How I’ve changed since beginning my Master’s

Since September, I would say the biggest change I’ve noticed in myself is an upward swing in confidence. I’ve always been a social person, happy to talk to anyone and make friends where I can, but being a part of the postgraduate student community provides you with a wonderfully diverse new group of students to… Read more »

My Bournemouth top ten

One of the best things about coming to study in Bournemouth is the location. You’re right on the coast, in a beautiful part of the world in a lively town that has plenty to offer. Whether you want a club, culture, or natural beauty, there’ll be something for everyone. Hopefully, you’ll have a great time… Read more »

Olivia’s top study tips

Along with all the benefits of summertime in Bournemouth come the unwelcome and unpreventable exams. As an arts student I got away relatively unscathed during my undergrad. While the physicists and medics slogged away at endless weeks of tests and papers, I had only a handful of 3 hour, high pressure scribble fests. However, exams… Read more »

My BU experience

It’s hard to sum up my BU experience in one blog post. There have been ups and downs, achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, and unforgettable moments. On balance it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, and it’s not quite over yet! The biggest challenge I’ve faced is taking on a completely new discipline. I had never… Read more »

The mature fresher

“Freshers’ week,” a phrase synonymous with excessive drinking and partying; the supposed rite of passage for university newcomers traditionally involving a heady mix of alcohol, peer pressure, marker pen, and the desperate need to make life-long friends as quickly as possible. I certainly lived up to this freshers’ week cliché way back in the mists… Read more »

Returning to study after a gap

On a Master’s course it’s not unusual to meet students who’ve finished their undergraduate degrees and gone to work or travel for a year or several before returning to education. After years of exams and studying it’s natural to need a break from academia, whether it’s to explore the world, experience the work place, or… Read more »

Specialist facilities at BU

Bournemouth University is famed for its industry specific courses and combining academia with practical skills. In order to achieve this balance there are a range of specialist facilities on campus, as well as general learning spaces. This allows students to develop professional skills in the environment they can expect to find in the real world,… Read more »

Reasons to choose BU

I’ve never been good at making decisions. I tend to hope if I put off making my mind up it will be made up for me by factors outside my control, or that divine intervention will suddenly make everything clear. Unfortunately, this is not a great approach for a decision as important as choosing your… Read more »

Undergraduate to postgraduate study: A big step!

Some days, postgraduate life seems very different from undergrad. Gone are the carefree days where it was fine – even expected – to spend all day in bed, your entire loan in one week, and all your free time napping.  It cannot be emphasised enough that studying a postgraduate course is a hugely rewarding and… Read more »

Our New Year’s resolutions

We asked our bloggers to tell us their New Year’s resolutions, and here’s what they had to say! Lauren Bishop My resolutions are not so much New Year’s ones as on-going things I want to achieve: doing well in my Master’s, getting super fit on my bike, performing well in my job and generally being… Read more »

Where to eat on Talbot Campus

Talbot campus is where I seem to be spending most of my time at the moment! With deadlines looming and projects well underway, I’m usually busy in the studios or in the library. Sometimes on days I’m feeling particularly organised I remember to pack a picnic in the mornings, but other days I seem to… Read more »

How did I get here?

I could make a joke about the awful road works on the A338, but we know that’s not the type of journey you’re interested in when you ask a Master’s student, ‘how did you get here?’ However, the process of deciding to do a Master’s degree is like a road trip: you will inevitably hit… Read more »