Best Apps for Student Life

From health & fitness to cooking, from studying to entertainment, there’s an app for every aspect of student life. With hundreds to choose from, it’s easier than ever to use technology to enhance your student experience. Here’s a handful of my favourite apps for university life… iBU This is a useful Bournemouth University specific app…. Read more »

My future plans: life post-masters

As I look ahead to finishing my Masters, I’m faced with an array of mixed feelings.  I feel proud of my work so far on the course and envisage a huge sense of achievement on completing my dissertation.  I’m looking forward to progressing in my career and embarking on a new chapter in my life. … Read more »

How I’ve changed since beginning my Master’s

Since September, I would say the biggest change I’ve noticed in myself is an upward swing in confidence. I’ve always been a social person, happy to talk to anyone and make friends where I can, but being a part of the postgraduate student community provides you with a wonderfully diverse new group of students to… Read more »

Support for students at BU

Bournemouth University is an incredibly supportive place to be. As soon as I arrived, I felt like I was in a friendly and caring environment, and any time I’ve had a problem – no matter what it is – there has been someone there to advise me. There are a variety of support services on… Read more »

My greatest achievement this year

Sarah Stacey My greatest achievement this year was having one of my pieces broadcast on BBC Radio 4. They sent us a brief for a new pilot programme which would feature outside submissions, and I was lucky enough to have mine chosen. It was my first ever bit of paid radio work, which was really… Read more »

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 »

My Bournemouth top ten

One of the best things about coming to study in Bournemouth is the location. You’re right on the coast, in a beautiful part of the world in a lively town that has plenty to offer. Whether you want a club, culture, or natural beauty, there’ll be something for everyone. Hopefully, you’ll have a great time… Read more »

How to beat stress at uni

University can be a stressful experience, especially at postgraduate level when the work becomes that little bit more intense and you only have a year to do everything in. I should confess at this point that I am the world’s biggest worrier – I stress about most things, and if it seems like there’s nothing… 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 »

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 »