Bournemouth University

Poole | South West England

Diverse local nightlife Campus Town 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.
Source:Students' Union Bournemouth University

What students say about this university

Dialog 782 comments (210 students)

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.

Diverse local nightlife

79%

HIGH

Varied union activities

76%

MED

Political

36%

LOW

Creative

67%

MED

Sporty

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £19.8k MED
Student score 75% MED

Overall student satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,300

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

23%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

40%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

13%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • A bedroom in halls

    A bedroom in halls

  • Sunset on the beach

    Sunset on the beach

  • Students in the science lab

    Students in the science lab

  • Talbot Campus Library

    Talbot Campus Library

  • Students play beach volleyball

    Students play beach volleyball

  • Forensic Science at Bournemouth

    Forensic Science at Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth Pier

    Bournemouth Pier

  • Leggit at Bournemouth

    Leggit at Bournemouth

  • The Old Fire Station

    The Old Fire Station

League table rankings

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