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Achieve@BU team

Helping you through personal issues impacting your studies

Achieve@BU

Coming to university is such an exciting time in your life, but sometimes university life is full of ups and downs.

The Achieve@BU team are here to help you make the most of your time here.

We understand the pressures of living independently, balancing your social life and workload, not to mention managing your own finances and study. We know that it’s not unusual for students to have trouble coping with it all.

There's a wide variety of support available and we can advise you on the best way forward to resolve any difficulties that you’re having and connect you with the appropriate support.

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So, whether you just want a quick chat about something that’s been getting you down, or you’re struggling with a bigger issue, contact the team and we'll do our best to help you out.

You can self-refer by completing our online Achieve@BU Referral Form or using the QR code;

If you have any initial questions or concerns, you can email us at Achieve@bournemouth.ac.uk – this mailbox is monitored daily.

Our Achieve@BU team

  • Achieve@BU Manager: Jacquie O’Brien
  • Achieve@BU Administrator: Sara Taylor

Supporting level 4 and foundation year students

  • Student Retention & Achievement Coordinator: Matt Farr
  • Student Retention & Achievement Coordinator: Jackie Steele
  • Student Retention & Achievement Coordinator: Curt Marlow

Supporting levels 5 & 6 and postgraduate students

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences (HSS)

  • Student Support & Engagement Coordinators: Selina Boyce and Rosie Borrill

Faculty of Science & Technology (FST)

  • Student Support & Engagement Coordinators: Selina Boyce and Rosie Borrill

Faculty of Media & Communication (FMC)

  • Student Support & Engagement Coordinators: Claire Devaney and Sara Hogan

BU Business School (BUBS)

  • Student Support & Engagement Coordinators: Claire Devaney and Sara Hogan
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