As the largest higher education provider in Dorset and boasting a global reach, there are many reasons to partner with BU. By tapping into the numerous commercial opportunities at the university, businesses can benefit from excellent exposure and direct engagement with a host of exciting, high-profile and impactful projects.

Through our corporate sponsorship programme, companies have the chance to align their brand with a world top 500 university and one of the most recognisable organisations in the region.

With around 18,000 students, 1,800 staff and a social media following in excess of 215,000, BU offers a unique opportunity to showcase your business among a diverse, talented and engaged audience.

James Spinks

Sales Director at Grapevine

Our relationship with BU has been key to the development of our business through the exceptional transformation of the tech industry. We welcome future opportunities to collaborate with both BU and the network of alumni in our local business community.

Current packages include room, venue and event sponsorship opportunities, with a range of benefits such as branding and advertising opportunities on campus, and via internal and external communications channels.

If you would like further information on our existing packages or to explore bespoke opportunities which fit with your company's budget, values and CSR objectives, please contact Ian Wadley, Head of Fundraising, at [email protected]

Current partners

  • Lifecast Body Simulation are generous supporters of BU’s Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Lifecast is a developer of innovative, accurate and lifelike medical manikins for medical simulation and education.

Previous partners

  • Our Alumni Association events programme for 2020-21 was kindly sponsored by business technology and communications specialists, Grapevine.

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