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Yisi studied BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at BU, and has decided to continue her BU story by studying her masters here too!  As she gets ready to begin MSc Sports Management, she looks back at her arrival to share her advice…

30/06/2012. I will never forget that day…

I felt very excited when I first came to the UK because this was my very first time abroad without my parents. Everything was a new challenge for me. In order to learn more about British culture early, I chose to fly with British Airways.


The weather was sunny and it seemed to say “Welcome to England” to me. The first impact of the UK can be summed up in two words – “green” and “countryside”.  Also when I flew over London I felt so lucky to see both the London Eye and London Bridge from the plane.


National Express is a convenient transport which links you to any place in the UK. If you are landing at Heathrow airport then the service number to Bournemouth should be 205. It will take around two hours. BU also organises airport pick ups, so have a look on the website to find out more.


Finally when you see ASDA on your left hand side, welcome to your second home, Bournemouth!

Welcome Ceremony – International Commencement Ceremony

The Welcome Ceremony is held by the university, and gives you a very big warm welcome to come and study at BU.

This is a very good opportunity for you to meet more international students or maybe your future classmates as well as speak to your faculty staff to know more about your school directly. Wine, juice and a meal will also be prepared for you.

The Vice-Chancellor of BU will give a welcome speech – it’s really a very special occasion.

So relax and join the friendly Welcome Ceremony with us! I am sure you will enjoy this event!



  • Carefully read the email which BU will send to you before you go.
  • Bring all your documents, for example your offer letter, CAS statement and passport etc.
  • When you arrive at the airport, just follow the sign above (it may take a while to walk to the coach station from T3).
  • Bring some cash and a pen with you.
  • There is no need to bring all your living stuff because you can buy it here easily.

By Yisi Lu