Bournemouth University has launched a new programme to celebrate the achievements and experiences of its staff and students, as well as members of the local community.
Our BU Story intends to unearth a range of stories to promote the diversity offered at the University. These stories can include volunteering with the Student Union, research that is changing lives, working with the local community or overcoming obstacles to pursue studies.
The project will replace the BU Proud vinyls featured around both the Talbot and Lansdowne campus with posters featuring the new BU stories. Stories will also be uploaded onto the Bournemouth University website homepage over the following months.
One story already featured is that of Douglas Tham. Throughout his time at the University, the Politics and Media student has achieved more than most; from founding the Politics Society, to undertaking work experience with MP Bob Ainsworth to attending the Salzburg Academy in the summer of 2014.
Douglas said: “My time studying at BU has given me the confidence to pursue my aspirations, however difficult they may appear to be at first.”
The BU student hopes to become a diplomat to cause change in the world. He said: “I want to promote cultural understanding so that people can work together more closely and understand each other. It’s the change the world needs.”
By mid-November, a launch will take place to celebrate the vast collection of creativity and opportunities available within the BU community.
To nominate yourself or a peer, contact the university at BUstory@bournemouth.ac.uk, the Twitter account @bournemouthuni or #ourBUstory.