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If you need a quiet and mellow place to come home to then Chesil House is your place. Since a mixture of PG and UG students live in Chesil, there is a perfect balance here. It is easy to make friends and great for the mature student who is looking for a study space and good times.

Location

  • 10 min walk from town centre
  • 10 min bus ride from Talbot campus
  • 5 min walk from ASDA super store
  • Co-op supermarket on the ground floor
  • The Lansdowne library is less than a 10 min walk away
  • 10 min walk to the beach
  • 5 min from other accommodation halls in Lansdowne campus
  • The train station is just 10 min away
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Facilities

  • Movie room: Super fun for just having a relaxing night in and a curry with your flatmate.
  • Pool table: We even have a pool tournament now and again.
  • Laundry room: 3 washers and 3 dryers – £2.20 for washing and £1.50 to dry
  • The Kitchen: The kitchen is very large with a full sized oven (large enough for a turkey!) and toaster. We have 2 sofas, a fridge, and ample cupboard space for everyone.
  • Waste storage area: on the ground floor there is a waste storage area which is connected to the building and you won’t even have to go outside!
  • Common room: Rather large room with several TV’s mounted on the walls. The residential life coordinators always host fun events here, like pizza and movie nights or Halloween party etc.
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My top tips for choosing your ideal accommodation

  • Create a pros and cons list for each location: price, size of bed/cupboard, location, facilities etc.
  • Use BU’s website to research more about their housing options –     https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/discover/accommodation
  • Decide if you would rather be closer to town and further from the campus or vice versa
  • Be realistic with prices and budget
  • Look into ways to fund yourself – part-time work, loan, scholarship, etc… You won’t regret working those long summer shifts at the shop or restaurant you hate… I promise!

by Lauren Nygren

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