant and up to date.
                                                                            best chance of securing a great job to start your
                                                                            career, as well as providing you with an excellent

        Start here
                                                                                                                                 Working hand in hand with industry
                                                                            networking opportunity. In fact, of our graduates    Many of our staff have worked, or still work,

     work anywhere
                                                                            who undertook a work placement as part of their      in the industry that they lecture in, bringing
                                                                            degree, 24% went on to do more work for their        that knowledge and understanding of best
                                                                            placement company after their placement ended.*      practice and latest developments into their
                                                                            Some placements last for 30 weeks, after your        lectures and seminars.
                                                                            second year, but others are shorter. What better     We have excellent relationships with many multi-
                                                                            way to show potential employers that you have        national companies – from IBM to Mercedes-Benz
                                                                            what it takes? It’s an experience that works both    – and work closely with employers who recruit our
                                                                            ways, too. You’ll return to your studies with a      graduates or take students for work placement.
     Your story starts in Bournemouth, but it can take you anywhere.        clearer understanding of the industry you are        As a result, we can tailor our courses to meet
     You’ll find BU graduates all over the world, whatever your industry.   looking to enter, and will be able to direct your
                                                                            learning to become the kind of professional you
                                                                                                                                 industry needs – making your degree immediately
                                                                                                                                 applicable, and helping ensure your future
     That’s because our degrees make you globally employable. After all,    want to be in a much more informed way.              employability. We’re proud of the high regard we
     your career is only just getting off the ground – why should there     The skills you’ll pick up on placement will also     are held in by industry, and the credibility that our
                                                                            help when it comes to starting your career – 90%     graduates have as a result.
     be any limits on what you can do or where you can go?                  of graduates from our undergraduate courses
                                                                            are in work or further study within six months
                                                                            of graduating.**

                                                                            *BU Alumni Survey 2020, based on 542 responses                       www.bournemouth.ac.uk/global
                                                                            **2017/18 Graduate Outcomes Survey
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90% of Bournemouth
             University undergraduate
             students were in work or
             further study six months
                 after graduating.
               2017/18 Graduate Outcomes
                         survey

                                                                                                              Undertake an international exchange                  How a placement can kickstart your career

     Get ahead,
                                                                                                              You can take your work placement (or a period of     Many of our students return to their placement
                                                                                                              your study) abroad for a truly global experience.    employer for their graduate role, with the
                                                                                                              All teaching is in English and all your marks        placement year having demonstrated their
                                                                                                              count towards your final degree. More than 1,200     worth to the organisation, as well as enabling

            stay ahead
                                                                                                              students undertook an international experience       the student to see what they can expect in a
                                                                                                              between 2017 and 2019 and we have a dedicated        full-time role.
                                                                                                              team who build and develop relationships with
                                                                                                              over 70 universities across the globe.               Keep on coming back
     Securing work and professional experience as part of your degree                                         Seeing first-hand how your industry works in an
                                                                                                                                                                   The continuing relationship with the university
                                                                                                                                                                   after you graduate opens doors for the next
     can make all the difference in the competitive job market. We've got                                     international setting can really make sure your      generation of students – you’ve been in their
                                                                                                              CV is promoted to the top of the pile.
     the contacts and the opportunities you need to stand out.                                                                                                     shoes. Being part of our alumni network and
                                                                                                                                                                   returning to BU is a rewarding experience, giving
                                                                                                              Time to get competitive
     Careers support and help                            and activities across the university for the                                                              you the chance to meet the talent of tomorrow.
                                                                                                              Securing a great work placement is just as           Lots of our students come back to BU once they
     Through our online careers system, the Global       working world. It's a free extra-curricular award
                                                                                                              competitive as securing a great job. You’ll need     are in a position to recruit staff themselves.
     Talent Programme and a team of careers              tailored to your needs, featuring employer-
                                                                                                              to demonstrate talent, commitment and initiative     They know the quality of our degrees, and they
     advisers and faculty placement staff, we can        led workshops, self-directed e-learning, team
                                                                                                              – but we’re here to help you along the way. You’ll   understand just how well BU students fit into
     help equip you with the skills and experience       assignments, business challenges and over 100
                                                                                                              start making industry contacts in your first year,   the workplace – so studying at BU is a great
     to stand out when it comes to securing your         exciting activities to help you show how you
                                                                                                              and you’ll begin applying for placements in your     networking opportunity as well. Many also return
     ideal work placement if you're taking one – and,    have crossed physical and cultural boundaries to
                                                                                                              second year. We have a team who can help you         to deliver guest lectures or workshops, passing
     of course, the best possible start to your career   deliver outstanding results. Meanwhile, our Global
                                                                                                              through this process, and advise on how you can      on their experience to the next generation of
     once you graduate.                                  Café is another opportunity for you to experience
                                                                                                              find the right kind of placement for you – as well   graduates. You might even choose to come back
                                                         the culture and background of different countries
     Show your global talent                                                                                  as advice on how to approach organisations that      and take your own studies further with a Master's
                                                         by meeting your fellow students from over 130
                                                                                                              you have identified as suitable for you.             degree and/or a PhD.
     Preparing you for the global marketplace is an      countries here at BU.
     important part of what we do. The Global Talent
     Programme will prepare you with opportunities                                                                                                                              www.bournemouth.ac.uk/careers
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