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Our global community

About Global BU

We are daring to be different: our vision for a Global BU is founded on this difference.

This difference is derived from a number of individual strands of vision and action which, when ‘fused’ in imaginative ways, give us the basis of our future distinction in the global HE landscape.

On these pages you can find out more about how we are organised, what we are aiming to achieve and how we are going about it.

Our Global BU value proposition

Our value proposition for a Global BU is derived from the university’s vision statement:

Creating the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

The Global BU purpose is therefore an extension and progression of our university vision – Fusion into Global Fusion. When taking it global, fusion has three value propositions as expressions of our vision: drive global thinking; develop global talent; and deliver global traction.

Global Fusion

Drive global thinking

Drive Global Thinking

At the heart of shaping a Global BU is a passion to take our academic model global and in so doing driving an enhanced portfolio of knowledge that delivers a global academic footprint.

Develop global talent

Develop Global Talent

At Bournemouth University, we want our graduates, our employees and the region’s businesses to shine, to thrive and to stand out in the global workforce

Deliver global traction

Deliver Global Traction

We are passionate about the development of our staff and students as Global Talent and the generation of new thinking and knowledge.

Contact us

We're happy to discuss any aspect of our global engagement activities. Please contact one of the teams below if you have a specific query.

Strategic matters

Contact our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) if you’ve got any queries about our Global Engagement strategy and approach. Email:


Want to find out more about becoming an international student at BU? Get in touch. Email:

International staff

If you are an international member of staff, please take a look at our international staff section.

Student mobility

Already a BU student? Find out about the opportunities open to you for global travel and learning. Email:

Academic partnerships

Get in touch if you’re interested in setting up an academic partnership with BU, or to learn more about our international network of academic partners. Email:

General matters

For anything else contact the Global Engagement Hub. Email: Telephone: +44 1202 965112. Address: Global Hub DG68, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB