The lessons I learnt at BU

Yes I learnt a lot about my course and industry while at university, but my time at BU taught me a lot about life too. These are some of the key lessons I learnt: 1. Friendships It is cliche but the value of friendships becomes very clear while at university, you start to appreciate quality… Read more »

So what actually is BA (Hons) Communication and Media about?

I think the question should really be, what isn’t BA (Hons) Communication and Media about? The courses covers pretty much every topic from PR and marketing to media and society, language matters, and writing for the media. You can look at all the units on the course page here. It is heavily coursework based, with… Read more »

From a final year, to a first year

I am so jealous of everyone going into first year, you are in for the best experience of your life! I wish I could start it all over again. If I did start all over again, these are some of the things I wish I knew from the beginning. 1. Living experience It is important… Read more »

My Top 5 BU experiences

My time at BU is coming to an end and I have had the best time of my life. What I’d give to start it all over again! So, I thought I’d share some of my favourite experiences whilst I’ve been here. These will be different for everyone and each course will have varying opportunities,… Read more »

How the BU Maintenance Bursary helped me

I received the BU Maintenance Loan in my first year of uni. I didn’t have to apply to the university, to be considered you just have to tick the box that says you’re happy for student finance to share your information with the university. For 2021 entry, if your parents earn less than £16,000 a… Read more »

All the nightlife Bournemouth has to offer

I can’t lie, nightlife and things to do in the area was one of the main factors that helped me make the final decision. It is also one of the main things I get asked by people considering university. So, in this blog I’m going to talk about the clubs and bars in Bournemouth, what… Read more »

Make the most out of a Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Days can be confusing to navigate and so it can be easy to forget some key details. So, here are my top tips to make the most out of a Virtual Open Day: 1. List of questions Make sure you have a list of important things you want to know and turn them… Read more »

You have your confirmed offer: What now?

So, you’ve got your offers back and you’ve gotten into university, what now? First of all, congratulations!!! The next steps can seem very daunting, but they’re actually very exciting and you should enjoy it. I’m almost about to graduate and I would do anything to go back to to that moment. The next steps Accommodation… Read more »

Best places to walk, run or cycle in Bournemouth

Since Coronavirus, I have spent more time exploring the local area and finding places my friends and I can go on walks, runs or bike rides. If you don’t have a bicycle in Bournemouth then don’t worry as you can hire a Beryl by paying as you go or buying bundles of minutes. Here are… Read more »

Friendships during Covid-19

Lockdown has lasted longer than most of us could have ever expected, leaving us craving a hug from our friends and being able to go for a drink without a curfew. Friends at university Living with friends in a house at university has been a huge help to keep me busy. We plan things to… Read more »

How I manage my student finance

One thing most students worry about before coming to university is money. But, don’t worry, you won’t have to live off Pot Noodles because that is all you can afford. That is a myth. You can eat well and do all the things you want to. The trick is budgeting. Some people do end up… Read more »

My time with Nerve Media

At Bournemouth University we have Nerve Media, a society that is a student ran media network. There is Nerve Radio, Nerve Magazine, Nerve Podcasts, Nerve Sport, Nerve News and Nerve Now. Each one providing different experience and opportunities. I personally have been part of Nerve Radio and Nerve Magazine in different roles. Nerve Radio My… Read more »