This is what iconic British kids’ show you are based on your BU degree

The influence of Horrible Histories >> everything else


There are hundreds of different children’s TV shows, just as there are hundreds of different courses at BU. From childhood favourites like Peppa Pig to long-forgotten classics like The Story of Tracy Beaker. Today, this is what iconic British children’s television show you are based on your Bournemouth University course.

BSc (Hons) Anthropology – Horrible Histories

Anthropology is the study of humans and the development of societies and cultures, similar to Horrible Histories, which teaches kids history through musicals and other fun ways.

BA (Hons) Politics – Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, in which a small kingdom of Elves and Fairies live together with their own set of rules, can be very similar to the course of politics in which students study how governments work and how policies are developed.

BA (Hons) Sociology – Peppa Pig

Sociology is the study of human social life and how society works, similar to Peppa Pig who teaches positive behaviour to her family and friends.

BSc (Hons) Social Work – The Story of Tracy Beaker

The Story of Tracy Beaker, focuses on a girl named Tracy who is a known trouble maker living in a children’s care home. This can be similar to the course of social work, where students study a range of social issues affecting children and families.

BSc (Hons) Design Engineering – Bob the Builder

Design engineering involves identifying complex design issues and then creating innovative design solutions. This can be similar to the show of Bob the Builder, who is a building contractor who works with a problem-solving team.

BA (Hons) Marketing Communications – Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep, works together with his friends to create plans to get out of work. This can be similar to the course of marketing communications, where students need to work as part of a team to develop a combination of marketing and advertising campaigns.

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – LazyTown

The sport and exercise science course helps students understand the impact of exercise on health and performance, similar to the show LazyTown, which promotes fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.

BA (Hons) Criminology – Horrid Henry

Horrid Henry, who is described as a horrible boy who does mischievous things, can be similar to the course of criminology which is the social study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system.

BA (Hons) Psychology – My Parents Are Aliens

Horrid Henry, who is described as a horrible boy who does mischievous things, can be similar to the course of criminology which is the social study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system.

BA (Hons) Psychology – My Parents Are Aliens

The Tweenies involves singing and dancing puppets, which can be similar to the course of media production where students develop a range of skills across multiple social media platforms.

BA (Hons) Events Management – Jungle Run

Events management teaches the knowledge and skills needed to plan and direct a variety of events, similar to the show Jungle Run, which features a team of children competing for challenges to win treasure from within the temple.

BSc (Hons) Ecology & Wildlife Conservation – Deadly 60

Deadly 60 features Steve Backshall travelling the glob to find the world’s 60 deadliest animals. This is similar to Ecology & wildlife course, where students learn how to protect wildlife, biodiversity and manage ecosystems.

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