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UCAS code: B50

Our motto at BU is Discere Mutari Est – to learn is to change. It’s a principle that runs through everything we do across education, research, professional practice and public engagement. 

When you join BU, you become a part of a learning community that strives to make an impact on the world around us – aiming for a more sustainable, inclusive and healthy society.
Source: Bournemouth University website

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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.

Varied union activities

75%

HIGH

Sporty

69%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

73%

MED

Creative

65%

MED

Political

52%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student satisfaction score 61% LOW

Number of students

17,705

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

78%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

of students are male

Young / Mature

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

7%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

462 comments (120 students)
    • Scholarship

      It was easy - it was initiated from student finance

      2018, 1st year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Support

      Nope

      2018, 1st year, Physical Geographical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      The structure of the course has been poor, with lecturers being switched half way through units, and the layout was not clear....

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      2018, 1st year, Advertising

      Course

      The structure of the course has been poor, with lecturers being switched half way through units, and the layout was not clear. My course has covered a wide range of content which is good, from basic university skills such as referencing to more interesting subjucts like the psychology behind advertising. Teaching quality has been varied, some lecturers are great and clear whilst others are less so.

      2018, 1st year, Advertising

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    • Accommodation

      My student accomadation is very good. Whilst it’s not the best one Bournemouth uni have to offer, it is definitely one of the...

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      2018, 1st year, Advertising

      Accommodation

      My student accomadation is very good. Whilst it’s not the best one Bournemouth uni have to offer, it is definitely one of the top ones. The rooms are spacious, modern and well designed. The kitchen is well equipped. It’s a fairly lively accomadation yet i’ve never been kept up when i’m trying to sleep.

      2018, 1st year, Advertising

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    • Accommodation

      There was a buzz amongst friends at uni about housing next year around october/november and most people had decided who they...

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      2018, 1st year, Advertising

      Accommodation

      There was a buzz amongst friends at uni about housing next year around october/november and most people had decided who they wanted to live with and made their friends. The process is fairly striaghtforward but confusing at times. After finding the group, individually we each looked at houses online (rightmove had the widest variety) then one we had found around 6 we wanted to see we made appointments and got shown around each house. When we had picked the house we had to go to the estate agents and provide information. Since then it’s just been about having the funds as there are deposits due, first months rent and it can all be very expensive if unanticipated

      2018, 1st year, Advertising

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    • Accommodation

      Way too expensive, the management are very rude and stuck up, there are lots of faults although it is a new building.

      2018, 1st year, Event Management

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