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Bournemouth University

Poole, England, United Kingdom
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About Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University, also known as BU, is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth University's origins can be traced to the early 1900s with the foundation of the former Bournemouth Municipal College.

There are several departments including The School of Applied Sciences (which focuses upon Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geography and Forensic Sciences), The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Tourism, The Business School, School of Design, Engineering & Computing and The Media School.

In 2012, BU was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. This award is the education equivalent of the UK national honours system and is bestowed upon the institution by Her Majesty, The Queen, for a period of four years.

Campus information

The university has the 'best large library' in the UK, according to the Society of College, National and University Libraries. Specialist labs and facilities include a unique forensics crime house and the UK's first University-based Sony HD TV studio are available in the campus. In 2012 the University invested in a complete refurbishment of the gym suite including the addition of a new multi-purpose large studio. Students also allowed to access excellent local clubs and facilities through our wide range of partnerships.

The two main campus of Bournemouth University include:

  • Talbot Campus
  • Lansdowne Campus

Bournemouth University is at the heart of the largest non-industrial conurbation in Europe. It is in a wonderful location sandwiched between the UK’s newest National Park, best beaches and largest natural harbour. It is home to a major financial services sector (JP Morgan Chase, Nationwide Building Society and Liverpool Victoria among others) as well as having the largest concentration of language schools outside London and many national headquarters including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Sunseeker International.

Accommodation

Chesil House

  • Chesil House, opened in 2011, and offers accommodation for 210 students in five and six bedroom cluster flats, and 24 fully self-contained studio apartments (single occupancy only).
  • There is a courtyard on the first floor and a communal lounge for all students to use, as well as a Co-op Store situated on the ground floor.
  • Situated in Bournemouth Town Centre and adjacent to the other Halls of Residence, students will be staying within walking distance of the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, The Old Firestation and the main railway station and central bus station.

Corfe House

  • Corfe House provides accommodation for 308 students in five and six bedroom cluster flats, built in a beautiful location near Poole harbour and its historic quay.
  • Poole Town is Bournemouth's close neighbour and makes an attractive option for living. The university's Talbot Campus is located on the boundary between the two towns.
  • Corfe House is situated close to the centre of Poole, within a short walk from the harbour and Poole Old Town Quay, with many bars and restaurants. For students who like a quieter lifestyle, enjoy the open air and feel of a small town.

Cranborne House

  • Having recently undergone extensive refurbishment, Cranborne House is located in the Town Centre and provides accommodation for 497 students in six to seven bedroom cluster flats.
  • Cranborne House has a common room and external social space for residents to use.
  • Situated in Bournemouth Town Centre and adjacent to the other Halls of Residence, students will be staying within walking distance of the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, The Old Firestation and the main railway station and central bus station.

Dorchester House

  • Opened in 2012, Dorchester House is a purpose built block with 540 rooms in three to seven bedroom cluster flats, plus 68 self-contained studio apartments.
  • Brilliantly located opposite a large supermarket (ASDA) and the main railway station and central bus station.
  • Dorchester House is just a short walk from the other Halls of Residences. Students will be within walking distance of the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, and The Old Firestation.

Lyme Regis House

  • Lyme Regis House provides accommodation for 400 students in cluster flats of five bedrooms, as well as ten self-contained studio flats.
  • There is a communal lounge with a pool table for students to use, as well as a Tesco Express store situated on the ground floor.
  • Lyme Regis House is just a short walk from the other Halls of Residences.

Purbeck House

  • Purbeck House has 518 bedrooms in cluster flats of five to seven, as well as four studios. Undergoing refurbishment this summer, Purbeck House features a communal lounge with a pool table for students to use, as well as a courtyard with BBQ area.
  • Purbeck House is just a short walk from the other Halls of Residences. Students will be close to The Old Firestation, and within walking distance of the beach, shops, bars, and restaurants.

The Student Village

  • The Student Village consists of clusters of houses in a green setting at Talbot Campus. Properties consist of three to seven bedroom houses for 250 students. There are also 24 purpose built studios and six houses which are wheelchair accessible with en-suite bathrooms. There are two high care suites for disabled students, with an additional carers room, sharing a kitchen and bathroom.
  • Situated on the Talbot Campus, the Student Village is ideal for those studying at Talbot Campus.

University Managed Housing (Unilet)

  • Offers a range of privately owned, fully-furnished shared properties. All properties are managed by BU, in most cases with between four and six bedrooms.
  • As with Halls of Residence, all bills are included here, so it's a great starter to having a house/flat share for future years. Students will be living in areas where many students choose to live in their second and final years of study, well served by university bus routes.
  • The accommodation is managed by BU for the full duration, with regular visits by the Residential Services Team throughout the year, thus students will have a peace of mind that the team are there to help, and students will not have to deal with a private landlord or letting agent.
  • Unilet properties are a popular choice for students wanting a homely, independent experience, and those needing to keep a car close to their accommodation (there is no parking at the Halls of Residence). Many students go on to live with their Unilet housemates in further years of study.
  • All properties are within four miles of the main campus and are located in areas popular with students (including Winton, Charminster and Wallisdown), which are well served by university buses and cycle routes.

Catered Options

  • Bournemouth offers a variety of accommodation for new students who choose not to, or are unable to secure a place in halls of residence includes:
  • Hotels - All university-recruited hotels are situated within five miles of the campus and offer bed, breakfast and evening meal to between four and 40 first year students. 
  • Living with a Family - Students may wish to make their own arrangements to stay with a local family.

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 2 Business and Management 6 Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Mass Communication & Media 1

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