Diwali is a religious festival of lights that originated in India which takes place annually, marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and this year is celebrated from the 13-16th November. The tradition is celebrated not just by Hindus, but across many religions across the globe, but Diwali honours the Hindu goddess of wealth,… Read more » about Diwali 2020: festival of lights…from home?
My Top 5 Tips For International Travel Student Quarantine
Whether it’s your first time arriving to Bournemouth University or returning for another year, I know all of us are keen to start the next chapter of our lives. However, the circumstances of pandemic traveling will cause some students to quarantine upon arrival. Bournemouth University is fully prepared for this and have opened accommodations to… Read more » about My Top 5 Tips For International Travel Student Quarantine
What World Population Day means to a BU student 🌍
Today is World Population Day, which is an annual event to raise awareness of global population issues. Bournemouth University has a growing population and is now home to around 18,000 students. Much of this population is split into smaller sub-populations (totally not sure if that’s a word I just invented… but lets go with it… Read more » about What World Population Day means to a BU student 🌍
What social media has done for me #SocialMediaDay
Since it is Social Media Day today I just wanted to share my experience of how social media has helped me through life. Back when I was 13 I started my own YouTube channel, and posted any kind of video I felt like. One day this would be a makeup or DIY tutorial, the next… Read more » about What social media has done for me #SocialMediaDay
Making a Magazine Mid-Pandemic
First-year Multimedia Journalism students were tasked to create a magazine for our Features and Online class this semester. The assignment was already quite large and daunting but Covid-19 has taken it to an entire different level. We had two magazines that was led by Emily Keogh and myself, Hussein Malek, as the Editor in Chiefs… Read more » about Making a Magazine Mid-Pandemic
Mindfulness on the Mat: Giving Yoga a Go!
Whether you are a current student, or you are looking forward to being one, university life can sometimes be a little stressful… maybe now more than ever. It is super important at this time to look after your mental health just as much as your physical health. Yoga is an amazing way to combine both… Read more » about Mindfulness on the Mat: Giving Yoga a Go!
Being the first in your family to go to university
Being a first-generation student can be a tough gig. For some, it can feel strange knowing how to fit into a place that none of your family have been before. If you feel this way, don’t worry! Feelings of stress and worry before starting university are completely normal, especially if you are a first-generation student…. Read more » about Being the first in your family to go to university
One minute silence that took my breath away – Story of a Nursing student
Hey guys! My name is Helen and I am a second-year nursing student at BU. Since my placements were suspended due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, I have been working as a health care assistant at the hospital. I have been working on a variety of wards; some with Covid-19 and others without…. Read more » about One minute silence that took my breath away – Story of a Nursing student
Joining the NHS frontline as a student nurse
It has always been the case that the BSc Hons Adult Nursing is a physical and academic challenge, with the third and final year being the biggest challenge of all before graduating. The unprecedented events around the current Coronavirus global pandemic have highlighted the need for increased numbers of healthcare professionals to join the NHS… Read more » about Joining the NHS frontline as a student nurse
My frontline experience as a paramedic amid the coronavirus pandemic
My name is Sam and I am a paramedic. Six months ago I graduated from Bournemouth University’s BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course. I would never have expected within such a short space of time from graduating that I would be working on the frontline during a global pandemic. The clinical decision making and critical thinking… Read more » about My frontline experience as a paramedic amid the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 has changed our lives, from how we work to how we interact with each other and everything in between. In the midst of these uncertain times however remains annual Earth Day happening on the 22nd of April, uniting millions around the globe to inspire action against climate change and environmental damage. Earth Day 2020… Read more » about Earth Day
Lockdown Lucky Dip: Things To Do
Whether you’re feeling anxious, bored or simply need a distraction during these times, work placement student Tia has come up with some ideas to do each day as we count down to life with a bit more normality! Hi everyone, staying busy and remaining positive is a must at the moment. Below you will find… Read more » about Lockdown Lucky Dip: Things To Do