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Halls, houses and host families! BU has accommodation options for most tastes, needs and budgets.
We’ve a number of Halls at our Lansdowne campus for the traditional first year experience. All have communal areas, en-suite rooms, Internet, launderettes and bike storage. They’re also walking distance to town for shops, restaurants, bars, and the beautiful beach. With Chesil above a Co-Op, Cranbourne by the Old Fire Station, Dorchester near Asda, and Lyme Regis and Purbeck somewhere in between we have it all covered. With between 3 and 6 flatmates instant friends come free!
Over at Student Village on the Talbot campus are clusters of 3 to 7 bed houses for the ultimate shared house experience. All have kitchens where you can make your beans on toast and a lounge to mingle with housemates. Bathrooms are communal too. There’s no car parking but bike racks are provided, and with a launderette on-site there’s no need to send dirty laundry home!
Corfe House in Poole offers a beautiful harbour setting for those looking for something different whilst Unilets (shared houses) are great for those seeking independence and some even have available car parking. For catered options there are friendly host families, a home away from home.
We have a small supply of housing available for couples and families on a first come, first served basis, and these may be available for longer lets (both for full calendar years and potentially 2-3 years). There is also the Bournemouth University Letting Service which is an introductory agency for private sector housing. For examples of prices and some more information, please see our website.
If you would like to see some images of one of our accommodation options here at BU, Chesil House, please check out our Facebook page, this will also give you the latest updates on accommodation of when to apply. For more Facebook interaction please visit and like our accommodation page, it will provide you with some useful information.
With regards to applying for accommodation, we are just finalising our new accommodation portal for Undergraduate students joining us in September 2014. This will be available in Spring 2014. More information will be available online nearer the time.
We guarantee a place in Halls of Residence or BU-managed accommodation for all students starting with us in 2014 if you apply before 5pm on A-level results day.
Advice from the Accommodation Office is never far away.
For further details and more information on each of the accommodation options, please take a look at our website.