Global Engagement PVC updates

December 2015

Like so many other colleagues this month, I find myself thinking – where has December – and the entire year for that matter – gone?! I can’t quite believe that I’m writing my final monthly update of 2015….   Ministerial Delegation to India We have ended the year though with the great opportunity of being… Read more »

November 2015

November kicked off with our graduation celebrations at BU – it is great to be able to share in the success of our students and see the proud faces of their friends and family in the audience. As ever we also gave a small number of honorary degrees to people who have made a significant… Read more »

Introducing Global BU

Dear All, On Thursday, 24th September, 500 students joined around 170 staff, alumni, and a host of local dignitaries all of whom arrived in their finery at the inaugural International Commencement Ceremony. Our vision was to welcome these students with the same sense of ceremony and occasion as we do our goodbyes at graduation –… Read more »

October 2015

This month has been a very eventful and successful start to the new academic year as I needed a few days to recover from putting on our first ever International Commencement Ceremony at the end of September but on seeing the short video of the event, I am reminded of how special the evening was… Read more »

September 2015

The start of term kicked off in style this year as we hosted the inaugural International Commencement Ceremony on the evening of 24th September at the Bournemouth International Centre.  My vision for the event was to formally mark the beginning of our new international students’ time at BU in a special way, in a similar… Read more »

July/August 2015

My first year at BU has flown by and with the new academic year fast approaching, the summer period is a good time to take stock and reflect on the year gone and gear-up for the year ahead. We concluded this academic year by finalising the Global Engagement Plan, which sets out our detailed approach… Read more »

June 2015

Slightly quieter month in June as I took some annual leave hosting my family here in the UK from India. But the team were pressing on with a range of exciting projects as we draw closer to the end of one academic year and begin looking forward to the next. We attended NAFSA in Boston… Read more »

May 2015

Started the month on a real high witnessing our local football club go up and go global by sealing their Premier League promotion on 2nd May! Well done to AFC Bournemouth. Missed yet another bank holiday weekend as was on the plane to Doha, Qatar for the 5th QS MAPLE conference – been with it… Read more »

March/April 2015

It’s been a busy couple of months in the Global Engagement Hub! Here are a few highlights… Global Engagement Plan The development of the Global Engagement Plan is in full swing with the second Global BUzz workshop, of the virtual kind, just coming to a close. It has stimulated some really interesting conversations and feedback… Read more »

February 2015

What a start to the month! Week 1 was all about the countdown to the University Board-had a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work on shaping @GlobalBU to date with the Board. A brilliant discussion at UET (our University Executive Team) to build on the momentum followed the next week.Preparations were in full swing for… Read more »