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  • Affiliations University Alliance
  • Campus type Talbot Campus (primary campus)
  • Chancellor Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
  • Endowment £2.4 million[1]
  • Established 1992
  • Location Poole and Bournemouth, Dorset, England
  • Motto Discere Mutari Est
  • Postgraduates 2,022[2]
  • Students 17,502[2]
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 14,380[2]
  • Vice Chancellor Professor John Vinney
  • Vice principal
BU was a finalist for two of the most coveted prizes in UK higher education-the 2009 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for ‘University of the Year’ and ‘Research Project of the Year’ for the archaeological examination of early human footprints conducted by professor Matthew Bennett in the School of Applied Sciences.Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, in the 2000s Bournemouth University invested in research to underpin its curriculum and maximise its contribution to the regional and national economies; the University already has a variety of specialist research groups including The Market Research Group.
Bournemouth University is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK (although its main campus is actually situated in neighbouring Poole). It has several well respected (John Kimble, 1999) departments including The School of Applied Sciences (which focuses upon Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geography and Forensic Sciences), The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Tourism, The Business School, School of Design, Engineering & Computing and The Media School.
Bournemouth University has two campuses: Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus. They offer 782 different courses.
Talbot Campus
The Talbot Campus is situated at Fern Barrow on the Poole side of the boundary with Bournemouth. It is where the main University buildings are located, including the students' union and the main library. The campus also contains cafes and refectories, Dylan's and The Loft bars, a doctors' surgery, shop and a branch of Santander.
Lansdowne Campus
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. Unlike Talbot, Lansdowne is not a self-contained campus.