What to expect from Arrivals Fortnight

Arrivals fortnight is a rite of passage for new students starting at university. Not all universities have two weeks but at Bournemouth University the arrivals activities are spread out over two weeks. It is an emotional time for many as you move out of home for the first time, but making the most of the… 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 »

My placement story at Discover Networks International

Chantelle Argent, studying BA (Hons) English, is currently on placement at Discover Networks International. We fired a few questions at her to hear what she says about her experience! Journalism, English and Communication Placements Where is your placement and what is your job title? Discovery Networks International – Marketing Services Intern Why did you choose… Read more »

Helena Jarman

My exciting research experience at Bournemouth University

Helena Jarman, a final year BA (Hons) Events Management student, talks about her 6-week research assistantship and the opportunities it opened up. Helena’s research into the fear of missing out (FoMO) and how it shapes event decision-making and event experience led her to help prepare and develop a one-day workshop for industry professionals as well… Read more »

Placements: One step closer to the real world

So, apart from the *cough cough* award winning beach located right on the doorstep, one of the things that sold Bournemouth University for me was the fact that there was an opportunity for a 40-week placement (although it’s soon to be 30 weeks, which will give you that little bit more flexibility). This basically means… 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 »

A guide to A-level results day

I’ve always said there are two types of people when it comes to receiving results and A-Levels are no different. There are those who are really eager to rip off the proverbial plaster in one quick, swift motion and continually refresh the results page 30 minutes before they’re posted in the hope that by some… Read more »

Shaay’s guide to Clearing

If you’re looking for a place at uni this September, you might be thinking about Clearing. Here’s Shaay to share her story and tell you what Clearing is all about.

Best apps for student life

I don’t know a student who doesn’t love technology, and, amongst all the “essentials” such as YikYak and Instagram, you will find some gems to help you thrive at university. I have conveniently collected 10 of my most used apps for you… Money and Budgeting! It’s no secret that you’re probably not going to be… Read more »

The Big Dig 2016 team

My 2016 Big Dig experience

The big dig, also known as the Durotriges Project, started in 2009 and is an amazing experience for anybody studying archaeology, anthropology and related courses at Bournemouth University. It is also available for other people to attend e.g. field schools or volunteers. This excavation project is an archaeological investigation into the history of southern England,… Read more »

It’s not over yet! Jem’s guide to Clearing

Your exams have finished. If they didn’t go quite as well as you had planned, or you’ve just decided you’d like to apply to uni, you might now be looking into other options. It is likely you’re unsure where to start, and I was in the same place you were a year ago. I knew I… Read more »