How I used Clearing to change courses

When people talk about Clearing, sometimes a lot of negative comments and remarks are made. Clearing wasn’t even mentioned to a lot of people at school, and when completing university forms everyone has in their mind the aim to get the grades they want and get into their number one choice. But Clearing is a… Read more »

A guide to A-level results day

I’ve always said there are two types of people when it comes to receiving results and A-Levels are no different. There are those who are really eager to rip off the proverbial plaster in one quick, swift motion and continually refresh the results page 30 minutes before they’re posted in the hope that by some… Read more »

Best apps for student life

I don’t know a student who doesn’t love technology, and, amongst all the “essentials” such as YikYak and Instagram, you will find some gems to help you thrive at university. I have conveniently collected 10 of my most used apps for you… Money and Budgeting! It’s no secret that you’re probably not going to be… Read more »

My favourite field trip memories

It is a sad thought to realise that I have had my last ever undergraduate field trip. That I am done. I still remember our first trip out, little more than a week in and being taken all over Dorset and Hampshire to see amazing sites, before sleeping in a Viking longhouse reconstruction. Over the… Read more »

How to prepare for Clearing

Clearing. This time last year I sat my Mum down and explained the controversial topic of ‘what if’ I didn’t get into my chosen course at my chosen university? I just didn’t think Clearing was an option. Flash forward one year and I have finished my first year on a different course at a university… Read more »

My greatest achievement this year

We’re BUproud of our bloggers, so we asked them to tell us their greatest achievement this year. Beth Cordon Everyone says second year is the hardest, and I’d have to agree that there have been a lot of ups and downs throughout the year and it has been harder than first year. But I feel I… Read more »