Bournemouth University

2011 News archive

December 2011

BU graduates present their involvement in the Olympic South Park Project.

Dr Dave Alred to join BU’s Sport Academic Group.

Richard Gordon & Michael Evans present a five day course on Disaster Management in Venezuela.

BU student amongst winners of 2011 HOSPA 'Career Investment Development Scholarships' announced at HOSPACE.

Sales Director for Carnival UK shares expertise with BU students.

BU Talent Day shows employers how recruiting talent from universitites can benefit them greatly.

November 2011

John Kent made an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Bournemouth University.

Special prizes awarded to School of Tourism students at Bournemouth University’s annual award ceremonies.

BU puts the School of Tourism on the map at the 2011 World Travel Market (WTM).

BU student to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference 2012 after winning the Vanessa Cotton Scholarship.

BU students take part in European Mise en Place Cup 2012 competition.

October 2011

BU student working with water charity to help benefit their cause through the use of social media.

Renowned author Susan Horner joins BU’s School of Tourism.

Bournemouth University is launching the eTourism Lab (eTL) at the World Travel Market 2011.

Two of BU’s research centres to conduct research for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

BU’s Professor Dimitrios Buhalis attends an impressive three international conferences in six days!

September 2011

Bournemouth University tourism experts will be hosting a forum at this year’s world travel market in London.

Tourism economics expert, Dr Neelu Seetaram, questions economic viability & consumer reaction.

BU’s Professor Alan Fyal to deliver speech at this year’s Resort Development Conference (RDO2) conference in Marbella, Spain.

Student researches the impact of social media on Toursim & Hospitality.

Student investigates new insights into mobile technologies and the effect they could have on Tourism.

BU’s International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) to host global climate change conference.

The preparations, impact and legacy behind 2012.

August 2011

New research warns that frequent flyers could become stigmatised by society.

Creative Enterprise Bureau Research into tourism in the county.

Director of the Bournemouth Air Festival, Jon Weaver, offering invaluable opportunities to BU students.

July 2011

BSc (Hons) Sports Management (Golf) Programme Leader Ian Jones speaks about the value work placements provide to graduates in the job market.

BU showcases its talent to over 60 business leaders and prospective employers.

Keynote speaker at the IATE Conference says Britain is not reaching its full potential regarding tourism.

June 2011

World Cup 2022 host Qatar appeals to just a third of the British public.

BU’s Academy of Performance Coaching forms partnership with rowers who plan to row the Atlantic.

New study undertaken by UK Music with the help of research carried out by tourism experts from Bournemouth University.

Congratulations to Svetla Stoyanova-Bozhkova who was recently successful in passing her PhD viva voce, with examiners recommending that she be granted the award of Doctor of Philosophy.

Ground-breaking research currently taking place in Bournemouth University's 'The Digital Hub' involves an eye-tracking experiment investigating into the psychology behind usability of websites.

May 2011

Representatives from leading travel and tourism organisations and academia recently attended the 'Technology and social media enabled service management in hospitality and tourism' workshop at the Eye For Travel Summit.

The civil unrest in Egypt has done little to diminish its lure as a leading destination for British tourists according to research due to be published next month.

April 2011

Students at Bournemouth University studying Sports Management (Golf) are now benefitting from the skills and expertise of Eddie Bullock.

March 2011

BU’s John Kent Institute in Tourism is delighted to announce it will fund another PhD student to undertake vital tourism research at the centre.

Lead by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, the group from BU's School of Tourism travelled to Pousada of Porto, Portugal, this month to deliver training to Pestana's senior managers and board members.

In April Bournemouth University will bring together culinary artists and scientists from all over the world when it hosts the seventh International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences.

Bournemouth University (BU) is backing an innovative new bid to create the UK’s first National Tourism Business Academy.

Experts from Bournemouth University (BU) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) led the discussions this month when they met with some of Europe's leading tour operators.

A PhD student from Bournemouth University (BU) has been invited to present his ongoing research into sports tourism events to the South African Parliament.

Seven students from the School of Tourism were runners up at the National Outdoor Events Association’s annual convention last month.

Experts from Bournemouth University are conducting one of the first long-term studies into the impacts of Boscombe’s artificial surf reef on the local economy.

A high-flying hospitality student from Bournemouth University has been awarded a national prize after excelling in her work placement.

Director of the School of Tourism’s Motor Sport Research Group, has been commissioned to write two books about the history of one of Britain’s fastest motor racing circuits.

School of Tourism to host a breakfast event for companies to find out how they can access the University’s specialist expertise to boost their business.

February 2011

Students from the School of Tourism have launched a new visitor-review website, 'The Real Dorset', in association with Visit Britain and Digital Visitor.

A lecturer in the School of Tourism has been honoured by an international hospitality journal for her recent PhD research into the employment experiences of Polish migrant workers in the sector.

A lecturer in the School of Tourism has won a prestigious award at the German Aviation Research Society (GARS) PhD conference.

January 2011

A student from the John Kent Institute in Tourism has won the top award at this year's prestigious Enter 2011 PhD Research Workshop.

BU welcomed social media entrepreneur and co-founder of, Jerome Touze, to its Talbot Campus this month for a guest lecture on the impact of social media on consumer behaviour.

The tourism industry isn't doing enough to ensure travel destinations and services are accessible to disabled or elderly travellers, according to a School of Tourism expert.

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