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BU Proud

A space for the BU community to share their stories and successes… a space to celebrate the great things achieved at BU. Submit an article at newsdesk@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Dipesh V. Palan

Dipesh's story

"The mentors put you through a training process that builds discipline and the right kind of attitude towards approaching your work. And these are the two most important components that define your future.”

BU Proud Joe Thwaites

Joe's story

"The lecturers helped me develop these skills whilst also offering invaluable advice and guidance in preparing me for getting a job after the course.” 

Owen Matthews

Owen’s story

"I learned to be curious, and to have the confidence to question everything. I learned production techniques, scriptwriting, directing skills, editing, legal frameworks, budgeting and the history of the industry I was venturing into, it was really helpful.”

Lucy Owen

Lucy’s story

“Evident from watching my peers succeed within the sports and wider event industry, I believe it is one of few degrees that encourages students to continue their career in the same direction - into the world of Sports Management, Events and Tourism.”

Maris Kuklis

Maris’ story

“The wealth of knowledge and industry experience of the lecturers, the practical year in the industry and combined with extracurricular activities prepared me for my future career.”

Cynthia Hong

Cynthia's story

"I think I’ve become more independent and the course given me more confidence, and so my work is much better than when I started my Master’s degree."

Peter's story

Peter's story

 “It’s really very practically driven study at Bournemouth University, I learned to really provide a service."

Liz Birchall, BU graduate at the Olympics

Liz's Olympic story

"A Bournemouth University degree stands out for me, as people who go to BU strike me as going for a focussed reason."

Natalie Pirks

Natalie's story

“It's such an incredibly competitive environment that doing a course like BU’s Multimedia Journalism degree can give you the edge with employers.” 

Shuyi's story

Shuyi's story

"My time at BU increased my international experience and it is the reason I am working in an international career now."

Emilia's story

Emilia's story

“Coming to BU has definitely helped me strive towards my goal of working within the marketing world and I am excited to see what the future holds.” 

Matt's story

Matt's story

“My Master's was brilliant and it was a fantastic opportunity."

Ivana's story

Ivana's story

"In my experience BU graduates bring real value to teams and to those who are lucky enough to employ them.” 

Rose's story

Rose's story

"I learnt so many things that I still use on a daily basis in my job."

Georgina's story

Georgina's story

"There’s no way I’d be in the position I am today without the education I received at BU."

Suzie's story

Suzie's story

“I chose Bournemouth University as it had a great reputation for hospitality and tourism."

Dermot's story

Dermot's story

“Choosing to go to Bournemouth was without doubt one of the really great decisions I took in my career.”

Ross' story

Ross' story

"My industrial design degree provided me with a huge range of technical skills that are crucial in any design role."

Kelly's story

Kelly's story

“I’m so proud of being a nurse, and without going to Bournemouth University, I wouldn’t be where I am."

Stephen Moss

Stephen's story

Stephen Moss impressed IBM so much on his year-long work placement that they gave him a job.

Liz Lean

Carol and Liz's story

BU graduates Liz Lean and Carol Middleton are just one example of a local alumni success story. 

Miles Green

Miles' story

While some BU grads stay local to work after graduation, Miles Green decided to travel the world and work abroad. 

Sarah Bate

Sarah's story

"My research directly complements my teaching. I'm able to teach students about the latest and most cutting-edge findings in the field."

Carlyle Collins

Carlyle's story

"I'd definitely recommend BU - you can stretch yourself, meet new people and have an amazing university experience."

In the community

Rob Mitchell

Rob Mitchell

"Without my degree I wouldn’t have been able to take that step to becoming Commercial Director at AFC Bournemouth."

Neil Meldrum

Neil Meldrum

"Bournemouth University students are graduating with skills which not only further their own careers, but with so many staying in Dorset they boost the local economy too."

Emily Foster

Emily Foster

“When they’ve found out I’m from BU, every organisation I’ve walked into has been really impressed. And without my degree, I certainly wouldn’t be in this job.”

Sarah Chastney

Sarah Chastney

"Employers know that if you’re getting a BU graduate you’re getting someone special."

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