A mature student living in halls

“Oh my god, no way! I’d never have thought that!” This is the response I receive every time I tell someone, usually begrudgingly, that I am classed as a mature student. This isn’t because I am blessed with youthful looks, it’s because university is actually an environment where people either just don’t notice or just… Read more »

What to expect from a Clearing Open Day

Firstly, don’t panic! You’ve probably just had some of the most stressful days of your life. I know exactly how you feel because that was me last year. You’ve done the difficult bit; getting offers through Clearing and now you’re coming to have a look round Bournemouth Uni to see if you can see yourself… Read more »

How I used Clearing to change courses

When people talk about Clearing, sometimes a lot of negative comments and remarks are made. Clearing wasn’t even mentioned to a lot of people at school, and when completing university forms everyone has in their mind the aim to get the grades they want and get into their number one choice. But Clearing is a… Read more »

Employment rates for Bournemouth University’s graduates rise again

Bournemouth University has received recognition for the number of graduates in work or further study after graduating, rising in 2016. According to latest statistics from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 93.6% of Bournemouth University students are in work or further study six months after graduating from university. This is up on… Read more »

BU archaeologists discover more about prehistoric life in Dorset’s Iron Age ‘Duropolis’

Excavations of a prehistoric town in rural Dorset – the largest unenclosed settlement yet uncovered in the UK – have revealed more about the extent of the Iron Age occupation and the people who lived there. Bournemouth University (BU) archaeologists are investigating the site in Winterborne Kingston – dubbed ‘Duropolis’, after the local Iron Age… Read more »

Being Lithuanian in Bournemouth

When I first came to Bournemouth University, I wasn’t expecting to meet many fellow Lithuanians. To my surprise, I met 9 in the very first week! Later I realised that there are many more of us at the university and a whole Lithuanian community in Bournemouth, which really made me feel like home is not… Read more »

A year in the life of a BU AFC Bournemouth Student Ambassador

The first AFC Bournemouth Premier League season was extremely successful and I think one of the reasons for this success, at least in how the home games were managed, was the great job done by BU Ambassadors. This season we have significantly expanded the ambassador programme, recruiting eight new ambassadors. Our new student ambassadors have… Read more »

Lucy’s Festival of Design & Technology story

By displaying my product at the Festival of Design & Technology, I get exposure to a number of businesses in a short period of time that would not be possible otherwise. The festival is a great way to get the experience of presenting at a professional level with a year’s worth of supporting work on a single… Read more »