Leadership and structure

The University Board oversees our strategic development and ensures the effective use of resources and general solvency. The Board comprises members from within higher education, industry and commerce as well as representatives of the students and staff (both academic and professional services staff). Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer and certain members of the University Executive Team are Board Members.

The University Executive Team (UET) comprises the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Finance Director, Director of Human Resources, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Quality, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange, and Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience. UET is responsible for developing the university’s strategy within the educational character and mission as set by the Board, and ensuring that it is delivered.

Structure Chart with Vice Chancellor on top, then underneath in order: PVC Student Experience, PVC Education and Quality, PVC Research and Knowledge Exchange (interim), Director of HR (interim member of UET), Chief Operating Officer, Finance Director

Members of the University Leadership Team (ULT) work with colleagues across BU to support delivery of our strategic plan.

Our Chancellor is broadcaster and author Dr Kate Adie CBE DL. Kate became our fifth Chancellor in January 2019.

You can read more about members of BU’s Chancellery, the University Board and University Executive Team here.

Academic faculties

  • Bournemouth University Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – an accreditation held by fewer than 6% of the world’s business schools. We inspire people and organisations to grow in a responsible and empathetic way through a fusion of innovative education, research and practice.
  • The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has a long and close association with health and social care practice partners across the region. We have campus sites for Nursing in Yeovil and for Midwifery in Portsmouth. The Faculty also offers degrees in sociology, social anthropology and criminology as well as preparing social workers and allied health professionals for practice in the region and beyond.
  • The Faculty of Media & Communication encompasses diverse disciplines across its five departments and schools. Within each are teams of experts in their respective fields, who have vast industry experience, valuable knowledge and active research interests that they pass on to our students and share with one another.
  • The Faculty of Science & Technology encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from forensic science to creative technology, and encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas and techniques, stimulating novel and innovative teaching and research. Some of our cutting-edge research is delivering real benefits to the environment, health and improving cyber security.