Global Engagement PVC updates

Celebrating Talent – At BU and Beyond

When I reflect over what has happened over the past two months since I wrote the last post, it’s amazing at just how much change can happen in such a short time! These past two months have been incredibly eventful for the world and for BU.   As one Journey Ends…. It was such a… Read more »

Exciting start to the new Academic Year!

So it is the start of another new Academic Year, after several years as a senior academic manager, I still feel butterflies in my stomach as September dawns and this year is no different! I am still humbled by how each year we welcome the next generation into our University family and we get the… Read more »

Global BU – the Journey to Date

All the excitement and energy that went into our whirlwind Festival of Learning in Bournemouth, China and Malaysia came full circle as we brought all that learning back to BU in early July through our exhibition and presentation to the University Board on Global BU’s journey to date. It was great to have the opportunity… Read more »

June 2016

I know I say this every time but June has been a particularly busy and significant month – both for BU and the sector. UK votes to leave the EU For the past few months, UK voters have been considering whether we should stay in or leave the European Union (EU).  In the end, the… Read more »

May 2016

Big news this month with the publication of the Government’s HE White Paper – potentially marking the biggest reforms to HE for nearly thirty years. We covered this through our daily Global BUzz of course – for brief highlights go to Global BUzz. As for me, I write this month’s update having just stepped off… Read more »

April 2016

Today I’m writing this from New Delhi, India, in 40 degree heat – and yet I hear from my team in Bournemouth that they have experienced snow this week! I can’t deny that it is good to be back in India – I’ve never been good with snow – and certainly not in April! Hubs… Read more »

Special April 2016 Update

I know that it is only the second week of April so a bit early for my update BUT in the last week we have received some fantastic news that I have to share – even if it is barely mid-month! Building on our entry into the Times Higher Education (THE) top 200 list of… Read more »

March 2016

True to my closing line in last month’s update, today I find myself writing this month’s one whilst I’m sitting in the airport on my way to meet QS colleagues in Singapore. This is the start of a busy few months of travel – which I relish – and I can’t wait to see the… Read more »

February 2016

This month sees us take stock on the last quarter activity as we presented our quarterly update to various fora and formal committees within the university. We are still of course brimming with pride about featuring in the prestigious Times Higher Education top 200 list of the most international universities in the world – a… Read more »

January 2016

Since this is my first update of 2016 – Happy New Year everyone! And a very special welcome to our new international students who celebrated the start of their BU life at the International Student Welcome Reception last week. We have captured the excitement of our students and staff in our Storify of the event… Read more »