Bournemouth University is at the heart of the Pan-Dorset region, set in what is the largest non-industrial conurbation in Europe. It is in a wonderful location sandwiched between the UK’s newest National Park, best beaches and largest natural harbour.
We’re a central part of the Dorset community. As well as being one of the largest employers in the region, 40% of our students come from less than 40 miles away, so we have touched millions of lives in Dorset and across the South West. We have a long history of working in partnership with local employers and consolidating this cooperation and working towards shared goals developing a confidant, capable and well trained workforce which is fully equipped and motivated to deliver a quality service to meet the new vision for social care.
We have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. In our Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, we are involved in world-leading research projects and work hard to ensure that our research involves patients, practitioners and research users, so that we are responding to issues at the forefront of health and social care practice. Our research influences policy and professional practice at a local, national and international level.
Our courses have well respected reputations with our qualifying social work programmes achieving a student satisfaction rating of 100% last year. Our National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice has a proven track record in delivering high quality CPD programmes to qualified health and social care professionals. across the country.
The University approach to the education of the health and social care work force is centred on a commitment, passion and dedication to develop professional practice. We believe that by improving the quality practice we make a vital contribution to society in general and vulnerable people in particular.