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Applying to Bournemouth University (BU)
- Entry Requirements
144-159 UCAS Points
Average range for Bournemouth University (BU) entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning.
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 9th Jul.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- They will be running a blended model, meaning that your online learning will be complemented by face-to-face sessions where possible.
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Currently in first year. Uni is supportive and helpful. Can’t really comment much more.
Bournemouth University is a brilliant university to study and develop. The Dorset area is rich with amazing sights, and things to do for any student. The Talbot campus is wonderful, with a massive variety of courses, facilities, clubs to be apart of. 9/10
Good facilities and standard of teaching
BU gives more importance to students and their well-being. Clubs and Societies are really active in the university.
This uni is awful. Do not pick here I wish I never did. Cannot stand it no student support at all. No uniform for placement absolute joke.
Really happy and the new gateway building is really nice.
I like the american campus feel, its great in the summer! The new buildings have been an awesome addition. The student union is good, night club is the best thing about it. Dylan's (Student Bar) serves a purpose, but ive been to better student union bars.
Yeah decent. Everything there is really expensive, but they aren't ever going to change that as all universities are about profit over education.
I love this uni, it has everything I planned for when becoming a uni student.
havent enjoyed campus too much due to covid but seems great
Haven’t been on campus in about a year I feel like I’ve had no support and just been shouted at for not having my camera on in zoom. I feel like I’m paying £9250 to be abused by lecturers. However first year was good while on campus.
I did a one year masters degree and I’m yet to use any of the university facilities or even go on the campus.
The campus is great and has many facilities. Some lecturers and staff are good but some are apathetic and did not aid me when I requested help. Condesendending the word of choice here. No matter if a student is a few weeks behind because of personal health reasons, help should be given. A plethora of clubs and societies here to join, great selection. Student Union are great as well as the careers people. Internet works as intended but nothing great
Great university. Clubs even better.
I haven’t had much opportunities to go to campus since we were all year in lockdown but the few times I went I loved it. The environment is great and everyone is so helpful and lovely
Bournemouth university is great because the town is so fun and the beach is nearby.
Can’t really rate the university due to not going on campus throughout the year due to Covid so 3 stars for all
Enjoyed every minute of being in bournemouth
Great University overall, Covid was a bit difficult
I wouldn't know what bournemouth uni is like seeing as I have seen the campus about 3 times in my two years studying here. I'm sure it would have been great!
Yeah it’s alright not too bad haven’t really done anything for me this year
Not been there much this year ngl
I haven't been there because of corona
It was a good experience with a lot of help from staff, good wifi and good location close by to Bournemouth town
Studied game design. State of the art facilities were built for games and animation, just before we were all barred from uni due to the lock down. Hope you like curved monitors. Staff are extremely friendly.
There’s been a good amount of support even throughout Covid and there’s always been good information given throughout
Gave it an average score as I haven’t been on campus due to the pandemic, can’t say much more.
Never actually been on campus so I can’t speak on the facilities etc
I have only been to the campus three times, two of them were to play football, and the other to go to the library
i haven’t been there to know what it is like
Ignore this, I haven't been to the university over the last year enough to comment!
Not Applicable as not a student at Bournemouth
Can’t comment as didnt get to experience this stuff
Not sure I’d recommend the Uni
So far despite the pandemic I have had no problems with Bournemouth University only the accommodation they choose to associate with.
Very average university, nothing great about it really...
Really good for media/technology as all the new labs have just been fitted and they’re honestly amazing quality. The societies are great and there’s something for everyone.
I am amazed at the breadth of experience that my faculty staff have, this feeds into their lectures and research. I am particularly impressed with the option of biomedical science and medical science students to collaborate with staff on research projects. The careers team are amazing and the university has adapted well to COVID-19 however, it is annoying the subject-specific facilities are closed.
University was better than Corfe.
Good uni when your involved with things and people or when the teacher are not against you
I have just finished my undergraduate course on the Lansdowne Campus. While Lansdowne isn't as modern looking as Talbot Campus, the staff are so supportive and caring and I wouldn't have had it any other way. There has always been plenty of support and all lectures that I have had over the last three years have been so passionate and enthusiastic. Really recommend BU its been a great experience.
Bournemouth university is a great university with so many options to get involved in whatever you like. The teaching experience is lovely and the lecturers engage with you when they can so willingly. Great learning environment as they have many facilities that you can go to on campus to relax or do work.
Great university. Loads of space to study and quiet.
I had an amazing experience studying Geography and had many opportunities to go on field trips like to the Lake District and Costa Rica. The course is varied in 2nd and 3rd year with various modules being available across the science courses.
