The start line When I first arrived in Bournemouth, the only thing I knew for certain is that I will study BSc(Hons) Psychology. I did research the Students’ Union before, but I had no idea where I would find friends, what hobbies I’d try and how my first year would look like. So, I joined almost… Read more » about More than just a course: why should you do extra-curriculars at university??
Being a ‘mature’ student, I already lived locally and didn’t need to move into halls, so I stayed in the flat I already lived in. That played a small role in not being able to meet and socialise with my peers prior to my first day at uni. I’m quite an open, talk-to-anyone kind of… Read more » about What joining a society will do for your social life at Uni
My first month at Bournemouth University was pretty daunting. Growing up in the town, I was used to the general area but starting at a university can still be a large stepping stone. The first month involved settling in to a new part of my life. I went along to meet the academic teams and… Read more » about My first month at Bournemouth University
As most people at BU would say, there are many things to love about BU and Bournemouth as a town. I have loved my time here so far, and I am rather sad that to be leaving in 4 months. In my first year I didn’t join anything – and I did regret this. BU… Read more » about What I love about Bournemouth University!
Upon arrival of my first year, I was very interested in looking at all the services that are provided by the university. Especially the faith clubs, societies and services available. Bournemouth University has a range of faith groups for students of varying practices to attach themselves to. The faith and reflection team and its services… Read more » about The Faith and Reflection Team at BU
This is a guest blog by Laragh MacDermott, who is studying BSc (Hons) Sport Management. In my first year, I signed up to the Bournemouth University’s Boat Club (BUBC, rowing club). Best decision I made that year! Being part of this club, I got to meet a diverse group of students with the similar mind-sets… Read more » about What you can you do outside of your degree
Today is World Population Day, which is an annual event to raise awareness of global population issues. Bournemouth University has a growing population and is now home to around 18,000 students. Much of this population is split into smaller sub-populations (totally not sure if that’s a word I just invented… but lets go with it… Read more » about What World Population Day means to a BU student 🌍
Moving to Bournemouth was one of the best things that happened to me, but moving to uni is a big step for everyone and, although we may not admit it, we could all do with a little extra support from time to time. You’re not alone! BU’s got everything from academic and financial support to… Read more » about Need a little support? BU’s got you
Throughout my time at Bournemouth University I have been a part of BUDS (the Dance Society), this year opting to be a Street choreographer for our competition team, and I have loved every second of it. Dance has always been a hobby of mine and it was something I definitely didn’t want to give up… Read more » about All About Bournemouth University’s Dance Society
University brings to mind thoughts of opportunity and ways to get involved – and what better way to get involved than giving back to your community? I personally find volunteering a really rewarding and fun way to get involved in local (and not so local!) events and give back to the community. Bournemouth University offers… Read more » about Get involved! Volunteering at BU
Happy National Volunteering week! University brings to mind thoughts of opportunity and ways to get involved – and what better way to get involved than giving back to your community? I personally find volunteering a really rewarding and fun way to get involved in local (and not so local!) events and give back to the… Read more » about Get Involved! Volunteering at BU
The third Monday of January has been known in recent years as Blue Monday, and this year the day falls on Monday 21st January 2019. It stems from the idea that the social fabulousness of the festive season is a distant memory (but the effects of it are still very much with us), and many… Read more » about Healthy body and mind for avoiding the January Blues!