BU has remained committed to investing in people and facilities on both Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses.
We have created over 80 new academic posts and made substantial investments in staff development. In addition, we have made over £1 million available for our Fusion Investment Fund to support innovative projects and staff mobility and networking in the development of research, education and/or professional practice.
The new Student Centre, home to the Students’ Union (SUBU) and student support services, opened in spring 2015. It was completed on time and within its budget of £10.5m. Students and staff have given extremely positive feedback.
The new Bournemouth University International College on Lansdowne Campus was officially opened by the Mayor of Bournemouth in October 2015, while work on the new £22m academic building on Talbot Campus is well advanced and due for completion in 2016.
Over the last year we have been improving on our eco-friendly status, coming seventh in the People and Planet University League and receiving two ‘highly commended’ Green Gown Awards for work on Carbon Reduction and Waste Management.
Our carbon emissions continue to fall, and are down by 16.6% since our carbon reduction plan was introduced. Innovations, including new equipment, auditing and cost saving activities have been introduced.