I am a third year BA (Hons) Events Management student at BU, currently on placement at Bournemouth University. In fact, a placement year was one of the most important factors while I was applying for university. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do during my placement year, I just wanted to get as much… Read more » about Exploring the UK during my placement year
Not so rent free
As the start of my first semester approached, I was definitely apprehensive about living at home. Having already been at a different uni and living in the halls there, I was aware of how different the atmosphere was living with fellow students rather than living with family. I definitely worried that I would be missing… Read more » about Not so rent free
My sandwich placement at Adobe
I am from a small village in Oxfordshire, I decided to go to Bournemouth Uni, because I thought the sandwich year would be invaluable to my development and so this year I have been on my placement as a Marketing and Communications Executive at Adobe Systems. I chose to take a marketing placement at Adobe,… Read more » about My sandwich placement at Adobe
A Media Production student’s week in photos
I think one of the biggest positives about life at university is the varied life you get to lead! It’s completely different from school and college or sixth-form because you don’t have the same regimented schedule. Of course it depends course to course, but my course Media Production wasn’t the same experience as school, being… Read more » about A Media Production student’s week in photos
Gap yaaah or university?
I have always loved to travel. I love everything about it – the anticipation, the culture, the food and the sun. I think I was around 13 years old when I began saving to travel. I didn’t quite know when I was going or for how long, but travelling has always been a life… Read more » about Gap yaaah or university?
Choosing your accommodation
I remember how important the accommodation process was for me when applying to Bournemouth University back in 2014, and there were lots of factors I had to take into account in order to make sure the accommodation I chose was suitable for me and my course. Studying Adult Nursing meant I had to take into… Read more » about Choosing your accommodation
Josephine’s story: Making the most of your last summer before uni
Here’s Josephine with some great advice about how to spend your last summer before uni. What will you be doing? If you’re joining us this September, don’t forget to join the Countdown to BU and take part in our pre-university bucket list.
Why should you do a placement?
For their placements, Hayley and Hannah have stayed right here at Bournemouth University, working as Education Outreach Assistants. Here are their thoughts on why a placement is so important. “I’m sorry, but you’re over-qualified and under-experienced for this job.” The worst, but one of the most frequently heard phrases for graduates when fighting to find their feet… Read more » about Why should you do a placement?
Work hard, play hard!
Working hard at university naturally means you’re allowed to play hard, right? And never has that old motto, “work hard, play hard,” been more appropriate than for a student studying at Bournemouth University. While studying is vital, having fun and relaxing is also just as important; here are a few ways I find help me…… Read more » about Work hard, play hard!
Five things I learnt on my placement
I won’t lie, placement search was probably one of the most stressful times of my degree so far. Fortunately, I didn’t give up that easy and didn’t let the fact that other students had already secured their placements de-motivate or panic me. Having said that, I didn’t end up securing a placement until the May… Read more » about Five things I learnt on my placement
Oli and Dom: The typical cost of uni
Oli and Dom are back! This time, they tell us how much you’re likely to spend at uni, with some handy tips along the way.
Amy’s revision tips
Exams are almost certainly the worst part of education, hands down. They make you stress and revise for so long that by the end you feel like you have been revising forever. But there are some simple ways to make your life easier when dealing with exams. So, here are some revision tips that will… Read more » about Amy’s revision tips