Student life

Student life

Bournemouth has over 12 kilometres of sandy beaches, making it a popular holiday destination. The town itself is a mix of mainstream shops and quirky little beach-front amusements.
Bournemouth has a very lively atmosphere and plenty of bars. Students recommend Cameo and Aruba as some of the best places to go to. The university’s student bars also offer low prices and themed nights.

The main campus is close to Bournemouth Town Centre – about 15 minutes by bus.

SUBU aims to offer students advice, involvement and representation. Currently, over 100 different clubs and societies are organised through the union. It also provides volunteering opportunities and runs its own media centre which includes a TV, magazine and radio station. As well as the practical, the university also accommodates the social scene with a mass of student bars, clubs and good value eateries.

The university aims to deliver an outstanding and personalised student experience, and offers specific support for International students throughout their study.

The university comprises of two main campuses: Talbot and Lansdowne. The Talbot campus – the larger of the two sites – is actually located in Poole and is home to the majority of academic sites and the sports centre. The Lansdowne campus is in Bournemouth and sits just outside of the town centre.


BU guarantees accommodation to first year undergraduate students who select BU as their firm choice and have applied to UCAS by the 15 January deadline (for UK/EU students) or the 30 June deadline (for non-EU students).

There are many different types of accommodation on offer, in a number of different locations. The price of accommodation ranges dramatically depending on the size of the room, the size of it and the length of stay agreement. Prices can be found here. Student Village for example, costs from £117 per week on a 40 week tenancy and Dorchester House costs from £133 per week on a 42 week tenancy.


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