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 »

Could 2021 be your year to be more sustainable?

Over the past couple of years I’ve been learning a lot about the environment and each individual’s impact on it. I’ve found some easy ways you can make more sustainable choices in 2021. My New Year’s resolution – pre-loved Over Lockdown, the poor treatment of workers and strain the fashion industry puts on the environment… Read more »

How I did my marketing and events placement from home

I never expected I’d be doing my placement from home. Especially, the fact it was mostly focused on events. I was about to set off around the country for two weeks doing UCAS exhibitions when I was told they were no longer going ahead. After putting months of stress and work into organising the events,… Read more »