Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom, has more than 19,000 students and we are ranked as one of the top 100 young universities in the world. We have achieved a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Our research shapes and changes the world around us, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver.Our students are a key part of the research we conduct, co-creating knowledge with us and playing a crucial role in everything that we do. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 96% of our research was defined as internationally recognised or higher, with 72% deemed to have an outstanding or very considerable impact on society. 

   Our vision of Fusion brings together these three key elements of education, research and practice, creating something which is greater than the sum of its parts. Through the impact of our research and education, and the contribution of our staff, students and graduates, we are able to deliver the third aspect of our purpose, to enrich society.
The Seldom Heard Voices: marginalisation and societal integration Research Centre brings together a range of academics of different disciplines from across Social Sciences and Social Work as well as colleagues from health disciplines such as Mental Health Nursing. The Centre includes early career researchers keen to be mentored as well as established researchers.

    Our aim is to collaborate, develop and share networks for joint research activities and funding bids to achieve a critical mass of high quality social science focused research within the Faculty. Our research relies on both qualitative and quantitative methods to engage with marginalised communities and often excluded or silenced voices, particularly through user-led (Social Work) and participatory, co-created approaches.
We have a strong track record of developing collaborative partnerships with communities and other key stakeholders. Our approach epitomizes the `Fusion’ of professional practice, research and education to make a difference to real world challenges, and to produce measurable impacts at individual, community and wider global societal levels.

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