My favourite project this year from an animation undergraduate

We all know this has been a challenging year, it was indeed also for universities and our course. I’m Lara, currently doing my final year at NCCA (national centre of computer animation) remotely from Italy, and besides the difficult year, I did manage it well and got the opportunity to work on, what has become… Read more »

Tips from a final year me to a fresher me!

Hey guys! it’s me…with a tips blog… again! If you enjoy my last 2 blogs I hope you will like this too, this time I want to write a blog to myself! I’m on the NCCA Art and Design course doing my 3rd and final year and, as this year is coming to an end… Read more »

Learning support part2- The PAL journey

Hey, I’m Lara and I’m back again to talk about support at BU, (if you haven’t read my first blog on this subject check it out here).  This time, I would like to look at a different type of support BU offers you in your first year, and how to support your fellow students during… Read more »

Getting academic support at BU- all you need to know!

Hey, this is Lara from Italy and I’m in my final year here at BU studying computer animation art and design. In this blog, I would like to tell you a bit about the academic support I use at BU to sustain my studies. Throughout my time at BU I discovered there are many ways… Read more »

#StayAtHome – A student prospective

This is not an easy time, but as an animation student work doesn’t stop, there still are online lessons, deadlines to meet and internships to get into. So, let me tell you how we have continued to work from home, dealing with the new situation and staying motivated. I’ll give you a little insight into… Read more »

Animation shot from short film

BFX Festival – boost your animation career with BU

The BFX Festival 2021 format is yet to be confirmed due to the current global pandemic. The website will be updated accordingly when the details have been confirmed.  If you are interested in studying animation or visual effects with the National Centre for Computer Animation at BU please visit our website for our undergraduate and postgraduate course… Read more »

Practice makes perfect: The payoff of challenging projects

I’m Lara Barusso from Italy and I’m studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth University. I want to tell you about my favourite project during my first year of my course. The project The project I loved the most was one of the first ones I did during my very first semester…. Read more »

Where do banks go on holiday? Observations from an Italian in the UK

Hi! I’m Lara Barusso, an Italian BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art Design course student at Bournemouth University. Here are a few of the interesting things I’ve experienced in the UK since moving here. In the year I have been in Bournemouth, I’ve noticed plenty of British strangeness! Something I was very surprised by at the… Read more »

An Italian in Bournemouth

I’m Lara Barusso, a BA Computer Animation Art & Design student from Italy. Surprisingly, there are many Italians in Bournemouth; I’ve even found them in my same course, and in the years above me. I have met lots of Italians outside of class and outside of uni, although most of them came here to study,… Read more »

Top student shopping tips!

I’m Lara Barusso, a BA Computer Animation Art and Design student from Italy, and I have some top student shopping tips to share with you all! As a student, I definitely don’t have much money, so I try my best to save what I can, and during my time here I have found a few… Read more »

A taste of Italy in Bournemouth

At first, I was concerned how I would survive here! On my first trips to the supermarket, I was lost. I couldn’t find anything I was used to. However, I realised that if you look carefully, you can actually find food that can help you reproduce your favourite Italian dishes. The interesting thing I found… Read more »

The positive impacts of yoga at SportBU

I’m Lara, a computer animation student from Italy. This time I want to introduce you to my weekly yoga experience here at BU. I highly recommend yoga; it has been really useful in getting me through my first year and helped me a lot. I have seen improvements in my daily life, and it’s also… Read more »