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3rd Year

BA (Hons) Sociology & Social Anthropology

Throughout my studies at Bournemouth University, I have been aware of how much welfare support BU offers for students. Going through half of my second year studying Sociology and Social Anthropology, here are some of the support services that I have personally used.

  • Health and wellbeing.

There’s student wellbeing providing counselling for students. I went there when I needed help with my anxiety and insomnia. Each year, they’ll provide free 12 sessions that you can attend across your academic year. It is based on Talbot Campus and the service is still available even though we’re in lockdown – the counselling being conducted via phone/video calls.

You can contact them via email here: Student Wellbeing and you can check this link to find out more about other services provided for your health and wellbeing.

  • Financial support.

BU provided various types of financial funds for the students in need including Small Emergency Grant and BU Covid-19 Impact Support Fund. They also offer various range of bursaries, undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. You can find out more on which type of funds are available, details and information on how to apply here: Financial Support at BU.

  • Careers and employability.

I received help with my CV, cover letter and how to present yourself at interviews during free one-to-one consultations. You can also find useful guidelines on creating your CV and cover letter on the MyCareerHub website. On the same website, you will also get to browse internship/placements/graduate jobs that are currently open for application.

  • International student support

There’s a lot of information on the Bournemouth University website if you need help with Immigration and visas. There are also a lot of events conducted for International students such as Global Café, annual Christmas dinner and many more!

  • SUBU – societies & other activities.

SUBU – Students’ Union at Bournemouth University provides a lot of help and have a lot to offer to students. Currently, they also do a lot of virtual events which you can check via ‘What’s On’ on their website where you could still socialise and ‘meet’ other students.

That’s all from me. I hope you find these to be useful! 🙂 Take care and stay safe!

– Ayra H.

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