Writing your personal statement is difficult, especially as you are talking about yourself! In this blog, I will… tell you what a Personal Statement is, how to talk about yourself in the best way possible, share a simple structure to help you start your statement and give you my 5 top tips for writing your… Read more » about My advice for writing your personal statement
This is a guest blog written by Ashleigh Stevens who has just completed her second year of BA (Hons) Sociology here at BU. Ashleigh shares her journey to BU through the Clearing process. Growing up, I was convinced that I would never go to university because nobody in the area I lived in did so… Read more » about My experience of applying through Clearing
Whether you’re applying for university straight from 6th form, college, or are a mature student, the experience can be daunting, especially if you’re applying without assistance from your college. Now you’ve decided to go to university and what you’d like to study, the application process begins. There are two deadlines, dep ending on where and… Read more » about A first time guide to applying to university
There are several reasons people don’t always get to applying for university by the January 15th deadline. And you might be wondering what this means for you? Here are two different scenarios which should shed some light on what to expect and what your different options are if you too haven’t applied yet. Dear Diary,… Read more » about Dear Diary, I missed the UCAS application deadline!
Having completed your full application to UCAS and having carried out all aspects of that including: writing your personal statement, stating your college/school grades etc., you then have the joy of waiting. It’s boring, I know. When I was waiting for my replies, I was checking my emails every chance I got. That is why… Read more » about Waiting for your application response
The UCAS deadline is fast approaching, so here are some answers to your top questions. When can we start applying for student finance? Firstly you don’t need to have a confirmed place at BU to apply. You can start applying now through Student Finance England. You may find these student finance videos and other resources helpful… Read more » about Your application questions
We all love reading Jessica Alexander’s blogs. Now Jess’s mum has kindly offered to share her story about what it’s like to support someone as they go through the uni application process. Helping your child through the university application process is exciting but not without its moments of tension. Thinking about it now, a few years… Read more » about A parent’s view of applying to uni
When someone suggested I go to university at the age of 24, I thought they were crazy – I surely wouldn’t get accepted in to uni at my age! But after visiting the Bournemouth University website and reading about the interesting courses on offer, I decided to find out if it was actually an option… Read more » about Why I gave up working for myself to go to university