This is a guest blog written by Nicola Charles, our current BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student. She shares her experience being a mature student and a mum, and how support from BU is beneficial to help achieving her academic and personal goals. Helping out as a student ambassador on interview days I often get asked… Read more » about I’m a single mum and a student nurse – how I achieve goals with BU supports
This is a guest blog by Cecilia Bawden, our BSc (Hons) Midwifery graduate who’s currently working at Dorset County Hospital. She’s recently been featured in Bournemouth Echo as part of the Midwifery Department which surpassed the national average for the hospital’s standards of maternity care. After graduating I had a short break, then started work at… Read more » about Life after graduation – Midwife Cecilia and her current job at Dorset County Hospital
Before I get into the blog, I just wanted to let you know that my ward is currently a “green” area, meaning we are not dealing with Covid 19 in the way that other teams in the hospital will be. The “red” areas are for confirmed cases of the virus and include other wards and… Read more » about Why I love my NHS family
It has always been the case that the BSc Hons Adult Nursing is a physical and academic challenge, with the third and final year being the biggest challenge of all before graduating. The unprecedented events around the current Coronavirus global pandemic have highlighted the need for increased numbers of healthcare professionals to join the NHS… Read more » about Joining the NHS frontline as a student nurse
This is not an easy time, but as an animation student work doesn’t stop, there still are online lessons, deadlines to meet and internships to get into. So, let me tell you how we have continued to work from home, dealing with the new situation and staying motivated. I’ll give you a little insight into… Read more » about #StayAtHome – A student prospective
My name is Sam and I am a paramedic. Six months ago I graduated from Bournemouth University’s BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course. I would never have expected within such a short space of time from graduating that I would be working on the frontline during a global pandemic. The clinical decision making and critical thinking… Read more » about My frontline experience as a paramedic amid the coronavirus pandemic
At the moment it is a bit of a scary time full of uncertainty, lock down and vulnerability. During our time at home there are a number of things that we must do to help the world recover and keep loved ones safe, and some things we can do to help prevent the spread of… Read more » about How to stay safe and prevent spreading infection!
During times when our physical health is at risk, way too many people neglect their mental health. Keeping a healthy mind is just as important as staying healthy. So I’ve compiled some tips on how to stay as positive and healthy as can be. Enjoy!
After being away at university for such a long period of time, coming back to live at home again can be very daunting, and the current lockdown status of the UK has somewhat depleted the ease of this transition. It can also be equally as difficult for those of you that haven’t embarked on your… Read more » about Coping being at home more
The coronavirus pandemic is a period of uncertainty and a time to stay at home. It is important that we are keeping ourselves healthy and ensuring the protection of our health services. A great way to help keep our bodies healthy while at home is to ensure we are consuming enough nutritional foods and vitamins… Read more » about How to build immunity through nutrition
During this time of worry, isolation and uncertainty, it’s important more than ever to be kind and supportive of one another. As socialising becomes increasingly difficult (well non existent other than virtually), days feel like they are lasting forever! Here are a few tips on how you can show your love and support, help lift… Read more » about Being kind and supporting others
During this time of physical distancing, it’s important to keep in touch and stay connected to your friends and family, both in and out of the household you are distancing in. As there are both students who have gone back home to live with their family and left behind their uni friends, and students who… Read more » about How to stay connected while physical distancing