Rise in applications to BU on ITV Meridian

Posted on Wednesday, January 30 2013

Christine Alsford, Social Affairs Correspondent for ITV Meridian, joined BU’s AimHigher team at a Bournemouth primary school to discuss an increase in the number of people applying to the university.

Her report, which was broadcast on both the lunchtime and evening news bulletins, featured BU ambassadors at Elm Academy, and showed the work the AimHigher programme does with young children to raise aspirations and encourage them to think about going to university.

It came as UCAS figures showed a three per cent rise in the number of people applying for degree courses at Bournemouth University.

Karen Pichlmann, Head of Admissions at BU, told Christine: “It is encouraging for us.

“It is a healthy swing back into the positive area.”

Watch the ITV Meridian report