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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    • The downside

      More non sport related societies or fun sports such as boxercise

      2013, 1st year, Retail Management

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    • Facilities

      no student union at my campus. halls are good for socialising. only other socialising is when going out.

      2012, 1st year, Cinematics & Photography

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    • Academic Experience

      There were fewer teaching hours than I had initially expected, as you spend more time out of lectures than in them. You need to...

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      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      There were fewer teaching hours than I had initially expected, as you spend more time out of lectures than in them. You need to make use of this time though, do extra reading in the library, make a start on any assignments set because all of a sudden you'll have several deadlines at once and the extra reading is what serves to give you higher grades. I found my course challenging in most areas but as I'd studied some subjects before such as Biology if you have the basic knowledge there you may not find the subjects as challenging. You'll be required to take part in several different types of assessment, exams, practical exams, essays, group assignments and presentations. I have received very good feedback from most tutors, and if you require extra explanation they are always happy to give it. Some feedback however has been too general, though once I had requested for more detailed explanation and feedback it was given. The course specific facilities are amazing, and I felt a little over-whelmed when I first saw them, there are several laboratories used by several courses such as the wet lab but the bone lab is specifically for my course. The facilities are packed with specimens and it's an amazing experience to learn in them.

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The student union were brilliant, BU has the best nightlife there's so much to do and some amazing events throughout the year!

      2012, 1st year, Others In Mass Communications & Documentation

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    • The downside

      Timetable-sessions spread out very loosly thoughtful the week

      2012, 1st year, Computer Science

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    • Creative scene

      The arts university is next door so a lot of thing s are held there rather than at bu. I don't really know much else.

      2014, 2nd year, Public Relations

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 74% LOW

Overall student satisfaction

79%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,735

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

24%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

76%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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