Why I belong at BU

I love my course! I was drawn here by the amazing reputation BU has within the film industry and haven’t been disappointed. It’s been great learning about how the industry works. Being able to study and work with friends at university doesn’t feel like an obligation, and there is a very social and relaxed environment… Read more »

What’s next for me?

My best friend told me a long time ago that “uncertainty is the future’s guarantee” – and it’s true. It’s the middle of May, and I’m in my final term. I’m gearing up to start shooting my Master’s production project but at the back of my head, I worry about my career prospects. I’m not… Read more »

Best apps for student life

As much as I actually do not like to admit it, I spend a lot of time on my phone. My first smartphone ever was a Blackberry about 3 to 4 years ago, but after that one died on me, I moved on to Android phones (I’m on my second one now because I pretty… Read more »

Going back to school

Before BU, the last time I was at university was in 2010, when I graduated with a Diploma in Communication and Media back home. Now before I proceed, I need to clarify that the Malaysian education system works a little differently. I could give you an explanation but it’ll be a long one. After spending… Read more »

My top study tips

I never liked studying. Or rather, I was never really good at it. It boils down to my inability to retain attention for too long at a time. But as I grew older, I figured out how to work around that.       Use Post-it Notes! Pictured above is my desk. It is usually… Read more »

Turning student halls into a home

Truth: I haven’t lived in student accommodation since I was 20 years old (that’s about 7 ½ years ago if you must know), so going back to living in student housing is incredibly strange for me. Then I realised student housing here in Bournemouth is a lot different from any student housing back home. Bournemouth… Read more »

Time for a change

“I wish I had a delete button in my life. To delete some people, some memories, and some feelings.” I’m sure this phrase has more often than not run through most of your heads. To be fair, it has run through mine more times than I am willing to admit. In the last 27.5 years… Read more »

Home away from home

Growing up, I have never lived anywhere else besides Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I grew up in the tropical heat, monsoon thunderstorms and knew very little about the standard four seasons. I’ve been outside Malaysia before, but never for more than a week or two. Just a month after my 27th birthday, I left home for… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions

Now that they’re back into the swing of studying, our Postgraduate bloggers tell us their New Year’s resolutions for 2015… Join in the conversation and comment below with your 2015 plans! Completing my Masters is obviously one! I’m also a member at Stokewood leisure centre in Winton and plan to go there more often in… Read more »

It’s never too late

New blogger Lina Abdul Halim talks about international study, being at a cross-roads in life and how it’s never too late to start learning… It was September 2013. I found myself sitting in my room, wondering what I was going to do with my life. I have been a film and documentary editor for the… Read more »