My frontline experience as a paramedic amid the coronavirus pandemic

My name is Sam and I am a paramedic. Six months ago I graduated from Bournemouth University’s BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course. I would never have expected within such a short space of time from graduating that I would be working on the frontline during a global pandemic. The clinical decision making and critical thinking… Read more »

Liam’s placement experience at a local charity

This is a guest blog post by current student Liam Richards, studying BA (Hons) Politics.  My name is Liam Richards, I am a BA (Hons) Politics student at BU and have undertaken a sandwich placement for my degree. I went to a couple of assessment centres but something was not quite right about the places… Read more »

Studying Nursing at BU as a mature student

This is a guest blog by John, our current BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing student. Why nursing? Having spent 4 years as a support worker in a mental health unit in Southampton, I decided it was time to progress my career. Originally I was worried about my application, especially because I didn’t have grades in… Read more »

Louis’ Mechanical Engineering placement year

MEng Mechanical Engineering student Louis tells us about his placement year and how it has offered opportunities to help with his future career. Choosing to do a placement year was one of my better decisions. After months of searching and feeling like I wasn’t getting anywhere, my perfect placement job came up at ASM Assembly… Read more »

Why I decided to study BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at BU

This is a guest blog by current student Daniel Fry, studying BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing. My journey into nursing started 15 years ago when I felt continually unfulfilled, with no job satisfaction, when working at a bank.  I noted a job advertisement for a role within a trauma department and felt excited about the prospect… Read more »

Poppy shares why she chose Mental Health Nursing as her career path

This is a guest blog by current student Poppy Densley, studying BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing. I am currently a third year student Mental Health Nurse. I chose Mental Health Nursing as my career path because I took an interest in Mental Health after studying it in my A-level Psychology classes. I also have lived… Read more »

My study exchange in Macau

BA (Hons) Events & Leisure Marketing student Jana Saastamoinen went on a study exchange semester in Macau and was shortlisted in the Institute for Tourism Studies’ 2018/19 Honours List due to her academic performance while doing a semester in Macau. The Institute for Tourism Studies Macau is the main mobility partner for BU Events Management… Read more »

What my nursing elective in Sri Lanka taught me about healthcare

This is a guest blog by current student Isobel Butler, studying BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing. She travelled to Sri Lanka on her nursing elective to see the differences between healthcare in the UK and the developing world. Since coming home from my trip to Sri Lanka, I genuinely can say I feel like a different… Read more »