Olivia’s top study tips

Along with all the benefits of summertime in Bournemouth come the unwelcome and unpreventable exams. As an arts student I got away relatively unscathed during my undergrad. While the physicists and medics slogged away at endless weeks of tests and papers, I had only a handful of 3 hour, high pressure scribble fests. However, exams… 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 BU helped me get where I am now

So where am I now? Well, I am a freelance videographer working for a few different media companies as well as doing my own projects, including short films and wedding videos. It’s been tough starting out as self-employed, but it’s a great experience and I love being my own boss. And the BU bit? It’s… Read more »

Being Ghanaian in Bournemouth

If you’ve made the decision to come to Bournemouth Uni – great! Perhaps, if you are Ghanaian, you may be wondering what it’s like here and more importantly, are there more of us here? Will you feel at home? So many questions… Well, I’m here to set your mind at ease (Oh, you’re welcome…) Walking… Read more »

Being Greek in Bournemouth

Hello Greek people! Geia sas, ti ginetai? So if you’ve been wondering what it’s like being a Greek in Bournemouth, this is the verdict: it’s quite great. First of all, it’s incredibly surprising how many Greek and Cypriot people there are here. When I first came here, I could not believe it. Apart from the… Read more »

How much am I supposed to read?

When I was accepted onto my course and registered online last August, one of the first things I came across was the reading list. My immediate thought was: how much of this am I supposed to read? It gave me flashbacks to the first day of my undergrad, when we were all filled with trepidation… Read more »

A Californian’s survival guide to living in Bournemouth

After living in Bournemouth for 10 months, I can confidently say that Bournemouth is a smaller, British version of Southern California (minus the amount of rain… if Bournemouth could donate a bit of that rain to drought-ridden California, that would be much appreciated). Perhaps it is from the sunny beaches with sparkling water and an abundance… Read more »

My BU experience

It’s hard to sum up my BU experience in one blog post. There have been ups and downs, achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, and unforgettable moments. On balance it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, and it’s not quite over yet! The biggest challenge I’ve faced is taking on a completely new discipline. I had never… Read more »