Settling into university life Starting university, you quickly realise that it forces a level of independence and responsibility, which can be a massive change from home and for some students, a newfound sense of freedom. It is easy to get carried away with the late nights and lie-ins. I found that by the first few… Read more » about Reflecting on my first year: what would I do differently?
Studying at university is incredibly exciting, but for many students it means relocating from your hometown to somewhere completely new – sometimes across the country, or even from another continent! It might seem daunting, but making friends at university is simple. Remember, everyone is in the same boat, so don’t feel as if you’re the… Read more » about 5 ways to make friends at university
Some people may feel a little apprehensive about how and if you will make friends when at university. I realised when I arrived there are lots of ways you can make friends! In this blog, I chat about some ways you can make friends whilst at Bournemouth University. Freshers’ week When you arrive at BU… Read more » about Making new friends at BU
I’ll be honest, before coming to university I had no idea that student bank accounts were a thing, and so an article like this would have been quite useful! You might be thinking, what’s the point? I already have an account, why do I need another? One word: Freebies! Firstly let’s understand the difference between… Read more » about Everything you need to know about student bank accounts
Don’t forget to Follow us on Instagram for more news and international student stories! As an international student in the vibrant coastal town of Bournemouth, I’ve discovered that summer here is nothing short of enchanting. With its sun-soaked beaches, lively atmosphere, and many budget-friendly activities, Bournemouth offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking summer fun without breaking the… Read more » about Sun, Sand, and Savings: Budget-Friendly Summer Adventures in Bournemouth
Preparing to come to BU! You may be wondering how you should prepare for university. This blog will give you some tips and tricks on how to do this from someone who has been a first year student! Starting a checklist on things you should bring to university To start preparing I found it very… Read more » about How to prepare for University
The summer before starting university can be everything from confusing to exciting to scary. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so here are the three things I did before uni and the three things I wish I’d done. 1. Get your finances sorted. It’s important to research the cost of tuition, accommodation, and living expenses so… Read more » about 3 things I did before uni and 3 things I wish I’d done
Follow us on Instagram for more news and international student stories! You are probably contemplating attending Bournemouth University. Well, this is your sign to make BU your academic institute of choice and have the best years of your academic life. Still in doubt? no worries. Let me walk you through how I made my decision. Why did… Read more » about Why BU?
University, mmm, free from responsibilities, parties, waking up at 3pm, going to every event, complete fun 24/7. Or is it? I remember that time in first year when it hit that, oh, university is not just studying and meeting people, but also cooking, cleaning, laundry, working, studying, exams, shopping, the list goes on… Sometimes it… Read more » about How to manage your time at university
Bournemouth has some great spots for live music, a variety of bigger and smaller venues I recommend visiting. O2 Academy Bournemouth is one of the larger venues in the Bournemouth area and hosts some of the biggest artists throughout the year such as Alex G, Hozier and Razorlight having upcoming gigs. Having went to see… Read more » about Best places to watch live music in Bournemouth
Thinking of going abroad as part of your studies? Whether it’s for studying or working during your placement year, there’s lots of things to consider before going in order to make the most of your experience and have the most fun! I spent my placement year working in Spain for 3 months and studying in… Read more » about How to make the most out of studying abroad
As an international student, my first year at Bournemouth University was a roller coaster ride filled with ups, downs, and a lot of hilarious moments. From navigating the campus to adjusting to the new culture, it was a challenging yet exciting experience. Unexpected Weather One of the first things that hit me was the weather…. Read more » about Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Reflective Journey of My First Year