Starting university- the support offered by The Additional Learning support Team

Hello there! My name is Emiyn, I am an MSc Biological Anthropology student here at Bournemouth University. I wanted to talk about the Additional Learning Support offered here, as it has had a huge impact on the quality of my university experience. I entered Bournemouth University through Clearing, so beginning my university life was hectic,… Read more »

Asperges syndrome and it’s impact on student life

This is a guest blog by current student Peter, studying BA (Hons) International Management. Hello, my name is Peter and I’ve just finished my first year of university. I am studying International Hospitality Management and am an older student aged 26. Being a mature student isn’t always a bad thing… as being slightly older I… Read more »

Survival kit for managing PG’s reading workload

We do not wait until we’re studying for a Master’s to start reading; we already read a lot whilst studying at undergraduate level or even long before that. So why is the importance of reading particularly emphasized at postgraduate level? What makes PG reading different than that of undergraduate study? The main differences are the amount and depth… Read more »

My experience with BU’s Additional Learning Support team

Coming to university knowing you will be needing more support than your peers makes the leap from school/college even more daunting. But rest assured, you can stop worrying. Bournemouth University has an Additional Learning Support (ALS) team who will support and help you every step of the way throughout your university journey. The team aren’t just… Read more »

How to make uni a place like home: The ultimate guide to BU’s welfare and support

Many of us are afraid to face the anxiety of first going to uni; especially if we have to move away from home and sometimes even to another country. An independent life starts; we have to learn to live, study and struggle financially and emotionally – without mommy always around to back us up when something happens…. Read more »

Support for students at BU

Bournemouth University is an incredibly supportive place to be. As soon as I arrived, I felt like I was in a friendly and caring environment, and any time I’ve had a problem – no matter what it is – there has been someone there to advise me. There are a variety of support services on… Read more »

What extra help is available at BU?

My name is Amy Potts and I am a dyslexic. Dyslexia is, unfortunately, different for a lot of people. There are so many variations, to the point where it can be really hard to spot. I am not your “stereotypical” dyslexic. I don’t have trouble reading (although my spelling is atrocious), and I am pretty… Read more »