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This is a guest blog by Chloe Hanham, BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Online) student.

I had heard many good things about Bournemouth University, but particularly regarding their Media and Business courses, which is why I chose to study here. I have also lived in Bournemouth my entire life, so it worked well for me.


Chloe backstage at a Bosch UK exhibition

When returning from my placement with Bosch UK, I had a change of heart in the type of course I wanted to be on during my time at BU. I thoroughly enjoyed on-campus learning, but after researching online programmes and finding BU’s BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Online) course, I saw this as a more suitable route for me. Plus, with it being online this enabled me to work alongside and continue to apply what I learned from my course to every day working life!

Chloe with colleagues on placement at Bosch UK


After the first few weeks of joining the course, I knew I’d made the right decision. I joined group lectures when I wasn’t at work, and when I was at work, the lectures and all the materials were uploaded to Brightspace, the university’s virtual learning site, that same day. I really enjoyed the style of teaching on the online course as I engaged a lot more by watching the lectures and going through the material afterwards. There is a great deal of support from lecturers on this course, so I felt comfortable in contacting them if I had a query in relation to the studies.


During my studies, my time management skills improved as I often found myself balancing my weekly learning, assignment progress, and work. Furthermore, the flexibility and self-management of this course helped in keeping all of this balanced. I also developed my creative thinking due to the types of assignments I completed and I feel they encouraged me to bring out my creative side and exceed my known capabilities.

To anyone thinking of studying this online degree, all I would say is go for it. I found the content of this course thoroughly engaging and enjoyable and felt both the unit materials and assignments were very relevant to the course and wider topics.

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