Top tips for self care

This International Self-care day it’s good to highlight and remember some of those ways we can encourage our self-care. Self-care isn’t all a pamper session with face masks and a bubble bath – although it can be. Looking after yourself has so many other aspects too, including the financial, physical, psychological, and emotional ways we… Read more » about Top tips for self care

How to feel at home when you’re away from home

Being away from home in a new place is scary enough, especially if you’re too far away from home to visit regularly. I was quite lucky as I’m from the south of Hampshire, and my home was only an hour’s drive from Bournemouth. Still, I moved into Purbeck House during the pandemic, which meant seeing… Read more » about How to feel at home when you’re away from home

Fusion Delights: Blending Indian Flavors with Local Ingredients in the UK

Don’t forget to Follow us on Instagram for more news and international student stories! Food has a remarkable ability to bridge cultures and bring people together. As an Indian student studying in the UK, I have discovered the joy of combining traditional Indian flavours with the local ingredients found in this beautiful country. In this blog post, I… Read more » about Fusion Delights: Blending Indian Flavors with Local Ingredients in the UK

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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

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University resources if you have concerns about your mental health

Bournemouth University has several resources to help support students no matter their situation, if concerned about your mental health here is a list of ways the University can provide support: There are over 30 services available at Bournemouth University through Health and Wellbeing which help students in a variety of ways, such as with bereavement,… Read more » about University resources if you have concerns about your mental health

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Learning life skills at BU – cleaning and laundry

Moving from home to university involves becoming more dependent, which can be quite daunting, and can take time to get used to. Cleaning and laundry is one task that you will need to carry out! This blog gives top tips on how to clean and do your laundry around your university lectures and social lives,… Read more » about Learning life skills at BU – cleaning and laundry

Will Rodwell

Top 5 things to do before moving to university!

Moving to university can be very daunting and scary. It was for me! I moved from the other side of the country in the middle of nowhere! But, when I learned these 5 tips, it made life much easier for me, now it’s my turn to share them with you! 1 – Pack to perfection!… Read more » about Top 5 things to do before moving to university!

Ene Adasen

Balancing family life with postgraduate study

In her guest blog, Ene Adasen, who is studying MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship talks about how she has managed the challenges of postgraduate study alongside family life and how studying on this course has benefited her own business.  I remember feeling apprehensive when I first arrived at Bournemouth for the MSc Innovation Management &… Read more » about Balancing family life with postgraduate study

Sarah Clark

Attending the Dorset Mind’s industry day with the BU Graduate Skills Programme

This is a guest blog by Sarah Clark, MSc Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology student, who attended the Dorset Mind industry day, as part of the Graduate Skills Programme run by CareersBU.  Dorset Mind is a pioneering local charity working tirelessly to educate, challenge mental health stigma and inequality, and aid recovery by helping individuals grow in… Read more » about Attending the Dorset Mind’s industry day with the BU Graduate Skills Programme

How to manage your time at university

University, mmm, free from responsibilities, parties, waking up at 3pm, going to every event, complete fun 24/7. Or is it? I remember that time in first year when it hit that, oh, university is not just studying and meeting people, but also cooking, cleaning, laundry, working, studying, exams, shopping, the list goes on… Sometimes it… Read more » about How to manage your time at university

My experience with BU’s support services

Whether you are struggling with your work load, references for your assignments, or need a refresher on how to use the Library database, there are several support services you can go to at any stage in your university career. Library Services: In my experience at university I have used the library services several times throughout… Read more » about My experience with BU’s support services