Packing your life in under 23kgs: Top tips for international students

Planning your packing  Packing for University is hard enough without having to worry about how much your stuff weighs. For international students, the airline dictates every aspect of what you pack including what items are allowed, how much it can weigh, and the size. After my experience I have determined a few top tips for… Read more »

Mental well-being and why it’s important for international students

Studying abroad for many international students like me is a golden opportunity to discover my potential while bringing a number of significant changes. It can be enjoyable and full of delights, but it can also be challenging. Therefore, listening to your mind and taking care of your mental well-being is an essential experience for international… Read more »

Immersing myself in UK culture – how I created a sense of belonging while studying abroad at Bournemouth University

Moving to a new country and adapting your lifestyle to a new culture can be challenging initially. However, by embracing changes and being open-minded, you can overcome culture shock while cherishing your living experience by immersing yourself in UK rich culture. This blog post will share some of my own experiences to create a sense… Read more »

Goodbyes – they’re nothing to worry about!

When becoming a first-year student, there are many adjustments to make daily; from adapting to a completely independent lifestyle, to simply living so far away from home. Getting used to life at university can seem intimidating to the whole family, but don’t worry…  goodbyes get easier. I remember feeling overwhelmed with uncertainty moving into a… Read more »

Brightspace; an e-friend and learning solution

  Back in Nigeria – in October 2020, when I received the email from BU International Admission that learning would take place online for my January 2021 postgraduate programme, I became really curious and perturbed. I wondered aloud and spoke to some friends who had completed their studies before the advent of Covid-19 in the… Read more »

The first few days: 3 tips to settling in

Moving to university is an entire experience on its own. You have traveled the distance, you have your belongings in bags, and you have just stepped into your accommodation. Now you are here and classes have not yet begun, so you may start to feel the sense of “what now?”  I have personally met an… Read more »

What to pack for uni

Melly has prepared a super helpful list of essentials to pack for moving into university accommodation. From bedding – to everything you need for the kitchen –  Melly has it covered in this vlog, as well as some tips for other random stuff you may not have considered.