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Our people

Our people

Our people are at the heart of what we do. Every day, we encourage them to inspire learning, advance knowledge and enrich society. 

Around 1,800 people work every day to make BU a happy, healthy and welcoming environment in which our students thrive and where education, research and practice come together to make something stronger than the individual elements. Whether it’s our University Executive Team or our academic or professional services staff, everyone strives to build on BU’s record of success and innovation. 

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Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor profiles

Find out more about our Chancellor, the Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, and our Pro-Chancellors, Jennifer Coombs, Valerie Pitt-Rivers and Sue Sutherland.

The University Board

The University Board

Learn more about the ways that the Board oversees our strategic development and ensures we are using our resources effectively. You can also read profiles of the Board members.

Professor John Vinney

University Executive Team

Find out more about the University Executive Team which comprises our senior staff and is responsible for the overall day-to-day running of Bournemouth University.

Dinusha Mendis, BU law academic

Academic staff

Browse our academic staff, arranged by their research interests, to find out more about how they can help you fulfil your potential.
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Professional Services

Find out about the professional departments and services that support our students and the university’s operations. 

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Our honorary graduates

Find out more about our honorary graduates and the contributions these remarkable people make to the world around us.