Students from BU's Faculty of Media and Communication will be working through the night from 10pm on 7 May to provide live, round-the-clock coverage of the UK elections after the polls close.
With the 2015 General Election set for an exciting climax, the students will be giving live coverage, comment and opinion online, on television and radio and on social media through Facebook and Twitter.
The live television broadcast begins at 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2015 through the students' own website, with radio coverage also starting at 10pm live on Hope FM's 90.1FM frequency. The students will be live blogging through the website, found at www.yourelection15.co.uk.
All Dorset counts will be covered by the students, who are also working with the Bournemouth Echo to provide information for their coverage, with ITV Meridian also taking some of the students' television footage for their broadcast.
Experts, fellow students and opinionated guests will be a feature of the broadcasts, and staff, students, alumni and members of the public can tune in to support media students as they cover their first UK General Election.
Karen Fowler-Watt is Strategic Lead for the project and Head of the Journalism and Communication Department at BU; she said, "This is an impressive student-led collaborative project, which is also linking up with students engaged in similar activity around the country, in conjunction with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).
"Please be part of the story and follow us, comment and engage online and encourage your friends and family to join in too!
"It is going to be an amazing night and thanks to everyone for all their support."
Students from the Faculty took on a similar project in 2012, covering the US Presidential elections.
The Bournemouth University website will also be changed to point visitors towards the students' coverage, which will finish at around 10am on Friday 8 May.