Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern and innovative institution geared to the professions. BU enjoys an excellent reputation for its passionate commitment to excellence in higher education, research, enterprise and professional practice. BU is a global University inspired by a clear vision for its future. As one of the premier providers of higher education for the professions in the UK, BU works closely with key employers and other major organisations closely-related to its areas of expertise. The University’s courses are designed and delivered to provide graduates with a head start in pursuing employment and career enhancement. All of these activities result in BU’s year-on-year track record for achieving one of the highest graduate employment rates in the UK. BU is also gaining national and international recognition in specialist areas of strength. The latest UK national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in December 2008 revealed that BU is the fourth most improved university in the UK for the quality of its research with 80% of Bournemouth’s research subject areas featuring work rated as ‘world-leading’. BU is building on this success through its research-focused Centres of Excellence. The University is home to 22 recognised Centres including the acclaimed National Centre for Computer Animation, the prestigious International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research and the emerging Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education. BU’s institutional research repository – BU Research Online (BURO) – is one of the largest in the UK and provides global access to its academic outputs via the internet.'