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Making your choice

You made the first move and impressed us with your application, but now it’s our turn to get your attention. We know you’ll be a great addition to the BU community, which is why we gave you an offer.

So here’s what you’ll get if you choose to confirm your place and experience the BU buzz every day for the rest of your student life.

Why choose BU?

During your time at BU, we’ll help you gain the skills to succeed in your career, wherever it may take you. We’ll do that by:

  • Offering you the opportunity to undertake a work placement
  • Designing our courses with direct input from employers
  • Offering course accreditations from the biggest names in industry
  • Being the best in the UK for the quality of learning opportunities
  • Supporting you with our Careers & Employability Service.

We know this is working well, because 93% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating.*

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2017

Scholarships and bursaries that don't have to be repaid

To help you fund your future, we offer scholarships recognising academic, sporting and musical excellence. We’re excited to have an unlimited number of Academic Excellence Scholarships, worth £1,000 for UK/EU students and £2,500 for international students. You don’t even need to apply and will automatically receive this scholarship if you achieve:

  • ABB or above at A-level or equivalent
  • DDM or above at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent
  • Outstanding academic results for international students.

Among our other scholarships on offer, outstanding musicians and sportspeople can receive scholarships worth £300 - £5,000.

We also offer bursaries of up to £6,000 in the first year to support students who have been in care or are from lower income households.

The news gets even better - you don’t need to repay scholarships or bursaries. Could you be one of the talented students who receives funding support?

Continual investment in your learning experience

Now is a great time to be a BU student, as we’re investing in our buildings and IT facilities – you’ll be able to witness the campus growing right in front of you! But our great, creative community is about more than just buildings, which is why we celebrate the incredible achievements of our students. You can find out what we’re BU Proud of, or read some of our student stories and take a glimpse into what your future could be like.

A fulfilling university life

University life isn’t just about studying, so how will you spend your free time in Bournemouth? We’re lucky to have a beautiful beach right on our doorstep, so you can spend your weekends learning to surf, soaking up the sun or working your way through the ice cream van menu.

If you don’t like the sand between your toes, we’ve got a cosmopolitan town full of high street shops, boutiques and department stores alongside restaurants, pubs and cafes.

If you’re into music, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained at the BIC and O2 Academy. In your first semester alone you’ll be able to see artists including Ella Henderson, Jason Derulo, and Jess Glyne. That’s not to mention all the musicals, theatre and events at the Pavilion and Lighthouse.

If you choose BU, you’ll also be a part of our Students' Union, SUBU. You can join societies and clubs, volunteer and get your voice heard..

We can’t wait to welcome you to BU!

In mid-August you'll receive a welcome pack including an events guide so keep an eye out for that.

You’ve got a tough choice to make, but only you can make it. It’s up to you, but we’d love you to choose us.