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Our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the Fusion of education, research and practice.

Our purpose

Our purpose at BU is to inspire learning, advance knowledge and enrich society. We will:

  • Inspire learning for our students and staff, and in our wider communities
  • Advance knowledge in practice and the professions, and our academic areas
  • Enrich society though education, the impact of our research and our contribution to global challenges.

Find out how we are doing this?

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Fusion at BU

Find out more about Fusion at BU – what it is, and why it’s important.

Why BU?

Why BU?

Find out what life is like at BU, from the departments, organisations, schools and faculties that make being at BU an experience like no other.

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Sustainability

See how we manage our impact on the world around us, explore our green credentials and learn about how we are protecting the environment for future generations.

Research

Research

Learn about our world-leading research and see how we've created an inclusive and innovative research community.

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Collaborate

See how we work alongside businesses, the local community, schools and our students to create a world-class learning environment.

Regional engagement

Regional engagement

Find out how we contribute more than £1 million a day to the economy in the South West, as well as the wider benefits we bring to the area.