My First Term As A Fresher

When it comes to starting University, it may seem like the hardest thing that you have done in your life so far. For me, that was very true. I had never done something so challenging in my life. Leaving my family, my friends, my partner and my home; to kickstart my life and make a… Read more »

The start of uni with Club Soda

This is a guest blog by Eleanor Townend. Fresher’s is great for getting to know the people around you, the beautiful Bournemouth area and of course for making those lifetime new friends- But what if you don’t fancy drinking alcohol during week one, or maybe just need a rest from the ‘bar type’ environment, but… Read more »

Tips to keep motivated!

From my experience, this kind of article usually tells you to get prepared, work hard, manage your time well and enjoy. So let’s get that out of the way from the beginning so we can get to the real stuff. That advice is usually very helpful at the beginning of term but I’ll let you… Read more »

Why meeting people isn’t as scary as it seems

As cliché as it sounds, everyone is in the same position. People you share a flat with, those on your course, and the person you sit behind on the uni bus, are all embarking on this exciting journey together in a completely new city!                                             Trust me, after a couple of weeks you’ll feel right… 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 »

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 »

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 »