The social life of an international student

During the first term, we began with a bang as we were hit with the Freshers’ Fair fever which lasted for two whole weeks! This is the time when you meet new people, make new friends, join cool societies that do awesome activities and explore Bournemouth and neighbouring areas such as The Jurassic Coast. One… Read more »

The world (or at least England) is your oyster

The main thing that I, as a U.S. Citizen, have yet to get used to is the simplicity of being able to travel here in the UK, as well as the rest of Europe. Ridiculous airline prices and a massive country are perhaps the reason as to why I always saw travelling as something that… Read more »

BU archaeologists discover more about prehistoric life in Dorset’s Iron Age ‘Duropolis’

Excavations of a prehistoric town in rural Dorset – the largest unenclosed settlement yet uncovered in the UK – have revealed more about the extent of the Iron Age occupation and the people who lived there. Bournemouth University (BU) archaeologists are investigating the site in Winterborne Kingston – dubbed ‘Duropolis’, after the local Iron Age… Read more »

My Business School Dean’s Scholarship

I am Esther Fowowe, a 25-year-old international student from Nigeria, currently studying for my Master’s degree, LLM International Tax Law at Bournemouth University. I was privileged to be awarded the Faculty of Management Dean’s International Scholarship which was a £6,000 (50%) reduction in my tuition fee. After my initial application to study at Bournemouth University, I… Read more »

Being Taiwanese in Bournemouth

Bournemouth, of course, is one of the most well-known tourist destinations with pleasant climates throughout the year in the UK. When I first came to the city, I did not worry about whether or not I would get used to it; I can get any questions answered through the Bournemouth University Taiwanese Students Association on… Read more »

Being Brazilian in Bournemouth

Although England is not as warm as Brazil, the weather is overall good in Bournemouth. The sky is usually blue and it is sunny (even when it is freezing outside). The beautiful sky and wonderful beaches remind me of Brazil and make me feel at home. Outside activities such as running on the beach and… Read more »

How I’ve grown through BU’s Build Your Own MA short courses

I attended my first module on the Media Short Courses in July 2015. As a blogger and freelance writer, I found the two day residential course and subsequent seven weeks of online learning in Writing, Editing & Publishing helped me work towards realising the dream of having my work published. One surprising lesson I’m learning… Read more »