Lowri’s top tips for the start of term

There are so many things to think about when you first get to university. The most crucial time will be at the start of term when you have just arrived and likely aren’t too sure of your surroundings or who you should be spending time with. These are a few handy tips that you may… Read more »

How to make the most of your PG study at BU

Making the most out of your postgraduate study will be different for each individual, but here are a few suggestions that you may not have thought about. It is good to apply yourself to every possible opportunity available to you, including being a student representative for your course. Being a rep is a lot less… Read more »

How I’ve changed since starting my Master’s

It is hard to believe that I am the same person I was a year ago, because so much has changed; not only my attitude towards certain things but my maturity level and the confidence I now have in myself as a person. My confidence to speak publicly has developed since starting my undergraduate course… Read more »

House hunting tips

Choosing a property can be a scary experience, especially if this is your first time away from home or you have to arrange things yourself. If you’re opting for a private let, here are a few useful tips for you to keep in mind that will take you through the whole process.     Choose… Read more »

My greatest achievement this year

Our student bloggers have achieved some incredible things, so we asked them to each pick their greatest achievement this year… Lowri My greatest achievement this year has to be qualifying as a PADI Rescue Diver which means I am a higher level of scuba diver and can handle most distress situations in the water. It took a… Read more »

Maritime Archaeology students take Florence

As Maritime Archaeology students, we were lucky to have the option of having one of our units, Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage, either at Bournemouth University or at the IVALSA trees and timer institute in Florence, Italy. No brainer, we chose Italy (sorry Bournemouth). Dr Nicola Macchioni, who is a timber specialist there, had visited… Read more »

A break from the classroom

As an MSc Maritime Archaeology student, I am lucky to have been on several field trips. Field trips aren’t just a day off; they’re a chance to get to know your peers and supervisors a little better in a relaxed environment whilst seeing some new places and maybe learning a thing or two. And let’s be… Read more »

Our growing campus

Bournemouth finally became a university in 1992 after being a College of Technology, an Institute of Higher Education and a Polytechnic. Its long and varied history means that the campus is constantly being upgraded and the buildings updated to ensure Bournemouth is a great place for future students and staff. Since I’m a member of… Read more »

Open Afternoons – take a good look around

If you are having any doubts about whether BU is the place for you or even if you are certain this is where you are going to pursue postgraduate study, there is no better way to get to know the place a little better than by attending a Postgraduate Open Afternoon. These are packed full… Read more »

Why I chose to do a Master’s

I wanted to do my undergraduate degree in Maritime Archaeology – only offered at Bournemouth. However, the year before I applied was the last year they offered it and I was left thinking, ‘what am I going to do now?!’ After researching, I discovered that at that time, three universities in the country offered a… Read more »