Introducing SportBU

Bournemouth University offers sports facilities and activities that cater for all abilities and interests. Whether you opt to purchase a gym membership, attend a fitness class, participate in a social sport, or join their intensive varsity programme (for those who take sport that little bit more seriously), there is something at Sport BU for you!… Read more » about Introducing SportBU

Shopping in Bournemouth

Although Bournemouth town centre may not be one of the most paramount places to shop in the UK, it does offer all the essential stores for a spot of student shopping. The town centre itself is actually relatively large, with a variety of shops dotted at either end of the town, so regardless of where… Read more » about Shopping in Bournemouth

Why are Open Days important?

If you’re in your last year of college and Bournemouth University is one of your top favs, then I suggest attending one of the University’s undergraduate Open Days. Plenty of time to check out all the wonderful things that BU has to offer. So, the question is, why are these Open Days so important to… Read more » about Why are Open Days important?

My summer internship at FourBroadgate

The BA (Hons) English course at Bournemouth University requires all students to do at least a four week placement in their second year over the summer break. So off I set, searching for the perfect summer placement. Originally I wanted a placement in fashion, but after a family friend offered me work at a financial… Read more » about My summer internship at FourBroadgate

Cooking and fending for yourself

Two of the most important things that come with independence and living away from home are knowing how to cook and learning to fend for yourself and if you’re like me, sometimes this doesn’t always come easy. Many of us are used to our parents preparing and cooking a lovely homemade meal for when we… Read more » about Cooking and fending for yourself

Coping with the transition from college to university

Many of us have experienced the transition from school to college. We were told it was a big leap, because of the new environment and new work ethic. After all, A-levels and BTECs get us into our dream university right? However, as important as this transition is, it is a small step compared to the… Read more » about Coping with the transition from college to university

Choosing your accommodation

The time has come for you to choose your first year accommodation and like many, you have no idea where you want to stay. Some of you may have flicked through pictures or watched YouTube clips on the university website and seen accommodation that catches your eye. You may have spoken to people who are… Read more » about Choosing your accommodation

Meeting new people – not as scary as it seems!

To some, the prospect of meeting new people can be the most exciting thing in the world, but to others it can be the most daunting. When arriving at university the first thing you’ll do before even stepping into your halls, house or university residence, is meet someone new. That person may be a welcome… Read more » about Meeting new people – not as scary as it seems!

Revision survival guide

A-level and BTEC exams are fast approaching and I’m sure a lot of you have this revision malarkey well and truly underway. Having taken my A-levels fairly recently, I know only too well how difficult it is to stick to a strict revision routine. That little voice in your head saying “I’ll start tomorrow” plays… Read more » about Revision survival guide

The BU Community

I like to think of Bournemouth University, not just as a group of buildings where students come to begin a day of learning and head back home again, but a community, which strives for a welcoming, friendly atmosphere – whether it’s your first day as a student or your last. It’s comforting to think of… Read more » about The BU Community

How my first year has influenced me

Going into your first year of University is such a massive leap in life. Household comforts, money in the bank from your Saturday job and the short walk or bus journey to college becomes a million miles from that ‘home sweet home’ environment. You feel like the most grown up person in the world, you… Read more » about How my first year has influenced me

Waiting for your application response

You’ve picked BU as one of your favourite universities and you’ve applied for your chosen course. What next? Waiting for your application response from UCAS can be daunting and very nerve racking and all that’s on your mind is whether or not your application was good enough to be accepted. However, remembering that hundreds or… Read more » about Waiting for your application response