Winter in the UK and all the things it brings

I first came to the UK in September, as the autumn season was beginning. I was lucky to experience the gentle transition from the warm, sunny summer to the cool winds, slowly having a chilly bite. Perhaps because of the nostalgia I have with being new in the country and starting a new university, I… Read more »

The BU and UK Experience, and the Things I Learnt

Back in 2019 when I finally decided to come to Bournemouth University, I knew that the coming year was going to be different from everything I had ever known. From all the stories people tell about their time studying abroad, I had gathered that the year was going to be a new learning experience at… Read more »

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Stay-at-home Diwali

Diwali is my favourite time of the year. Back home in India, it’s a time for family, friends, new celebratory clothes and delicious food. When I came to the UK, I thought that among the things I would miss the most would be the festivities and the sense of family. To some extent, that was… Read more »

Life in Bournemouth – current update

Over the last few months, the COVID-19 restrictions in the UK are being reduced, with some rules in place involving social distancing and other safety measures. In an attempt to kick-start the economy and ensure that things return to normal, most places are being reopened, with new safety systems put in place. This blog discusses… Read more »

LLM in Intellectual Property Law and My Experiences

Choosing to do Intellectual Property Law as my Master’s Degree was a fairly simple choice for me. I wanted to do a course that would not pigeon hole me into one specific field, and the opportunities provided by IP in business, technology, creative media and more made it exciting. The most attractive feature I found… Read more »

Shopping for Food and Other Essentials- A Guide

When I started my year at Bournemouth, the first task at hand was to set up a life. This meant getting basic necessities – kitchen utensils, bedding, toiletries and food. I was quite unsure as to what the best place to get all that was and didn’t know what brands or products I could rely… Read more »

Budgeting – A Student’s Financial Life-hacks

Handling finances can be tricky, especially when you’ve moved to a new place. The currency is different, the prices of commodities are new and most students are dealing with a fixed budget – having to balance basic needs, school supplies as well as at least a little bit of a social life. This blog is… Read more »

Why postgraduate study was such a great option for me

​The end of my five years of law school was bizarre at the very least. For the first time in a while the next natural step wasn’t the next academic year and I was unsure of where I wanted to take my life. I was (and still adamantly am) the starry-eyed millennial. I want to… Read more »

Bridging the Distance During the Pandemic

Like many other students from Bournemouth University, I chose to stay in the UK and not return home to India for the duration of the pandemic. It was a difficult decision that had to be made for the safety of my family and I. Many of us who chose to stay back have, in past… Read more »

The Lockdown and My Thoughts on Surviving It

What an unbelievable time to be alive! For everyone around the world, irrespective of age and place, these times are sure to be full of uncertainties, fear and at the very least, an all-consuming boredom. As negative thoughts and feelings take over us, the need to hold on to any amount of normalcy is of… Read more »

An English Christmas for an Indian Girl

Before moving to Bournemouth, my idea of Christmas was based on movies and books. Indian Christmas is different- a week of holidays, adorable little stars hanging outside every home, and giant Christmas trees in shopping malls. The world in my books and films and the world around me were so far apart, I could have… Read more »