The difference between school and university

It’s that time of year where you will be putting you UCAS application together ready for the January UCAS deadline and you might be thinking to yourself – am I ready for this change!? School is a pretty familiar setting for everyone but when you’re thinking of coming to uni, there’s a quite a lot… Read more »

My Mum: The mature student

According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the number of mature (aged 21 or over) UK-domiciled students starting full-time first degrees has steadily increased over the past decade. It rose to 70,215 in 2015-16, which was an increase of 2.9 per cent on the previous year. It’s true what they say, returning to full-time… Read more »

Overcoming challenges

Isla’s a recent BU graduate and is currently working as Marketing and Events Assistant at BU. In this blog, she reveals the ups and downs of getting to uni… Rewind to September 2014 and there’s me, sat up in bed, the night before heading off to BU to study BA (Hons) Events Management, absolutely freaking… Read more »

Three things I wish ‘first-year-me’ knew

It’s been four years and I still haven’t sussed out uni-life, but we had a lot of fun trying to figure it all out. Looking back, there are definitely a few things I wish someone had told me from the start! 1. Try your best in first-year assignments to understand what kind of grades you… Read more »

A first class summer

Summer 2018 has undoubtedly gone down on record for the UK, and isn’t one that will be forgotten any time soon. The chart-busting heatwave gave Portugal a run for its money, all while the nation came together to cheer on our men and their unlikely, semi-final World Cup journey. Even when football didn’t come home,… Read more »

How to be a BU student

For those of you starting September this year!! Having been a BU student for four years, there are many tips and tricks I’ve learned during my time here to save time and money here. Here’s a quick blog surrounding all the little things that make life easier – some we wish we knew in our… Read more »

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 »