Students in the Cocktail & Mocktail society posing for a group photo

5 ways to make friends at university

Studying at university is incredibly exciting, but for many students it means relocating from your hometown to somewhere completely new – sometimes across the country, or even from another continent! It might seem daunting, but making friends at university is simple. Remember, everyone is in the same boat, so don’t feel as if you’re the… Read more » about 5 ways to make friends at university

Why I chose Bournemouth for my Postgraduate Research Degree

Rama Permana is currently with the Bournemouth University Business School as a Postgraduate Researcher. In his guest blog he talks about what brought him to Bournemouth and how he has found working towards his PhD and living here.  Why did you choose to research at BU and what has attracted you to research this area?… Read more » about Why I chose Bournemouth for my Postgraduate Research Degree

Going back to full-time study three years after college

Almost every student I’ve met while at BU took the usual college-then-straight-to-university route, but that wasn’t the case for me. After finishing my A-levels, I still didn’t know for sure what I wanted to do with my life (sounds dramatic, I know). So, I went on what could only be described as a “non-traditional” route… Read more » about Going back to full-time study three years after college

Durdle Door, Bournemouth University, Dorset, Manya Deora, Durdle Door,

First Destination to Visit in the UK being A BU student: Durdle Door & Old Harry Rocks

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more international news and stories! Nestled along the stunning Jurassic Coastline, two iconic landmarks interest adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike: Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks. These natural formations have astonished visitors for centuries with their awe-inspiring beauty. If you find yourself in Bournemouth, this guide will provide you… Read more » about First Destination to Visit in the UK being A BU student: Durdle Door & Old Harry Rocks

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Making new friends at BU

Some people may feel a little apprehensive about how and if you will make friends when at university. I realised when I arrived there are lots of ways you can make friends! In this blog, I chat about some ways you can make friends whilst at Bournemouth University. Freshers’ week When you arrive at BU… Read more » about Making new friends at BU

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

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Everything you need to know about student bank accounts

I’ll be honest, before coming to university I had no idea that student bank accounts were a thing, and so an article like this would have been quite useful! You might be thinking, what’s the point? I already have an account, why do I need another? One word: Freebies! Firstly let’s understand the difference between… Read more » about Everything you need to know about student bank accounts

My experience of the Rising Voices event

This guest blog is written by MA Media & Communication student, Esther Sandra Mene about their experience attending the Rising Voices event. I attended a transformative event called Rising Voices that took place with the aim of creating visibility for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) writers in the Dorset area. This event was… Read more » about My experience of the Rising Voices event

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