Being part of the Asian, Arab and Ethnic Minority (AAEM) Community

BU is a lot more diverse than I originally expected. When I went to the Fresher’s Fair during my first year, I stumbled across the Liberation Campaign in the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU). There are six campaigns represented by SUBU; Women’s Campaign, Transgender and Non-Binary Students Campaign, Students’ with Disabilities Campaign, LGB+ Campaign,… Read more »

My study exchange in Macau

BA (Hons) Events & Leisure Marketing student Jana Saastamoinen went on a study exchange semester in Macau and was shortlisted in the Institute for Tourism Studies’ 2018/19 Honours List due to her academic performance while doing a semester in Macau. The Institute for Tourism Studies Macau is the main mobility partner for BU Events Management… Read more »

Worried about feeling homesick? Here is some advice to cope with it

Hello guys. Today I am going to talk about a common issue we all experienced: homesickness. Homesickness can be a real struggle, whether you’re studying abroad for a year or volunteering for a couple of months in a different city or a country. We’ve all been there, trust me. This is my third time being… Read more »

An enjoyable comparison of Turkish and British culture – My adaptation so far – Part II

Hello everyone. As some of you may remember, I wrote a blog about the comparisons of  Turkish and British life from my perspective as an international student. Here is part II! Punctuality Timing is really important for British people, and they have odd rules around meal times. For instance, it appears to be acceptable to… Read more »

An enjoyable comparison of Turkish and British culture – My adaptation so far – Part I

Hello everyone. I am Talya and I am studying MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology at BU. I wanted to write an enjoyable piece, comparing the Turkish and British life as an international student from Turkey. Let’s get started, shall we? The culture Coming from a collectivistic culture, it is really interesting to see the differences between… Read more »

Ally Arthur-Worsop

When two cultures collide (Part 2)

Gabriela Sonomura, an undergraduate student from Brazil, joined BU during a one-month voluntary placement. To help Gabriela integrate and learn more about BU and student life in the UK, current student Ally Arthur-Worsop spent time with her, going to lectures and working together. Here Ally gives her account of what they learned from each other…… Read more »

Sam Squelch (RKEO), Rebecca Marney (BU Events) and Gabriela Sonomura helping with the organisation of the SURE conference at BU on 4 March 2015

When two cultures collide (Part 1)

Gabriela Sonomura, an undergraduate student from Brazil, joined BU during a one-month voluntary placement. To help Gabriela integrate and learn more about BU and student life in the UK, current student Ally Arthur-Worsop spent time with her, going to lectures and working together. Here Gabriela gives her account of what they learned from each other…… Read more »