Accommodation at BU

Halls, houses, hotels and host families! BU has accommodation options for all tastes, needs and budgets. We’ve a number of Halls at our Lansdowne campus for the traditional first year experience. All have communal areas, en-suite rooms, Internet, launderettes and bike storage. They’re also walking distance to town for shops, restaurants, bars, and the beautiful… Read more » about Accommodation at BU


What is SUBU?… SUBU is basically your voice as a student. Led by Elected Officers who are voted in each year the Union exists to represent you fairly and accurately. It also provides superb advice on a variety of areas which affect students, including academic issues, money, housing and personal problems. Included are over 100… Read more » about SUBU

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support at BU offers individualised targeted support delivered on a one to one basis to enable independent learning.  We also provide support with developing employability skills needed during placements and beyond graduation.  Arrangements for exam support and adaptive technologies can be made and lots of information, advice and guidance is always available.  Contact… Read more » about Additional Learning Support

How to write a great personal statement

Writing a personal statement can be quite daunting, but knowing the best things to include will definitely make your application stand out. UCAS have a great video explaining what is involved in writing a great personal statement and we thought it was definitely worth sharing! Admissions teams want applicants to demonstrate a real love and… Read more » about How to write a great personal statement

Understanding UCAS

If you’re looking to start university in September 2014, getting your head around UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) early will make the process of applying to university much easier. With around 300 providers and around 100,000 courses all applications to UK universities comes through UCAS and it is a great way to research which ones across… Read more » about Understanding UCAS

Induction fortnight

By Holly Montague Postgraduate student, MA Advertising and Marketing Communications Induction fortnight AKA Freshers, that crazy time where you have lots of parties, freebies handed to you and the opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Who wouldn’t like that? SOUNDS GREAT! Welcome to what will be your best years!! After you parents have woken… Read more » about Induction fortnight

Paddle your own canoe

By Holly Montague Postgraduate student, MA Advertising and Marketing Communications You may end up getting creative for money and setting off the odd fire alarm in your kitchen, but once you accept these factors you are well on your way to fending for yourself. Don’t worry. You may fail at the start, but you’ll be… Read more » about Paddle your own canoe