5 ways to celebrate the festive season on a student budget

Christmas is fast approaching, and as well as December deadlines and January exams, trying to budget over the festive season can be very difficult. But fear not – there are definitely ways to celebrate the holidays on a student budget! Each year my housemates and I find new and exciting activities that require minimum spending…… Read more »

Work placements. Expectation v’s reality.

Professional work placements are absolutely central to the BU ethos. While some of our courses include mandatory placements, others are optional.  Placement opportunities are exciting and offer students ‘real’ work experience gained within ‘real’ working environments, but as Alice Eastoe reveals in her guest blog, the perfect placement can sometimes be hard to find and… Read more »

The BU starter kit

Have you heard about the starter kit?! The starter kit is a nice little extra that you receive when you start university life at Bournemouth University! It offers new undergraduate students the choice of one of three starter kits to choose from. Whatever your personality, there is something for everyone. If you’re a homebody and… Read more »

My placement overseas in Vancouver

This is a guest blog by current student Siân Venables Hello there! My name is Siân and I am a placement student currently studying Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University. I have spent the past eight months working in industry as a visual effects artist and, come September, I will be returning to BU… Read more »

Isobel Butler attends the SURE Conference

This is a guest blog by current student Isobel Butler studying BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing. I applied for the SURE conference as I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for me to share my research with others. I also wished to meet people who had similar interests in research and to learn something from… Read more »

Get involved! Volunteering at BU

University brings to mind thoughts of opportunity and ways to get involved – and what better way to get involved than giving back to your community? I personally find volunteering a really rewarding and fun way to get involved in local (and not so local!) events and give back to the community. Bournemouth University offers… Read more »

Bourne to make a difference. How I co-founded the Bali Reef Conservation

This is a guest blog, by Zach Boakes studying BSc (Hons) Environmental Science. The story behind my research has a less than academic setting! In May 2016, I was in Bali as a volunteer, teaching children how to play the drums. Whilst I was there, I made friends with a local guy, Ketut, and we began snorkelling together. We started discussing… Read more »