Writing your personal statement is difficult, especially as you are talking about yourself! In this blog, I will… tell you what a Personal Statement is, how to talk about yourself in the best way possible, share a simple structure to help you start your statement and give you my 5 top tips for writing your… Read more » about My advice for writing your personal statement
6 things I learnt in 3 years at university
Hiya, This is a very bittersweet post as it’s my last ever! It might not be my last posted to this page as I’m not sure when I’m uploading this, but as of writing, this will be my last post 🙁 So as a last post I thought I would do a recap of my… Read more » about 6 things I learnt in 3 years at university
What happens on Results Day
Results Day is during the month of August, typically. You may be invited into your school or college to collect your results in person, if you are still awaiting results, as well as receive an automated update on UCAS. UCAS will update on the morning to say whether you’ve been accepted or not at… Read more » about What happens on Results Day
Why I chose Bournemouth University (how to pick your uni)
Hiya! With UCAS applications being sent off and offers being sent out by the universities, perhaps you’re struggling to narrow down your choices to your top two universities! Hopefully my video helps you to think about all the things to consider when choosing your uni and gets you excited for this new chapter of your… Read more » about Why I chose Bournemouth University (how to pick your uni)
What to look for when choosing which offer to accept
By now most of you will have completed your uni applications and even sent them off in time for the UCAS application deadline of 29 January (for September 2021 entry). I know from experience that it’s not an easy thing to put together and get sent off so well done to everyone that has done… Read more » about What to look for when choosing which offer to accept
Your uni choice: consider the facilities on offer
When it comes to making your choice around universities, you shouldn’t be focused on just their rating or teaching side of things. Their social side, accessibility and facilities they provide should play an important role. One of the main reasons I knew Bournemouth University was the university for me was the support they offer in… Read more » about Your uni choice: consider the facilities on offer
Helping you apply through UCAS
Applying for those all important university choices can be: a- nerve wracking b- challenging c- and well, where do you actually begin? Whether you’ve only just started thinking about university and want to know the process, half-way through your application and seeking clarity, submitted you’re application and twiddling your thumbs with whats next, our students… Read more » about Helping you apply through UCAS
Offers and When You Need to Decide
As 2019 flies by, we are now approaching the time of year when many of you will be starting to think about replying to university offers on UCAS! Deciding on your firm and insurance choices can be a daunting and nerve-wracking decision to make, as after all we are talking about where you could be… Read more » about Offers and When You Need to Decide
Received an offer? What are my next steps?
What does my offer mean? Once BU has made a decision on your application where you’ve successfully been offered a place to study with us, you’ll see one of the following entries via UCAS track as to the type of offer you’ve been given: Why is my offer higher than my predicted grades? Your offer… Read more » about Received an offer? What are my next steps?
What is UCAS Extra and how do I use it?
Have you used all your UCAS choices for university and still don’t have any offers? Luckily, you’re reading this blog – I’m going to explain everything you have to know about UCAS Extra and adding an extra university option. SO take a deep breath, relax -all will be ok I promise! What makes me… Read more » about What is UCAS Extra and how do I use it?
Clearing from a parental perspective
This is a guest blog written by Louise Gaff Calling all parents, this one’s for you! This is a guest blog from our of BU student’s parents perspective, talking about her daughters experience with Clearing. Are you a parent looking to share your views? Get in touch! My daughter Ellen had completed her A-levels in… Read more » about Clearing from a parental perspective
Ebony’s clearing story
An inspirational guest blog by our very own Ebony Harding. Everyone has a different Clearing experience. Some people are prepared for Clearing and get what they want out of it immediately, and others are genuinely surprised by their results and may need to go through Clearing unexpectedly. For me, I was surprised by my results… Read more » about Ebony’s clearing story