Over 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students Across two main campuses, with regional Partner Colleges and international links
BU’s achievements BU has a high graduate employment rate, with 90.1%* of our graduates proceeding to employment or further study within six months of completing study (2009/10) Awarded prestigious Gold Award by the national Eco-Campus scheme for HE (2011) BU currently holds the SCONUL award for best large university library in the UK *Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2011
The Festival of Design & Innovation An innovative degree show, showcasing our final year design students’ projects Attended by top design companies Fantastic opportunity for students to make vital industry contacts
Our Big Dig was filmed by the BBC A 25-day (fully-funded) training excavation Allows you to develop a wide range of field archaeological skills Attracts much media interest, featuring on the BBC's series 'Digging for Britain’ , hosted by TV scientist Dr Alice Roberts
Consulting with industry We build placement years into many of our courses, and BU has more full-time undergraduate students on a sandwich course than any other English, Welsh and Scottish Universities* *Source HESA statistics 09/10 Table E1a
Investment in our Estate and ICT We continue to invest in student accommodation, with Chesil House opening in September 2011 In 2011, we opened a £3.5 million learning centre – Kimmeridge House
Research credentials BU is the fourth most improved university in the UK for the quality of its research in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008. Times Higher Education ) For example: Dr Ben Thomas and Prof Mark Hadfield have undertaken some fantastic research with the RNLI to improve the lifeboat slipways in the UK and Ireland.