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How to handle Clearing – my top tips

This blog will take you through the opening of Clearing, what to expect, how to approach universities and choose a place. I’ll also go into detail about what to consider and how to negotiate with universities and how to handle Clearing if it’s unexpected! Clearing 2023 is open from 5th July until 17th October. Clearing… Read more » about How to handle Clearing – my top tips

Top tips for self care

This International Self-care day it’s good to highlight and remember some of those ways we can encourage our self-care. Self-care isn’t all a pamper session with face masks and a bubble bath – although it can be. Looking after yourself has so many other aspects too, including the financial, physical, psychological, and emotional ways we… Read more » about Top tips for self care

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Accredited degree: What does it mean for Social Work?

Studying an accredited course means your course has been approved by a professional body. Social Work is an accredited course because it has been accredited and regulated by Social Work England. It means that the course is up to date with current and relevant training d information for the sector and that the academic teaching… Read more » about Accredited degree: What does it mean for Social Work?

Celebrating International Women’s Day

With International Womens Day approaching I’d like to shed some light on how you can celebrate and get involved at BU. The day is celebrated globally and is there to highlight all achievements by woman, socially, economically, politically and culturally. This year’s theme is ‘Embrace Equity ‘, with the global theme being “DigitALL: Innovation and… Read more » about Celebrating International Women’s Day

My top tips on saving as a student

  When you’re a student, one of the hardest challenges is learning to budget your money. I’m going to outline some of my favourite discounts that you can use for day to day living to save money whilst living as a student. Travel First of all, travel! Whether that’s getting around your local town, commuting… Read more » about My top tips on saving as a student

Best places to shop around Bournemouth

It’s safe to say with the practicalities and easiness of online shopping, follows the decline of high street stores. However, if you’re more of a technophobe and prefer to browse through shops and walk the high street for bargains then this blog can talk you through some of the best areas to shop in and… Read more » about Best places to shop around Bournemouth

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My favourite 10 student discounts

From retail stores to gyms, restaurants, take aways, public transports, days out, you’ll never be short finding a student discount, and why should you not make the most of them if it’s free to register? You can sign up to student deals by registering with Totum, UniDays or Student Beans or by showing your student… Read more » about My favourite 10 student discounts

The benefits of SportBU as a student

Are you interested in sports and fitness? At Bournemouth University we have some fantastic offers that will keep you healthy and well through our sports BU membership. Situated on Talbot Campus we have the Training Zone, Rees Suite High Performance Gym, two fitness studios and a Sports Hall. Our facilities are open from 7.15pm-10.30pm Monday… Read more » about The benefits of SportBU as a student

The Festive Season in Bournemouth

If you’re staying in Bournemouth over the festive period, there’s always plenty to of opportunities to get all Christmassy. The festive season in Bournemouth is always one of my favourite times of year. Bournemouth and the surrounding areas within South Dorset have so much to offer. One of my favourite is the free display of… Read more » about The Festive Season in Bournemouth

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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday 3 December 2022 is International Day of Disabilities. Disabilities can be defined as any physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities. The international day is a United Nations day that promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The theme for 2022 is ‘transformative solutions for inclusive development:… Read more » about Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

My first month at Bournemouth University

My first month at Bournemouth University was pretty daunting. Growing up in the town, I was used to the general area but starting at a university can still be a large stepping stone. The first month involved settling in to a new part of my life. I went along to meet the academic teams and… Read more » about My first month at Bournemouth University

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My tips for attending an Open Day

If you’re thinking about applying to a university but would like to find out more then an Open Day is a great way to start. When planning for an Open Day, it can take some preparation to get organised and decide where you need to be and when. It’s worth looking at the Open Day… Read more » about My tips for attending an Open Day