Top things to do in Bournemouth

Had I not become a student at BU, I don’t think I’d have ever heard of Bournemouth and I sincerely wonder why that is now.  It may not be as flashy or as historic as London is, but it definitely is a place worth coming to and realising with your own eyes that Bournemouth is… Read more »

Free fun in Bournemouth

Bournemouth has many free activities and attractions on offer throughout the year, which are perfect when on a student budget! I personally feel the beach is the greatest attraction on offer, the sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, and they are great to visit all year round. In the winter it… Read more »

Location, location, location

Moving to Bournemouth for university is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only am I studying a course that I love and find incredibly interesting, but I also get to live in one of the nicest places in the country (in my opinion anyway!) Bournemouth has so much to offer and… 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 »

Making the most of student discounts

It’s an unfortunate stereotype that students often live on baked beans, instant noodles and tap water, but it’s often not far from the truth. So it’s a silver lining to hear about all the various wonderful student discounts out there that help to make being a student a little less grubby and a little more… Read more »

Time to get sporty!

January – the month famous for making resolutions to eat better and get fit. But exercise is for life, not just for January, so read on… Bournemouth University’s Sports Department (sportBU) offers fantastic facilities for everyone, whether you have Olympic aspirations or you just want to get a bit fitter. From group fitness classes to… Read more »

Christmas in Bournemouth

If you’re thinking of studying at BU, you might be wondering what the festive season is like in Bournemouth. Here’s a taster of what’s going on this Christmas – perhaps you’ll even be persuaded to come and visit? Bournemouth Christmas Market 13 November – 4 January An Alpine Market, Moose Bar and open air stage…. Read more »

Christmas in Bournemouth

If you’re thinking of studying at BU, you might be wondering what the festive season is like in Bournemouth. Here’s a taster of what’s going on this Christmas – perhaps you’ll even be persuaded to come and visit? Bournemouth Christmas Market 13 November – 4 January An Alpine Market, Moose Bar and open air stage…. Read more »

Bournemouth Christmas Market

Every year, Bournemouth locals flock in their masses to experience the ‘Winter Wonderland’ of the Christmas Market. The town square is full to the brim with a variety of cabin stalls, from sweets stalls to leather crafts to personalised Christmas decorations, there is something to interest everyone. The outside bar is a huge attraction and… Read more »

Cold weather, warm wine

It’s that time of year again; the Christmas market has come back to Bournemouth town square! Size isn’t everything, as proven by the variety and quality of crafts and food crammed in to Bournemouth’s compact market. And come on, what other time of year can garden sheds adorned with fairy lights look so adorable? There… Read more »