The virtual voluntary project on sustainability and how it made my summer break more meaningful

Summer break is not only a great time for us to relax but also opens unique opportunities to learn and develop new skills and meet new people. To make my first summer break in the UK more memorable, I applied for a 3-week virtual voluntary project with the People & Planet and participated in a… Read more » about The virtual voluntary project on sustainability and how it made my summer break more meaningful

Getting involved with SUBU during my first year

If you are a new student or a prospective student interested in studying at Bournemouth University (BU), you must been wondering if BU have anything like a student council or students’ representative. Well here at BU, we have Students’ Union at Bournemouth University or famously known as SUBU. You will be represented by full-time officers… Read more » about Getting involved with SUBU during my first year

Being part of the Asian, Arab and Ethnic Minority (AAEM) Community

BU is a lot more diverse than I originally expected. When I went to the Fresher’s Fair during my first year, I stumbled across the Liberation Campaign in the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU). There are six campaigns represented by SUBU; Women’s Campaign, Transgender and Non-Binary Students Campaign, Students’ with Disabilities Campaign, LGB+ Campaign,… Read more » about Being part of the Asian, Arab and Ethnic Minority (AAEM) Community

My experience of BU’s welfare support services

Throughout my studies at Bournemouth University, I have been aware of how much welfare support BU offers for students. Going through half of my second year studying Sociology and Social Anthropology, here are some of the support services that I have personally used. Health and wellbeing. There’s student wellbeing providing counselling for students. I went… Read more » about My experience of BU’s welfare support services

What you can you do outside of your degree

This is a guest blog by Laragh MacDermott, who is studying BSc (Hons) Sport Management. In my first year, I signed up to the Bournemouth University’s Boat Club (BUBC, rowing club). Best decision I made that year! Being part of this club, I got to meet a diverse group of students with the similar mind-sets… Read more » about What you can you do outside of your degree

My time with Nerve Media

At Bournemouth University we have Nerve Media, a society that is a student ran media network. There is Nerve Radio, Nerve Magazine, Nerve Podcasts, Nerve Sport, Nerve News and Nerve Now. Each one providing different experience and opportunities. I personally have been part of Nerve Radio and Nerve Magazine in different roles. Nerve Radio My… Read more » about My time with Nerve Media

Nerve Radio: An outlook from the Head of Evenings

“…And we’re live! Hello everyone this is Hussein, your host for New Music Monday!” If you have ever tuned in to nerve radio between 5-6pm on Monday’s you will probably hear me say this to introduce my show. Nerve radio and Nerve Media has been a strong, staple presence in SUBU.  A society where the… Read more » about Nerve Radio: An outlook from the Head of Evenings

What wellbeing support is available to me at BU and how can I use it?

How are you, really? We all know that being a uni student can be tough sometimes. Whatever the source of your feelings, it is important to remember to prioritise your wellbeing, both mental and physical. BU has a variety of wellbeing services available to students which you can make use of should you need to…. Read more » about What wellbeing support is available to me at BU and how can I use it?

International Friendship Day – tips for making friends at Uni

When it comes to University, many questions will undoubtedly go through your head: “How will I manage my accommodation? Will I enjoy the course?” But perhaps one of the more important questions is: “Will I make friends at University?” Since the 30th of July is International Friendship day, now is the best time to address… Read more » about International Friendship Day – tips for making friends at Uni

Postgraduate Nightlife: What Awaits For You

Between all the parties and festivals which are often targeted at undergrads, it can be tough as a postgraduate to find nightlife dedicated to us. However, you don’t always have to go to fresher events to have fun. There are lots of great venues around town where you make your night your own. And while… Read more » about Postgraduate Nightlife: What Awaits For You

Budgeting – A Student’s Financial Life-hacks

Handling finances can be tricky, especially when you’ve moved to a new place. The currency is different, the prices of commodities are new and most students are dealing with a fixed budget – having to balance basic needs, school supplies as well as at least a little bit of a social life. This blog is… Read more » about Budgeting – A Student’s Financial Life-hacks