10 words of wisdom I would tell my Fresher-self

OPEN Be open to making new friends all of the time. It is so easy to cling to the first two people you see during fresher’s week, but try to avoid it! I realised this early on and discovered that at BU there is a huge community of students with different nationalities and backgrounds, embrace… Read more »

Employability: The overarching theme of uni

After completing four years of Uni, I feel confident that I have gained the skills necessary to contribute to whichever sector of the job force I enter. The skills and achievements that give you a greater chance of landing a job in a competitive market are called employability skills. I hope that on the completion… Read more »

What’s in a Forensic Science student’s bag?

Shaay’s back to show you what she brings to university each day as a BU BSc (Hons) Forensic Science student. Not your usual vlog but a video produced by the Southern Universities Network (SUN) which we thought was well worth sharing! The SUN is a partnership of six universities and is HEFCE’s formally recognised single… Read more »

Conto Lounge

A Guide to Bournemouth: Being Vegetarian or Vegan

If you’re a vegetarian like me, you may get the occasional eye-roll and people saying “so you just eat fruit and vegetables…?” Well, I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life and with new restaurants and a growing population to please, being a vegetarian has never been more tasty or easy and I’m here to show… Read more »

A visitor at the BU stand

UCAS exhibitions and our top tips

A UCAS exhibition is a great opportunity to research your post-18 options and discover a range of education and employment opportunities under one roof. We attend a number of Higher Education and UCAS exhibitions around the UK, providing you with plenty of opportunities to meet us, pick up a prospectus and have a chat about… Read more »

Bournemouth for free

  It can be hard adjusting to living on a student budget. You may find yourself in the tricky situation of having to entertain yourself during the day without parting with any beloved pennies. Luckily, Bournemouth has a few freebies to offer for these troublesome times, so there is no fear of being stuck at… Read more »

Bethany’s Global Horizons Fund experience

I’m about to let you on to what I like to call one of BU’s little secrets. This little secret can give you a big opportunity to chase your dreams and fulfil your wanderlust desires, and the crazy thing is, from people I have spoken to, not many people even know this exists. This best… Read more »

Kristap’s Journey to BU

“MY Journey to BU has been awsome… because I know that Bournemouth University is the right place and this is the right time”. Awesome! That is the right word to describe my journey. But why? Why awesome? To answer that I need to put it into perspective. After finishing high-school I moved to London all… Read more »

Abigail’s Journey to BU

“I was dead-set on Bournemouth and believed that whatever vision I had would definitely be met”. My journey to Bournemouth University started in 2014 during a midnight scroll around the Internet looking for a university with an excellent media department. Through my internet searching I came across BU and I was immediately sold because of… Read more »

The ultimate Fresher’s guide to making new friends

If you’re currently reading this blog post, then I think it’s relatively safe for me to assume that 1) you’re starting university in September (how exciting!) and 2) you’re slightly worried about the whole ‘making new friends’ aspect of uni. Rewind 12 months and I was in the exact same position as you guys –… Read more »

Being Latvian in Bournemouth

Latvia – the most amazing country in the world. Latvia is known as a country with stunning landscapes and magnificent nature. Overall, the easiest way to describe Latvia is to look at Ieva’s blog about Lithuania. Latvia is all of it, but 100 times better. It is impossible to describe how great my country is…. Read more »

Dylan’s Bar

I’m not sure who Dylan is, but I would love to thank him for Bournemouth University’s fun and friendly, on-campus bar. Whether it’s some affordable food you need after a long day of lectures, a few drinks with friends or competing to win the pub quiz, it has something for everyone! Every Monday afternoon, you… Read more »