You have your confirmed offer: What now?

So, you’ve got your offers back and you’ve gotten into university, what now? First of all, congratulations!!! The next steps can seem very daunting, but they’re actually very exciting and you should enjoy it. I’m almost about to graduate and I would do anything to go back to to that moment. The next steps Accommodation… Read more »

Study Skills in the UK vs Malaysia (my home country)

  Hi! My name is Ayra and I studied in Malaysia until I was 20 years old before deciding to study abroad.   I choose Bournemouth University to further my Undergraduate studies in the Sociology and Social Anthropology. I am now halfway into my degree and have noticed several differences in my study skills when I’m… Read more »

How I manage my student finance

One thing most students worry about before coming to university is money. But, don’t worry, you won’t have to live off Pot Noodles because that is all you can afford. That is a myth. You can eat well and do all the things you want to. The trick is budgeting. Some people do end up… Read more »

How the lockdown helped me get to a better management of my student budget

Being on a lock-down is certainly not the most pleasant experience one can have, especially when you are an international student who moved to England all excited for travel and new discoveries. However, this situation can make you see things from a different perspective. This is what happened to me when I started rethinking my… Read more »

Need a little support? BU’s got you

Moving to Bournemouth was one of the best things that happened to me, but moving to uni is a big step for everyone and, although we may not admit it, we could all do with a little extra support from time to time. You’re not alone! BU’s got everything from academic and financial support to… Read more »

A Day in my Life as an Indian PG Student (Pre Lockdown Life!)

***This post was written before lockdown measures in the UK***   Hi guys! I’m Malvika Shahi and I’m doing my Masters in Creative Writing and Publishing at Bournemouth University. Transitioning into a different culture can seem hard but Bournemouth is so diverse and inclusive that you fall in love with the place and forget all… Read more »

Eat like a nutritionist (on a budget)

Trying  to eat healthily can be overwhelming, given the ever-increasing amount of information out there. Healthy eating has been eclipsed by trends. There is always a new diet that can fit you in that dress faster or a newly discovered “superfood” that can transform your brain or a “detox tea” that will give you the… Read more »

Making the most of a January start

Are you thinking about postgraduate study in 2020? Why not start this month –  Bournemouth University has a wide range of  Master’s degrees available. Bournemouth is my hometown – I was born and raised here – so for me, it was a no-brainer to do my masters at BU as I have lived here my… Read more »

The university food shop: tips, tricks and getting to grips

Moving away to university can be difficult, as for many of you it will be your first experience living on your own. This means having to look after yourself… those pre cooked frozen meals your mum made you won’t last forever! It is easy to be so wrapped up in the one million other things… Read more »

International placement with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in Greece

This is a guest blog by current student Martha Davis studying BA (Hons) Communication and Media. My experience When I said I was heading to Greece for a few months to work in marine conservation, many people oohed and ahead, envying at the mamma mia lifestyle I was heading to! I can confirm that living… Read more »