Funding my studies

Most students have a part-time job which helps with essentials and general living costs associated with being at uni. It also helps to top up the government bursary or loans that don’t always stretch as far as we’d like! I study Adult Nursing and I’ve found that HSS students are often placed under the added… Read more »

How to make uni a place like home: The ultimate guide to BU’s welfare and support

Many of us are afraid to face the anxiety of first going to uni; especially if we have to move away from home and sometimes even to another country. An independent life starts; we have to learn to live, study and struggle financially and emotionally – without mommy always around to back us up when something happens…. Read more »

#MyPlacementStory: Norwegian Cruise Line

Gianluca Goglino studies Accounting and Finance at BU and is currently on placement at Norwegian Cruise Line as a part of his degree. Watch the video to hear Gianluca’s #MyPlacementStory, or search #MyPlacementStory to hear from other BU students getting valuable work experience through a placement as a part of their degree.

Retaining money as a student

Being a student inevitably means there’s going to be limitations in terms of your spending. Unless you’re descended from a line of millionaire or billionaire parents that spoil you (or in that case if your parents are pretty strict and want you to experience the struggles of living) then you’re going to have to watch… Read more »

Glebs Kiselovs

My Work Placement at JP Morgan

Name: Glebs Kiselovs Course: BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance & Marketing Placement: JP Morgan Bank (Bournemouth) Where are you from?  Latvia Where was your placement and what was your role? I worked as an Analyst in the Liquidity Solutions Client Experience team. My role was to answer any questions that colleagues from sales, client… Read more »

Budgeting – is it really that hard?

“So, I have to pay my rent and bills, buy that book for my course and have money for going home… how am I going to do this?!” I am sure that at least one time in your university experience this thought will cross your mind, but budgeting is not something to be worried about…. Read more »