Glad I chose to study here, it's a good uni and the staff care. There is lots of help for mental health and I'd definitely recommend going to see them at the doctors if you need to. The student union are really good and there are often things going on at uni.
Pretty good so far although cut short due to cornavirus
Bournemouth Uni is a really good university with good facilities
Dunno if i can really count this year as worth my money
Facilities are ok, but management is really poor. Our course was managed terribly.
Bournemouth is genuinely one of the most up and coming Universities in Britain. With hundreds of millions of pounds being pumped into making new buildings and attracting a whole wave of new creative students, Bournemouth is truly one place I do not regret coming to. This coming from someone who rejected Edinburgh and Leeds with AAA to study one of the best media degrees in the country held at Bournemouth University.
the uni is great, dont pick any courses with NCCA involved though, they are lazy and unco-ordinated.
Good facilities but there could be better societies.
Good, friendly university all around. With good facilities, teaching and staff.
Plenty of hot and cold food outlets on campus, always a place to work due to many study areas around campus. Tutors are helpful and do their best to help you, offering regular meetings or Skype calls. Like anywhere they make mistakes but the uni is quick to solve these and is always understanding. The student rep system allows the student voice to be heard all through the year and they allow students to actively make changes to the uni environment to better our experiences.
The university is really good, not much to complain about
Bournemouth is a good uni. Shame about Lyme Regis House
I’m in Landsdowne which is a really old building.
A slow experience of first year but surrounded by the right people you will have a good time. A mix of fabulous lecturers and terrible ones.
The campus itself is preety good along with it's facilities. Inernet connection is also good
The university scholarship is the
Talbot campus is really nice- if your course is in campus BU is a good place to go. Lansdowne campus is old, run down and ugly- if your course is in Lansdowne don't go to BU.
The university itself is bloody grand. I mean when it’s not raining it looks so pretty, the faculty and staff are amazing and are keen to help out as well to make sure everything is going well!
Great campus, food places on site (bit over priced), good quality facilities, modern too, teachers and lecturers are friendly and helpful, loving it so far
No concerns I found everything was perfectly done
Playing in a sports team is extremely useful when socialising and would 100% recommend.
Societies are great and all but they are more like cliques
Real good uni, staff are attentive, there are always events happening that are inclusive and fun
Very modern university. Would love more socials and bit more of a community feel but uni is great place to hang out
A wonderful university in which everything is closely located together, means you are not rushing from one side of campus to another unlike in other universities. There is always a activity going on from raising awareness for a cause to trying to get student involved in clubs and societies. Definitely recommend joining a society. This has been a real highlight for me
The University tries very hard to ensure you get everything you need. The students union arrange all kinds of social gatherings, like mixers or fairs. This year for exam time there is a de-stress event with free massages and furry animals to play with. Also for convenience they arranged a late bus to operate at midnight to get everyone home safe after studying late. The students are really taken care of.
Great uni with all you could need on campus.
Great, although access to brightspace can be difficult
Decent pretty good stuff should have more buildings
Bar on campus, yes! Lecture rooms are great.
The university seems to be getting there but organisation needs improving! Facilities are ageing!
Wouldn't recommend it, has been an awful experience.
Campus is perfect and more new buildings are being built
The internet can be a bit slow other than that top notch uni.
They is a wide range of societies with some really out of the box ideas. Free WiFi in every building of the Uni. I haven't had any interaction with student union or career services none the less I am still aware of their services
This university is really awful. The student union harasses you, where they come into your face to tell you information even though you are clearly trying to just get by without being 'bothered'. This university is not for an A, B or C student - it will offer you no progress. It accepts students that have received DDD at A Level, meaning that the community really does not want to learn. This acceptance scheme or process is unfair for the students that did not achieve the required entry for BU, because it is evident they will not succeed at university level if they could not handle the A level workload. There is no community feel within the departments and teachers teach you where you can reap the effects of the 'contract' you go into with a university- I.O.W the teachers treat the teaching as a delivery of information rather than explanations and .. welll ... teaching. My exams, we were given a textbook and told four of the topics of our examination-I felt no challenge.
Teaching is rubbish and marking very strict. I did my Undergraduate degree at Southampton and it was a much better university with better predictability and the lecturers knew more
Some clubs and societies are really expensive but the students spaces are really good, food is so yummy and not over priced, loads of places to get drinks and bar on site is always handy
Lots of fit girls. Would recommend.
