Being Lithuanian in Bournemouth

When I first came to Bournemouth University, I wasn’t expecting to meet many fellow Lithuanians. To my surprise, I met 9 in the very first week! Later I realised that there are many more of us at the university and a whole Lithuanian community in Bournemouth, which really made me feel like home is not… Read more »

Being Taiwanese in Bournemouth

Bournemouth, of course, is one of the most well-known tourist destinations with pleasant climates throughout the year in the UK. When I first came to the city, I did not worry about whether or not I would get used to it; I can get any questions answered through the Bournemouth University Taiwanese Students Association on… Read more »

Being Brazilian in Bournemouth

Although England is not as warm as Brazil, the weather is overall good in Bournemouth. The sky is usually blue and it is sunny (even when it is freezing outside). The beautiful sky and wonderful beaches remind me of Brazil and make me feel at home. Outside activities such as running on the beach and… Read more »

How I’ve grown through BU’s Build Your Own MA short courses

I attended my first module on the Media Short Courses in July 2015. As a blogger and freelance writer, I found the two day residential course and subsequent seven weeks of online learning in Writing, Editing & Publishing helped me work towards realising the dream of having my work published. One surprising lesson I’m learning… Read more »

How BU helped me get where I am now

So where am I now? Well, I am a freelance videographer working for a few different media companies as well as doing my own projects, including short films and wedding videos. It’s been tough starting out as self-employed, but it’s a great experience and I love being my own boss. And the BU bit? It’s… Read more »

A Californian’s survival guide to living in Bournemouth

After living in Bournemouth for 10 months, I can confidently say that Bournemouth is a smaller, British version of Southern California (minus the amount of rain… if Bournemouth could donate a bit of that rain to drought-ridden California, that would be much appreciated). Perhaps it is from the sunny beaches with sparkling water and an abundance… Read more »

A year in the life of a BU AFC Bournemouth Student Ambassador

The first AFC Bournemouth Premier League season was extremely successful and I think one of the reasons for this success, at least in how the home games were managed, was the great job done by BU Ambassadors. This season we have significantly expanded the ambassador programme, recruiting eight new ambassadors. Our new student ambassadors have… Read more »

My Commonwealth Scholarship: A world of opportunities

I was really excited when I was notified of my approved funding from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. I’m not sure whether it was the chance to study at Bournemouth University, in its prestigious tourism department with distinguished academics such as Professor Buhalis or the joys of finally getting funding to attain a Master’s degree in… Read more »