Faculty of Science & Technology Careers & Placement team have a new home

From Monday 1 December you’ll find the team in room C237 in Christchurch House on the Talbot Campus. You can still book an appointment on myCareerHub or contact them by email in the usual way.

The team are there to provide you with advice and support when searching for a placement opportunity. Whether you need help finding the best placement opportunity for you, aren’t sure how to start searching for or applying to organisations, or would like some guidance on CV writing and interview techniques, they’re there to help.

Each Academic School/ Faculty offers the same service, all of which are supported by BU’s Careers & Employability Service.

Bryce Dyer wins Isambard Kingdom Brunel award at British Science Festival


Bryce Dyer gave the prestigious Isambard Kingdom Brunel award lecture to a full house at this year’s British Science Festival.

The lecture, entitled ‘Prosthesis, Disability and the role of Technology in Elite Sport’, gave an illuminating account of the work that Bryce Dyer has been conducting at Bournemouth University.

The lecture went into detail about the use of prosthetics in sport, more specifically Olympic and Paralympic disciplines, the types of prostesis available, and the advantages and disadvantages of using such technology.

Mr Dyer joins the ranks of previous award lecturers such as Professor Brian Cox, Professor Richard Wiseman, and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

After the lecture, Dyer, a senior lecturer in Product Design at BU, was awarded a certificate by the British Science Association to mark the occasion.

After the lecture Bryce Dyer said, “The feeling is one of immense satisfaction, to take what we have been working on for a few years and transfer that knowledge to an enthusiastic audience.”

Bryce continued, “You only have to look at the names  of people who have won this award before to know that it has real credibility and, as an academic, it gives me an immense sense of self-satisfaction. I don’t think in my wildest dreams I dreamt of giving the award lecture at an event like this. To be involved in a Festival of such history is a great experience.”

Bryce also appeared at the chat-show style cafe ‘The Exchange’ where he gave an overview of the subject area to the listening diners.

Bryce was not the only Bournemouth University staff member to make an appearance at the Festival, with BU’s Outreach and Liaison team also running daily workshops with local children to teach them about some of the work taking place at Bournemouth University.

The following blog post has more information about Bryce Dyer’s Award Lecture or you could read the story on the British Science Association website.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award lecture date for BU prosthetics expert


The prestigious Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award lecture is to be delivered by Bournemouth University’s Bryce Dyer for his research and work with prosthetics at the British Science Festival 2013.

Mr Dyer joins the ranks of previous award lecturers such as Professor Brian Cox, Professor Richard Wiseman, and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Each year, five academics from across the UK are selected to take part in the Award Lecture series, with each lecture encompassing a different area of science.

The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award focuses on the fields of engineering, technology and industry. Mr Dyer will present “Prosthesis, disability and the role of technology in elite sport”.

The lecture will reveal the colourful history of limb prostheses, and progress into how they have been engineered to not only complete, but also to compete in physical challenges today.

Mr Dyer will examine the controversy surrounding the use of such technology in competitive sport, following the debates off the back the London 2012 Games, and look at what could be done to address such problems in the future.

The British Science Festival takes place in Newcastle from 7-12 September 2013 and is one of Europe’s largest celebrations of science, engineering and technology, with over 250 events, activities, exhibitions and trips taking place over a week in September, in a different location every year.

Mr Dyer said, “I am delighted to have this opportunity, and am looking forward to presenting this research. The British Science Festival is a unique opportunity to share scientific findings with the public, and it is an honour to be selected to give the Award Lecture.”

Future BU student in The Guardian on clearing experience

Future BU student Rohan Advani spoke to The Guardian about his experiences with applying to university through Clearing.

When Rohan Advani didn’t get the top grades he needed to get into medical school and follow in his grandmother’s footsteps to become a doctor, he was initially a little troubled. “On results day, I was devastated,” he said, ” I didn’t get my first choice or my insurance offer. It seemed that being a doctor was out of the question”.

After reconsidering, Advani called Bournemouth University and applied to study through Clearing and is now happy to start an engineering degree in September.

“I love my course, its brilliant. I have been given a second chance to move into a good career with decent prospects and I can still study medicine if I want to through a postgraduate medical degree”, he added

Dean Eastmond

Dean is a student at Budmouth College in Weymouth, who is working at Bournemouth University in the Press and PR Department. He joined BU on a Sir Samuel Mico Scholarship, which provides 10 students from his college with essential work experience for four weeks over the summer.