Navigating education: a comparative look at UK and Indian teaching styles and grading systems

Embarking on a journey as an international student, I immersed myself in two distinct worlds of education: the United Kingdom and India. The contrasts in teaching styles and grading systems between these two countries have offered me invaluable insights into diverse approaches to learning. In the UK, education focuses on fostering critical thinking and independent… Read more » about Navigating education: a comparative look at UK and Indian teaching styles and grading systems

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My MSc Public Health student experience

This is a guest blog by Keyia. Hello, my name is Keyia, I’m an international student from Nigeria and I am currently studying MSc Public Health at Bournemouth University. Besides being an international student, I’m also one of the faculty reps for Bournemouth University Student Union and a member of the Bournemouth University influencer community…. Read more » about My MSc Public Health student experience

Come on, Barbies, let’s go travel!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for more international news and stories! A big reason why I chose to study in England was to be only a few short hours away from other beautiful cities across Europe. While grinding on my coursework, the one thing that kept me motivated was planning a holiday after my submission… Read more » about Come on, Barbies, let’s go travel!

How I eat healthy and delicious food, while on a budget!

Buying and making food while at university is often very daunting. How do I know if this is cooked? What do I need to have on my plate to eat healthily? How much is this going to cost?! All of these questions appeared in my mind when I started university. So, to help you out,… Read more » about How I eat healthy and delicious food, while on a budget!

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Unravelling the Public Health puzzle: my experiences pursuing an MSc at BU

Greetings! My name is Helen Tokaiqali and I am an Army Environmental Health Officer (EHO), dedicated to safeguarding the health and well-being of personnel within our forces. Alongside my military responsibilities, I have embarked on an exciting journey as a part-time student pursuing an MSc in Public Health at Bournemouth University. This unique opportunity allows… Read more » about Unravelling the Public Health puzzle: my experiences pursuing an MSc at BU

Becoming a Postgraduate Research student at BU

Bohan Liu is studying a Postgraduate Research degree within the Bournemouth University Business School. We’ve asked her some questions about her experiences of this and what advice she has for anyone who is considering Postgraduate Research here at BU. Why did you choose to undertake research at BU and what has attracted you to research… Read more » about Becoming a Postgraduate Research student at BU

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How to handle Clearing – my top tips

This blog will take you through the opening of Clearing, what to expect, how to approach universities and choose a place. I’ll also go into detail about what to consider and how to negotiate with universities and how to handle Clearing if it’s unexpected! Clearing 2023 is open from 5th July until 17th October. Clearing… Read more » about How to handle Clearing – my top tips

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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