Read about Ross’s experience in finding a placement

This is a guest post by current student Ross Beadman studying BA (Hons) Advertising Finding a placement was a gruelling process in the beginning. I applied to the most relevant internships on the placement microsite by customising a cover letter, CV and email. Each rejected application … obviously I felt bad. I did this for… Read more »

Emma’s persistence has led to her working with big-brand names

This is a guest post from current student Emma Brooks studying BA (Hons) Marketing Communications My name is Emma, I’m a BA (Hons) Marketing Communications undergraduate and I’ve recently completed my placement year – wow what a year it’s been! I have been on the road  touring the country as an event manager promoting the… Read more »

Sophia’s trip to the European Cyber Security Challenge

Cyber security is becoming increasingly important as more of us rely on technology in our daily lives. Our guest blogger Sophia is in her final year of studying BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management and has had the amazing opportunity to compete against international opponents in the European Cyber Security Challenge. Here she tells us more… Read more »

Nursing student story: from managing finance to overcoming the most challenging year

This is a guest blog by Daniel Fry, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing student. Financial implications: Having had in excess of 10 years’ experience working in an acute hospital I assumed that I was ready to take on the challenge of completing my training. When actually starting the adult nursing degree in 2017 we were the… Read more »

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 »

Opportunities on your doorstep. My Archaeology placement discovering the New Forest

Bournemouth is quite simply one of the most stunning coastal towns in the country. But it’s not just about the seven-mile stretch of sand, there are other hidden gems to be discovered too. For Jack Brown, studying  BSc (Hons) Archaeology , the New Forest National Park offered the perfect location to undergo his work placement…. Read more »

Work placements. Expectation v’s reality.

Professional work placements are absolutely central to the BU ethos. While some of our courses include mandatory placements, others are optional.  Placement opportunities are exciting and offer students ‘real’ work experience gained within ‘real’ working environments, but as Alice Eastoe reveals in her guest blog, the perfect placement can sometimes be hard to find and… Read more »

More than just a Midwifery degree

The students who study at BU are different. Their ambitions, expectations, interests, are all unique to them. And so are their experiences! Jessica tells us about her degree of difference in this guest blog.  Jessica Correia studying BSc (Hons) Midwifery. There is no feeling quite like the drive home post a 12-hour night shift as… Read more »