Why do a placement year?

Let me be honest with you. Doing a degree is very hard work. So if the opportunity is presented to take a break from academic work while simultaneously enhancing your employability skills, would you not take it? Well I did. I opted to undertake a placement year as part of my degree. I haven’t regretted… Read more »

My field trip experience

If you’re a keen outdoors, nature-lover, or environmental person like me, then field trips and the area around a university can be a key reason for going to that specific uni. For me, one of the stand-out reasons I choose BU was the applied nature of its Geography course and the amount of fieldwork this led… Read more »

The Student Development Award

So, when I came to BU three years ago it was important for me to get as involved in uni life as I could and so after attending the Freshers’ Fair and seeing about the different opportunities available, I started applying to join in. I started being an Ambassador and then I was asked to… Read more »

Choosing your accommodation

The time has come for you to choose your first year accommodation and like many, you have no idea where you want to stay. Some of you may have flicked through pictures or watched YouTube clips on the university website and seen accommodation that catches your eye. You may have spoken to people who are… Read more »

Top tips for defeating your exams

Exams, whether SATs, GCSEs, A-Levels or at university, are stressful, exhausting, but well worth it in the end. Exams are usually that final barrier to freedom, relief and success, especially the summer ones which are taking place right now. Exams are key, and so here are a few tips to keep you relaxed during them… Read more »

Work hard, play hard

I’m the type of person that likes to be kept busy; I’m always planning ahead and making plans. I prefer having lots of things going on as I feel it gives me purpose and that’s why one of my favourite sayings (and one I live by at university) is work hard, play hard! University is… Read more »