Sometimes I wonder how I ended up back in university at all… After I finished my undergraduate degree, I didn’t expect to study again. I had struggled through my final exams and thought that was it, I was ready to go into the working world, and that was what I did. I had qualified as… Read more » about Leaving the world of work and returning to university
Understand the UK job market – tips from BU Career team to prepare for my future job
Being part of the job market is the first step to building your career plan. Given the profound impact of the global pandemic, the job market is changing at an ever-faster pace. Especially for international graduates, understanding the UK’s job market will help you become more employable. Here are some tips that the BU Career… Read more » about Understand the UK job market – tips from BU Career team to prepare for my future job
How placement opportunities can strengthen your employability
During my second year studying Social Work, I completed a 70-day placement working in substance misuse with adults in the community. For my course, the placement is mandatory, therefore the pressure was taken off finding it myself, as this was down to the course academic leads to match us. Whether your course includes a mandatory… Read more » about How placement opportunities can strengthen your employability
Natasha’s Archaeology career on The Great British Dig
This is a guest blog by Natasha Billson, who graduated with a BSc (Hons) Archaeology at Bournemouth University in 2013. Since then she has worked across the world as a Field Archaeologist and TV Presenter on the Discovery/Science Channel and Channel 4’s The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden. When I look back at… Read more » about Natasha’s Archaeology career on The Great British Dig
Complement your PG degree with GTP
Postgraduate degrees are designed to be subject focused. With a timeline of just a year to complete the degree, it is also possible to get opportunities to study subjects that touch on other aspects of student development. That’s where the Global Talent Program comes in. It is aimed at development of soft skills that can… Read more » about Complement your PG degree with GTP
Careers and employability support: How to land your dream job
One of the biggest pressures students face is whether they will be able to land a job before they graduate. Where do you start? How do you impress employers? What skills are they looking for? Luckily, Bournemouth University has a Careers and Employability Service to help you out – before and after you graduate! Whether… Read more » about Careers and employability support: How to land your dream job
What awaits me after my course?
I would be graduating from BU soon with an MA in Advertising. At the beginning of the course, I was clueless as to which section of the advertising or marketing industry would suit me the best. Soon enough, with valuable insights gained from interactions with professionals through guest lectures, networking events and conversations with my… Read more » about What awaits me after my course?
Careers Advice at BU and the Global Talent Programme
BU is committed to preparing you for the world of work. We will encourage you to take as many development opportunities as possible to enhance your specific skills and knowledge. In her latest vlog, Talya explains some of the support you can expect as a BU postgraduate student.
BU graduate named Lawyer of the Year
A commercial property lawyer and BU alumnus has been named Lawyer of the Year at the Dorset Legal Awards. William Warnock completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at BU in 2010 and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2018. He is currently a Commercial Property Lawyer based at Dutton Gregory’s Poole… Read more » about BU graduate named Lawyer of the Year
How BU encourages students to follow their career prospects
Hello everyone! I cannot tell you how BU has improved my career prospects! As I am studying MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology, my examples will be based on my course, but you can see what BU can offer in terms of placement opportunities. The first week of our classes, the professor came in to introduce herself,… Read more » about How BU encourages students to follow their career prospects
Graduate story: Alma’s freelance success
Since graduating with a Master’s from BU in 2007, Alma Becirovic has forged a career in digital project management which has led to her being recognised as one of the country’s leading freelancers, working predominantly in East London’s Tech City – the UK counterpart to Silicon Valley. Having completed her first degree at the Academy… Read more » about Graduate story: Alma’s freelance success