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Bournemouth University is first to be commended for the quality of student learning opportunities by QAA
06 September 2013

Bournemouth University has achieved a "commended" judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). This is the first time the judgement of commended for this category, the highest award possible, has been given to any university.

August Back to top

The carving on the end of the rudder

Rudder of Swash Channel Wreck raised from seabed after 400 years
19 August 2013

The rudder of the 17th century ship raised by marine archaeologists from BU

Clearing helpdesk number

BU helps make Clearing clearer
14 August 2013

What to do if your results aren't what you expect

NSS sand sculpture at BU

Record year for BU with NSS results
13 August 2013

National Student Survey results show BU student satisfaction at highest ever level

July Back to top

The ground-breaking ceremony

Construction of BU's state-of-the-art Student Centre is now underway
28 July 2013

Work on the building officially marked with a ground-breaking ceremony

The BU prizewinners and staff with their awards at the House of Commons

Star students win prestigious tourism awards
23 July 2013

Students picked up Institute of Travel and Tourism Awards at the House of Commons

Young archaeologists at the Big Dig

BU's Big Dig a Big success
15 July 2013

Hundreds visit the archaeological site in Dorset, including youngsters from across the region

Nick de Bois MP at the AEME conference

International events conference takes place at BU
8 July 2013

Speakers at the AEME Making Waves conference included MP Nick de Bois

CG student of the year winner Pramod Lj

BU graduate wins worldwide animation competition
8 July 2013

MA Digital Effects graduate Pramod Lj won Computer Graphics Student of the Year

June Back to top

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BU top of the class for work experience
30 June 2013

Around 90 per cent of BU graduates have work experience on CV - more than any other university

FODI 2013

Students display work at Festival of Design and Innovation
27 June 2013

More than 170 final year students showcased their designs, ideas and prototypes

Professor Gail Thomas, Jane Cummings and Professor Elizabeth Rosser

Chief Nursing Officer gives talk at BU-hosted conference
27 June 2013

Jane Cummings spoke about compassionate practice at the Phi Mu nursing society conference

International Conference on Events

International events conference taking place at BU
20 June 2013

Keynote speakers include Nick Dodds, MD of Festivals and Events International, and Nick de Bois MP

BU Maintains Fairtrade status

BU maintains Fairtrade status
18 June 2013

BU is delighted to confirm that we have successfully maintained our Fairtrade University Status following a renewal application submitted earlier this year.

Student Star of the Future winner Kamron Arasteh

It's official - BU students rock!
17 June 2013

Students picked up several accolades at Rock Star Awards, which celebrate young business talent in Dorset

The winning team from BU

BU students win national PR competition
16 June 2013

Team won Amilla competition, with prize of work experience at Grayling PR Agency

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Bournemouth University gains 'First Class' honours in green university ranking
14 June 2013

Bournemouth University has been awarded a First Class Award and ranked 11th out of 143 universities in the People & Planet Green League 2013

Conor Burns MP, Professor John Vinney and Tobias Ellwood MP sign the manifesto

Making Silicon Beach a reality
8 June 2013

BU joins key regional players in committing to make Dorset an international hub for digital and creative industries

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Jo Mockler and Emma Knott at the awards

BU students win Student Midwife of the Year Award
31 May 2013

Jo Mockler and Emma Knott received the joint award after raising £4,500 for Dorset County Hospital

BUDI tulips

(Don't) Mention Dementia takes place at BU
31 May 2013

Exhibition gives voice to people with dementia

Bryce Dyer

Bryce Dyer to be honoured at British Science Festival
28 May 2013

BU's Bryce Dyer has been selected for the Award Lecture at this year's British Science Festival

Professor Anthea Innes, Director of BUDI

BU Dementia Institute looks at care homes and dementia
24 May 2013

The public meeting explored issues including staff development, nutrition and care standards

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

BU Professor chairs international tourism conference
24 May 2013

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis also advised ministers about using technology to boost tourism at the UNWTO event

BU's new Student Centre

BU's new Student Centre given go–ahead
23 May 2013

BU has today been given approval by Poole Planning Committee to build our new state of the art student centre at the heart of the Talbot Campus.

