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Sharing perspectives and expertise is a key part of the role our Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) Partnership plays in BU’s health and social care courses.

We are linked with 103 organisations locally and nationally and the BU PIER Partnership members, who contribute across the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Because of this, we take a keen interest in the stories and initiatives that affect those organisations, our affiliates, and members.  

We will use this page to regularly highlight important news and views from our region.


Working in partnership to better understand the lived experience and support the development of health and wellbeing of marginalised communities. Feb/Mar 2021 OT Year 2

2 August 2021

2nd year occupational therapy students, through a partnership with PIER, had a unique opportunity to work alongside six different organisations (Big Issue Dorset, BCP carers, Body Positive, Osborne MS Centre, We Are with You and EDAS Young People’s services) to interview and discuss community services.

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