Money-saving tips!

Hello from Bournemouth! I am Jaime Gorman from Colorado, USA and currently on the MLit English programme at BU. At university, budgeting is very important! One of the best ways to save money is to utilise student discounts. There are many discounts available, but here are the ones that I use the most: Amazon Once… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Re-adapting to a student budget

Unless you’re Jessie J, the sad truth is that it is all too often about the money. Getting the most out of your university studies takes hard work and dedication, of course, but you won’t last beyond a month at university if you can’t budget and make your money go further. I had been earning… Read more »

Why you should apply for a scholarship

It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this blog post, for being awarded the BU Vice-Chancellor’s Most Promising Applicant (BTEC) scholarship. In my opinion anyone can go to university, but what makes you stand out is the interesting things you can add to your CV. For me, Bournemouth was one of the… Read more »

Work hard, play harder: my Sport Scholarship

It’s never an easy process choosing which university to attend, and I’m still not sure whether basing your decision mostly around sports helps ease the process or makes it harder. While it helps to narrow down the options, it also adds another element which has to be factored into all decisions. Thinking back to January… Read more »

Making the most of student discounts

It’s an unfortunate stereotype that students often live on baked beans, instant noodles and tap water, but it’s often not far from the truth. So it’s a silver lining to hear about all the various wonderful student discounts out there that help to make being a student a little less grubby and a little more… Read more »

Words of wisdom

Now that I’m a second year student and I successfully conquered my first year at university, I feel like the headmaster of Hogwarts from Harry Potter – very old and very wise! But everyone, at first, feels clueless and not so wise, so here are some things I wish someone had told me before I… Read more »

The BU Academic Excellence Scholarship

I’m going to be talking about the BU Academic Excellence Scholarship. It’s a scholarship worth £1,500 that’s given out to all students who achieve ABB or above at A-level or Distinction, Distinction, Merit or above in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. (As always, do check the terms and conditions!) There’s an unlimited amount of scholarships… Read more »