Life after graduating in Law

This is a guest blog by BU graduate Paul Linsdell. Paul Linsdell credits BU for shaping his career in the legal profession. He completed the LLB (Hons) Law and postgraduate Legal Practice Course at BU and is now a Senior Solicitor, specialising in family law, in Stowe Family Law’s Winchester office. “Having studied and enjoyed law at A-level I wanted to… Read more »

Work placement success at IBM

This is a guest blog by Gemma Griffin, a BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate. I completed my work placement at IBM on London’s South Bank, working in the Product Marketing team. As part of my role, I helped to implement marketing strategies from our worldwide team into the UK & Ireland team, developing training initiatives to improve collaboration between… 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 »

The European Cyber Security challenge

This is a guest blog featuring Sophia McCall, studying BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management. We’re proud of the achievements of all of our students, and are always pleased when their undoubted skills and abilities are recognised by others too. Second year BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management student Sophia McCall is the latest example of a BU computing… Read more »

How History has shaped my future

This is a guest blog by BA (Hons) History graduate Tom Rayner whose ambition is to one day work alongside his lecturers as an academic himself. I learned many vital things I learnt in my three years at BU. On reflection, they shaped the course of my future as I became an independent adult. There are the academic… Read more »

Students socialising at the bar in Dylans

What BU Scholarships mean to our students

Hear first hand from some of our students what BU Scholarships have meant for them. BU Sport Scholarship BU was an easy choice for me. The first reason was because the placement opportunities that my course provided were better than the other 4 universities that wanted to recruit me but also Bournemouth was the central location for Beach Volleyball (as… Read more »

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Kyana’s journey as an International Student

You step on the plane, find your seat, and finally take a deep breath. As the wheels of the plane lift off the ground, you feel your stomach rising to your throat as you whisper “goodbye” the place you’ve called home. You’re on your way to university and you’re not sure how you should feel…. Read more »

8 best and worst things about going home for Christmas

Cold weather, a smell of cinnamon biscuits and mince pies, Christmas tree, tinsels and a mug of hot chocolate. There is nothing that could possibly sound better than going home for Christmas when you are drowning in deadlines this December. It is honestly, the light at the end of the tunnel. And yet, here you… 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 »