The start line When I first arrived in Bournemouth, the only thing I knew for certain is that I will study BSc(Hons) Psychology. I did research the Students’ Union before, but I had no idea where I would find friends, what hobbies I’d try and how my first year would look like. So, I joined almost… Read more » about More than just a course: why should you do extra-curriculars at university??
Follow us on Instagram for more news and international student stories! Bournemouth is a vibrant coastal town on the south coast of England and is home to two well-respected universities: Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth. With its stunning beaches, lively atmosphere, and diverse student community, Bournemouth is an attractive choice for students seeking a… Read more » about Bournemouth: A Safe, Secure Yet Exciting Student Life Experience
“I really appreciate you bringing me and showing me your culture.” I received this text from my friend shortly after my Eid event and it lit up my day. Eid Al-Fitr has just shortly passed, it is the celebration that followed the month of Ramadan where Muslims around the world fast for a month. As… Read more » about My culture of Eid in Bournemouth
My experience volunteering Volunteering is something we usually associate with helping others. In fact, volunteering has many positive effects on the volunteer as well. The awareness of contributing to the society that you live in allows you to build emotional ties to your community. Especially when you are young, you do not have many chances… Read more » about My volunteering experience in Dorset: “In Our Kitchen” project
As an international student arriving to a new country for the first time, there was no doubt I felt a little lost during the first month of university. While trying to adapt to a new culture, settling in, and putting my affairs in order, it felt like the time of making friends were limited. For… Read more » about Settling in and Support Services: My Experience
Leaving 2021 behind and beginning a new year is something that many students have been looking forward to. 2021 was heavily impacted by the Coronavirus and changed many things about university life. However, there was still many enjoyable activities and opportunities that were available for students. One event that I took great pride and enjoyment… Read more » about The best is yet to come
This is a guest blog by June Symonds, current BA (Hons) Social Work student. As a 2nd year BA (Hons) Social Work student, it has been a pleasure studying at Bournemouth University – one of the most prestigious universities in our country. BU offer such an enriching social work programme, which undoubtedly prepares students for… Read more » about Social Work placement and community support during the pandemic
The autumn of 2015 was a time of drastic change for me… I had finished my studies at sixth form, moved to university and decided to come out publicly. Coming to uni as an openly gay man was a refreshing yet daunting task, having kept that side of my life private from those around… Read more » about Life as an LGBTQ+ individual in Bournemouth
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 » about Get involved! Volunteering at BU
Happy National Volunteering week! 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… Read more » about Get Involved! Volunteering at BU
This is a guest blog by ResLifeBU Assistant Phoebe Watkins. Feeling a little apprehensive about moving away from home? Wondering how your going to meet new people when you arrive? ResLifeBU have you covered. In 2016 BU launched ResLife, to help create a lively, friendly and supportive community for new students in BU accommodation. So,… Read more » about ResLifeBU – Who are we and what do we do!?
The concept of ResLifeBU was very alien and unheard to me before I moved into a BU accommodation hall. A team run and managed by students and staff to ensure quality social and mental well-being for those staying at halls, is ResLifeBU summed up in a sentence. This blog is to do ResLifeBU justice beyond… Read more » about How ResLifeBU supports you