House hunting for your second year

Having survived halls, the prospect of living in a ‘real house’ with a select few can be really exciting, and it is! Here is my list of top tips when house hunting to help you find your very own home from home; I can guarantee you’ll be more concerned about switching off the lights and… Read more »

Why you should apply for a scholarship

It gives me great pleasure to be able to write this blog post, for being awarded the BU Vice-Chancellor’s Most Promising Applicant (BTEC) scholarship. In my opinion anyone can go to university, but what makes you stand out is the interesting things you can add to your CV. For me, Bournemouth was one of the… Read more »

Things to consider when picking a university

Picking a university can be daunting and it’s a very big decision to have to make. With so many universities out there, it can be tough to pick the one where you want to spend 3 (or maybe 4) years of your life. So I’ve come up with a list that should make it a… Read more »

What have you been asking this week?

The askBU team has been busy again this week! Here are the top 5 questions you’ve been asking. 1. I’ve been offered a place for Business Studies, I applied for Business Studies with Marketing – is this right? Yes, please don’t worry. Our Business Studies courses all have the same first year as they are… Read more »

Make the most of your placement – tips from BU Nursing students

Final year nursing students at BU recently contributed to a doctoral study about learning on practice placements. Amanda Alexander, Joanne Hewitt, Teresa Pearce, Elinor Suter and Clare Taylor then shared their top tips with Nursing Standard magazine to help new nursing students make the most of their placement experience. Whether you’re a nursing student or… Read more »

Words of wisdom

Now that I’m a second year student and I successfully conquered my first year at university, I feel like the headmaster of Hogwarts from Harry Potter – very old and very wise! But everyone, at first, feels clueless and not so wise, so here are some things I wish someone had told me before I… Read more »

What can you get for the price of a phone contract?

It seems nowadays student loans and fees have become a taboo subject. With figures and interest rates being thrown about it can seem daunting to apply for loans, which for many is the first time they have ever needed to apply for financial aid. But there really isn’t much to worry about; there are numerous… Read more »

The Base at Talbot Campus

Where do I go for advice and support?

So you have made it, you are in, you are starting your course at BU (good choice!) and then you have an issue – where do you go for support? Who can help and what’s available? The great thing about BU is that if you need help with anything it’s available and it’s free! I… Read more »

Money Saving Tips

By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work Ok! So you have limited funds but a whole term’s worth of fun ahead of you. How do you make sure you get to the safety of the next finance payment? Hopefully the tips ahead will keep you ahead of the crowd! Going out… Read more »

And Then I Came to Uni…

By Patricia Obawole 2nd year BU Student, LLB (Hons) Law Freshers, the thing about these not-too-inconspicuous people is that you can spot them a mile of. They are the ones who have the brightest smiles and the most eager faces and the ones who politely refuse the freebies that the upper years are all-to-well familiar with…. Read more »

Budgeting Blues

By Sophie Wheeler 1st year BU student, BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and TV A common assumption surrounding students is that we are constantly broke and living off a diet of baked beans and tesco value vodka. And although for some, this may be a reality, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Living on a… Read more »