Preparing for my first winter in the UK as an international student – discover my winter survival kit

As the chilly weather is at my doorstep, days are getting dark sooner and seeing my breath more vividly in the cold, I can feel my first winter in the UK is close. UK winter can be challenging, especially for an international student coming from a tropical country like Vietnam like me. However, by preparing… Read more »

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 »

Christmas in Bournemouth

Ahh, Christmas!! The one thing everyone is waiting for with bated breath now University is in full flow and you’ve got deadlines and class tests every week. Once you hand in your last piece of work, or put that last full stop at the end of your final test, the feeling of freedom is inexplicable. So, here’s… Read more »

The importance of having a flat/house Christmas dinner

Having a Christmas dinner with my university flatmates and housemates has been a tradition for me since first year. For the last three years, we have dedicated one Saturday in December to spend together, wearing our best Christmas jumpers, playing Secret Santa, and most importantly, having the Christmas dinner! Of course, I will 100% recommend… Read more »

Have yourself a merry Bournemouth Christmas

December is finally upon us and that means only one thing… Christmas! As this time of year is definitely my favourite, one of the perks of studying here in Bournemouth is their amazing annual Christmas market. Being a Christmas fanatic, naturally, I just had to check it out. The perfect opportunity was earlier this week… Read more »

Christmas in Bournemouth

If you’re thinking of studying at BU, you might be wondering what the festive season is like in Bournemouth. Here’s a taster of what’s going on this Christmas – perhaps you’ll even be persuaded to come and visit? Bournemouth Christmas Market 13 November – 4 January An Alpine Market, Moose Bar and open air stage…. Read more »