If you are on the Lansdowne Campus you've been robbed and told lies at open day.. I was taken to Talbot Campus thinking I would be there and I sadly aren't.. It's a old rubbish building that's been there for 50+ years.
everything here is so good, there are so many people to help with everything and it’s easy to work out where everything is
Bournemouth University, categorised into two main campuses - Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus, located on the southern coast of England, is one of the renowned reputed institutions for the quality of education and opportunities. BU is the first university in the UK to receive a commended status awarded by the Quality Assurance Agency ( QAA) and also bagged the Eco Campus Platinum Award. They have number of clubs,societies,services and events for us to engage throughout the study. The eminent faculties, facilities and aesthetics and the beautiful location - all make it ideal for me and helps me bring out the best in me. Cheers!
enjoyed the lectures and seminars however he finance team and support around the course was poor , fell in to difficulties online resources were cut which caused stress and affected my course, when I went to see my student union rep was told if your from abroad you get much longer grace period with fees which is not right. Secondly the Uni changed VLE half way through the year and online resources were always late , the tutors was always difficult to get hold of and feedback on our work was always late and sometimes never received. Overall I do not think the course was good value for money , I did a MSC Sport management
go somewhere else, what they are selling is not what they are giving, criminology course is stolen from anthropology.
So many places to get good food and coffee anywhere on Talbot Campus. There’s a pub, Dylan’s Bar with all day food and occasional quiz nights. There’s the atrium Starbucks in Poole Building, one in the very comfortable SUBU building, there’s a juice bar, a cafeteria with great food selection, a Starbucks and a costa cafe in fusion building, and another coffee shop in the Media Building. The library can get crammed at peak times, but has everything you need and a bridge link to SUBU building. Some more outdoor seating would be nice maybe, but it’s getting better and the lecture theatres, seminar rooms and other facilities are pretty neat. I like the atmosphere too, it’s friendly and feels more like a bunch of friends on a chilled out summer festival and because all buildings are arranged around sort of a courtyard it is very easy to meet people you know.
My complaint is with the transcript department not issuing official copies of your transcripts after 10-years have elapsed, essentially making your degree worthless. They initiated this policy without notifying any alumni. Thanks BU!
I love Bournemouth University. It is everything you would expect from a university and more. Very happy with my choice.
Love the university to be honest. Really good facilities etc! :)
The campus is large with lots of space to work
Don't have anything bad to say it's got everything you need tbh but doesnt exceed those expectations
I joined Bournemouth University with great expectations of societies and wonderful friendly people but was sadly disappointed on arrival. This hasn't improved over the last 6 months. You have to pay extra out of your pocket to take part in societies and even then they are terribly run and rarely meet! There is a minuscule collection of societies heavily revolved around sports or drinking... if you're looking for culture head somewhere else. Food on campus is overpriced and not student friendly. It's cheaper to get a meal deal at Tesco. The cherry on the cake is unfriendly peers who merely want to get drunk or go home for the weekend. I wouldn't recommend this university to anyone who has even a glimmer of life in them, it will suck it out of you.
University itself is a high standard, however they got rid of the best food/diner area in 2017 which left students with little to no eating places on campus.
Brilliant modern university to be attending! Always events on throughout every week so there is plenty to do during your spare time at uni during breaks between your lectures and seminars.
Amazing University!!!! had a lovely four years wish I could do it all again
Do not go to this university, the worst four years of my life, drained me mentally and physically. Any other university is better than this one, I will suffer for the rest of my life because of what has caused.
Great uni, always encouraging involvement. Sports teams are particularly great to be part of.
Talbot Campus is good, good range of places to eat, Fusion building is great.
Spent a year of my life, and £9000 at BU and wish I could take it all back. I studied Events Management, and we were hardly in uni at all. Some weeks I was in two days, some weeks one, and they count PAL sessions (classes with people one year older then you, and not any wiser) as 'contact time' with tutors. I never saw one lecturer enough for any of them to give me a reference when I was leaving, and when I told the head of my year I wanted to move to AUB (literally across the road. Literally. You can see it from the window) she didn't know what uni I was talking about. But overall the biggest error was the fact that we never got to put on an actual event. This course is cobbled together from other management and business course units, so you have to study hardcore finances and economics, and then sit maths exams in them. We got to plan a 'pretend' event, but that was all. I believe in second year groups all put on different versions of the same event, but how rubbish is that?
Organisation shocking. So many errors it's a joke. Lecturers not turning up. Given incorrect exam dates. Results never given on time some as much as a week late. Marking clearly not consistent. Sent incorrect graduation details and not informed until after tickets bought and paid for. As well as getting info wrong had to lay nearly £100 to attend graduation. Student union seem to be trying hard but the clubs and societies are not great. Anytime there's an issue it takes a long time to get sorted. When we tried to make a complaint it wasn't taken seriously despite us having to pay (literally) for the errors of the uni. Wouldn't recommend.
