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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University Crest
Motto Discere Mutari Est
Established 1992
Type Public
Chancellor Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
Vice-Chancellor Paul Curran
Students 17,870[1]
Undergraduates 15,425[1]
Postgraduates 2,445[1]
Location Poole, Dorset, England
50°44′36″N 1°53′49″W / 50.743213°N 1.896901°W / 50.743213; -1.896901Coordinates: 50°44′36″N 1°53′49″W / 50.743213°N 1.896901°W / 50.743213; -1.896901
Campus Suburban
Affiliations University Alliance

Bournemouth University is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK (although its main campus is actually situated in neighbouring Poole). It has several well respected (John Kimble, 1999) departments including The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Services Management, The Business School, School of Design, Engineering & Computing and the Media School,[2] recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice.[3]

BU has been named on the 10th Sept 2009 as a finalist for two of the most coveted prizes in UK higher education – the 2009 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for ‘University of the Year’ and ‘Research Project of the Year’.

The awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of UK higher education, will be announced during a gala evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday, 15 October.[4]

Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, Bournemouth University in the 2000s is investing in research to underpin its curriculum and maximise the University's contribution to the regional and national economies[5]; the University already has a variety of specialist research groups including The Market Research Group.[6]

The Library at Bournemouth University has won two national awards: in 2007 the Library Design Award of the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) for a large university;[7] and in 2009 the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for "Outstanding Library Team".[8]

The university's heraldic motto is Discere Mutari Est (To Learn is to Change).



  • Bournemouth Municipal College
  • 1970s Bournemouth College of Technology
  • September 1976 Dorset Institute of Higher Education
  • 1990 Bournemouth Polytechnic
  • 27 November 1992 Bournemouth University


Bournemouth University has two campuses: Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus.

Talbot Campus is situated at Fern Barrow on the Poole side of the boundary with Bournemouth. It is where the main University buildings are located, including the students' union and the main library. The campus also contains cafes and refectories, Dylan's and The Loft bars, a doctors' surgery, shop and branches of Barclays and Santander.

Lansdowne Campus is just outside Bournemouth's town centre, housing six teaching and administrative buildings, the students' union nightclub and various halls of residence located around Christchurch Road, Oxford Road and Holdenhurst Road. Unlike Talbot, Lansdowne is not a self-contained campus.


Bournemouth University is currently divided into the following schools:

  • The Media School - home to the National Centre for Computer Animation and the Centre for Broadcasting History Research [9]
  • The School of Conservation Sciences
  • The School Design, Engineering & Computing - home to the Festival of Design & Innovation[10]
  • The Business School
  • The School of Health and Social Care
  • The School of Services Management - home to the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research

Halls of Residence

University accommodation is divided among seven halls of residence:

  • Cranborne House – situated on Lansdowne Road near the Lansdowne Campus.
  • Purbeck House – on Oxford Road near the Lansdowne Campus, opposite Cranborne House.
  • Student Village – 54 houses of up to seven bedrooms adjacent to the Talbot Campus.
  • Hurn House – on Christchurch Road in the centre of the Lansdowne Campus.
  • Corfe House – situated in Poole town centre, Corfe House is the newest hall of residence.[11]
  • Okeford House – a privately-owned residence in Winton, between the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses.[12]
  • Glenfern House – a privately-owned residence in central Bournemouth.
  • Lyme Regis House - A newly built halls of residence built by the university next to the newly built Executive Business Centre at Lansdowne.

Notable alumni


Honorary doctorates

Honorary doctorates have been awarded to:


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