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Community engagement


We're an integral part of our local community and work hard to make sure our knowledge and expertise are available to people across the region.

At a strategic level, we help shape and deliver economic growth in the county. BU is one of 15 members of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership which boosts business through investment, lobbying and uniting stakeholders.

We engage with the local community through a range of events, of which our Festival of Learning is the most ambitious. Each June, this festival provides a rich variety of events, activities and family fun based around the theme of learning.

In addition, we run a Festival of Enterprise and a Festival of Design & Technology, as well as initiatives such as Cafe Scientifique – a monthly gathering to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

To find out more, visit our Community website.