Saturday 3 December 2022 is International Day of Disabilities. Disabilities can be defined as any physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities. The international day is a United Nations day that promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The theme for 2022 is ‘transformative solutions for inclusive development:… Read more » about Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
My first month at Bournemouth University was pretty daunting. Growing up in the town, I was used to the general area but starting at a university can still be a large stepping stone. The first month involved settling in to a new part of my life. I went along to meet the academic teams and… Read more » about My first month at Bournemouth University
Speaking as someone who has fibromyalgia, personality disorder and chronic fatigue to name a few disabilities I have, I have always felt that I wouldn’t be able to complete my nursing degree as they would hold me back but BU have so much support, help and advice that I’ve flown through my first year and… Read more » about My experience of student support services at BU
This is a vlog by current student Ian Crabb, second year student studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Ian tells us about his experience coming to university as a mature student, the transition from an access course and support from staff.
This is a guest blog by Charlotte Crane, a BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation graduate now studying a Master’s at BU. Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am a care leaver studying at BU. A care leaver is someone over 18 who has spent time living in the care system away from their… Read more » about How BU supports care leavers
How are you, really? We all know that being a uni student can be tough sometimes. Whatever the source of your feelings, it is important to remember to prioritise your wellbeing, both mental and physical. BU has a variety of wellbeing services available to students which you can make use of should you need to…. Read more » about What wellbeing support is available to me at BU and how can I use it?
At the beginning….. The breakthrough of COVID-19 caught many off-guard. The sudden restrictions and changes to everyday life were unexpected. Whilst watching the fireworks in the sky and welcoming 2020 on the 1st of January, I did not expect such drastic changes that would reach us in a mere three months. The reality of isolation,… Read more » about Remote Studying – the Reality of 2020
Moving to Bournemouth was one of the best things that happened to me, but moving to uni is a big step for everyone and, although we may not admit it, we could all do with a little extra support from time to time. You’re not alone! BU’s got everything from academic and financial support to… Read more » about Need a little support? BU’s got you
Being a first-generation student can be a tough gig. For some, it can feel strange knowing how to fit into a place that none of your family have been before. If you feel this way, don’t worry! Feelings of stress and worry before starting university are completely normal, especially if you are a first-generation student…. Read more » about Being the first in your family to go to university
At the moment it is a bit of a scary time full of uncertainty, lock down and vulnerability. During our time at home there are a number of things that we must do to help the world recover and keep loved ones safe, and some things we can do to help prevent the spread of… Read more » about How to stay safe and prevent spreading infection!
During times when our physical health is at risk, way too many people neglect their mental health. Keeping a healthy mind is just as important as staying healthy. So I’ve compiled some tips on how to stay as positive and healthy as can be. Enjoy!
Anxiety is a sensitive topic. While it’s now widely discussed, talking about it on a personal level can be really hard. Before I went to uni, I don’t think I really understood what anxiety was. Sure I had heard of it but not knowing anyone directly suffering from it, it was something that just was…. Read more » about Managing anxiety at university