Being kind and supporting others

During this time of worry, isolation and uncertainty, it’s important more than ever to be kind and supportive of one another. As socialising becomes increasingly difficult (well non existent other than virtually), days feel like they are lasting forever! Here are a few tips on how you can show your love and support, help lift… Read more »

5 ways to celebrate the festive season on a student budget

Christmas is fast approaching, and as well as December deadlines and January exams, trying to budget over the festive season can be very difficult. But fear not – there are definitely ways to celebrate the holidays on a student budget! Each year my housemates and I find new and exciting activities that require minimum spending…… Read more »

The BU starter kit

Have you heard about the starter kit?! The starter kit is a nice little extra that you receive when you start university life at Bournemouth University! It offers new undergraduate students the choice of one of three starter kits to choose from. Whatever your personality, there is something for everyone. If you’re a homebody and… Read more »

Give the Planet some LOVE

Just like all of us, the planet needs some LOVE  too and GLOBAL WARMING is REAL (despite what Donald Trump says) and here at BU we are encouraged to be as environmentally friendly as possible.  There are many ways YOU can have FUN this summer by SAVING our home. Recycling, reusing, reducing your carbon footprint…. Read more »

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 »

8 best and worst things about going home for Christmas

Cold weather, a smell of cinnamon biscuits and mince pies, Christmas tree, tinsels and a mug of hot chocolate. There is nothing that could possibly sound better than going home for Christmas when you are drowning in deadlines this December. It is honestly, the light at the end of the tunnel. And yet, here you… Read more »

10 questions to ask at an Open Day

If your starting to think about your UCAS application for January 2019 and ermming and ahhhing about which university to choose, the best advice I could give is to attend an Open Day! Going to an Open Day is the perfect way to get an idea of what life is like at that university, whether… Read more »

My Mum: The mature student

According to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the number of mature (aged 21 or over) UK-domiciled students starting full-time first degrees has steadily increased over the past decade. It rose to 70,215 in 2015-16, which was an increase of 2.9 per cent on the previous year. It’s true what they say, returning to full-time… Read more »