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Bournemouth University

Poole | South West England

Varied union activities 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.
Source:Students' Union Bournemouth University

What students say about this university

Dialog 1167 comments (289 students)
    • The upside

      The teaching quality, the rep system, getting students voices heard

      2013, 1st year, Software Design

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    • The upside

      The feeling of a community both in halls and in the university.

      2013, 1st year, Event Management

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    • The upside

      Good sports facilities and wide range of sports teams, good night life and su. Great uni in general

      2013, 1st year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Facilities

      2013, 3rd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Feedback for assessments are useful, well documented.

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Lecturers.

      2013, 1st year, Scriptwriting

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Creative

60%

MED

Political

41%

LOW

Sporty

66%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

72%

MED

Varied union activities

75%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 75% MED

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,045

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

80%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

24%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

24%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

78%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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