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Annual Review 2016

BU in numbers

  • 5,000 local people came to the BU Festival of Learning, seeing the impact of our research.
  • £200m investment in buildings, IT and facilities including two landmark Gateway buildings.
  • 58,295 the number of active alumni we have at BU.
  • 565 BU staff nominated for a ‘You’re Brilliant!’ Award by our students.
  • 98% of BU’s research is considered to be conducive to producing research of internationally recognised quality.
  • 242 student volunteers gave their time to the local community.
  • 93.6% of UK-based BU graduates were either in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
  • 336 hours of Nerve Radio broadcasts on FM radio across Poole and Bournemouth.
  • 99 societies active at BU in 2015-16, including 23 academic ones.
  • 200 We are one of the 200 most international universities in the world, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • £88,403 SUBU’s ‘Raising and Giving’ group raised and gave to charities last year.
  • 150 We are ranked in the Times Higher Education’s ‘150 under 50’ list of the world’s best 150 universities under 50 years old.
  • 2 countries took part in the first-ever BU Global Festival of Learning – China and Malaysia.
  • 750 BU student athletes participated in British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS).
  • 750 student representatives are elected and trained by SUBU each year.
  • 1,769 scholarships were awarded in 2015-16, worth over £3.6 million.
  • 8,054 students attended BU Open Days in 2015-16.
  • 615 Our award-winning Student Rep system (NUS Education Award 2016) trained 615 Student Reps who used our sector leading ‘SimOn’ student feedback tool 976 times, delivering 17,941 student comments to BU.
  • £1m The amount Bournemouth University, its staff and students contribute per day to the South West region. Each year, we contribute £378 million to the South West region, and £252 million to the local conurbation.
  • 1 BU graduate was on the stage at the 2016 Academy Awards, picking up the visual effects Oscar for Ex Machina. BU graduates worked on several films nominated for 2016’s Oscars, with a win for Inside Out ensuring even more BU graduates were among the winners.
  • £3.4m BU’s income from knowledge exchange in 2015-16.
  • 1st Gold Award in the ‘Best Fairtrade University or College’ category at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016.