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Careers services that make a difference

At Bournemouth University we have created a range of services to connect local, national and international employers with our graduates, graduands and students.

We can help you raise your profile on campus and online among our student population of approximately 19,000. This includes the chance to promote your employment and professional development opportunities via our free jobs portal, and opportunities to exhibit at our numerous careers fairs and employability-focused workshops.

An overview of these services is provided below, and naturally we would love to hear ideas for how we can collaborate with you to enrich your business.

Online jobs portal

MyCareerHub is our free online platform where you can advertise your vacancies (including placements, graduate level roles, part-time work and internships) and recruitment events to our students and recent graduates.

In 2018, there were more than 6,000 jobs added, which were viewed over 200,000 times.

Once uploaded we can promote opportunities further on social media, via academics and through our Alumni Relations team or the Students’ Union.

To find out more and upload your job description please visit MyCareerHub.


We are extremely proud to offer undergraduate students at BU the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree, and as of 2017 we are in the top three universities in Great Britain for the most undergraduate students on work placements.

Students can bring specialist knowledge and a fresh perspective to your business, and our Placement Coordinators work closely with employers, academics and students to ensure all parties make the most of this opportunity.

Further information and contact details of Placement Coordinators can be found on this page of MyCareerHub.

Recruitment fairs and on-campus activity

Our Careers and Employability Service organises numerous Careers/Recruitment Fairs throughout the year to ensure our students and graduates have every opportunity to meet employers on campus.

These include the BU Annual Careers Fair, a Nursing Fair, a Part-time/seasonal Jobs Fairs, and a Spring Recruitment Fair.

Please visit MyCareerHub to find out more about Careers Fairs, or check our events section to see the wide range of activities organised by Careers staff, academics and students for employers, BU partners and members of the public. The Global Talent Programme, the Students' Union Volunteering Fairs and numerous employer/careers workshops are among hundreds of events you could attend or co-create.

Further engagement in student projects and BU networks

The following will also be of interest to graduate employers and SMEs looking to collaborate with students, staff and our wide range of stakeholders. The contact details for BU staff managing each of these can be found by following the individual links:

  • Global Talent Programme
    Designed and developed in partnership with staff, students and employers to nurture and develop talent across the BU community through a comprehensive extracurricular programme.
  • Working with the community
    As an anchor institution for the local community we work hard to make sure our knowledge and expertise is available to people across the region.
  • Alumni Association
    Our 50,000 members enjoy a range of benefits including invitations to events and discounts on further study.
  • Research collaboration
    Our research shapes and changes the world around us, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver.
  • Continuing professional development and postgraduate study
    We offer a wide range of courses that are designed to meet the needs of industry professionals and that are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners.

Naturally we are always happy to talk to employers to answer any questions you may have, and to discuss how we can assist your specific recruitment needs.

Match-funded PhD Studentships

We are keen to work with local, national and international organisations, businesses and communities to find bespoke solutions to real challenges.

Our match-funded PhD studentships offer an opportunity for your business or organisation to work together with our researchers on challenging research projects that address significant innovation needs through critical investigation, resulting in independent and original contribution to knowledge.

This scheme provides your business or organisation with subsidised, high quality research and access to university knowledge and expertise.

If you would like to discuss how a match-funded PhD Studentships can help your business, please contact us on +44 (0)1202 968255 or