Being the first in your family to go to university

Being a first-generation student can be a tough gig. For some, it can feel strange knowing how to fit into a place that none of your family have been before. If you feel this way, don’t worry! Feelings of stress and worry before starting university are completely normal, especially if you are a first-generation student…. Read more »

Managing anxiety at university

Anxiety is a sensitive topic. While it’s now widely discussed, talking about it on a personal level can be really hard.  Before I went to uni, I don’t think I really understood what anxiety was. Sure I had heard of it but not knowing anyone directly suffering from it, it was something that just was…. Read more »

Overcoming challenges

Isla’s a recent BU graduate and is currently working as Marketing and Events Assistant at BU. In this blog, she reveals the ups and downs of getting to uni… Rewind to September 2014 and there’s me, sat up in bed, the night before heading off to BU to study BA (Hons) Events Management, absolutely freaking… Read more »

Katrina’s Story: Discovering my learning difficulty

The weird part was, just after finding out that I have Dyslexia, I thought of the primary school rumour ‘if you can’t spell Dyslexia then you have it’. In that moment, I couldn’t. PANIC. I never seriously considered if I could have a ‘Specific Learning Difficulty’, which is why it all came as a massive… Read more »

What extra help is available at BU?

My name is Amy Potts and I am a dyslexic. Dyslexia is, unfortunately, different for a lot of people. There are so many variations, to the point where it can be really hard to spot. I am not your “stereotypical” dyslexic. I don’t have trouble reading (although my spelling is atrocious), and I am pretty… Read more »