Exploring the UK during my placement year

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 »

Bournemouth’s surf scene and the Surf Club

When I’ve asked other students what their reasons were for coming to Bournemouth University, a regular response is for the beautiful beach. I must admit, as a girl who couldn’t bear to be more than half an hour from the sea, it was definitely an important factor in making my choice. But with the beach,… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

My highlights from BU International College

My name is Azgi, and I am from Kazakhstan. Let’s start my little story about how I studied at Bournemouth University International College by doing the Pre-Sessional English Course and International Year One. Once upon a time, I came to England when I was just 12 years old. Since that time I knew that I… Read more »

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 »