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Lecture vs Seminar?! What is the difference?

At university, you will be exposed to a very different way of learning than you would have had in Secondary School and Sixth Form/College. Higher Education is more focused on independent learning and at BU, we like to see ourselves as colleagues and less as teachers and students. So what actually is the difference between… Read more » about Lecture vs Seminar?! What is the difference?

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My Favourite Project this Year! – Stories & Spaces

At University, a common misconception is that all your assignments are essays! Well, I can say from experience this is not the case! You can get a whole range of assessment type’s throughout your university education. My favourite project this year was the assignment for a unit I had called Stories & Spaces. Our brief was… Read more » about My Favourite Project this Year! – Stories & Spaces

My final year project as a Cyberpsychology undergraduate

As part of the first generation of cyberpsychology undergraduate students, I was already brainstorming ideas for my final-year project in my second year. I was so excited to apply something I really enjoyed in the world of technology (preferably involving social media) and turn it into my own piece of research. So, what is the… Read more » about My final year project as a Cyberpsychology undergraduate

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What joining a society will do for your social life at Uni

Being a ‘mature’ student, I already lived locally and didn’t need to move into halls, so I stayed in the flat I already lived in. That played a small role in not being able to meet and socialise with my peers prior to my first day at uni. I’m quite an open, talk-to-anyone kind of… Read more » about What joining a society will do for your social life at Uni

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5 things to do in Bournemouth during the summer

Arriving to your accommodation early? Staying until your tenancy runs out? Whatever your reason, at some point you’re likely to be in Bournemouth during the summer. When societies take a pause and you’re (temporarily!) free from lectures and seminars, you might start to wonder what to do with your spare time. Of course, Bournemouth is… Read more » about 5 things to do in Bournemouth during the summer

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How to book your home from home – your guide to the BU Accommodation Portal

Every now and then we ask our advisers in the Future Students Enquiry Team to share their top tips on key topics. Here’s their latest one covering how to book your BU accommodation.   So, you’ve chosen BU as your firm choice university (exciting!) and now you can access the BU Accommodation Portal to book… Read more » about How to book your home from home – your guide to the BU Accommodation Portal

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How to make the most of an open day

Open days can be the key to helping you decide which university you go to, but they can seem quite daunting and overwhelming – which is why I’ve put together a guide on making the most of your time at an Open Day, so that you can really discover why BU is for you! First… Read more » about How to make the most of an open day

Why I loved living in Dorchester House

Living in Dorchester House Choosing the right accommodation for you can be daunting, especially when you are moving from home for the first time. However, choosing can also be a very exciting experience and luckily Bournemouth University has many options to choose from! In my first year, I lived in Dorchester House, and I had… Read more » about Why I loved living in Dorchester House

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How to prepare for University

Preparing to come to BU! You may be wondering how you should prepare for university. This blog will give you some tips and tricks on how to do this from someone who has been a first year student! Starting a checklist on things you should bring to university  To start preparing I found it very… Read more » about How to prepare for University

How to volunteer as a Bournemouth University student

There are many volunteering opportunities in and around Bournemouth, with many local groups, charities, and organisations that are often seeking volunteers to help out in a variety of ways. Volunteering can be a great way to broaden your horizons and explore the local community, whilst having a positive impact through rewarding work. Bournemouth University encourages… Read more » about How to volunteer as a Bournemouth University student