First Term at BU and it’s contrast to Indian Education System

Having recently completed my first term as a Postgraduate Student at Bournemouth University, the difference between a Master’s course here and that in India is quite vast. While doing my undergraduate, I understood the fact that the Indian Educational System mostly favours the technically oriented students. This model is good in the fields of study… Read more »

Grading and assessment methods in the UK vs America

Erin Snell is from the United States and is studying BA (Hons) Media and Communications. She understands the shock most international students feel when receiving their first assignment grade. In this video she explains why you shouldn’t cry over a 65% grade, and instead, should celebrate! Erin Snell, USA, BA (Hons) Media and Communications, 2017/18

Grading and assessment: Italy versus UK

Diana Pelino is from Italy and is studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts and Design. In this vlog she explains the main differences between assessment methods in the UK and in Italy, as well as a brief explanation of the grading system in the two countries. Diana Pelino, Italy, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts and… Read more »

Can grades really measure knowledge?

Giorgios Kapsanakis is from Greece and is studying MA Directing Film and Television. As most international students, he struggled to understand and accept the grading system in the UK. In this vlog he explains why he decided to stop worrying about grades and start focusing on learning and collaborating with people from all over the… Read more »

What do the UK grades actually mean?

Below postgraduate student Martina describes the differences between grades in the UK and what they actually mean.  Something many of our international students find a challenge in the first term. For more information about what courses we offer at Bournemouth University UK, please see our website or follow our instagram to hear more from our… Read more »

Don’t be fooled by a low number grade

Hi there! I’m Nikki Mennen. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study a MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. I noticed right away that the grading system and the type of assessment are quite different than at Dutch universities. Curious how that works? Let me tell you the… Read more »

Overcoming the shock of my first assessment

I am Bruna Tolomeli from Brazil studying a Master’s in Post Production Editing. I have been here at BU since September 2017. Studying in a foreign country comes with various factors to which one has to adapt. Apart from having to get used to a different culture, weather and people, there are smaller factors that… Read more »