Centre for Excellence in Learning

6528-CEL-logo block-LANDCSAPE-FINALBU is committed to giving students the best possible learning experience.

To achieve this, the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) was recently launched. CEL is a hub of energy, enthusiasm and talent with the aim of enhancing your learning opportunities.

As part of the grand opening of the CEL space on the ground floor of Poole House, three well-renowned speakers will present on Tuesday 23 September about “The Importance of Learning” and help set the scene for the valuable work that CEL will engage in at BU.

The speakers include:

  • Dr Jenny Moon, BU Associate Professor in CEMP and National Teaching Fellow

Students are invited to attend these presentations and to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite website. To find out more about CEL, please visit the website

John Vinney speaks to Guardian Higher Education Network


Bournemouth University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney, spoke to the Guardian to give his thoughts on George Osborne’s plans for the future of Higher Education, announced during the autumn statement.

The plans centred on freeing the restriction currently placed on the number of students universities can recruit each academic year.  Funds will be created for the new plan by selling the loan book that supports students while they study.

The blog post started with Professor Vinney declaring that ‘Christmas had come early’ for Higher Education institutions as the cap on the number of students was relaxed, “It is easy to get caught up in discussions about affordability and implementation, but the real headline in the chancellor’s autumn statement is that Christmas just came early for a future generation of students. Higher education is a fundamental good for both the individual and society, and any effort to make it more accessible to a larger number of people should be applauded.”

In the article Professor Vinney weighed the pros and cons of such a move, stating, “Speaking as a father, I am pleased that when my children start thinking about going to university they will have a much better chance of entering higher education, and will be much more likely to get a place at the university they want to study at, with their likelihood of success being dependent solely on their academic ability.”

Professor Vinney continued, “Speaking as a vice-chancellor, we will now have a true market in higher education, with all the joys and sorrows that come with it. But competitive, innovative providers who genuinely care about the future of their students and graduates should have absolutely nothing to fear from that.”

Professor Vinney concluded by saying, “The freeing of controls is a landmark moment for the sector and I for one am glad that a little bit of ideological policymaking has prevailed at last.”

Read the article in full on the Guardian website.