Students showcase short films at BU film festival

Surreal dream worlds, a World War 1 drama and documentaries about everything from nightclubs in churches to days of the week. This was just some of the work on show at the BU Student Short Film Festival. The Festival, conceived by lecturer Dr David McQueen and organised by students from the MA Media Production framework,… Read more » about Students showcase short films at BU film festival

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to 2015! I hope this year will be the happiest and most successful one yet for everyone. If you’re not convinced it will be, why not try something new or different to spice the year up and make the best of it? Here are a few ideas… Visit a new place This… Read more » about Happy New Year!

Bournemouth wins Purple Flag status for 4th year

Bournemouth has been awarded the Purple Flag status for the fourth year in a row for offering a great evening experience and a safe and enjoyable time for everyone. Being accredited with a purple flag recognises Bournemouth’s ambitions to develop and improve the town ‘after dark’ inspiring visitors by the development and promotion of excellent… Read more » about Bournemouth wins Purple Flag status for 4th year


When I returned to Bournemouth University I knew two things: I wanted to work as hard as I could, and I wanted to join the student union as a course rep. After graduating from my BA in 2010, I felt that I skirted around the true university experience – I hadn’t joined any clubs or… Read more » about SUBU

Finding my forte at BU

Harriet Davis, recipient of a BU Music Scholarship, tells us how she’s making the most of her uni experience… Since starting my degree in Advertising and Marketing at Bournemouth three years ago, I’ve wanted to make the most of my time here by utilising the opportunities available to all students. I have been a keen… Read more » about Finding my forte at BU

Bournemouth University’s research recognised as world leading

Bournemouth University research has been recognised as “world leading” in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) announced today. The REF assesses the quality and impact of UK higher education institutions’ research in all disciplines and the results are used to allocate research funding for universities and colleges from next year. BU submitted to eight subject units,… Read more » about Bournemouth University’s research recognised as world leading

£5 million funding for BU’s new academic building

Bournemouth University has received £5 million to help support our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching facilities. The funding, from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will go towards our new flagship academic building, for which we received planning permission earlier this year. The building will provide laboratory learning and teaching space,… Read more » about £5 million funding for BU’s new academic building

Cold weather, warm wine

It’s that time of year again; the Christmas market has come back to Bournemouth town square! Size isn’t everything, as proven by the variety and quality of crafts and food crammed in to Bournemouth’s compact market. And come on, what other time of year can garden sheds adorned with fairy lights look so adorable? There… Read more » about Cold weather, warm wine

Postgrad assessments: a big step up

Lauren Bishop has already had a few postgraduate assessments, so she’s got some advice on how to ace them… If you’re considering taking up postgraduate study, you might wonder how assessment differs from undergraduate. I pondered this before embarking on my Masters; I kept hearing ‘it’s a big step up’, but didn’t know what that meant…. Read more » about Postgrad assessments: a big step up