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Access and Participation Plan

BU takes a long-term, whole institution approach to widening access. Our plans for delivering on our commitments have previously been known as the Fair Access Agreement, this has now changed to become an Access and Participation Plan. Plans are developed in conjunction with SUBU, our Student Union, and BU’s Faculties and Professional Services.

The 2019-20 Access and Participation Plan (pdf 649kb) applies to all eligible students joining BU in the 2019-20 academic year, and applies for the duration of their undergraduate study.

All Fair Access Agreements from previous academic years are available to download from the Office for Students. The Access Agreement that applies to you is from the academic year in which you started your studies with us.

Access to information

We try to make it easy for you to find out about us and the information we hold about you. We do this by publishing routine information about the university that might be useful to our staff, students, suppliers and the public. We also have procedures in place to process requests for other information, including requests for your own information.

You can find out more about accessing the information we hold by visiting our Access to Information pages.

Anti-bribery policy

We are committed to ethical standards of business conduct and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption in all jurisdictions.

Download our Anti-Bribery Policy and Procedures (pdf 258kb)

Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech

We are legally required to have a Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech (pdf 237kb). This explains our obligation to secure freedom of speech within the law and, where applicable, the procedure for obtaining approval of meetings or events taking place on our premises or away from our premises where the meeting or event is associated with the university (for example where the university's branding is used).


Information on the University's main committees, including non-confidential minutes and terms of reference, are available on our Committee Pages.

Hospitality register

We maintain a hospitality register as part of our commitment under the Anti-Bribery Policy and Procedures. We publish extracts from the hospitality register relating to members of the University Board and members of our Leadership Team and these are available here:

Extracts from the Hospitality Register 2016 (pdf 53kb)

Register of interests

We have a Conflicts of Interest Policy and Procedures which you can view here:

We publish extracts of the register of interests relating to the University Board and members of our Leadership Team and these are available here:

Remuneration Committee Annual Reports

Annual Report of the Remuneration Committee 2017-18 (pdf 490kb)

SUBU code of practice

We are legally required to have a code of practice for the Students' Union at Bournemouth University (pdf 189kb). This explains how we work with our students’ union which is a separate registered charity.

University Executive Team Expenses

We publish summaries of claims paid to members of the University Executive Team for expenses incurred in the course of carrying out their roles.  These are published quarterly in line with the University’s financial year (1st August to 31st July) commencing from November 2017