"The Board is delighted with progress in the delivery of BU's strategic plan. This year was notable for the opening of the Student Centre, the recruitment of more academic staff and the development of new academic facilities. This was made possible by unprecedented investment and our passion for delivering the best possible student experience.

These achievements were enabled by the outstanding leadership and hard work of the Vice-Chancellor and his team, the Deans, Directors, the SUBU President, and Vice Presidents and all university staff - thank you.

We would also like to thank the Chancellor, Pro Chancellors, fundraising champions and benefactors for their support, which enriches the BU experience."

Sue Sutherland OBE, Board Chairman 

"This Annual Review, combined with our rise up the national league tables, proves that BU just keeps getting better.

From our excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework to the success of the new Centre for Excellence in Learning, we have continued to create, share and inspire through Fusion.

Many people have helped along the way, and special thanks go to the BU Board and University Chancellery – particularly our Chairman Sue Sutherland – and to SUBU President Chloe Schendel-Wilson and her colleagues. Thanks must also go to our friends in Dorset and beyond for their support.

Finally, I particularly want to thank all of the staff and students who together make up the BU Community. Here’s to another great year!" 

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor

"BU really stands out for giving its students so many opportunities to grow, from volunteering and fundraising to field trips abroad or work placements. It enables students to follow their passions, and to really grow and develop into world-class, well-rounded graduates.

The student voice is valued at BU, and SUBU has a great academic representation systems. It influences huge positive changes across the university that wouldn't be possible without our fantastic partnership with BU - putting students at the heart of everything we do.

I feel so proud to be a BU graduate and to represent our students. It’s brilliant to be able to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the year ahead." 

Chloe Schendel-Wilson, SUBU President