Enjoying the sun whilst writing my thesis

Hi! I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. After I arrived in Bournemouth in September last year, the weather quickly turned into winter. As I’m not leaving until September this year, I get to see a lovely summer in… Read more »

Pack for all weather

Hi, I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. As I came to the UK by car, I could bring anything I need, but not everyone is as lucky. Let me tell you about the stuff that I felt was… Read more »

Sunshine after the rain

Hi! I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth for an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. Although most people dream of living on a tropical island, I actually adore having four very different seasons in a year. When you live in the UK you never know what the… Read more »

Growing into a global talent with BU

Hi! I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing.  As well as going to my classes and meeting my assignment deadlines, I also participated in the Global Talent Programme (GTP). Let me tell you all about this interactive programme and… Read more »

When your final project is a dream come true

Hi, I’m Nikki. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. Luckily, this MA is full of creative and practical projects, which makes the course incredibly fun and helpful. Let me tell you about my all-time favourite project: writing a children’s book… Read more »

Study Skills: the Netherlands vs the UK

Hi! I’m Nikki Mennen. I’m originally from the Netherlands and came all the way to Bournemouth to study a Master’s in Creative Writing and Publishing. Although the overall culture of the Netherlands is very similar to the UK, I noticed some differences whilst living as a student and developing my skills here.  Just don’t learn… 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 »