Funding my studies

Most students have a part-time job which helps with essentials and general living costs associated with being at uni. It also helps to top up the government bursary or loans that don’t always stretch as far as we’d like! I study Adult Nursing and I’ve found that HSS students are often placed under the added… Read more »

My experience with BU’s Additional Learning Support team

Coming to university knowing you will be needing more support than your peers makes the leap from school/college even more daunting. But rest assured, you can stop worrying. Bournemouth University has an Additional Learning Support (ALS) team who will support and help you every step of the way throughout your university journey. The team aren’t just… Read more »

The importance of having a flat/house Christmas dinner

Having a Christmas dinner with my university flatmates and housemates has been a tradition for me since first year. For the last three years, we have dedicated one Saturday in December to spend together, wearing our best Christmas jumpers, playing Secret Santa, and most importantly, having the Christmas dinner! Of course, I will 100% recommend… Read more »

Agata’s Come dine with me week

University is not just all about studying and spending all your time in the library. It also about having fun, meeting new people, spending time with your friends and trying new things. Some people think that the only way of socialising at uni is going out clubbing. However, I completely disagree with that. There is… Read more »

What to expect from Arrivals Fortnight

Arrivals fortnight is a rite of passage for new students starting at university. Not all universities have two weeks but at Bournemouth University the arrivals activities are spread out over two weeks. It is an emotional time for many as you move out of home for the first time, but making the most of the… Read more »

What to expect from a Clearing Open Day

Firstly, don’t panic! You’ve probably just had some of the most stressful days of your life. I know exactly how you feel because that was me last year. You’ve done the difficult bit; getting offers through Clearing and now you’re coming to have a look round Bournemouth Uni to see if you can see yourself… Read more »

Placements: One step closer to the real world

So, apart from the *cough cough* award winning beach located right on the doorstep, one of the things that sold Bournemouth University for me was the fact that there was an opportunity for a 40-week placement (although it’s soon to be 30 weeks, which will give you that little bit more flexibility). This basically means… Read more »

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 »