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December 2008 Back to top

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Highest quality assured for BU
23 December 2008

BU receives the highest possible praise for the quality of its academic standards.

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BU Celebrates World Class Research
18 December 2008

BU celebrates world class recognition of its research.

Andrw Marr with Stephen Jukes

Andrew's a True Marvel
11 December 2008

The BBC's Andrew Marr ha revealed his views on modern journalism during a special Masterclass at BU.

Award winners with Professor Paul Curran

Innovative learning recognised at BU
9 December 2008

BU staff have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to student learning at a recent award ceremony at BU.

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BU’s largest grant to boost digital media
5 December 2008

BU is celebrating the awarding of its largest ever grant from a major UK research council.

Peter Hennessy signing book for James Tudor

Top political historian visits BU
4 December 2008

A top political historian has revealed his views on ‘The Brown Style of Government’ at BU.

Martin Stirling filming at Himalaya

Graduate’s film reaches new heights
1 December 2008

A BU TV Production graduate has returned from a challenging Himalaya trek, while capturing the story of a paranoid schizophrenic.

November 2008 Back to top

Dorset Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner Mark Cribb

BU bestows Entrepreneurial award
26 November 2008

BU has selected local businessman Mark Cribb as winner of the Dorset Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Students exchange studies for currencies
25 November 2008

Students from BU’s Business School have gained real life trading experience at a top global financial institution.

BU graduate Luke Wilcox

Graduate’s invention takes to the water
24 November 2008

A new video camera designed for water sports activity is about to be launched, with the help of an outstanding BU graduate.

Professor Adrian Newton

Report exposes Asian wildlife trade
20 November 2008

The trade and movement of wildlife in south-east Asia is the subject of a major report co-authored by BU’s Professor Adrian Newton.

BU MA Radio Production students

Students BIRSt through at Radio Awards
14 November 2008

Radio students strike gold for third successive year at national Student Radio Awards.

Honorary BU Doctorates Andy Summers and Mark Austin

'The Police' legend is made Doctor of Arts
13 November 2008

Legendary rock and jazz guitarist Andy Summers has received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from BU.

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BU Honorary Doctorate for RNLI
7 November 2008

The Chief Executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Andrew Freemantle CBE, is awarded an honorary degree by BU.

Student receives award from BU Vice-Chancellor

Award ceremonies graduate with honours
6 November 2008

BU graduands are currently being congratulated at the annual award ceremonies.

Graduates at a BU Graduation ceremony

Graduation celebrations commence
4 November 2008

BU celebrates graduate achievements at the annual Award Ceremonies.

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Collection marks decade of art on campus
3 November 2008

BU's Art Loan Collection is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

October 2008 Back to top

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BU launches new research centre
30 October 2008

The new international Centre for Wellbeing & Quality of Life has now been launched.

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BU examines future of tourism
29 October 2008

Tourism industry executives from across the globe will be joining BU experts at the global World Travel Market.

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Hidden history of TV and Radio at BU
27 October 2008

Hidden archives spanning 50 years of independent TV and Radio History have now arrived at BU.

Giles Sturdy and Sybil Fine King admire BU's new sculpture

Iconic art embodies spirit of BU
13 October 2008

An original new sculpture that reflects the spirit of Bournemouth university has been celebrated with a special dedication event.

Lucy Oliver accepting her award

BU student scoops Citizens Award
9 October 2008

A BU Law Student has won the Citizens Advice Student of the Year Award.

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Food safety fears in student fridges
3 October 2008

A BU study has highlighted the serious food safety risks involved in shared student refrigerators.

September 2008 Back to top

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BU seeks new Board Member
30 September 2008

Bournemouth University is seeking a new member to join its university Board.

Search and Rescue Robot by Ahmed Hussein, shown at last year's event

BU stages Computer Animation show
30 September 2008

Our National Centre for Computer Animation stages its postgraduate degree show this Friday 3 October 2008, at Framestore CFC London.

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BU celebrates highest ratings ever
24 September 2008

BU is celebrating a very successful year as performance figures rise significantly in all four major league tables.

Professor Timothy Darvill at Stonehenge

Results from Stonehenge dig revealed
22 September 2008

BU's Archaeology expert presents evidence from Stonehenge dig, revealing its use as an ancient healing site, to the world's media.

