I can safely say my three years at BU were some of the best of my life."
Studying at BU was a really great experience. It equipped me with the professional and life skills needed to get a career in the field of communications and media.
Part of my course required me to do a summer placement at the end of second year. I elected to look at local companies in Dorset and was lucky enough to secure a placement with one called Approved Family Friendly (AFF), after an extensive assessment procedure. AFF is a trust mark scheme that approves both local and nationwide businesses as family friendly and my role consisted of being the PR assistant to the company’s Director, who proved to be an excellent mentor. The whole experience proved invaluable to both my CV and personal development. It also gave me an invaluable insight into how the local economy and local businesses in Dorset function which has been of great help to me in my current role as the Dorset LEP Communications Assistant.
I think BU provides an educational springboard for Dorset to show the great economic potential the region has on a national stage. One particular regional focus is the digital economy, which BU graduates can contribute to thanks to degree programmes that highlight and hone the skills necessary for such an economy to thrive.
I can safely say my three years at BU were some of the best of my life. University life can be challenging in many ways as it’s the time where you make that all-important transition from child to adult. But I couldn’t imagine experiencing that anywhere else. BU supported and enhanced both my professional and personal development and provided the perfect environment to grow as a person. It’s very hard to narrow down the best part but I think two things stand out for me the most. My time as Head of Nerve News, the student media arm of the Students’ Union, and my graduation ceremony. Getting up on that stage in front of my family, colleagues and the incredible cohort of fellow students that I had the pleasure of studying with, was a proud and emotional moment that I will never forget.
I’m proud to be a BU graduate and to have been a part of the university. I think its well-known and highly respected reputation, particularly in media, has been invaluable in my chosen career.