Taking the Leap from UG to PG

While I was studying Journalism BA at Bournemouth University I never ever considered going on to do a postgraduate course. In my naïve young mind I thought I would graduate, become a news anchor on Channel 4 News, retire a millionaire at forty and that would be that. Very quickly after graduating (in the midst… Read more »

Students showcase short films at BU film festival

Surreal dream worlds, a World War 1 drama and documentaries about everything from nightclubs in churches to days of the week. This was just some of the work on show at the BU Student Short Film Festival. The Festival, conceived by lecturer Dr David McQueen and organised by students from the MA Media Production framework,… Read more »


When I returned to Bournemouth University I knew two things: I wanted to work as hard as I could, and I wanted to join the student union as a course rep. After graduating from my BA in 2010, I felt that I skirted around the true university experience – I hadn’t joined any clubs or… Read more »

Finding my forte at BU

Harriet Davis, recipient of a BU Music Scholarship, tells us how she’s making the most of her uni experience… Since starting my degree in Advertising and Marketing at Bournemouth three years ago, I’ve wanted to make the most of my time here by utilising the opportunities available to all students. I have been a keen… Read more »

Postgrad assessments: a big step up

Lauren Bishop has already had a few postgraduate assessments, so she’s got some advice on how to ace them… If you’re considering taking up postgraduate study, you might wonder how assessment differs from undergraduate. I pondered this before embarking on my Masters; I kept hearing ‘it’s a big step up’, but didn’t know what that meant…. 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 »

That extra something on your CV

James Lee has some tips on how you can enhance your career prospects and build your CV… Having been there, done that and got the (Undergraduate) Degree, I feel suitably qualified to highlight the importance of not just developing yourself academically while at University, but also taking advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities too. With competition… Read more »

BU’s National Centre for Computer Animation Features in the Telegraph

Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation has received press recognition helping to design an amazing piece of new technology. Dr Leigh McLoughlin and Professor Alexander Pasko featured in the Telegraph for helping to bring the SHIVA (Sculpture for Health-care: Interaction and Visual Art in 3D) Project to life. This new equipment allows disabled students… Read more »

Should I stay or should I go: commuting to university.

Media School student Alice White talks about commuting to BU and how nothing will stop her enjoying the Bournemouth social scene… Postgraduate study is no doubt hard work. When I committed to studying at Bournemouth University my mind was initially focused on sorting out the finances, books, and deciding which colour laptop protector would best match… Read more »

What’s it like, now that I’m here?

On completing my undergraduate degree, I knew for sure I wasn’t done with studying, but it’s taken three years and much deliberation to get round to starting my Master’s. Despite all that thinking time, I made my decision to apply quite late in the day. The result was a fairly hurried (although also suitably researched!)… Read more »

Funding Fears

Let’s face it, one of the major worries about taking on postgraduate study is often the prospect of opening your wallet to find cobwebs instead of cash. The expectation of this occurrence can drive many people away from looking into postgraduate study, but there are ways to overcome the spectre of the empty purse.  … Read more »