Bournemouth Borough Council has been awarded £43.7m to combat beach erosion (see http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-31034538). Bournemouth is the longest standing beach nourishment project in the UK, starting 40 years ago. University of Southampton has been involved with this project throughout this period and a number of ECE students have carried MSc theses on Bournemouth. Last year two students carried out their theses. Yung Wong, from Hong Kong, evaluated wind-blown sand at Bournemouth which has become a significant issue since the nourished beach was significantly widened. He collected sand samples from the beach and wind material, used sediment traps and applied sediment transport models. Muhammad Gibran, from Indonesia, modelled beach losses with groyne configurations to explore the optimum number of groynes.