BU finance expert Dr Venancio Tauringana

BU academia support Zimbabwe book appeal
17 September 2008

A BU Academic is helping deprived students from his native country Zimbabwe, by launching a university book appeal.

BU golfer Andy Shakespear

Shakespear’s drive brings home medals
11 September 2008

Consistency is the key as BU golfer brings home two medals from world golf event.

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BU hosts international research conference
8 September 2008

An international conference which explores innovative approaches for understanding people’s lives takes place at BU this week.

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BU gears up for 2012
3 September 2008

BU experts play key role in research for 2012 Olympic Games.

August 2008 Back to top

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BU flies high at Air Festival
28 August 2008

BU is proud to be supporting Bournemouth’s first ever Air Festival which comes to town this week.

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Innovative partnership to tackle trauma
22 August 2008

BU’s renowned Media School is conducting an innovative e-learning project to help tackle work -based trauma.

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BU STRIDEs to keep skills in region
19 August 2008

BU launches STRIDE – a project which encourages graduates to remain and work in the region.

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BU makes Clearing clearer
13 August 2008

Our Clearing Helpdesk opens this Thursday to give vital support and advice.

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BU finds lowest ever cancer death rate
11 August 2008

Researchers from BU’s School of Health & Social Care have found that cancer deaths are markedly down in England & Wales.


BU research to aid skin sufferers
5 August 2008

A BU Research Fellow is conducting a UK study into care given to sufferers of psoriasis.

Forensic students at work

BU gives CSI exercise
1 August 2008

Students gain unique hands-on experience at BU's world-class forensic workshops.

July 2008 Back to top

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UK television debut for BU graduates
29 July 2008

A film directed and produced by two BU graduates receives its TV premiere this weekend on Channel 4.

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BU Partnership increases profitability
23 July 2008

A local business has reported a significant increase in turnover and savings thanks to a successful partnership with BU.

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BU in ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ search
21 July 2008

BU is pleased to be sponsoring the new Entrepreneur category at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Professor Sean Street

Radio expert explores poet’s trial
18 July 2008

BU’s Professor of Radio Sean Street will explore the trial of controversial poet Ezra Pound, on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Sunday Feature’.

Award winning Talbot Campus design

Top students put campus on Google Earth
17 July 2008

Two BU students have used their creative flair, initiative and technical expertise to win a top 3D design award.

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BU students at Europe’s biggest showcase
15 July 2008

Design and engineering students from BU showcase their designs at a top London exhibition.

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Grad's Ad is Out of this World!
18 July 2008

A BU graduate has made the record books by creating the first television advert beamed into space.

BU students with wood carving

Shipworm points to global warming
11 July 2008

BU experts link discovery of a warm water shipworm to evidence of climate change.

Inventing for Dummies book

Graduate pens ‘Inventing for Dummies’
8 July 2008

A BU Product Design graduate has launched a new book to help turn bright ideas into big business.

Franziska Conrad with her 'Quick Pitch' pop-up tent

Graduate design best for festival survival
3 July 2008

A pop-up tent designed by BU Product Design graduate has been voted top festival accessory by ‘The Gadget Show’.

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BU launches ‘world-class’ MBA
2 July 2008

Our newly launched MBA postgraduate course is the UK’s first to specialise in five different industry sectors.

June 2008 Back to top

Medical Professionals

BU academic helps promote surgical safety
30 June 2008

A BU health care expert is helping to improve the safety of patients undergoing hospital surgery.

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BU Dean hits top ten book list
20 June 2008

A publication written by the Dean of the Business School has been listed as a ‘Top Ten Best Business Book’.

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It’s email, but at a snail's pace...
18 June 2008

BU Researchers devise project to challenge our obsession with the speed of sending and receiving emails.

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Festival of Design & Innovation 2008
11 June 2008

Come and be inspired at this year’s Festival of Design & Innovation

BU Product Design graduate Franziska Conrad

Top award for BU design graduate
9 June 2008

BU Product Design graduate wins place on prestigious Flying Start Programme, taking her to USA’s top universities and companies.

May 2008 Back to top

Chris Shiel

Global Centre unveils new director
30 May 2008

Learning and Teaching head is appointed Director of the new Centre for Global Perspectives.


BU is UK’s Leading New University
13 May 2008

It's official - BU is the highest rated new University in the UK .

