Work placements. Expectation v’s reality.

Professional work placements are absolutely central to the BU ethos. While some of our courses include mandatory placements, others are optional.  Placement opportunities are exciting and offer students ‘real’ work experience gained within ‘real’ working environments, but as Alice Eastoe reveals in her guest blog, the perfect placement can sometimes be hard to find and… Read more »

My placement overseas in Vancouver

This is a guest blog by current student Siân Venables Hello there! My name is Siân and I am a placement student currently studying Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University. I have spent the past eight months working in industry as a visual effects artist and, come September, I will be returning to BU… Read more »

My work placement at The Urban Guild

This is a guest blog by current student Chloe Grant, studying BA (Hons) Communications and Media at BU. Placement Job Title: Marketing & PR assistant Placement length: 44 weeks Three words to describe your placement search: Eye-opening, straightforward, educational What did you find the most helpful in your placement search: Going to see my Placement… Read more »

My Marketing work placement

This is a guest blog by current student Siobhan Glover, studying BSc (Hons) Marketing. I completed a 12-month placement at L’Oréal, based in Hammersmith, London. I decided to apply to L’Oréal because I wanted a globally recognised brand on my CV, and had the best year of my life there! My main task was updating and simplifying L’Oréal’s digital reporting… Read more »

My international work placement in Malaysia

This is a guest blog by current student Emily Poulton, studying BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology. In January 2018, two other students from my course and I travelled to Malaysia for a month-long placement dedicating our time and efforts working with a small selection of outreach workers from an organisation called AIDS Action & Research Group (AARG). Our aim? To help… Read more »

My placement year at GSK as a BU Biological Sciences student

This is a guest blog by James Fox, a current student studying BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. Unlike BU, not all university’s offer a placement year and I knew from the outset it was most definitely something I wanted to do, so I could graduate with a degree and work experience.  BU’s placement team are brilliant… Read more »

Which sport degree will you choose?

Keen about sport but not too sure which direction to go in? Check out what current students Dan, Luke and Katie have to say about their different sport courses. The facilities, industry links and outstanding sport academics we boast at BU helps our students to truly stand out in this subject area!