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Why I love social work at BU!

Studying social work at BU is one of my proudest achievements and is one of the best decisions I ever made. I never thought I would be able to go to university and be ‘academic’ but I felt passionate about being a social worker and being at BU soon changed all that. I assumed it… Read more »

Why I love Occupational Therapy

From toddlers, tottering about and finding their feet in life, to the elderly approaching the end of theirs. From bustling classrooms, to orderly hospital wards, comfortable flats and family homes, you see a full spectrum of people and places as an occupational therapy student. For me, that’s what makes it so special. I truly believe… Read more »

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Mental Health Nursing and my placement abroad

Starting a university course and moving to a new town is a daunting experience – but one that is so exciting too. I am currently a third year Mental Health Nursing student at BU. I applied when I was in sixth form for deferred entry for the following year as I knew I wanted to… Read more »

Front line family: Join us

To many people the green uniform is a symbol of hope and safety. For many you are a growing light in overwhelming darkness, just the smile on your face or the touch of your hand can reach people in unimaginable ways, giving reassurance that no matter how bad things seem, you are here now, and… Read more »

Moving to Bournemouth University as a health care student

My names Aishling, I’m nineteen and from Galway Ireland in my second year of occupational therapy. Moving away from home can be a daunting experience and one that needs to be well thought out. While it’s important to be certain of your course, I think everyone worries to start with and that’s fine because it’s… Read more »

My journey into ODP

Starting University Hi there, I’m Sam, a second year student on the Operating Department Practice course here at Bournemouth Uni. I’ve lived in the town all my life but when I made the decision to pursue this career path I wasn’t going anywhere else!! Some friends had done courses at BU in the past and… Read more »

A day in the life of a Student Midwife!

Becoming a student midwife at BU has been one of the best things I ‘bit the bullet’ and did. Being classed as a mature student (albeit only 25 years old!) made me a bit apprehensive about applying for the course but with some encouragement from friends and family I tackled the UCAS application, braved the interview… Read more »

A day in the life of a nursing student

This is a guest blog written by Beth Corden. A day in the life of a nursing student is very different to that of other university students. People may think we follow the stereotype label of ‘students’, getting up at midday, eating leftover dominos for breakfast and taking hung-over strolls to 12pm lectures… but let… Read more »