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Membership, services and benefits

Becoming a BU Alumni

Once you become a graduate of Bournemouth University, you automatically become part of our alumni community. Being involved is free, so stay in touch and we can keep you informed about the offers, benefits and services we provide.

When you finish university you will continue to have lifelong support from BU, including careers support for three years after graduation and various countrywide networking opportunities.

BU Alumni Association

Our 50,000 members enjoy a range of benefits including invitations to events and discounts on further study.

Bournemouth University Alumni Association is open to former students and staff of:

  • Bournemouth University and its partner institutions
  • Bournemouth Polytechnic
  • Dorset Institute of Higher Education (DIHE)
  • Bournemouth College of Technology (pre-1976)
  • Bournemouth Municipal College (pre-1976).

Our global alumni community spans 153 countries, providing opportunities for informal networking and career support across the world.

If you are a former student of BU or one of its predecessors but aren’t hearing from us, you can join now for free.

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Services and benefits

Careers and work

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  • The Business & Management Collection - a curated collection of more than 1,250 multimedia case studies, lectures, and insights presented by experts from both academia and industry. This diverse collection, available to BU students and graduates, covers topics from business start-up and entrepreneurship to Blockchain and Big Data; making it an invaluable resource for continued professional development. You can log in using your BU student email.
  • Careers advice – available for up to three years from graduation
  • MyCareerHub – a free online platform which you can use to promote your business vacancies - from graduate positions to part-time roles and internships. Once registered, our careers team can further promote your vacancies via academic colleagues and through social media
  • Jobs and placements on MyCareerHub – search for graduate opportunities
  • SUBU volunteering – take part in Students' Union volunteering activities.

Special offers

  • Santander – discounts on mortgages, banking and insurance.
  • Gourmet Society – enjoy a 2 month free digital membership and get great savings at a huge variety of participating restaurants across the UK.
  • Sky Park Secure – Bournemouth University is part of the SkyParkSecure discount club, which offers a 25% discount on airport parking for all alumni.  Please contact us to receive your discount code.

  • Oceana Hotels & Restaurants – are you thinking of returning to Bournemouth for a visit?  Promotional nightly rates are available from £39 per night for single occupancy, subject to availability.  Contact us for further details.

  • Run4It – a 10% online discount on running clothes, footwear and accessories. Note - offer excludes gift vouchers, running watches or sale items. Email us for your 10% discount code. 

  • Trespass – 10% online discount available to all BU alumni at this leading outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear retailer.  Contact us for a discount code and enter this at checkout on  Code may be changed/withdrawn at any time in the event of misuse.

  • Clare Florist – need some flowers in a hurry? Email us for your 10% discount code.

  • Windscreens Online – covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire & Surrey, we have an agreed rate of £36 (inc VAT) for repairs and £10 off the price of a replacement windscreen.  To book please contact or call 0800 970 8313.

  • Pickfords Removals are happy to be able to offer a 10% discount to all Bournemouth University alumni.  The discount applies to all removal services featured on the Pickfords website and can be redeemed using an exclusive promotional code, which can be obtained by contacting the BU Alumni Association.

  • BU merchandise – remember your time at Bournemouth University with our range of official BU merchandise. 

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