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Welcome to BU

Message from Professor Richard Conder, Chair of the University Board

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Member of the Bournemouth University (‘BU’) Board.

BU has over 19,000 students and we are ranked as one of the top 200 young Universities in the world. Our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading University for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. This year we launched our latest strategic plan, BU2025, which has the Fusion of education, research and practice at its heart. 

The BU Board is the University’s governing body and its Members are responsible for overseeing the strategic development of the University and for ensuring the effective use of resources and the financial sustainability of the institution.

We have a number of upcoming vacancies on the Board and are now seeking highly skilled applicants with proven experience in one or more of the following areas who will oversee the delivery of BU2025 and beyond:

  • Information technology;
  • Higher education- research/academic governance;
  • Accounting/audit;
  • Legal; and
  • Remuneration in the public sector or charities.

All appointments to the Board will be on an initial three year basis with the possibility of joining one of the Board’s sub-Committees. BU is committed to equality and diversity and is keen to attract applications from candidates who can offer a range of perspectives and backgrounds.

If you can demonstrate that you have gained the skills listed from a senior or leadership role and share BU’s values of Excellence, Inclusivity, Creativity and Responsibility, I would encourage you to apply.

With best wishes

Richard Conder

Chair of the University Board