Alumni showcase opportunities at Careers Fair

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in BU's Graduates, Events, Jobs, placements and careers | 0 comments

BU alumni returned to the university this week to inspire the next generation of graduates at the annual Careers Fair.

More than 60 organisations visited the campus, over two days, to showcase graduate employment, placement and internship opportunities.

Among them was Michael Wilkes (pictured below, second from left), who completed his law degree this summer and has since joined the Intellectual Property team at ASM. Michael...

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Work placement launched career in police communications

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in BU's Graduates, Jobs, placements and careers, Studying at BU | 0 comments

In just over ten years, Nick Cloke went from a work placement with Dorset Police, to returning as its Head of Communications & Engagement.

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Childcare woes sparked new business idea

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in BU's Graduates | 0 comments

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Internship increased opportunities to develop skills

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A 10-week internship provided international student, Linh Le Phuong, with opportunities to gain practical experience alongside her Masters qualification.

Having completed her first degree in accounting in Vietnam, Linh Le chose to study an MSc in International Economics and Finance at BU. The course not only gave Linh Le new insights and knowledge, but also opened the door to an internship which bolstered her practical...

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Business alumni return to judge student pitches

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in BU's Graduates, Events | 10 comments

A group of business studies alumni returned to BU last week to offer industry insights and to support a first-year student project.

Seven members of the BA Business Studies (BABS) Panel, now working in sectors including financial services, marketing, technology and hospitality, took part in a round-table discussion on industry trends and hot topics.

The session, facilitated by Deborah Taylor, Mark Ridolfo and Parisa Gilani from...

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New business is a recipe for office birthday success

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in BU's Graduates, Jobs, placements and careers | 0 comments

Have you ever made a last minute dash to the corner shop to buy cake for a colleague’s birthday? Or, worse still, got it in the neck for failing to bring your own cake into the office on the big day?

For Bournemouth University alumna, Anna Ward, these awkward moments provided the inspiration for a new business, which launched this summer.

CakeDrop is designed to combat ‘Colin the Caterpillar syndrome’ (same cake for every...

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The Gluten Free Blogger shares her journey

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in BU's Graduates, Jobs, placements and careers, Studying at BU | 0 comments

When Sarah Howells launched a blog to share her experiences of living with coeliac disease, little did she know that it would attract thousands of followers and open the door to partnerships with supermarkets, celebrity chefs and leading food brands.

Sarah – aka The Gluten Free Blogger – began blogging while studying Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. The aim was partly to show her friends – who had lots...

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