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 » about How to write a great personal statement

Understanding UCAS

If you’re looking to start university in Sept 2013, getting your head around UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) early will make the process of applying to university much easier. All applications to UK universities comes through UCAS and it is a great way to research which ones across the country offer the subjects or courses you’re… Read more » about Understanding UCAS

Life in Bournemouth

With all exams finally over, we are starting to think about how we can spend our rainy summer this year! We all know that Bournemouth and Poole have great beaches, and there is always so much happening in the area it’s no wonder that so many graduates stay here once they’ve finished their course. Throughout… Read more » about Life in Bournemouth


Hi, I’m Nic and I look after Undergraduate Recruitment for BU. This year is the big one! We know that whilst it’s exciting, planning to go to university can sometimes be a daunting process. I’m one of a team of BU staff bloggers who will be sharing advice and guiding you through what you need… Read more » about Welcome!