The British School of Bucharest Alumni Network
We have a growing alumni network at the British School of Bucharest which is helping to develop a strong international community in Romania. Our school is privileged to serve a diverse community with students representing approximately 50 nationalities, and we want to keep in contact with people who have spent time with us.
We hope you will help us to grow a friendly and supportive community of former British School of Bucharest pupils and encourage you to make contact and find out about the exciting alumni network events and opportunities that we are planning
Mary, now a student at the University of the Arts London (UAL), graduated from BSB in 2017-2018. “BSB was a platform for me, giving me a wider viewpoint of many international ideas, beliefs and people and more chances to know about contemporary art and develop my interest in it. If I hadn’t come to BSB I would have faced a lot more restrictions, but at BSB I was given appropriate independence and freedom. I think the teachers at BSB respected my choices, so if I wanted to do more art I was able to and I could organise my homework for other subjects myself. I became braver and now have the self-belief to focus on my art. My teachers always helped me to release stress by talking with me, which also really helped.”
Gruia, reading Paramedic Science at the University of East Anglia, graduated from BSB in 2014-2015. “The opportunities offered at BSB not only to study to very high academic standards, but also to be involved in meetings and debates that shape the student experience were invaluable. During my time at the University of East Anglia, I put these skills to use when I became a Student Representative and a Faculty Representative for the School of Health Sciences. These roles have helped me carry forward the leadership and determination for change which I began whilst at BSB. Having been in meetings with Heads of School, Deans and other senior figures within the University and the community, I have learned to carry myself as a person and be present amongst other people, invaluable lessons that BSB taught me.”
Radu, reading Architecture at University of Liverpool, graduated from BSB in 2014-2015. “I believe that BSB offers a better alternative to the ‘classic’ education that most of us would receive in the public system. The student to teacher ratio is low compared to other schools, this being a key factor in making sure that all the students understand the course. The wide variety of extra-curricular activities make you develop on a personal level, not just on an academic one, allowing you to hone social skills that will prove vital in the future, starting with your years in university. So, I believe that it is a great place to apply if you want to grow as a person, but also are set to study abroad. The school makes the transition towards studying outside of Romania seamless, which is great since many students feel anxious about studying in a different country and leaving everything behind. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you know what you want to do in life or you are just figuring it out along the way. If you are willing to work hard and be present in the moment you will have a great time at BSB. “When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare” – don’t forget this advice!”