Being a Student Rep

At BU the academic staff know how important it is that the student voice is always heard – this is why they run a scheme supported by the Student Union to create Student Representatives for each class on each course for each level. At the beginning of each year you elect a new rep for… Read more »

Things to make you an appy student

Right now there are some great apps for your smartphone and tablet that make being a student easier and slightly cheaper. Here are some of the best current student-focused apps. iBU For Bournemouth University there is one application key for students that has to be downloaded instantly. iBU is an easy way to access your… Read more »

SUBU and students

The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University is simply known as SUBU, and it is a key part of BU life. It is also important to every student’s experience over their time here and can make the university experience so much more than just lectures and assignments. The list of stuff SUBU does for students goes… Read more »

The BU Community

I like to think of Bournemouth University, not just as a group of buildings where students come to begin a day of learning and head back home again, but a community, which strives for a welcoming, friendly atmosphere – whether it’s your first day as a student or your last. It’s comforting to think of… Read more »

Our growing campus

Bournemouth finally became a university in 1992 after being a College of Technology, an Institute of Higher Education and a Polytechnic. Its long and varied history means that the campus is constantly being upgraded and the buildings updated to ensure Bournemouth is a great place for future students and staff. Since I’m a member of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

SUBU

When I returned to Bournemouth University I knew two things: I wanted to work as hard as I could, and I wanted to join the student union as a course rep. After graduating from my BA in 2010, I felt that I skirted around the true university experience – I hadn’t joined any clubs or… Read more »

That extra something on your CV

James Lee has some tips on how you can enhance your career prospects and build your CV… Having been there, done that and got the (Undergraduate) Degree, I feel suitably qualified to highlight the importance of not just developing yourself academically while at University, but also taking advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities too. With competition… Read more »

Students collect 1.9 tonnes of food for local food banks

Forty volunteers donated nearly two tonnes of food to local food banks as part of the Students’ Union at Bournemouth University’s (SUBU) ‘Big Feed’ event. The ‘Big Feed’ sees teams compete against each other in an attempt to collect as many food donations as possible, the food being purchased by willing shoppers across Bournemouth and… Read more »