To make your time at BU really special, you can get involved in some of our extracurricular activities from the huge selection on offer. ​We also provide a range of services, systems and facilities to enhance your studies. Everything’s set up to give you a quality learning and life experience.

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University Music

Find out what musical opportunities you can get involved with including bands, orchestras, choirs and tuition.
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Art at BU

Art and creative expression is an important part of life at BU – from displays across campus, to the exhibitions throughout the year at our Atrium Gallery.
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SportBU is your on-campus service for all sports facilities – from general health and fitness programmes to Performance Sport.
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There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for activities within BU, SUBU, and the local community – offering fun and fulfilling ways to further strengthen your CV.
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“One of the exciting and motivating things about studying at Bournemouth University is the range of academic support the university provides, such as IT support, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and Additional Learning Support (ALS)

– Siju Yusuf, MA Media and Communication on our blog

Supporting your learning 

We understand that no two students have the exact same experience at university. That’s why we have teams and systems in place to support your specific needs, ensuring you enjoy your studies in an environment that encourages all our students to thrive.

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Students’ Union (SUBU)

Our Students’ Union (SUBU) is an independent entity that collaborates with the university to ensure our students enjoy their academic and social lives in equal measure.
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Additional learning support (ALS)

When you come to study with us, we want you to be able to fulfil your potential. If you have, or think you have, a condition which is likely to affect your personal learning, our ALS team can help.
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Find out about the virtual learning environment (VLE) you’ll use both from home and on campus when you register as a student.
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Equality and diversity

Whether you need support and advice on an issue related to diversity and equality or have an idea for a project or initiative, our Equality & Diversity Team can help.
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Study support

BU provides a range of services and facilities to develop your study and learning strategies – helping to enhance your academic experience, and preparing you for employment.
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Careers & Employability Service

We offer support on everything from part-time work, to work experience and future employment – from your first day up to three years after graduation.
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Health & wellbeing

Find out about the resources and support available on campus and online to help keep you feeling safe and well. 

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Faith and Reflection

Our Faith and Reflection team are available to listen to you, offer spiritual support and care, answer your questions and help you to grow.

Find out about SUBU clubs and societies

From science fiction to sport, performing arts to fundraising, getting involved in a society offers a great chance to enhance your uni experience.