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The best places to visit in Bournemouth, UK

Hiya! One of the big reasons I chose to come to BU was because of it’s location! There’s so much to do and so many places to explore, in this video I run through some of my favourite spots so hopefully it gets you excited to get outside and explore the local area. Emily 🙂… Read more » about The best places to visit in Bournemouth, UK

Beating the culinary blues – Where to find International cuisines in Bournemouth

As someone who enjoys international cuisine and is a big traveller and foodie, I am always keen to hear of students experience when visiting Bournemouth for international cuisine. I often get asked by prospective international students where they can find a range of Brazilian, African, and Thai cuisine options around Bournemouth. First, as a student,… Read more » about Beating the culinary blues – Where to find International cuisines in Bournemouth

Winter in the UK and all the things it brings

I first came to the UK in September, as the autumn season was beginning. I was lucky to experience the gentle transition from the warm, sunny summer to the cool winds, slowly having a chilly bite. Perhaps because of the nostalgia I have with being new in the country and starting a new university, I… Read more » about Winter in the UK and all the things it brings

Resurface: a society for wellbeing

BU has plenty of clubs and societies to offer, from sports to baking to cocktail making! Resurface is a club/society a little out of the ordinary at BU. With wellbeing at the heart of its surf, yoga and social community, it offers a lifestyle activity course available to people looking to improve their general wellbeing,… Read more » about Resurface: a society for wellbeing

Keeping active throughout lockdown 2.0

This lockdown feels different to our first one back in March. Not only has the weather taken a colder, wetter and darker turn but for most of us, our motivation to get outside for our daily exercise has dwindled. However, keeping fit doesn’t have to feel like a chore and there are plenty of activities… Read more » about Keeping active throughout lockdown 2.0

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 » about How I did my marketing and events placement from home

Life in Bournemouth – current update

Over the last few months, the COVID-19 restrictions in the UK are being reduced, with some rules in place involving social distancing and other safety measures. In an attempt to kick-start the economy and ensure that things return to normal, most places are being reopened, with new safety systems put in place. This blog discusses… Read more » about Life in Bournemouth – current update

Preparing for the weather in the UK

When I first moved to the UK, I had packed everything I thought I’d needed to prepare for the weather in Bournemouth. However, after living here for four years now, I have discovered a few more simple tips and tricks to make sure you’re ready for anything! If you’d like to learn more, check out… Read more » about Preparing for the weather in the UK

10 pieces of advice I wish I’d heard before university

I came to Bournemouth four years ago and started my degree in Events Management. The first two years were about learning the ropes and taking on different challenges along the way. Here’s my 10 piece of advice I wish someone had told me before I moved to university, and some that I hope will help… Read more » about 10 pieces of advice I wish I’d heard before university

Food in Bournemouth

Here are some highlights of favourite food spots in Bournemouth, many of which do student discount/ discount days… great food at a great price, what more could you ask for?! Conto Lounge Situated along Winton high street, this dog friendly café has recently undergone refurbishment, and is now looking better than ever. It does all… Read more » about Food in Bournemouth