Overcoming exam pressure at university

My name is Charlotte, I am a first year studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism at BU. I have just finished some of my exams and I wanted to share my experience and give some advice on handling the pressure of exams and the support available. The first tip I found helpful was to set aside… Read more » about Overcoming exam pressure at university

The benefits of being a Student Ambassador at BU

What exactly is a Student Ambassador? Student Ambassadors are the student faces of the university, representing it both in person and online. They are a diverse group, each bringing unique skills and characteristics to the table. Being a Student Ambassador is about communication, leadership, and adaptability, but also the willingness to inspire and connect with… Read more » about The benefits of being a Student Ambassador at BU

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Where to go when you’re in need of support

I feel this topic is an important one. At some point in our lives, we will all go through some form of worries, concerns, and challenges and will experience the need for professional support that doesn’t require an 18 month waiting list or a referral. I’m going to provide you with a list of up… Read more » about Where to go when you’re in need of support

Embracing the BU community, from start to finish

Being part of the Bournemouth University (BU) community begins when you first apply to be a student, throughout your studies and even after you have graduated. Embarking on my journey at BU, the sense of community began long before arriving as a student. From receiving your application, BU welcomes you into its community, sending emails… Read more » about Embracing the BU community, from start to finish

Perks of being a Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Andrew, and I have been a Student Ambassador at Bournemouth University since June 2023. In this blog, I am going to talk about my favourite perks of being a Student Ambassador, in no particular order! Flexible work around your studies & other commitments One of the best parts of being a… Read more » about Perks of being a Student Ambassador

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Best LGBTQ+ spots in Bournemouth

For years, Bournemouth has had a reputation for being gay-friendly, with lots of LGBTQ+ spots and events to offer. If you’re just arriving at university, or you’re a third year dipping your toes in the water for the first time, here are some great LGBTQ+ spaces to start with. While Flirt Café isn’t an exclusively… Read more » about Best LGBTQ+ spots in Bournemouth

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Money-saving app recommendations

Saving money and endless searching for discounts is a critical part of being a student. You’ve paid your tuition, you’ve paid your rent, now what? What money do you have left to spend on yourself? Don’t fret; I’m here to share my favourite apps to help you save money as a student. Food Shopping is… Read more » about Money-saving app recommendations

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How the Business School’s Employability Programme helped me in interviews

Kristian studied Business & Management with Project & Operations Management at BU, and maximised the learning opportunities on offer within the Business School during his studies. He attended many of the Business School Employability Programme sessions and shares in his vlog how it helped him at interviews when finding a graduate position.  

Advice on how to choose a university

Thinking about the future can be daunting (I know – stressful and confusing!) especially when you have recently chosen your A-level subjects, or BTEC’s. Sometimes, you could want a change in career by the end of your A-levels and this is completely normal being young. Heads up – you don’t necessarily need to pursue a… Read more » about Advice on how to choose a university