Amazing university. Best time of my life
The thought of being thrown into an alien environment, with a host of new faces was massively daunting at first, but I was quickly able to make friends with some great people during Freshers. I was reserved in my first year, and didn't get involved in as much as I could have. Fast forward to second year, and I'm a student ambassador (A really great cause and the best job I've ever had!), A PAL Leader (one of my most rewarding experiences) and am social secretary for MASS, a society in which meatheads swap information about training, nutrition and the like. Staff at BU have always been very accommodating and you're always made to feel welcome. I study BSc Marketing (Hons) at Talbot campus so I'm especially excited to get back there after the completion of my industrial placement so I can kickback in the new fusion building, which isn't even completed yet, but already looks INSANE.
Loads of places to work and hang out very social
The clubs are very diverse and there is a lot of options
Great place. Really nice on hot days
Fantastic uni! Really great vibe about the place and facalities have been continually developed significantly since I arrived in Bournemouth in 2014!
uni itself is good cant really fault it
A great university that helped me to become myself.
Love everything about this Uni! Of course, wifi is always going to be a trouble haha
Well structured campus with a whole host of different extra-curricular activities. Recognised as the top university for career opportunities and high speed internet accessed through a password has never shown signs of dropping out/caused any issues.
Yeah everything is good about the uni except sport bu, organisation is way off.
A very friendly environment where all of the lecturers are more than happy to help, the campus is expanding and with that new facilities are appearing.
Couldn't have made a better decision! I've loved every moment!
Love it! Hate coming home for the holidays
I love this university, lecturers are interesting and exciting, all passionate about their subjects. Facilities are top notch, as I do media production, I'm especially proud of the amazing equipment the Media school has to offer and it's the best in the country!
They hate the automobile and if you're a health and social student expect to have the worst facilities as the liberal arts and the media students reap the restaurant's, Coffee shops, banks, small shops, pizzaria's and a multi-storey library. Whilst you sit in Bournemouth house waiting for a gone off sandwich and a small over crowded library where the wait for a table to set up your laptop and books is fraught with danger like a knife fight in a maximum security prison. Justice.
Bournemouth university is great fun. It has a lively atmosphere and is a great place to study
Best uni ever ever ever (apart from the expensive halls!) fab course, lovely people and best nights out
Excellent university, facilities are great, there is plenty of places to get food and drinks in between lectures and there is lots of study space
Maybe staying in Bournemouth wasn't the best idea
Good university with wifi all over campus, also great town to be living in.
Health and social care campus is away from the main campus so you don't get to know people from other courses easily. Difficult to join clubs and societies due to not being on the main campus. Academic staff are not very supportive. Facilities on main campus are pretty good.
Games Programming is a great course and the learning environment is excellent for it.
Bournemouth uni is not for every one, however they offer and outstanding support system and if required will support each student individually to meet there learning needs.
I have really enjoyed being at Bournemouth university. The tutors are very helpful the library and facilities are brilliant. Nice spots to eat and hang out too.
Love it, having a great experience so far and meeting great people!
Best University for meeting people
Students are just numbers there, no lecturer support. Library never has enough space. Toilets usually out of order.
Great uni academically and for social aspects.
Bournemouth university has always excelled in providing a freindly environment for new undergraduates and making sure all students needs are accounted for.
An incredible uni with an excellent night life. I recommend it to everyone!
Perfect location, creative environment, engaging lecturers and a great bunch of people. Who don't love the beach?!
really good University, great job opportunities.
Brilliant university! Definitely made the right choice going to Bournemouth!
Coming from Wales I couldn't be happier with my choice of university. The staff are really supportive and accommodating and the facilities are great. I'm a cheerleader which enhances your social life so so much so I would definitely recommend signing up to a club/society. My course is really tailored to creating the best possible chance of Job opportunity as they encourage all students to do placement year. Gorgeous place to live with its stunning beaches, great night life and a great uni and course. Perfect choice.
Thrilled with my decision coming to Bournemouth. I highly recommend! I study a Sports course and it is highly engaging with plenty of contact time with staff. The resources are brilliant. Struggling to fault!
Amazing university wouldn't go anywhere else
A very good University, one of the best locations to study and a really friendly learning environment. New student centre has just been built which is really beneficial in terms of space for students so we don't rely on the library. Lots of food options and seating areas for all sorts of groups of friends to work chat or relax. Everyone is willing to help you with any query you have and maps and apps have been created for timetables, room and lecture theatre locations as well as where Dylan's Bar is! Lots of social events including every society you could think of, followed by things like karaoke, D&D and comic book club! There's literally everything you could want and need in this Uni.