Beginning a new life in a new country is like setting sail on uncharted waters—exciting, nerve-wracking, and brimming with possibilities. For me, that journey began with a leap of faith from a six-year operations career in Nigeria to the vibrant halls of Bournemouth University (BU), where my tech dreams awaited me. After six years of… Read more » about Transitioning: A Nigerian mature student’s BU experience!
If you’re anything like me, you find yourself watching a video for a moment too long on social media, and suddenly you are part of that algorithm… for me, it was Gary Vaynerchuck, better known on his socials as Gary Vee. Before I knew it, I was being screamed at in a high-pitched voice about… Read more » about A mature fish out of water – my undergrad experience as a mature student
In his guest blog, MSc Disaster Management student Darren Hughes discusses how his background in policing has provided him with opportunities within the field of disaster management and how the flexibility of the course has allowed him to continue working and balancing family life. I have been in policing for 18 years in both Sussex… Read more » about From a policing career to disaster management
In her guest blog, Ene Adasen, who is studying MSc Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship talks about how she has managed the challenges of postgraduate study alongside family life and how studying on this course has benefited her own business. I remember feeling apprehensive when I first arrived at Bournemouth for the MSc Innovation Management &… Read more » about Balancing family life with postgraduate study
This is a guest blog by Tina Smith, who is studying the Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship (RNDA), on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Apprenticeship route at Bournemouth University. I have always wanted to be a nurse since a young age and follow in my grandmother’s footsteps. I left school and took the career pathway into… Read more » about What it’s like to study the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship
This is a guest blog written by Abi Jones, a mature student currently in her first year of MA Social Work. I am in the first few weeks of my first 70-day placement at We Are With You (Drug and Alcohol Services) and I am finding that there is lots of opportunity for learning, both… Read more » about My experience as a mature postgraduate Social Work student
This is a guest blog post from MA English & Literary Media student, Nikita. Previously, I taught English in the Caribbean, when I moved to the UK I studied for my undergraduate degree, BA Social Work, at Bournemouth University from which I graduated in 2018. I started my career in social work, and during that… Read more » about Nikita’s journey from English teacher to aspiring children’s author
In his guest blog, Stephen Sulpy, a BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation student talks about what it’s like to study as a mature student. Tell us a bit about yourself and the course you study I’m a 30 year old mature student with three children. I’m studying Forensic Investigation at BU. Prior to coming onto the… Read more » about Studying Forensic Investigation as a mature student
This is a guest blog by Sherrie Hale, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing BU student studying at our Yeovil Campus. Hi, my name is Sherrie Hale I am a 28, second-year Nursing student, and I am also a wife and mother to a 3-year-old and 4-year-old. I am studying adult nursing at BU’s Yeovil campus. Choosing… Read more » about A mature student’s account on studying nursing at our Yeovil Campus
University is a huge investment in your life, £9000+ a year of fees, potentially moving away, three to four years of studying and giving up things. To some people, especially for me, I just assumed I’d always go to university from a young age. I never really considered the impact it would have on me,… Read more » about Is university right for me?
Sometimes I get asked what it’s like being a student nurse and that’s not a quick answer! It has ups and downs. Some days are long and hard and others are filled with laughter and love. Being a mature student nurse has its extra difficulties added in especially having a house and child to pay… Read more » about Day in the life of a student nurse
This is a guest blog by Mark Westbrook, studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. At 38 years, I am a mature student who came to the BU family after completing two years of a three-year degree in Sports Injury and Rehabilitation. After researching BU’s BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy offering and confirmation of my year two BSc grading, I… Read more » about Staying motivated through the BU Sports Scholarship programme