How ResLifeBU helped me adjust to life in a new country

My journey from home to Bournemouth had been extremely exhausting with over 20 hours spent flying and dragging my luggage. The days following it were to be spent quarantining in my BU accommodation in accordance with the government guidelines. I was told by ResLife that we would be provided with a basic isolation pack. To… Read more »

Things to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Mindful ways to spend your time.

So, imagine you made it into Bournemouth University, or are a student already. When you hear “student life”, what things come to your mind first? Something frivolous and light-headed, and it’s more that understandable, we, students all do that! But I would like to go a bit more creative, and tell you about some different… Read more »

Four students at the beach on graduation day

From Angkor Wat to Bournemouth – A Chevening Scholar’s Story

Sousdey everyone! Hello everyone! (Sousdey means Hello in Khmer) Well, where should I begin – I don’t know how to capture this in a few sentences. But let me try.  Born and raised in a remote village in Cambodia, my life has been nothing but adventurous since a very young age. From living in a… Read more »

Being an international student at BU

Introduction Being an international student, understandably, can be a pretty exciting experience, with so many expectations and unknowns lying ahead of you, as someone who is an international student myself, I would like to have my say about what support is available for people from different countries, comig to us and share my experience of… Read more »

How SportBU Yoga classes have helped me stay healthy and find balance

The convenient location on campus, reasonable student membership fee, regular class schedules, and friendly instructors and staff are why I chose to register for Yoga classes at SportBU. If you are looking for a place to stay healthy and find balance, I’d highly recommend this experience. Great location to overcome my laziness Since I moved… Read more »

The upcoming month of Ramadan

Currently, Muslims around the world are preparing for the annual holy month of Ramadan. This one month long event holds significant importance to the Muslim community. This month Muslims will be fasting, which is a participation of complete abstinence of food, water, and other particular acts. Fasting happens everyday and starts from the break of… Read more »

Life in Bournemouth as an Indian student

I am from India, a country that is very well-known for its rich culture and heritage. After completing my undergraduate, I decided to move abroad to pursue higher education, for which I chose Bournemouth University. Bournemouth is a coastal resort town on the south coast of England. It is a place booming with opportunity, due… Read more »

My international student journey from “I don’t want to go out because the weather is too cold” to “I can live here forever!”

My international student journey from “I don’t want to go out because the weather is too cold” to “I can live here forever!”   I remember the first week I moved to Bournemouth from Istanbul/Turkey. Istanbul is a city where you can see the sun almost every day, even in winter! That is why at… Read more »