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Global BU Events

Our events present opportunities for the wider BU community to engage in further developing and delivering and celebrating our shared Global BU. Here's an overview of some of the main events we organise:

International Commencement Ceremony: The scale and nature of the International Commencement Ceremony makes it a unique and special occasion for all at BU and the wider region to welcome our new intake of international students in a way that really makes them feel part of the BU community.

Global Festival of Learning: Building on the immensely successful pilot of taking BU’s established Festival of Learning global in June 2016 to China and Malaysia, the global elements of the 2017 Festival of Learning took place across three weeks of exciting events showcasing 'global fusion' in ASEAN, India and China.This year we are taking the festival global again. 

This programme of global events provides fantastic opportunities for BU staff (both academic and professional services) and students to take fusion global across a range of activities, including showcasing research and our work on Creating Global Talent.

Global BUzz events: We are creating a Global BUzz on campus and in all of our communities worldwide by sharing our experiences and inspiring others to become a part of the Global BU community with these dedicated region-specific events. These events include elements such as regional (eg. Chinese, European) catering and merchandise, and guest speakers.

BU Be Global Festival: The festival gives students an overview of the international activities and services available at BU that will equip them with the skills and attributes needed in today’s globalised world.

Global Cafés: These open forums with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) provide staff with the opportunity to discuss global engagement activity informally over coffee.

See below our fantastic events programme for 2017-18. See also an archive of our previous events.

Global BU events 2017-18


Global Engagement Away Day, 7th, 09:30 - 13:30, K101

International Commencement Ceremony, Thursday 21st, 17:00-21:00, Bournemouth International Centre

Global BU Walk, 26th, 14:00 - 15:00, Talbot Campus


Global Cafe, 12th October, 09:00-12:00, Global Hub

Global BUzz Guest Talk : Transitioning graduate talent to graduate careers, 17th, 13:00 -14:00, Inspire lecture theatre

Your Career Week - 17th - 20th, 09:00 - 17:00, Talbot Campus


Global BU Walk, 28th, 11:00 - 12:30, Talbot Campus


Global BUzz Europe, Friday 8th, All Day, Talbot Campus


Global BU Walk, 16th, 14:00 - 15:30, Talbot Campus


Global BUzz China, 16th, All day, Talbot Campus

Global BU Walk, 26th, 14:00 - 15:30, Lansdowne Campus

Global Cafe, 27th February, 14:00 - 16:00, Global Hub


Global BU Walk, 13th, 14:00 - 15:00, Talbot Campus


Global BU Walk, 25th, 15:30 - 17:00, Talbot Campus



Global Cafe, 4th June, 14:00 - 16:00, Global Hub

Global BU Walk, 6th June, 11:30 - 13:00, Talbot Campus


Global BU Walk, 3rd July, 14:00 - 15:30, Lansdowne