Why you should apply for a scholarship

It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this blog post, for being awarded the BU Vice-Chancellor’s Most Promising Applicant (BTEC) scholarship. In my opinion anyone can go to university, but what makes you stand out is the interesting things you can add to your CV. For me, Bournemouth was one of the… Read more »

This week’s top questions

1. Do you accept City & Guilds in Key Skills level 2 Maths and English, as part of the minimum entry academic requirements for your nursing courses? If your certificate states Key Skills Level 2 then yes, we will accept this qualification. Saying that, if your qualification states Numeracy or Maths Level 2, then you… Read more »

10 things to do in Bournemouth

It’s not just Bournemouth’s university that’s great; living here is awesome too! Bournemouth is the perfect mix of country, coastal and city living. 1) Take a trip on the Bournemouth Balloon in the South Gardens. Familiarise yourself with your new surroundings. 2) Have a house/flat mate’s selfie on the pier. Beware it may take a… Read more »

My scholarship story

When I read the news that I had been awarded the scholarship for most promising student from an Access to HE qualification I was overwhelmed. For me, getting to university itself was an accomplishment I was never sure I would achieve. Although I had a decent education, through my adolescent years, it is fair to… Read more »

My daily routine at university

Daniella Conway tells us about her life as an Accounting and Finance student. 7:30 – Attempt to wake up (and fail). 8:00 – Wake up and get ready for university. 9:20 – Catch the U3 bus into university. I always have a spare 20 minutes or so, so I either go to the library to print off… Read more »

The Bournemouth Buzz

It should be noted that going out in Bournemouth is like putting on underwear – it’s essential. Whether you like to splash the cash or save your pennies, there is at least one bar or night out that is perfect for you. Almost every bar along ‘the strip’ (also known as Old Christchurch Road) has… Read more »

Work hard, play harder: my Sport Scholarship

BU Sports Scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Phil Smith, a postgraduate student, tells us his scholarship story… It’s never an easy process choosing which university to attend, and I’m still not sure whether basing your decision mostly around sports helps ease the process or makes it harder. While it helps to… Read more »

BU graduates celebrate Interstellar BAFTA

A number of Bournemouth University graduates are celebrating after being recognised for their visual effects work on the film Interstellar. Interstellar won the Special Visual Effects BAFTA at the 2015 Awards ceremony, with BU graduate Andy Lockley and one of BU’s honorary doctorates, Paul Franklin, invited on stage to pick up the award. Lockley and… Read more »

Why I love Archaeology at BU

I’m well into my 3rd year studying Archaeology and I am loving it. Studying BSc Archaeology at BU has been great fun and provided me with lots of opportunities from learning in the classroom to more hands on experiences with field trips and placements. Visits have included trips to see nearby sites such as Badbury… Read more »

What have you been asking this week?

The askBU team has been busy again this week! Here are the top 5 questions you’ve been asking. 1. I’ve been offered a place for Business Studies, I applied for Business Studies with Marketing – is this right? Yes, please don’t worry. Our Business Studies courses all have the same first year as they are… Read more »