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BU in numbers

BU in Numbers

  • 1st BU received first class honours for the fifth year running in the People and Planet Green League
  • 1.1 tonnes of unwanted items collected for charities as part the SUBU Big Give
  • 2.2 tonnes of food collected during the Big Feed for the Trussell Trust
  • 11 number of places BU rose in the 2015 Complete University Rankings
  • 79% student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • 80 new academic appointments made in the last academic year
  • 93.3% of UK-based BU graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation
  • 96% of BU’s research is internationally recognised and 18% world leading in 2014's Research Excellence Framework
  • 99 clubs and societies active at BU in 2014/15, including 23 academic ones
  • 100% of undergraduate courses offer the opportunity of a professional placement
  • 450 visitors to the Big Dig open day - giving the public a first-hand experience of archaeology
  • 500 BU reached the top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • 540 research and knowledge exchange projects underway in 2014/15
  • 650 BU student athletes participated in British University & Colleges Sports (BUCS)
  • 750 student representatives were elected and trained by SUBU each year
  • 2,117 scholarships were awarded in 2014/15, worth almost £4.5 million
  • 2,586 recorded publications by BU academics from January 2014 to July 2015
  • 2,610 International students from around 125 different countries study at BU
  • 5,710 students graduated in November 2014
  • 11,475 students attended BU open days in 2014/15
  • 17,753 students are currently enrolled at BU
  • £2.4m BU’s income from knowledge exchange in 2014/15
  • £3.4m BU's total research income for 2014/15