My greatest achievement this year

We asked our bloggers what their greatest achievement has been this year and we were pretty impressed with their accomplishments! Being selected to present a group project in front of industry experts from Hope and Anchor, and then getting to present a different project in front of experts from Channel 4 and My Kinda Crowd.     My greatest achievement… Read more »

Moving to Bournemouth from London

So there you are in the big smoke, the big city, enjoying everything that your location gives you on your door step – so why move to Bournemouth? I thought the same thing, and having moved to London for work and the lifestyle I wasn’t sure about leaving behind all the good things that I… Read more »

Being a Student Rep

At BU the academic staff know how important it is that the student voice is always heard – this is why they run a scheme supported by the Student Union to create Student Representatives for each class on each course for each level. At the beginning of each year you elect a new rep for… Read more »

Making the most of Open Days

So, you’ve registered and checked out the halls of residence online – but what are you going to do for the whole day? Here’s my guide to making the most of the Open Day. Print off the diary of events Each faculty delivers seminars on so many things about what they have to offer you,… Read more »

The Student Development Award

So, when I came to BU three years ago it was important for me to get as involved in uni life as I could and so after attending the Freshers’ Fair and seeing about the different opportunities available, I started applying to join in. I started being an Ambassador and then I was asked to… Read more »

A mature student’s perspective

As I near the end of my course I am starting to be asked – has it been worth going to university? Without hesitation I offer a resounding YES! But as a mature student your experience isn’t all about the night life (although we have been known to take part at times!). Indeed the sacrifices… Read more »

My trip to Colombia

In August 2014 I had an amazing opportunity to have an internship, with two of my best friends, in Medellin Colombia. We had support from the university funding scheme called Global Horizons Fund and our academic team had made contacts with a local university who organised our placement. The whole planning experience started a countdown… Read more »

Preparing for your interview

Interviews – scary stuff right? But that’s why you applied – to get on the course! This is just the next step. Just remember that it’s not a way to slip you up and make you feel like you don’t know anything – this is their chance to get to know you more – so… Read more »

The Base at Talbot Campus

Where do I go for advice and support?

So you have made it, you are in, you are starting your course at BU (good choice!) and then you have an issue – where do you go for support? Who can help and what’s available? The great thing about BU is that if you need help with anything it’s available and it’s free! I… Read more »

Money Saving Tips

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work Ok! So you have limited funds but a whole term’s worth of fun ahead of you. How do you make sure you get to the safety of the next finance payment? Hopefully the tips ahead will keep you ahead of the crowd! Going out… Read more »

Why not give a little back?

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work I remember when I first came to see Bournemouth University – it was a lovely sunny day in September and after driving down from London I suddenly felt really out of my depth and kept asking myself ‘what did I think I was doing?’…. Read more »