In my 17 years in the UK, this is definitely the hottest summer I have experienced, and with World Cup fever recently gripping the nation this is turning out to be a memorable summer. Not sure it is the weather or the World Cup effect, but there have also been some more positive signs for… Read more » about Drawing another fantastic year for Global BU to a close
Global Engagement PVC updates
Thankfully spring seems to have finally arrived and we can say good riddance to the snow once and for all! As it was Christmas when I wrote my last update, there’s lots to report on over the past three months…here goes… The Costs and Benefits of International Students As regular readers of my updates know,… Read more » about Spring Update
It’s been a busy first semester of the new academic year, and as a result I am a bit behind on my monthly updates-perhaps quarterly updates might be easier to commit to in the New Year! I hope the following gives a reasonable roundup of what’s been going on in BU and across the sector… Read more » about Mobility + Collaboration = Global Futures
International Commencement Ceremony 2017 It has now become an annual feature in the University calendar – our International Commencement Ceremony (ICC) – and each year it never fails to inspire me. It was great to hear one of our keynotes, Lord Bilimoria say, “I don’t know of any other university that holds an event and… Read more » about Starting the year in style!
My final update for the academic year always seems to prompt in me a wider reflection on the past year – and what a year it has been! At BU we are coming to the end of the second full year of delivering the Global Engagement Plan; delivery of which has been against a… Read more » about A year in the life of Global BU
I think this is the first update I’ve written from Bournemouth in the last few months so it’s great to be back, especially as we seem to have brought back some of the hot weather from overseas… Although I may be back in the UK, admittedly I haven’t been for very long! Along with 40… Read more » about The Festival Flame Returns
As I write this month’s update from my home town in India, I almost find it hard to believe we are already at the fifth month of 2017! With two global Festivals of Learning already in the past, it’s just gone so fast, with every month a new headline in the news! While we’ve eagerly… Read more » about Opportunities on the horizon – fostering global talent and global communities!
I am absolutely thrilled to be writing this from Malaysia, as we end what has been a fantastic week-long series of activities in Jakarta, Indonesia and then Penang, Malaysia at our Global Festival of Learning ASEAN. This has been the second Festival of Learning in ASEAN – and it has even managed to surpass the… Read more » about The Global Festival Season Kicks off in Style…
Festival Season Begins! Our UK-based Festival of Learning is now in its fifth year, and so I’m delighted that this year we are taking the Festival global again – in three locations over the next three months – ASEAN (March), India (April) and China (May). I am very excited to be able today to… Read more » about Global Fusion Going Live!
January has sped by, but as it is my first update of the year, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year! For our Chinese friends, also let me say Xin nian kuai le! As you may all know, 2017 is the year of the Rooster and people born under this sign are… Read more » about Time to Celebrate Change