Olivia’s top study tips

Along with all the benefits of summertime in Bournemouth come the unwelcome and unpreventable exams. As an arts student I got away relatively unscathed during my undergrad. While the physicists and medics slogged away at endless weeks of tests and papers, I had only a handful of 3 hour, high pressure scribble fests. However, exams… Read more »

Being Taiwanese in Bournemouth

Bournemouth, of course, is one of the most well-known tourist destinations with pleasant climates throughout the year in the UK. When I first came to the city, I did not worry about whether or not I would get used to it; I can get any questions answered through the Bournemouth University Taiwanese Students Association on… Read more »

Being Ghanaian in Bournemouth

If you’ve made the decision to come to Bournemouth Uni – great! Perhaps, if you are Ghanaian, you may be wondering what it’s like here and more importantly, are there more of us here? Will you feel at home? So many questions… Well, I’m here to set your mind at ease (Oh, you’re welcome…) Walking… Read more »

My BU experience

It’s hard to sum up my BU experience in one blog post. There have been ups and downs, achievements, challenges, lessons learnt, and unforgettable moments. On balance it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, and it’s not quite over yet! The biggest challenge I’ve faced is taking on a completely new discipline. I had never… Read more »

My Commonwealth Scholarship: A world of opportunities

I was really excited when I was notified of my approved funding from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. I’m not sure whether it was the chance to study at Bournemouth University, in its prestigious tourism department with distinguished academics such as Professor Buhalis or the joys of finally getting funding to attain a Master’s degree in… Read more »

Being a student ambassador

Among many precious memories BU has granted me, being a student ambassador is probably the most amazing one. Briefly said, a student ambassador is the one helping with all kinds of events such as open days, career fairs, and educational fairs; undertaking some specialist roles like blogger, mentor, subject specialist; and basically representing the uni… Read more »

Chinese students – welcome to the BU family!

Bournemouth University is definitely an international university. I’ve met people from all over world here. As a Chinese person in England, I wanted to feel the exotic atmosphere, but also wanted more friends with the same cultural background as me. When I came to England alone, at first I was worried about how to meet… Read more »

From a PhD at BU to a life in Australia

When my former PhD supervisor, Professor Mark Brisbane, asked me to write a blog, I wasn’t convinced anyone would be particularly interested. But when I think about it, my pathway to my current job working in Australia is maybe helpful in thinking about alternative careers for those wonderful degrees you all will (or do already)… Read more »

Why I chose to study in the UK

Nowadays when considering studying abroad it’s easy to get lost in tons of options, even universities in non-English speaking countries are offering various English-taught courses. I am studying a Master’s degree in Bournemouth and as a person who has been through the decision-making journey I’d like to share with you guys some thoughts of why… Read more »

Coping with homesickness

Homesickness is something that affects many students, and not just those who have travelled hundreds of miles to university. Even if you only live a short distance away, you’ll probably miss home at some point. You might even feel fine at the beginning, but suddenly start feeling homesick after you’ve settled in. As postgraduate students,… Read more »