Writing your UCAS personal statement

Your personal statement is your opportunity to tell us as much information as you can about yourself and why you want to follow a particular course, and as such it forms the most important part of your application. We recommend you come along to an Open Day where you can speak with the Tutors and… Read more »

Accommodation at BU

Halls, houses, hotels and host families! BU has accommodation options for all tastes, needs and budgets. We’ve a number of Halls at our Lansdowne campus for the traditional first year experience. All have communal areas, en-suite rooms, Internet, launderettes and bike storage. They’re also walking distance to town for shops, restaurants, bars, and the beautiful… Read more »


What is SUBU?… SUBU is basically your voice as a student. Led by Elected Officers who are voted in each year the Union exists to represent you fairly and accurately. It also provides superb advice on a variety of areas which affect students, including academic issues, money, housing and personal problems. Included are over 100… Read more »

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support at BU offers individualised targeted support delivered on a one to one basis to enable independent learning.  We also provide support with developing employability skills needed during placements and beyond graduation.  Arrangements for exam support and adaptive technologies can be made and lots of information, advice and guidance is always available.  Contact… Read more »

How to write a great personal statement

Writing a personal statement can be quite daunting, but knowing the best things to include will definitely make your application stand out. UCAS have a great video explaining what is involved in writing a great personal statement and we thought it was definitely worth sharing! Admissions teams want applicants to demonstrate a real love and… Read more »

Understanding UCAS

If you’re looking to start university in September 2014, getting your head around UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) early will make the process of applying to university much easier. With around 300 providers and around 100,000 courses all applications to UK universities comes through UCAS and it is a great way to research which ones across… Read more »

Making the most of your Open Day

Think about all the questions you have about coming to university and make sure you ask us – if you want more information about the course, our accommodation, the applications process, or anything else about coming to uni, we’ve got people here who can help. Plan your day – if you’ve registered for our Open… Read more »

Good Luck and Welcome New Students

The time has come to say goodbye and good luck to all students attending university this September. My teams of brilliant bloggers and myself have had a fab time writing and posting all the content to help you get to university.  I hope you’ve found the information useful and inspiring and that you will take… Read more »

Induction fortnight

By Holly Montague Postgraduate student, MA Advertising and Marketing Communications Induction fortnight AKA Freshers, that crazy time where you have lots of parties, freebies handed to you and the opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Who wouldn’t like that? SOUNDS GREAT! Welcome to what will be your best years!! After you parents have woken… Read more »

Paddle your own canoe

By Holly Montague Postgraduate student, MA Advertising and Marketing Communications You may end up getting creative for money and setting off the odd fire alarm in your kitchen, but once you accept these factors you are well on your way to fending for yourself. Don’t worry. You may fail at the start, but you’ll be… Read more »


By Rebecca White 2nd year BU Student, BSc (Hons) Archaeology Cooking for one can be surprisingly expensive, so you need to work out how to use up all those leftovers. Try to find simple meals that use ingredients you can use for something else. There’s plenty of student cookbooks around, so try to find one… Read more »

Student Discount

By Natalie Smith 2nd year BU Student, LLB (Hons) Law You can get student discount in so many places it would take a whole blog to list them all! Some companies are willing to give you student discount; it is a big perk of being a student. Some stores will accept your student card as… Read more »