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.