Bit of a chatty one - I just thought I'd update you all on my life as I have finished university!

A few years ago, I wrote posts on applying to uni and wrote updates on how my first year was going, but since then I haven't really spoken about it that much on here.

So after 4 years of being a Communication and Media student at Bournemouth University, I have finally finished and I got a 2:1 overall with a 1st in my dissertation! I am now working as a Social Media and Communications Coordinator for the same organisation I did my internship with between second and third year.

I am so glad I went to uni it was such a good experience, obviously there were some downs but I wouldn't change it. I won't get into all of my highlights and lowlights for the year because that would take forever. Maybe I will do that when I am really missing uni but for now I just wanted to update you all.

Bournemouth university students going to summer ball

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What have I learnt?

To be honest, I feel like most of the stuff I learnt was about adult life and what kind of person I am rather than academic. Obviously I did learn a lot about media too, I feel like I can never watch a film or read a newspaper article properly again without analysing every word or every scene. But reflecting back, the experiences I had will mean more to me than that kind of stuff (sorry lecturers).

It was a shame that Covid kind of got in the way a little bit of my final year but I have still been able to do lots of fun things with my friends. 2021 is definitely the year of the bottomless brunch!

Luckily, because I live an hour away from Bournemouth I can go and visit whenever I want and I will still have friends living there.

I live in a very small town where I'm never really pushed out of my comfort zone so uni really helped push me to make friends and put myself out there (usually helped by a little Dutch courage too).

Where do we go from here?

As I mentioned before, I am starting my career in social media marketing and I am really enjoying it so far. I'm really looking forward to see how my career goes too. At the moment I am still learning about it while working.

I've had a few questions about university and applying to jobs so if you want to know anything, please feel free to ask me. 

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To be honest, I just can't believe uni is over it's so weird how quickly it went. I still feel the same age as when I started too, I feel like everyone says that.

It definitely feels like the end of an era but also not in some ways because I am still planning to keep in touch with all my uni pals as much as possible.


  1. Thanks a lot for sharing your update with us!! Luaren
    Loved your writing style as well as you are amazing at it.
    Loved to meet you one day in your country whenever i get a chance to visit.
    Good day!

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  2. Congratulations on finishing uni Lauren! It sounds like you have learnt so much from your uni experience x

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  3. Congratulations on finishing university and your great dissertation result! Wishing you all the best on your next steps!

  4. Awh huge congratulations lovely! Finishing University is such a huge achievement and you should be so proud of everything you've achieved and learned! x

  5. Congratulations!!!! You're offically as a graduate!

  6. Congrats on your 2:1, that's incredible! Your new job sounds amazing and I'm so glad that you've learnt a lot about yourself at uni x

  7. Congratulations on finishing university Lauren! That's such a great milestone and really hope the best in the new job x

  8. First of all, congratulations! I think it's such a strange time, and I finished my degree as the pandemic hit its stride so it was very under-whelming! I am so happy for you and good luck in your next steps x

  9. Congrats on finishing uni and getting a first in your dissertation! Good luck in the new job!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

  10. Congratulations on achieving your degree!

  11. Congratulations on getting your degree and the job :)

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