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Why I love social work at BU!

Studying social work at BU is one of my proudest achievements and is one of the best decisions I ever made. I never thought I would be able to go to university and be ‘academic’ but I felt passionate about being a social worker and being at BU soon changed all that. I assumed it… Read more »

Nursing degrees at BU – what are they really like?

With a variety of nursing degrees available at BU, it’s important that you pick the course that is right for you. Nursing students Edward (BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing), Coral (BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing) and Sian (BSc (Hons) Children’s and Young People’s Nursing) tell us what they enjoy about their course and discuss the similarities… Read more »

Living in hospital accommodation v living in halls as a health and social care student

This is a guest blog by current student Marie Drayton who studies BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Lucy Biggs who studies BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. – Marie Drayton  Studying while living in Bournemouth hospital accommodation has been a really positive experience for me. I’ve not had to worry about moving every year, and because… Read more »

I am now a qualified ODP

Hi Everyone, I’m Sam, a newly qualified Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) and I completed my training at BU studying DipHE Operating Department Practice . My placement hospital was Poole and I graduated in the summertime this year. The ODP course covers three areas, surgical, anaesthetic, and post anaesthetic care (recovery). The best thing about our training was… Read more »

My trip to Helsinki

This is guest blog by Sarah B studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. “We are delighted to inform you that your abstract has been accepted. We would like to invite you the International Association for Dance Science and Medicine conference in Helsinki, Finland in October 2018” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. After submitting a collaborative… Read more »

Placements and what you can expect

Here at Bournemouth uni, nursing students are allocated their placements up to six weeks prior to starting placement, so there’s always an air of anticipation when allocation day arrives and everyone finds out what they’ve been given.  Everyone is excited and discussing their different allocations at uni today. Everyone speculates what placement will be like,… Read more »

My first placement as a student nurse

My first placement as a student nurse began in January 2015, after a term at university. The placement details were put online on MyBU around a month prior to starting, and I was so excited I stayed up until midnight so I could find out where my first placement was as soon as they were… Read more »