Studying abroad in the Algarve

This is a guest blog by current student Árdís Aslaugardottir studying BA (Hons) Events Management Hello! I am Árdís, an Icelandic BA (Hons) Events Management undergraduate at Bournemouth University. At first, I wasn’t really that excited to do a semester abroad because at Bournemouth University I’m already technically ‘studying abroad’. That said, my best friend… 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 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 »

Preparing for the job market

Patrick is a postgraduate student at BU, studying Graduate Diploma in Law, who writes about preparing for the jobs market and taking a Law pathway after his first degree in English. Choosing a career after university can seem like an impossible decision to make. What you may not realise is that many of the skills… Read more »

Preparing for a placement

Summer is finally here! And whilst that means making most of the sunny weather and catching up with friends it is also the perfect time to gain vital industry experience. Most degrees at Bournemouth University have a compulsory 4/6 week or year placement as part of their course, which students must complete to graduate. This… Read more »

How BU makes you more employable

Employability – the key reason most people go to university. By going to university you pick up a degree that usually puts you ahead of many other people, as well as showing your abilities and intelligence. However, there are two things you can add to your degree that put you above anyone else, and they… Read more »

How I met the Minister of State for Pensions on my placement

Atif joined the Pensim2 team within the Department for Work and Pensions DWP. Pensim2 is the department’s model used to estimate the impact of reforms to state and private pensions on pensioners over the next 100 years. Atif made an outstanding contribution to his placement company and as a result, won the prize for the… Read more »