I recently finished my degree and have since been doing very little with my time; apart from applying to countless jobs and trying to stop myself from going crazy since coming home, but one thing I have been thinking about is what I’ve learnt from uni. When I started way back in 2013, I was… Read more » about Three years of uni and what it has taught me
Fly(flee)ing the nest and how to make it easier on your parents
I remember the first day I left home for uni: the car was packed to bursting limit and I was feeling all sorts of emotions. It had never occurred to me that my leaving home would have an impact on my parents. Saying goodbye to your dad is the easy part, so long as you… Read more » about Fly(flee)ing the nest and how to make it easier on your parents
The wonderful world of student discounts
Everyone says that when you’re a student you can’t buy new things because you have to pay for rent and all the adult things included in living alone. This is only partly true. I have for you the guide to being able to buy stuff and do fun activities all without breaking the bank. First… Read more » about The wonderful world of student discounts
Alice’s house hunting survival guide
There are many things you have to learn when you go to uni including how to cook, how to clean and how to do your own washing. The one thing that you can’t totally prepare for is house hunting after your first year – but have no fear, here are some helpful tips for finding… Read more » about Alice’s house hunting survival guide
Don’t be intimidated by the library
Many people think that a big building with five floors filled top-to-bottom with books, journals and articles would be intimidating. When I first started at uni, I didn’t even know where the library was. In fact, I didn’t even go in there for the first term, but once I stepped foot inside, I never looked… Read more » about Don’t be intimidated by the library
The final year
When I started out at uni, the thought of being in final year seemed really distant and like I didn’t need to think about it, but (not meaning to scare you) it comes around a lot quicker than you think. Whether you are doing a simple three year course or have the option to do… Read more » about The final year
How to keep fit when you’re at uni
University is an exhilarating experience. You get to have so much independence, make all your own decisions and don’t have to answer to anyone’s rules (well not really). But with all this new found independence comes responsibility. You have to get yourself up in the morning, make your own food and make sure you stay… Read more » about How to keep fit when you’re at uni
My favourite 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) or somewhere to take the rents when they make an appearance (hopefully not on a day where you are extremely hungover). Here are my top… Read more » about My favourite places to eat in Bournemouth
Budgeting – is it really that hard?
“So, I have to pay my rent and bills, buy that book for my course and have money for going home… how am I going to do this?!” I am sure that at least one time in your university experience this thought will cross your mind, but budgeting is not something to be worried about…. Read more » about Budgeting – is it really that hard?
Things to consider when picking a university
Picking a university can be daunting and it’s a very big decision to have to make. With so many universities out there, it can be tough to pick the one where you want to spend 3 (or maybe 4) years of your life. So I’ve come up with a list that should make it a… Read more » about Things to consider when picking a university
The Bournemouth Buzz
It should be noted that going out in Bournemouth is like putting on underwear – it’s essential. Whether you like to splash the cash or save your pennies, there is at least one bar or night out that is perfect for you. Almost every bar along ‘the strip’ (also known as Old Christchurch Road) has… Read more » about The Bournemouth Buzz
Thinking about a part-time job?
Alice Fiancet talks about balancing a job with study and the pros and cons of part-time work in Bournemouth… Having a part-time job can be challenging, worthwhile and rewarding… if you can get the balance right. And it’s a great way of ensuring you still have some cash come the end of Freshers’ week… There… Read more » about Thinking about a part-time job?