At BU, we have a vast range of facilities in every aspect of production and post-production at your disposal for your projects. From Sound Mixing and Editing, to Cameras and even a cinema room, in this blog, I will be showing you around the amazing facilities that BU has to offer! After Pre-Production, where you… Read more » about What facilities you have access to as a BA (Hons) Media Production student
Following the Moon: Islamic New Year!
Solar Calendar – Let’s Observe the Moon! Have you ever come across the various types of calendars? The solar calendar, which is currently used in western countries, is not the only calendar system. The lunar calendar follows the monthly phases of the moon and has been used by many Asian countries in the past, including… Read more » about Following the Moon: Islamic New Year!
Best Places Near Bournemouth for Day-Long Trips
When university life gets busy, there’s not a lot of time to travel for the average hodophile. Thankfully, Bournemouth is located near many wonderful locations that one can explore around in a day or over the weekend. Here are seven such places: 1. Salisbury It takes an hour and a half to get to Salisbury… Read more » about Best Places Near Bournemouth for Day-Long Trips
Life as an International Student during Breaks
Whenever breaks roll around after busy periods of submissions, I’m always left wondering, “What do I do now?” Each time, however, I end up stumbling across a plethora of means to enjoy my time. Here’s a list of ways I’ve found to make the most out of my breaks: 1. Organising Activities: Whenever we’re all… Read more » about Life as an International Student during Breaks
Men’s mental health and why we should talk about it
I remember the first time I came across the topic of men’s mental health was when I worked on an 8-week project with Youth Champs for Mental Health (YC4MH) as part of my virtual internship with Think Pacific. What surprised me most was the concerning statistics about men’s mental health. Growing up in a society… Read more » about Men’s mental health and why we should talk about it
How ResLifeBU helped me adjust to life in a new country
My journey from home to Bournemouth had been extremely exhausting with over 20 hours spent flying and dragging my luggage. The days following it were to be spent quarantining in my BU accommodation in accordance with the government guidelines. I was told by ResLife that we would be provided with a basic isolation pack. To… Read more » about How ResLifeBU helped me adjust to life in a new country
My favourite study places in Bournemouth: less-known best spots for studying
Studying process can be overwhelming when you have so many things to do. Personally, I sometimes prefer to study in different places if I get bored with the same area. Here is a list of some of my favourite study areas if you want to discover new spots: 1. Waterstones café: Yes, everyone knows Waterstones… Read more » about My favourite study places in Bournemouth: less-known best spots for studying
My culture of Eid in Bournemouth
“I really appreciate you bringing me and showing me your culture.” I received this text from my friend shortly after my Eid event and it lit up my day. Eid Al-Fitr has just shortly passed, it is the celebration that followed the month of Ramadan where Muslims around the world fast for a month. As… Read more » about My culture of Eid in Bournemouth
Things to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Mindful ways to spend your time.
So, imagine you made it into Bournemouth University, or are a student already. When you hear “student life”, what things come to your mind first? Something frivolous and light-headed, and it’s more that understandable, we, students all do that! But I would like to go a bit more creative, and tell you about some different… Read more » about Things to do in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Mindful ways to spend your time.
Spending Ramadan in Bournemouth: Breaking fast with friends and Eid!
I must confess that I was a little bit worried before Ramadan started this year. Although it was not going to my first Ramadan away from home, I am used to spend Ramadan in Turkey. Therefore, at the beginning of the Ramadan I went to Turkey for two weeks. It was a such a wonderful… Read more » about Spending Ramadan in Bournemouth: Breaking fast with friends and Eid!
Packing your life in under 23kgs: Top tips for international students
Planning your packing Packing for University is hard enough without having to worry about how much your stuff weighs. For international students, the airline dictates every aspect of what you pack including what items are allowed, how much it can weigh, and the size. After my experience I have determined a few top tips for… Read more » about Packing your life in under 23kgs: Top tips for international students
How I met my first classmate at BU
Do you remember the first time you receive your official offer letter from Bournemouth University? How did you feel that day? Until now, I still vividly remember the day when I received my official letter and how excited I was to start my new journey in the UK. After the excitement, here came the question:… Read more » about How I met my first classmate at BU