Tips for application process and interview day for paramedic science

This is a guest blog by current student Eloise Pearce, studying BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science. The application process when applying to any university, for any course, can be a stressful experience no matter which subject you are hoping to study.  Even more so for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course due to its limited spaces… Read more » about Tips for application process and interview day for paramedic science

My journey into Occupational Therapy course at BU

This is a guest blog by current student Alice Kay, currently studying BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. My Occupational Therapy (OT) student journey started in 2017, I came to BU after finishing college, where I had studied Sport & Exercise Science and Health & Social Care. Throughout school I had been excited at the prospect of… Read more » about My journey into Occupational Therapy course at BU

Story of an Operating Department Practice student

Hello everybody!  My name is Katie Pitcher and I am in the first cohort of degree student in Operating Department Practice (ODP) at Bournemouth Uni! What’s an ODP? This is a question I get asked daily!  Not a lot of people know what the role of an ODP is, so let me explain. Operating Department Practitioners… Read more » about Story of an Operating Department Practice student

The way the nation has come together only inspires me to work harder

My name is Amy Alexander, I am 20 years of age and I study BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at Bournemouth University. My inspiration for starting my nursing training was due to the amazing nursing teams I worked with at my local hospital in the operating theatres. The operating theatres gave me a massive insight into… Read more » about The way the nation has come together only inspires me to work harder

My journey into mental health nursing

This is a guest blog by Sophie Robertson, current PGDip Mental Health Nursing student who recently had her dissertation from her Psychology degree at BU published in the Journal of Eating Disorders. My student journey started by enrolling onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course at Bournemouth University. I always loved the idea of helping… Read more » about My journey into mental health nursing

One minute silence that took my breath away – Story of a Nursing student

Hey guys! My name is Helen and I am a second-year nursing student at BU. Since my placements were suspended due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, I have been working as a health care assistant at the hospital. I have been working on a variety of wards; some with Covid-19 and others without…. Read more » about One minute silence that took my breath away – Story of a Nursing student

I’m a single mum and a student nurse – how I achieve goals with BU supports

This is a guest blog written by Nicola Charles, our current BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student. She shares her experience being a mature student and a mum, and how support from BU is beneficial to help achieving her academic and personal goals. Helping out as a student ambassador on interview days I often get asked… Read more » about I’m a single mum and a student nurse – how I achieve goals with BU supports

Life after graduation – Midwife Cecilia and her current job at Dorset County Hospital

This is a guest blog by Cecilia Bawden, our BSc (Hons) Midwifery graduate who’s currently working at Dorset County Hospital. She’s recently been featured in Bournemouth Echo as part of the Midwifery Department which surpassed the national average for the hospital’s standards of maternity care. After graduating I had a short break, then started work at… Read more » about Life after graduation – Midwife Cecilia and her current job at Dorset County Hospital

Life and all its twists and turns – Story of a Midwifery student

As far back as I can remember I’ve been intrigued by the remarkable ability of a woman’s body to grow a new life. So at 17 when it came to applying to university, I submitted my application to study Midwifery. I had just met my now-husband Mikey and after a crazy few months together, we… Read more » about Life and all its twists and turns – Story of a Midwifery student

Top tips on how to write a personal statement for Midwifery

To celebrate International Midwives Day on 5 May, current student Jess, shares some tips on how to write a personal statement if your applying for BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Writing about yourself in general is hard enough but when you only have 4,000 characters to make a great first impression, mention all your transferable skills, talk… Read more » about Top tips on how to write a personal statement for Midwifery