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New Executive Business School for BU
7 May 2008

BU is strengthening its reputation with a £5m investment in a new Executive Business School building.

Medical professionals

BU’s postgraduate medical centre
7 May 2008

BU has opened its doors to the first postgraduate medical centre in Dorset, and it’s already benefiting newly qualified doctors.

Actor Martin Clunes, BU Vice-Chancellor Paul Curran, and ITN reporter and news anchor Mark Austin in the new HD television studio

BU declared HD ready
2 May 2008

New TV studio takes centre stage during ‘High Definition Celebration’.

April 2008 Back to top

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BU climbs higher in UK league table
30 April 2008

BU moves up 10 places in the latest UK university league table.

BU's new High Definition Television Studio

Sony studio set for celebration
23 April 2008

BU’s TV studio ready to host ‘High Definition Celebration’.

BU bag in Bournemouth Town

BU makes positive impact on the economy
21 April 2008

A new report reveals the importance of BU’s impact on the local and regional economy.

Professor Geoff Wainwright and BU student at Stonehenge

BU experts complete Stonehenge excavation
16 April 2008

BU archaeologists complete rare excavation at ancient monument.

Bill Bryson

Bryson takes to ‘Streets of Bournemouth’
14 April 2008

A world-famous author has become Patron of BU’s ‘Streets of Bournemouth’ project.

Professor Adam Blake

Economics expert joins BU
8 April 2008

Olympic economics expert joins the School of Services Management.

March 2008 Back to top


BU expert leads historic excavation
30 March 2008

Renowned BU archaeologist leads rare excavation at Stonehenge.

Professor Rosemary Pope

Professor Rosemary Pope
27 March 2008

Vice-Chancellor leads tributes following the death of respected colleague.

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Grant links animation and psychology
20 March 2008

BU is awarded major funding to support ground-breaking research linking animation and psychology.

BU Master of Business Administration (MBA) student

UK film premiere for BU graduates
7 March 2008

MBA students chase California dream through international sports business competition.

February 2008 Back to top

Rare image of the Belle Vue Hotel will feature in the project

Streets of Bournemouth a virtual reality
7 February 2008

Major funding ensures Bournemouth's history is no longer a thing of the past.

Students from BU’s MA in Radio Production course

Students relaunch award-winning station
5 February 2008

Our award-winning internet radio station, BIRSt, run by MA students, is back on the air.

January 2008 Back to top

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Screenwriting showcase attracts top talent
29 January 2008

We’re hosting a Graduate Screenwriting Showcase at the Writers’ Guild in London and presenting the Alan Plater Screenwriting Award.

Simon Phelps and James Reed

Flying start for Kauffman Fellow
29 January 2008

One of our graduates has embarked on a six-month fellowship in the US to boost his business acumen.

Professor Stephen Heppell

International new media expert joins BU
25 January 2008

One of the world’s leading e-learning experts has joined BU as Professor of New Media Environments.

BU cricketer Caroline Atkins

Ashes challenge awaits BU coach
23 January 2008

Our Strength and Conditioning Co-ordinator is flying the flag for BU during the England ladies cricket tour of Australia and New Zealand.

BU Graduate Harry Ward and ITV ‘Dream Homes’ presenter and designer, Oliver Heath with Harry’s invention the ‘Orb’

Harry’s Orb makes judges glow
22 January 2008

BU Graduate Harry Ward is through to the national final of the E.ON Energy Lab competition.

Student midwives, Catherine Ricklesford and Amanda Jarvis-Rush

Student midwives awarded Scholarships
21 January 2008

Two of our midwifery students have been awarded coveted scholarships to attend a high profile conference in June.

Couple watching boats at Poole

BU seminar on region's Olympic tourism benefits
9 January 2008

We're hosting a research seminar to discuss ways we can use the 2012 Games to maximise tourism potential.

BU golfer

Golfers swing for BUSA titles
9 January 2008

Our men’s golf team is making quite an impression in university league competitions.

Students on BU's Talbot campus

2008 Preview: BU looks ahead to an exciting year
8 January 2008

We’re looking forward to an exciting year at BU.

"On Air" signal box

Professor’s research focus for BBC Radio 4 programme
4 January 2008

The work of Professor Sean Street from our Media School features on BBC Radio 4’s Archive Hour

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