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Culture Secretary Sajid Javid comes to Bournemouth University

Sajid Javid MP visited Bournemouth University today to discuss BU’s contribution to the digital economy with students and staff.

The Minister of Media, Culture and Sport took a tour of facilities at BU’s Talbot Campus before talking to staff and students about Bournemouth’s excellent reputation for digital industry and the University’s ability to produce award-winning graduates.

The visit comes after BU graduates gained BAFTA recognition for their work on the visual effects for sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar.

During the visit Sajid Javid MP said: “Conor Burns, the local MP, invited me to come down and see what the University was doing, especially in the space of digital media and arts, which is really well known not only by me but worldwide and I wanted to see and admire it for myself.

“As Britain is doing much better at film making, especially digital film and skills, one of the reasons it is happening is because of Bournemouth University and because of the skills being produced at the University.

“I had the opportunity to meet lots of students today. I was very impressed with the students, it was good to see first hand how they learn their skills and how well they are growing.”

The visit also highlighted the recent news that Bournemouth was recently announced in a Tech Nation report as the fastest growing digital economy in the UK.

Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns suggested that though Bournemouth’s economy may not be driven by central government or large investment firms, it’s down to the incredible talent in both BU and AUB that has led to such success.

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