Bournemouth University aims to create the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing their unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring their students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.
It has several well respected departments including The School of Applied Sciences, The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Tourism, The Business School, The School of Design, Engineering & Computing and The Media School.
The reputed Bournemouth Media School is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. Bournemouth University has two campuses, Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus. They offer 782 different courses.
Talbot Campus is located on Wallisdown Road approximately two miles from the centre of Bournemouth. This campus is home to the majority of the academic Schools, the Sports Hall and the Student Village.
The Landsdowne Campus is just outside Bournemouth's town centre, housing six teaching and administrative buildings, the students' union nightclub and various halls of residence located around Christchurch Road, Oxford Road and Holdenhurst Road.
The library at Bournemouth University has won two national awards: in 2007 the Library Design Award of the Society of College, for a large university; and in 2009 the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for "Outstanding Library Team".
The BU Research Blog won a gold award in 2012 in the national HEIST Awards for the Best Internal Communications Campaign.