Learning to work as a group, and working to learn as a group

Hello, my name is Patrycja from Poland, and I study BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth University. At university, there are lots of different ways to learn: some are implied by the type of assessment and some have to be discovered by the student themselves. Independent learning is a big part of… Read more »

Week One Guide: Pasta and Google Maps

Hello, my name is Patrycja! I’m from Poland and I study BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design at Bournemouth University. There is so much to do in order to prepare for your new life as a university student. Whether you’ve come through Clearing and you’re trying to organise everything at the last minute, or… Read more »

Peculiar accents and politeness… Cheers!

Hi, my name is Patrycja, and I’m currently studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth University. I’m Polish and I came to the UK in September 2018 to study. Even though I’ve been here before on a school trip, actually living in England is completely different than what I expected. Even if… Read more »

Some sun, a little snow, and a LOT of sea

Hi, my name is Patrycja, I’m a Polish student currently studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at BU. How is the weather in Bournemouth different to Poland? A few people I have met have said that the weather in Poland is quite similar to the UK, but personally I think there are some… Read more »

The amazing art behind bringing characters to life

Hello, my name is Patrycja. I’m Polish and I currently studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth Uni. I absolutely loved my first year here in Bournemouth. I loved the people, the town and my course. I have done so many amazing projects in this first year that it is really hard… Read more »

Being Polish in Bournemouth

Hello, my name is Patrycja, I come from Poland and I am a first year BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design student at BU. Bournemouth is an English town, right? Well yes and no. I find Bournemouth to be very international as there are people from all around the world, and this makes me… Read more »

What’s it like to study Computer Animation at BU?

Hello, my name is Patrycja and I’m from Poland. I’m a first year BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design student. Today I want to answer the question that I am frequently asked: What’s it like to study Computer Animation at BU? First of all, for me it is great! It is a lot of… Read more »

How important are grades? What does (Hons) mean? A comparison of Polish and English universities

Hello, my name is Patrycja and I am studying BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design at Bournemouth University. I’m from Poland and one of the biggest differences between studying in Poland and the UK are the university grading systems. This was quite a surprise for me and it was something I had to get… Read more »

There’s no shame in asking for help

My name is Patrycja, I am from Poland and I’m studying BA Computer Animation Art and Design at BU. Studying, especially in a different country where everything is different can be quite stressful sometimes, but feeling bad is not the end of the world as at BU there are many people that can help you… Read more »

Managing the @BUinternational Instagram account

My name is Patrycja, I’m from Poland and I’m studying BA Computer Animation Art and Design at BU. How did I become an International Student Ambassador? Before starting uni, I got an email invitation to apply for a job as an International Student Ambassador. I thought it might be interesting to give tours around campus… Read more »

The differences faced while studying abroad in the UK

My name is Patrycja and I came from Poland to study BA Computer Animation Art and Design at BU. From the very beginning of my international adventure it was quite easy to notice that necessary study skills and the way of studying in the UK is completely different than the Polish one. The biggest difference:… Read more »

Find your dream club or society at BU

Going to uni only to study? No way! My name is Patrycja and I came from Poland to study BA Computer Animation Art and Design at BU. It turns out that studying is just one part of the university life. There are more things to do here than just keeping your head in textbooks or… Read more »