My first Lunar New Year away from home as an international student

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in many Asia countries based on the lunar calendar. It is a special occasion to be with your loved ones, looking back to what you have achieved over the past year and looking forward to good things ahead. 2022 marks my first year celebrating Lunar New Year… Read more »

My journey to win 50% tuition fee discount – my postgraduate scholarship story at Bournemouth University

Studying in the UK had always been my dream until the day it finally came true, thanks to the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Executive Dean’s Scholarship. My journey to apply for a master’s programme started in 2019 after two years of working in several positions in marketing and communications. Lacking an academic background in… Read more »

Preparing for my first winter in the UK as an international student – discover my winter survival kit

As the chilly weather is at my doorstep, days are getting dark sooner and seeing my breath more vividly in the cold, I can feel my first winter in the UK is close. UK winter can be challenging, especially for an international student coming from a tropical country like Vietnam like me. However, by preparing… Read more »

Mental well-being and why it’s important for international students

Studying abroad for many international students like me is a golden opportunity to discover my potential while bringing a number of significant changes. It can be enjoyable and full of delights, but it can also be challenging. Therefore, listening to your mind and taking care of your mental well-being is an essential experience for international… Read more »

Immersing myself in UK culture – how I created a sense of belonging while studying abroad at Bournemouth University

Moving to a new country and adapting your lifestyle to a new culture can be challenging initially. However, by embracing changes and being open-minded, you can overcome culture shock while cherishing your living experience by immersing yourself in UK rich culture. This blog post will share some of my own experiences to create a sense… Read more »

My exciting week in Vietnam at the Global Festival of Learning 2019

The Global Festival of Learning is based on Bournemouth University’s successful UK based Festival, and is a platform that celebrates learning, disseminates cutting edge research and delivers impact across borders. And when I received an email offering any students undertaking the Global Talent Programme the opportunity to apply for this year’s festival, I knew it… Read more »

Studying in the UK vs Vietnam

MSc Retail Management and Marketing student, Ngoc Huyen Nguyen, shares her experience with studying in the UK and how it compares with studying in her country, Vietnam. Studying in the UK is a unique experience, which is totally different from my experience back home. Here are some study skills that I have gained after six… Read more »