Dina Omarova jump starts PR career at MINI

Bournemouth University Public Relations student, Dina Omarova was announced the winner of the Media Communications placement award on 3 February 2016.  Dina has been awarded for her outstanding contribution to her thirteen month placement at the BMW MINI plant in Oxford, UK, where her role within the organisation was external communications intern. Kazakhstan-born Dina, 21,… Read more »

Proudly Nigerian

When I first came to Bournemouth University, I was surprised to know that other Nigerians also attend Bournemouth University as I felt that I was going to be the only Nigerian in my class. This has also been one of the many pleasant surprises of my classmates (who are also Nigerians of course!!) as most… Read more »

Getting a job in VFX production

During my last year at high school I remember feeling very confused about my future, not knowing what my vocation was. My passion for films got me to look into VFX, and I eventually decided to undertake one of the courses that are part of the NCCA (National Centre for Computer Animation). Back then I… Read more »

From BU to Volkswagen: a roller-coaster four years!

When friends or family ask me about my university experience, I always smile and feel proud to say I went to Bournemouth University. They were four of the best years of my life and allowed me to experience new adventures and make some long lasting friends. The academic experience, the social life and the beach… Read more »

How my placement has taken me round the world

Rejections, interviews, stress and panic! That’s what most of my friends were talking about when it came to finding a placement for their third year. I on the other hand had sent a polite email to an Eco Lodge located in the rainforests of Southern India and was instantly hired. I even lied to my… Read more »

Using my Product Design skills in the fashion world

I didn’t know my Miu Miu from my Margiela, so to say that I left Bournemouth University with the goal to strut straight into the fashion world would be a lie…  I’d always had a loose interest in fashion but never considered it a real career option. I was President of the BU Snowriders in… Read more »

From Bournemouth Beach to the BRITs

I graduated from BU’s Television Production course in 2014 and was lucky enough to land my first post-uni job at Sony Music Entertainment. Here, I work in the Visual-Creative department which commissions Sony artists’ album artwork, press shots and music videos. My day-to-day responsibilities vary greatly. One day I’ll be in the office organising contracts… Read more »

My placement with AFC Bournemouth

For most students, the concept of applying for a job placement can be terrifying. Endless job descriptions, applications and interviews can be daunting at first, but the result is certainly worth it. Having a placement year is one of the main reasons I chose to study at BU. Too many jobs nowadays require applicants to… Read more »

Juggling childcare and uni

Being a mother while studying at university can be a wonderful experience. I should know, I’ve been doing it for the last two years along with my husband who is studying as well. We have not only been juggling child care and uni, but we’ve also been doing it away from our home country and… Read more »

I stayed at BU for my Master’s

Once you’ve decided to study a Master’s, choosing the course can be difficult enough let alone having to go through the whole process again of deciding which university to go to. When faced with this decision I had to do a lot of research and it was almost like the undergraduate process all over again!… Read more »