A Day in the Life of a Communications and Media student

8:28 Wake up and feel ridiculously happy and impressed that I have woken up two minutes before my alarm. Two minutes of sleepy pillow time before I have to get up and face the world…. 9:00 Showered and dressed, and now for the arguably most important occasion of the day: breakfast. There’s nothing better than… Read more »

Beth’s favourite things to do in Bournemouth and Poole

One of my favourite things about Bournemouth is that there are so many activities that you can do around the local areas, other than the standard student plan of going out drinking at the weekend! Over the last two years I’ve been lucky enough to have done loads of different things in Bournemouth and Poole, during the… Read more »

Studying for a degree – is it enough?

Every year, thousands of students just like you and I decide to go to university and, more often than not, our decision to do so is based around wanting to increase our job prospects and widen our employment opportunities. While this is great it also means every year there are thousands of students like you… Read more »

Steph’s Personal Statement tips

If you’re in the middle of applying for university through UCAS, hopefully this video will give you a few tips about what to think about writing in your personal statement! Let me know if you have any queries 🙂 Twitter: www.twitter.com/stephcbisson  

Katrina’s Story: Discovering my learning difficulty

The weird part was, just after finding out that I have Dyslexia, I thought of the primary school rumour ‘if you can’t spell Dyslexia then you have it’. In that moment, I couldn’t. PANIC. I never seriously considered if I could have a ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’, which is why it all came as a massive… Read more »

What I’ve learnt: Living away from home

Hi Everyone, A little vlog about what I’ve learnt having lived away from home. Some practical things and also some soppy things – you know me, I like a good old mixture. Hope this resonates with some of you and you can take comfort in some of what I say!

Places to visit in Dorset

Though I know most of you mainly chose BU because of Bournemouth beach (or at least that’s one of the reasons I chose BU), there is so much more to be discovered in in Dorset! With its scenic views and lovely atmosphere, Dorset is one of the prettiest places to explore. Starting with the one… Read more »

Recipes For a Flat Family

When it comes to living in a new environment with new people or with those you have chosen to live with, it can, at times, be a bit awkward quite different to living with your family. One way to break the ice is through food. Depending on the level of cooking ability here are three… Read more »

Exploring the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Unlike a majority of the other courses at Bournemouth University, The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (HSS) are based across the Lansdowne campus. The faculty is split into three departments; The Department of Nursing and Clinical Sciences, The Department of Human Sciences and Public Health and The Department of Social Sciences and Social Work…. Read more »

Beth’s first term as a BU student

Two years have passed since my parents dropped me off in Bournemouth as an excited but nervous fresher, moving away from home for the first time. It was an incredibly emotional but exciting time for me, moving to a new place with people I didn’t know to start university. The first two weeks were a… Read more »

Imi’s top tips to making halls a home

It can be a bit of a shock when you first arrive at university. Laden with all of your bags that you have just lugged up the stairs, you unlock the door and finally see your room for the first time only to be disheartened by the fact that it is just so plain and… Read more »