Guys Marsh Prison

Maritime Archaeology comes to Guys Marsh Prison
23 May 2013

A team from Bournemouth University visited Guys Marsh Prison for a day of Maritime Archaeology

Hotel manager and student staff outside Hinton Firs

Hotel manager praises work of his BU part-time staff
16 May 2013

Hinton Firs Hotel took on 3 students part-time after visiting Part-time Jobs Fair

Students excavating one of the mass graves

Master's students excavate simulated mass war graves
16 May 2013

Forensic Osteology and Forensic Archaeology students worked together to find and excavate the WWI-style graves in rural Dorset

BU student mentors works with school pupils

Pupils and students come together for BU Mentoring Scheme celebration event
8 May 2013

BU student mentors have been working in schools to help pupils see university as an option

BU placement students are key to success

BU placement students are key to football club's continued success
7 May 2013

Dagenham and Redbridge FC Managing Director Steve Thompson sings the praises of his two BU placement students

The launch of the Time to Change mental health videos

New films feature people talking about their mental health issues
7 May 2013

Time to Change Films created by BU and Dorset Healthcare to raise awareness and reduce stigma around talking about mental health

BU and Osteoporosis Dorset have launched Dorset APP Alliance

BU joins with Osteoporosis Dorset to help prevent falls in older people
3 May 2013

The Dorset Alliance to Prevent Falls and Promote Independence will bring organisations together to share ideas

The Who Cares? panel show taking place

Who Cares? BU students do!
2 May 2013

Politics and Media students hold comedy panel show to engage young people in politics

BU researchers interviewed pensioners

Wellbeing of older people affected by recession, BU research finds
2 May 2013

'Asset rich, cash poor' pensioners sacrificing social activities and may be more vulnerable to financial exploitation

April Back to top

BU graduate Guy Watts

Graduate part of project to encourage others to set up own businesses
25 April 2013

Guy Watts, co-founder of charity Streetscape, representing BU in Start Up: A Story scheme

The team from BU and Poole Hospital who are developing the epidural simulator

BU works with Poole Hospital to develop epidural simulator
22 April 2013

Simulator will be used to train doctors in procedure, and has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards

Maria Luisa Gomez Jimenez, from the University of Malaga, at the SOCNET event

BU holds International Social Work Week for the first time
18 April 2013

Students and academics from across Europe visit BU for SOCNET conference

Some of the students taking part in the Zelda marathon in The Atrium

Students take on videogame marathon to raise money for charity
8 April 2013

Group will play Zelda games on campus 24 hours a day for a week to raise money for GamesAid

Dr Genoveva Esteban and Ben Thornes, who helped create the portal

New online portal to highlight BU research in Poole and Purbeck area
3 April 2013

The Poole and Purbeck Portal will also help create collaboration opportunities and build links with the community

Dr Sarah Bate

BU's Centre for Face Processing Disorders campaigns for formal recognition of face blindness
2 April 2013

Dr Sarah Bate leading the campaign, which includes an e-petition to have face blindness discussed in Parliament

Gulliver Moore at the First Light Awards with actor Rafe Spall

TV Production student mingles with the stars after winning 'mini-Oscar'
2 April 2013

Gulliver Moore won First Light Award for a short film he created

March Back to top

The two teams from Bournemouth University, who will represent the UK in the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge

TV Production students win all-expenses paid trip to Thailand to film documentaries
28 March 2013

The two teams from BU are the only UK finalists in the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge

Lesley Milne, who will lead the project

BU academics awarded first International Fellowship for Midwives
25 March 2013

The team will use the Fellowship grant to look at barriers to accessing maternity services in Nepal

The study looked at videos on YouTube

Amateur parody videos online can benefit original artists, BU research finds
21 March 2013

Government used the research findings to propose new copyright exception to allow parody

Tom Heyes

Business Studies student through to final of prestigious awards scheme
18 March 2013

Tom Heyes in running for Undergraduate of the Year Award in Commercial Excellence

An Oscar statuette

BU graduates celebrate Oscar and BAFTA success
18 March 2013

Media School graduates were nominees and winners in a number of categories at this year's awards ceremonies

Professor Les Ebdon

Professor Les Ebdon praises widening participation work done by BU
13 March 2013

Director of Office For Fair Access visited BU to talk about the importance of making higher education accessible to all

Dr Bernard MacManus

Dr Bernard MacManus
12 March 2013

Dr Bernard MacManus, the first Vice–Chancellor of Bournemouth University, died on 10th March.

Comedy writer Laurence Marks

Renowned comedy writer inspires students during talk at Bournemouth University
11 March 2013

Sitcom writer Laurence Marks visited BU to talk to postgraduate students

Jess Griffiths, director of I*EAT (left) chats with BU graduate Alice Jackson

Eating Disorder Awareness Week runs at Bournemouth University
11 March 2013

Series of events which aimed to raise awareness of the conditions and support available

Les Ebdon to visit BU

Professor Les Ebdon to visit BU
11 March 2013

Professor Les Ebdon is to visit Bournemouth University this week to speak about fair access in Higher Education

Roger Finn visits Bournemouth University

BBC South Today's Roger Finn visits BU's Media School
7 March 2013

South Today presenter and reporter Roger Finn visited BU to offer tips on being a good broadcast journalist

