Bournemouth University has a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. The university is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and graduates from the National Centre for Computer Animation. Bournemouth University is at the heart of 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. It is home to a major financial services sector (JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Building Society and Liverpool Victoria among others) as well as having the largest concentration of language schools outside London and many national headquarters including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Sunseeker International.