Student Experience

Bournemouth University Retail Management Student Placement Experience at Gatwick Airport:

 As part of the Retail Management degree, students are required to undertake a 40 week placement. Our students have undertaken a wide variety of roles in the past years with big brands often choosing Bournemouth University Students for positions. One of our students, Helen Hyland, is currently been on placement this year at Gatwick Airport…. Read more »

Bournemouth BAEM students shine at Bournemouth Family Festival:

Four Bournemouth University Event Management first year students that volunteered at the recent Bournemouth Family Festival have been described as “an asset to any employer and Bournemouth University” by the Festival Director Julian Sandy. Bradley Bishop; Katy Devnish; Maddi Curtis and Hannah Coleman became involved in the event after Dr. Dorothy Fox , Lecturer in… Read more »

PhD Success for Maeve Marmion

Last week, after a successful defence of her thesis, Maeve Marmion was awarded her PhD subject to some minor amendments.  Maeve’s PhD titled “Understanding Heritage: Multiple Meanings and Values”, aimed to explore the ways in which people understand and value heritage through a focus on the lay rather than the expert view. Maeve conducted focus… Read more »

BU School of Tourism at the Olympics and Paralympic Games

 With less than a month to go until the Olympics get underway, Bournemouth University School of Tourism is heavily involved in the Games. From Gamesmakers, to Torchbearers, volunteers, venue managers and researchers, the School of Tourism is heavily involved in London 2012. The School of Tourism has 3 lecturers who were nominated to be Torchbearers…. Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism Graduates sought out by employers after taking the E-Marketing unit.

Bournemouth University School of Tourism graduates who undertook the E-Marketing unit in their final year have been sought out for jobs by several online marketing agencies due to their skills gained from the unit. Gemma Cooper who works for atom42, an online marketing agency, directly contacted Dr Philip Alford, the leader of the unit, as… Read more »

BA Leisure Marketing invites all Alumni to 21st celebrations

  Alumni are invited to join this celebration of 21 years of Leisure Marketing, organised by a group of current ‘BALM’ students. Come celebrate, catch up and be reBUnited with alumni friends and lecturers of Bournemouth University. See how the course and University has evolved and raise money in memory of accomplished Leisure Marketing academic… Read more »

BU’s first ever Hospitality Management Student Conference

BU held its first ever student and industry Hospitality Management Student Conference last week in London. Over 90 students from the school of tourism travelled to the Kensington Hilton hotel in London, and were joined by around 30 students from West London College, where BU’s top-up hospitality degree is taught. Final year students were excited… Read more »

BU students scoop first place at Hotel event of the year

Three BU students have won the annual Master Innholders Competition, of which the award ceremony and conference will take place from the 16-17 January in The Hilton on Park Lane in London. The competition was open to all Hospitality Management degree programmes within Europe, which required students to produce a 10 minute video on a… Read more »

Sports Consultancy Projects – The FA pass it on!

The consultancy project, run by Sports and Retail within the school, brings in some high level industry partners to work with. In the past the sports students have worked with the RFU, Dorset County Football Association, Goodwood, and of course, RELAYS, as well as many others. Our projects are conducted by teams of Level H… Read more »

The contribution of the dissertation to student employability

This entry is to share some anecdotal evidence of the (important) role the dissertation can play in promoting graduate employability. Last year one of the students I supervised was offered a job following an impressive display during the job interview. The first role of her graduate scheme was in the employee motivation department of a leading… Read more »