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 »

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 »

Your first few weeks at BU

If you’ve just joined us – welcome to BU!  I hope you’re all enjoying the autumn sunshine, I know I am.  How exciting that you’ve now embarked on your postgraduate journey. And for those of you thinking of joining us in January, or next September, here’s some advice to get you prepared well in advance…. Read more »

The social life of a PG student

So, what am I doing today? I often find myself asking this question a lot. When all responsibility with school ends, you find that you have so much time available to you and it ultimately begs the question, do you have a social life? I remember some of my cousins used to tease that I… Read more »

Best places to eat in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is filled with restaurants and bars and such, where you can go for a lovely evening meal with your new housemates (great way to get to know each other). Here are my top places to eat out in Bournemouth. Coriander For those of you who love a little spicy Mexican this will be right up… Read more »

Top things to do in Bournemouth

Had I not become a student at BU, I don’t think I’d have ever heard of Bournemouth and I sincerely wonder why that is now.  It may not be as flashy or as historic as London is, but it definitely is a place worth coming to and realising with your own eyes that Bournemouth is… Read more »

Making the most of student discounts

It’s an unfortunate stereotype that students often live on baked beans, instant noodles and tap water, but it’s often not far from the truth. So it’s a silver lining to hear about all the various wonderful student discounts out there that help to make being a student a little less grubby and a little more… Read more »

Time to get sporty!

January – the month famous for making resolutions to eat better and get fit. But exercise is for life, not just for January, so read on… Bournemouth University’s Sports Department (sportBU) offers fantastic facilities for everyone, whether you have Olympic aspirations or you just want to get a bit fitter. From group fitness classes to… Read more »

Bournemouth wins Purple Flag status for 4th year

Bournemouth has been awarded the Purple Flag status for the fourth year in a row for offering a great evening experience and a safe and enjoyable time for everyone. Being accredited with a purple flag recognises Bournemouth’s ambitions to develop and improve the town ‘after dark’ inspiring visitors by the development and promotion of excellent… Read more »