THE achievements of Bournemouth University students were recognised in a visit by Royalty yesterday.

Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, took the opportunity to speak to students and staff about what they have been up to over the past 12 months, at their Talbot Campus.

Princess Anne heard about the pioneering work of Design, and Computer Animation students, she learnt about the latest developments in Apps, games and websites, and also how eye tracking is used in Poole Hospital.

She even spent some time in a live studio participating in a TV panel show focusing on peoples’ memories of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jasper Taylor, 19, a second-year Multimedia Journalism student, presented the programme and led the Olympic-themed discussion.

He said: “We discussed the atmosphere at the Olympics, as well as our individual favourite moments of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

“Princess Anne made us all feel very relaxed and it was obviously an honour to speak to her and listen to what she thinks.”

Tim McIntyre-Bhatty, deputy vice chancellor, said: “It’s fantastic that Princess Anne was willing to spend time here looking around the university.”

He added: “It’s great to showcase what the students have to offer and have achieved, and it helps Princess Anne to understand Bournemouth, and in recognition of the fact that we received The Queen’s Anniversary Prize this year.”

Lisa Marshall, 20, a second-year Psychology student, was given the role of presenting Her Royal Highness with a gift on behalf of the university, before she left.

Lisa was also an Olympic Torchbearer earlier this summer and has also been named as the NUS Student of the Year.

Lisa said: “I give talks at the Uni and also at local schools about inspiring those with disabilities.

“It’s just amazing that I got to meet Princess Anne. I thought that this year couldn’t get any better for me.

“I want to help other people and my mantra is to change the world one person at a time.”