February Back to top

The BIRSt team with Radio 4's Jane Garvey

Radio 4 presenter Jane Garvey at BU to relaunch BIRSt radio station
28 February 2013

The Woman's Hour presenter was interviewed live on the station, run by MA Radio Production students

Staff from BU at the University Innovators Guide launch

BU Vice-Chancellor helps launch University Innovators Guide at Westminster
28 February 2013

Professor John Vinney contributed article to the guide, which looks at university-business collaboration

The winning team with Lesley Fox from Mazars (far right)

Accounting students receive £100 prize for best company study presentation
28 February 2013

Prize sponsored by industry firm Mazars, with a representative judging the final year students' presentations

iOS developer Phil Caudell (left) with BU student Patrick Guffui at one of the workshops

BU students learn how to develop mobile phone apps in free workshops
28 February 2013

Local development company 3 Sided Cube run workshops at BU to help students create their own mobile apps

Ben Godbold with Alicia Pannell, who he is hoping to raise money for

BU student aims to complete 52 marathons in 52 weeks
28 February 2013

Ben Godbold hopes to inspire others and raise £100,000 for charities close to his heart

Charlton Clarke

SportBU manager swapping lbs for £s for Comic Relief
28 February 2013

Charlton Clarke fundraising by completing 34 fitness classes in just one week

BFX Festival

New visual effects competition opens
22 February 2013

Entries are now being made to the six week student visual effects competition, running this summer.

BU PR student Jessica North

BU PR student leads first live tweeting from UK surgery
20 February 2013

Final year student Jessica North sat in operating theatre tweeting throughout two-hour procedure

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Bob Ainsworth MP visits BU
18 February 2013

Bob Ainsworth MP visits BU to talk to current BU Politics and Media students

Denis Roberts and his photos

Event marks the opening of new art displays at BU
13 February 2013

The Atrium Art Gallery at BU hosts an event to show off art from the first part of its year-long exhibition

Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia

Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia visits BU
11 February 2013

Zoran Stavreski, Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia, was welcomed to BU to discuss future collaboration.

post-Leveson media reform

BU event provides insight into media reform
8 February 2013

Academics, media industry experts and journalists all joined together at Bournemouth University to discuss media reform through a post–Leveson lens.

John Vinney

Enterprise and innovation celebrated across Dorset
8 February 2013

Schoolchildren come up with innovative business ideas for competition sponsored by BU

BU graduate and sand sculptor Jamie Wardley

Forget sandcastles - it's all about sand-camels!
4 February 2013

BU graduate returns to create giant sand-sculpture of NSS camel mascot on campus

British Judo visit BU

Team GB Judo star at BU
4 February 2013

Former British Champion judoka Tom Reed encouraged staff and students to take up the sport

The traditional Chinese lion dance

BU brings in Chinese New Year
2 February 2013

Staff and students celebrate The Year of the Snake at event on campus

Felicity Spector

Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News gives masterclass at BU
1 February 2013

Felicity Spector led Media Masterclass on reporting the 2012 US Presidential Election

January Back to top

Lawyer Matthew Schrader talks to the students

Intellectual property law brought to life in student collaboration
30 January 2013

Law students will advise design students as they work on developing a product

The speakers at the Multiculturalism and After conference

Multiculturalism and After? conference takes place at BU
30 January 2013

Speakers at the conference included Times columnist David Aaronovitch

Dr Jonathan Williams and the SMARTwobble

BU Physiotherapy lecturer develops interactive wobbleboard
29 January 2013

Wireless technology inside the board will allow clinicians to better measure patient balance and performance

Dr Francis Biley

Dr Francis Biley to be given posthumous Professorship at BU
29 January 2013

Posthumous Professorship in Nursing to be given in recognition of his achievement as a scholar

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BU gains European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award
24 January 2013

Award recognises work undertaken to improve the working conditions and career development of all staff doing research

Simon Phelps

BU graduate's company wins grant to develop new flood defence product
20 January 2013

The government grant will allow Fluvial Innovations Ltd to develop a new FloodBrick for use instead of sandbags

Joseph Kent

I don't Beliebe it!
14 January 2013

BU Journalism student wins chance to meet Justin Bieber in Miami.

BU student Nat Hawley at the Prince's Trust Awards

BU student wins Prince's Trust Award for educational achievements against adversity
11 January 2013

TV Production student Nat Hawley may now get to meet the Prince of Wales.

Editor Dan Mellow talks to students during Bourne Legacy event

The Bourne Legacy
9 January 2013

Media School students get advice from successful alumni during Bourne Legacy event

BU lecturer Dr Dan Jackson

2012 Paralympics changed people's perceptions of disability and disabled sport, BU study finds
8 January 2013

The study by Bournemouth University?s Media School spoke to people before and after the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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