Published: 09 Jan 2017
Since being founded in 1992, Bournemouth University (https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk) has become an outstanding institution for further education and study. Not only is Bournemouth University a popular choice for students throughout the United Kingdom, but also from around the world with over 17,000 students attending the University and 1,500 being international. In 2018, future students of Bournemouth University are lucky enough to experience a £200 investment into University facilities, with several new buildings and a redesign of its remarkable campuses.
Bournemouth University is split across two sites, Talbot Campus (https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/information-about-courses/study-location/talbot-campus) and Lansdowne Campus. (https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/information-about-courses/study-location/lansdowne-campus) Home to the majority of the Universities facilities, Talbot Campus is the perfect social hub for students to meet new friends, involve themselves in new activities and engage in further education. The Sir Michael Cobham Library (https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/discover/library/our-libraries/sir-michael-cobham-library) is also situated on Talbot Campus, with the award winning building housing a range of facilities as well as a Language Centre. Bournemouth’s Lansdowne Campus, where all food related degrees are taught, is also filled with excellent services, including the majority of student accommodation. Both campuses are perfectly linked via a University run bus services, meaning students have the most amazing opportunities to experience a whole range of events and facilities.
Food degrees at Bournemouth University
Students interested in food and nutrition have the opportunity to study a full time BSc (Hons) Nutrition degree (https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/bsc-hons-nutrition) at Bournemouth University. This specific course runs for either 3 or 4 years, dependent on whether you choose to undergo a 40-week placement opportunity during your studies. The Nutrition course at Bournemouth aims to discover all key areas of nutrition, with relation to present issues in society today. Students who choose to undergo this degree are lucky enough to study in specialist nutrition labs in Bournemouth house, filled with state-of-the-art equipment to support the practical teaching of nutrition.
Throughout the 3 or 4 years of study at Bournemouth University, nutritional students will cover a range of core units designed to prepare each individual with the required knowledge to graduate into a professional career. Taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions, some of the core units include the principles of food and nutrition, nutrition in health and disease and food processing and development. Choosing to undergo a placement year is one of the most rewarding experiences that students can undertake during university. Not only do placements provide valuable lessons in the workplace, they enhance your employability prospects meaning leaving University becomes a lot easier to handle. Statistics show that 95% of students who studied BSc (Hons) Nutrition are in a professional or managerial job six months are graduating.
Why choose Bournemouth?
Located on the south coast of England, Bournemouth (http://bournemouth.co.uk) is home to nearly 19,000 people, being the perfect town for the students of Bournemouth University. Famous for its sandy beaches, Bournemouth is a top tourist destination, offering beautiful scenery and extensive culture, as well as suiting the needs of modern tourists in terms of shops, restaurants and a brilliant nightlife.
Bournemouth provides a host of musical and night time entertainment for all styles and varieties.
- There are a range of student clubs in Bournemouth, playing genres such as House and R&B to old classics and Pop music
- Bars and pubs are popular in the area, whether it’s a bite to eat you want, relaxing drinks or a place to dance in the evening
- The O2 Academy Bournemouth (https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybournemouth/) hosts live concerts and performances
- The Bournemouth International Centre also holds live concerts, featuring musical acts such as Little Mix and S Club 7 and also multiple famous comedians
- The worlds largest sport and music festival, Bournemouth 7s (http://bournemouth7s.com) takes place annually
For the sporting enthusiasts, Bournemouth is fully equipped with a whole range of recreational and professional clubs and activities.
- The town has a professional football club, AFC Bournemouth, who were promoted to the Premiership in 2015
- Bournemouth Rugby Club hosts an annual 7s tournament and festival
- Bournemouth Cricket Club is said to be one of the biggest clubs in the country
- Westover and Bournemouth Rowing Club, (http://wbrc.co.uk) established in 1865, is reported to be one of the oldest sporting association in the country
With a vast range of culture, Bournemouth’s beautiful gardens and museums are among the frequently visited tourist destinations.
- The Russell-Cotes Museum (http://russellcotes.com) houses artefacts and paintings from all around the world
- The Lower, Central and Upper Gardens are public parks, leading for miles down the River Bourne from the town centre into the sea
- The borough of Bournemouth has two piers, Bournemouth Pier (http://www.visitbournemouth.com/attractions/bournemouth-pier) and Boscombe Pier, popular within the summer months
Student Life at Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University Students’ Union (http://www.subu.org.uk) is the perfect place to meet friends, take part in a range of activities and also develop new skills. Students of the University automatically become members of the Students’ Union, meaning they have the opportunity to join a range of activities and social opportunities, as well and gain chances to enhance their employability prospects throughout the years of being at University. Alongside its other services, Bournemouth University Students’ Union offers a wide range of entertainment at Campus venues. The Old Fire Station (http://www.subu.org.uk/main-menu/events-venues-shop/venues/the-old-fire-station) is a Union run nightclub, located on Lansdowne campus. Opening in 1995, the nightclub has 3 dance floors, 4 bars and a stage, all renovated from Bournemouth’s original Central Fire Station. The Engine Room is the café and bar on this campus, whilst Dylan’s Kitchen and Bar offers food and drink on Talbot Campus.
Joining a sports club or society whilst at University is one of the best ways to meet people just like you. With over 100 clubs and societies to choose from, students are spoilt for choice when deciding what to take part in. From dodge ball and swimming to joining the Disney or Writers society, there is something for everyone at Bournemouth. SportBU, (https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/sportbu/) located on Talbot Campus, provides gym membership, social sporting opportunities and comprehensive programmes for high performance athletes. SportBU has a range of high end facilities, from a fully equipped Fitness Training Zone, to four badminton court sports halls, to two all weather sport pitches, Bournemouth University has it all.
Yourfoodjob.com – Food Jobs and Careers
Choosing to go to University is not the only way to achieve a successful career in the food industry. Yourfoodjob.com is a fantastic website, offering the best advice and opportunities to gain a great experience within the competitive food sector. Our Job Board offers a wide variety of food careers (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/jobs/) in a range of locations, the south coast of England being one of them.
Our careers advice (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/careers/) page is also easily accessible, providing informative articles and recent news about the food sector, with relation to both University degrees and nutrition related job opportunities.
Deciding to study at Bournemouth University is a brilliant decision for future students, with a combination of the Nutrition degree alongside the excellent culture and student life in Bournemouth. You are in no doubt bound to succeed in a future food related career if you choose to study at this University.