Bournemouth University

Annual Review 2014

BU: The Numbers

1st University to be “Commended” for the quality of student learning opportunities (QAA)

1st BU received first class honours for the fourth year running in the People and Planet Green League


8 the number of subject areas BU submitted for assessment in the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

20 number of years SUBU has been active at BU

44 new academic appointments made in the last academic year


45 part and fully-funded PhD studentships were awarded in 2013/14

60 animation graduates worked on Oscar-winning film Gravity

80% student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS)

89.9% of BU graduates have work experience, more than any other university in the UK


91.6% of UK-based BU graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation

100% of undergraduate courses offer the opportunity of a professional placement

103 clubs and societies active at BU in 2013/14, including 40 new ones


190 students exhibited their work at the Festival of Design & Innovation

350 students were enrolled on the Student Development Award and 83 students completed this year

448 postgraduate researchers studied at BU in 2013/14


580 research and knowledge exchange projects underway in 2013/14

750 number of student representatives elected and trained each year

1,224 scholarships awarded in 2013/14, worth over £2.2 million

1,562 the total number of recorded publications by BU academics in 2013/14

2,372 international students from around 120 different countries study at BU

2,700 the number of hours BU students gave to support volunteering projects this year

4,000 visits to events and activities at the Festival of Learning this year

5,885 students graduated in November 2013

8,286 students attended BU open days in 2013/14

17,313 students are currently enrolled at BU

24,833 opinions were collected via the Students’ Union Token Box, helping to inform changes


£2.2 million BU’s income from knowledge exchange in 2013/14

£3.5 million the total research income for 2013/14