Global Horizons Funding – Summer Applications

The last round of applications for Global Horizons 2014-15 funding is now open.

If you are planning to take part in an international activity commencing between 01 May and 31 August 2015 you should consider applying for funding. Global Horizons Funding covers activities such as a work placement, a summer school, a language course, active participation in a conference, volunteering, a field trip or an independent project.

Applications must be submitted to between 1 February and 15 March 2015.

Visit the Global Horizons page on the Student Portal for more information.

BU’s Study & Work Abroad team will be touring both the Talbot and Lansdowne campuses from Monday 9 – Thursday 12 February to promote funding opportunities for international experiences. Find out more >>

Food and Nutrition Week: 26-30 January

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This week of activities will take place across both campuses and includes information stands, games, a nutritionist visit, nutritional menus and seasonal soups.

Nutrition is a vast subject area and one which is vital to our health. This week is a great way to find out more information and inspire a healthier you!

View the full Food and Nutrition Week Schedule to find the activities you are interested in.

Take a look at the full Poole House, Refectory Menu  & the EBC, Market Place Menu for the week commencing 26 January.

External partners for this event will include Riverford Organics, Quorn and Life Water.

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Festival of Learning shortlisted for national award

Only in its second year, BU’s Festival of Learning has already attracted national attention – having been shortlisted for a UK-wide award within the Business/Community Engagement Category at the Heist Awards.

Projects or campaigns that engage with the local community and/or businesses are the key criteria for this particular award.

Established for over 20 years, The Heist Awards have become the premier awards programme for marketing in the sector and exist to recognise and celebrate professionalism and innovation in education marketing.

The awards event will take place in July in Manchester.

This good news could not come at a better time as the festival team is launching the Festival of Learning on Tour on Saturday 17 May in Bournemouth Town Centre.

The centrepiece to the event this weekend is a Bubble Artist from Berlin, who will be hosting some interactive bubble making classes for everyone to try their hand at.

An  Activity Gazebo will also be home to many hands-on activities and stands for visitors to come and get involved in  – including hands-on soap making sessions and some famous psychology experiments run by researcher Ashley Mitchell, including the video test ‘Did you spot the Gorilla’ – a must try for adults and children alike.

The activities will be running on Bournemouth Square, in the town centre, from 11am to 5pm.

The Festival of Learning 2014 takes place between 9-15 June with over 150 free events on offer.

To find out more and to register for events, log on to the Festival of Learning website.