Bournemouth University

Poole | South West England

Diverse local nightlife Town Campus By the sea

Ucas code: B50

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.
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What students say about this university

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    • Facilities

      The university has really good facilities. When I had my first group assignment we used techno booths where you can work as a...

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      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

      Facilities

      The university has really good facilities. When I had my first group assignment we used techno booths where you can work as a team in front of a large smart board. There are also other possible resources and rooms that you can use. In my case I spent a lot of time in the Pool House and had the ability to use

      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

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    • Everyday expenses

      Very good shopping possibilities, much part-time work around, cheap transport

      2012, 1st year, English Law

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    • The upside

      The beach, student union, accomodation, buses

      2012, 1st year, Others In Creative Arts & Design

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    • The upside

      Course content, friendly atmosphere, nightlife

      2013, 1st year, Networks & Communications

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    • Academic Experience

      The academic experience in Bournemouth University is great. The staff at the university are renowned in their fields and are...

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      2013, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The academic experience in Bournemouth University is great. The staff at the university are renowned in their fields and are brilliant at teaching and making things interesting. The amount of teaching attended in a week is not a vast amount, probably somewhere in the region of 10 hours a week, but obviously this may change depending on course. Course content is very good, covering a wide range of topics in order to really teach you everything there is to know about your chosen subject and enable you to decide for yourself what you find most interesting, and perhaps what you wish to do as a career in the future. Work required to be done comes in the form of essays mainly, in class tests are quite common also, group work isn't as common but some lecturers like this form of assessments. Exams are carried out for all topics and are worth the highest amount of marks. Feedback could be better from tutors, it isn't non existent but at times it can be quite vague. In my experience, if what they give you as feedback first isn't enough then ask for more and you shall receive.

      2013, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The range of courses available

      2012, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

36%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

79%

HIGH

Varied union activities

76%

MED

Sporty

62%

MED

Creative

67%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 75% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,970

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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