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How the Turing Scheme took me to the French Alps

This is a guest blog by BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student Tom, who talks about his experience of the Turing Scheme. I chose to study at BU for its high reputation in sports-related fields while also having the chance to gain industry experience. Having the opportunity to study in a beautiful coastal town… Read more » about How the Turing Scheme took me to the French Alps

Staying at BU for a Postgraduate Research Degree

Hi there! I’m Katy, a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University. What is my research about? My research aims to look into TikTok usage beyond the number of hours a day or week. TikTok needs to be more researched as psychology research needs to work on keeping up with… Read more » about Staying at BU for a Postgraduate Research Degree

Reflecting on my first year: what would I do differently?

Settling into university life Starting university, you quickly realise that it forces a level of independence and responsibility, which can be a massive change from home and for some students, a newfound sense of freedom. It is easy to get carried away with the late nights and lie-ins. I found that by the first few… Read more » about Reflecting on my first year: what would I do differently?

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Dear first years…. advice for starting your first year at BU from a second year student

  The anxiety of A-level results day has passed, and now you are fulfilling the next chapter of your education and life journey…. studying at university away from home. A new city, new study, new people, and new living – everything will be unfamiliar and exciting. Welcome to Bournemouth University! Where you will be studying… Read more » about Dear first years…. advice for starting your first year at BU from a second year student

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Freshers Week: Expectations Vs Reality

One of the highlights for students who join BU every year is Freshers Week! Freshers Week is an opportunity to go out, have fun, take part in activities, and meet new friends! In this blog, I talk about my experience of Freshers Week at BU, including what my expectations were Vs the reality. Before I… Read more » about Freshers Week: Expectations Vs Reality

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Volunteering in South Africa as part of the Turing Scheme study abroad placement

This is a guest blog by Eduard, a Romanian, UK resident studying Geography at Bournemouth University. Eduard shares their experience of the Turing Scheme. I chose to study geography because I have always been interested in how humans interact with nature and how different cultures and beliefs interact with each other. As my university life… Read more » about Volunteering in South Africa as part of the Turing Scheme study abroad placement

Cultural curiosities: unraveling the British fascination with weather – an Indian student’s perspective

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more international news and stories! The British fascination with weather is a cultural peculiarity that has long intrigued people from around the world. From casual conversations to news headlines, weather is a ubiquitous topic in British society. As an Indian student studying in the United Kingdom, I have come… Read more » about Cultural curiosities: unraveling the British fascination with weather – an Indian student’s perspective

Seizing the Opportunity: Getting Turing Scheme funding for a summer school course in France

Brief Explanation of the Turing Scheme: The Turing Scheme, named after the famous British mathematician Alan Turing, is a UK government initiative that replaced the Erasmus+ program after Brexit. Its primary aim is to provide opportunities for students to study, work, or gain practical experiences abroad. Partnering with higher education institutions across the world, the… Read more » about Seizing the Opportunity: Getting Turing Scheme funding for a summer school course in France

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Unlocking opportunities: embracing clubs and societies at BU

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more international news and stories! When I embarked on my journey as an international student at Bournemouth University, little did I know that my first year would be a masterclass in personal growth and cultural integration. Reflecting on my experiences, there’s one thing I wish I had done differently:… Read more » about Unlocking opportunities: embracing clubs and societies at BU

Embracing opportunities: my journey as a Student Ambassador at BU

Embarking on a university journey is a pivotal moment in any student’s life. When I set foot on the vibrant campus of Bournemouth University, little did I know that my experience would be elevated to extraordinary heights by becoming a Student Ambassador. In this blog, I want to share my personal journey as a Bournemouth… Read more » about Embracing opportunities: my journey as a Student Ambassador at BU