Bournemouth University - interesting facts:
1. Over 10 million people listen daily to Bournemouth University’s best-known graduate. BBC Radio 1’s Rachel Jones (’95 – Media Production) is a producer on the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show, the UK’s most popular morning radio programme.
2. BU’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management is a recognised ‘world leader’ after Professor Ruth Soetendorp, Professor Martin Kretschmer and Edgar Forbes won the 2006 ‘Education and Training’ category of the Informa WORLD Leader in Intellectual Property Awards.
3. Head teachers named Bournemouth University as best for media studies and tourism in a survey published in the Sunday Times University Guide (2005). Bournemouth was one of a handful of universities to top two subject tables in the survey and ranked joint 35th overall with the School of Oriental and African Studies.
4. The work of BU’s computer animation and digital special effects graduates can be seen in a glittering array of films - from The Perfect Storm and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, to Star Wars: Episodes I to III, Shrek I, II (and III!), and King Kong.
5. The only winners of the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Prize are BU graduates. Howard Hunt (2002) and John Allison (2005) have both won the award, presented during the International Emmy Awards in New York.
6. Bournemouth was the first university in the to establish an internet radio station – called BIRSt and available via www.birst.co.uk - producing programming ‘on demand’ mixed with live on-air sessions.
7. Bournemouth University was one of the first universities selected to pilot Peer Assisted Learning for first-year students and is now regarded as a model of ‘best practice’ in the sector.
8. The BA (Hons) in Computer Animation and Visualisation was amongst the first degrees to achieve Skillset accreditation (summer 2005) alongside similar programmes offered by the Arts Institute at Bournemouth and the University of Glamorgan.
9. The world’s first fully commercial teaching hotel is taking shape through a collaborative project between BU, the South West Regional Development Agency, Bournemouth and Poole College and Bournemouth Borough Council with further support from the Savoy Educational Trust. Bournemouth’s 4-Star Teaching Hotel School will provide unique work-based learning opportunities for further and higher education students and will make a major contribution to the skills base of the hotel industry in the south-west of England.
10. BU is home to the only Centre of Excellence in Media Practice in . The Centre was established thanks to the Higher Education Funding Council’s award of nearly £3.5 million in 2005. The Centre works with a range of industry and education partners to design and develop innovative ways of studying media practice.
11. Bournemouth University library has over 30,000 e-books and 12,000 e-journals.
12. Blackboard, the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) enables students to access their course materials anywhere and at anytime.
13. BU's BSc (Hons) in Marine Archaeology is the first undergraduate programme in the UK to focus on underwater investigations.
14. BUs undergraduate degree in Retail Management boasts a 100% graduate employment record year on year since 1993; its alumni include three Chief Executives and nine Main Board Directors.
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