Budgeting Blues

By Sophie Wheeler 1st year BU student, BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and TV A common assumption surrounding students is that we are constantly broke and living off a diet of baked beans and tesco value vodka. And although for some, this may be a reality, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Living on a… Read more »

The Mature Student’s Perspective…

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work My oxford dictionary says that the word mature means ‘fully grown’ or ‘like a sensible adult’ so if we put this together with the word student this means they complement each other perfectly! Certainly some of my friends didn’t think I was making the… Read more »

Budget, Budget, Budget and Spend

By Louis Sherman 1st year BU student, BSc (Hons) Applied Geography Anyone who has either been at university or is at university currently will agree that budgeting your money is vital and it’s not just to survive but to have a good time also. I have, luckily, always had a thrifty streak in me, and… Read more »

Unilove, Unilive, Unilet…!!

By Patricia Obawole 2nd year BU Student, LLB (Hons) Law So you’ve applied for Bournemouth University and they have given you an conditional offer. Congratulations!! Now you can start considering where you want to live. There’s a whole array of options to choose, from Corfe House (if you want the perfect scenery), Purbeck House (if you… Read more »

Alice's first year in halls

Living in Halls

By Alice Fiancet 1st year BU student, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism One of the reasons you choose to move away from your home comforts for Uni is to gain independence and you can do this by living in Uni Halls. This can be an interesting experience and the first two weeks are when you can… Read more »

My Experience of Living in a Unilet House

By Callum Stevens 2nd year BU student, BSc (Hons) Computing I can still remember being on the computer and waiting for the chance to input my accommodation choice, for my first year at Bournemouth. My first choice admittedly was halls, and second choice was Unilet. I got my second choice being a Unilet House, as halls… Read more »

askBU Top things asked this week!

1. I applied for a course before Christmas and have not had a reply, what should I do? We know how anxious this time of year can be, so we try as best we can to respond to applicants within 2-3 weeks of receiving your application from UCAS.  If you submitted your application before the… Read more »

Opening a new door to a new world

By Louis Sherman 1st year BU student, BSc (Hons) Applied Geography You cannot really prepare yourself for halls, it is a really different experiences to whatever you may have had living in just a house with your family. First of all, all the usual rules of living in a house go out of the window…. Read more »

Students gathered round a laptop

Applying for finance

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work Now that UCAS has been completed you need to think about student finance and making your application. The great thing about this is that you can get your finance agreed before you have accepted a place to study so you can get yourself organised… Read more »

Being in a club or society

By Rebecca White 3rd year BU Student, BSc (Hons) Archaeology University is a great time to try new things and meet new people, so take advantage of everything you can. Membership to most societies is just £5 or less, for the entire year. Many of them run a series of guest lectures or trips, which will… Read more »