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Welcome to Bournemouth

Boasting seven miles of beaches, Bournemouth is one of the most well-known seaside resorts in southern England. It’s a town famed for its vibrant, surf-culture atmosphere, which makes it an attractive place to live and study. The town provides plenty to do, both on and off the water, along with a bustling restaurant scene and an impressive retail offering.

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  • Brand new student accommodation – available from January 2019
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  • Residents club lounge and games room
  • High-speed broadband & Wi-Fi
  • On-site café and lounge
  • Individual en-suite facilities & all-inclusive rents
  • State-of-the-art security
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    Health
  • Leisure
    Leisure
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    Food & Drink
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    Entertainment
  • Transport
    Transport
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    Banks
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    Police Station
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    Universities

Student Life in Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s universities account for a student body of nearly 20,000 young people, meaning that more than 10% of the town’s population are students. This gives Bournemouth a young, energetic vibe that complements the waterfront setting. Whether studying, eating, drinking or soaking up the town’s culture, Bournemouth’s students have plenty to keep them entertained, while the compact nature of the town makes it ideal for exploring by bike or on foot.

Universities

Bournemouth is home to two universities: Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth. Bournemouth University has particularly notable media and film credentials and is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK. Forensic archaeology and crime scene science are also areas of particular research expertise.

Arts University Bournemouth is one of the leading universities for the creative industries and is rated as a gold standard establishment by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Getting around

Bournemouth is a sizeable town with distinct districts for shopping, eating, enjoying the beach and more. Manageable on foot and by bicycle, it is student-friendly in terms of accessibility. The seven-miles of golden sands have racked up four Blue Flags as a result of their cleanliness, safety and excellent facilities.

The beaches vary from the sporty Boscombe Beach to the stunning Alum Chine Beach, which holds a Green Flag for its natural elements, as well as a Blue Flag. Durley Chine Beach is a great option to spend the day by the sea with a traditional pub and café on the promenade.

Away from the beach, the town centre offers everything from hip cafés to fancy restaurants, with plenty of shops, bars, pubs, theatres, leisure centres and sports venues ensuring that there’s something for everyone.

Shopping

Bournemouth’s bustling town centre is just a short walk from the beach. There’s a pedestrianised high street with the familiar national brands, Westover Road for designer labels, jewellery and art, The Triangle for more eclectic outfits and a few stores dotted throughout the Lansdowne business district.

Bournemouth’s suburbs also offer unique retail therapy experiences, from the open air market and vintage vibes of Boscombe and the artsy atmosphere of Southbourne, to the swanky clothes stores of Westbourne.

Nightlife

Bournemouth has a buzzing nightlife scene to suit all tastes. Whether you prefer to sip cocktails by the sea as the sun goes down, or dance the night away in a mega club, Bournemouth has the perfect venue. The Triangle offers nightlife that has become popular with the town’s LGBTQ+ community, while Lansdowne is a top destination for student nights out. And if you’re looking to support local artists and talent, Boscombe’s acoustic sets and open mic nights should be right up your street.

Restaurants and eating out

Bournemouth has a host of dining options, from burger bars and ice cream parlours for lazy lunches to five-star haute cuisine for more special occasions. The town offers plenty of modern British dining options, as well as flavours from around the world.

The cinema complex has a number of on-site eateries, making dinner and a movie an easy option for a night out. Various establishments also cater to pre- and post-theatre diners.

Of course, being a coastal town, Bournemouth also has plenty of fish and chip restaurants, some of which add unique twists to this classic British seaside fare.

Sports

Bournemouth’s sports offering is extensive. For those who love the water, the town is home to kayaking, canoeing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, windsurfing and jet skiing. That should be enough to keep even the most active watersports fan happy!

Away from the water, a number of leisure centres and sports clubs ensure that residents can be as active as their hearts desire. Golf, rugby, bowls, tennis, swimming and football are all available. There’s even a high wire experience and water slides thanks to Bournemouth’s popularity as a tourist destination.

For runners and cyclists, Bournemouth has plenty of parks and open green spaces that are ideal for exploring while keeping in shape.

Discover Collegiate Bournemouth

The town of Bournemouth sits snugly at the approximate mid-point of the UK’s south coast, just along from Portsmouth and Southampton and around 100 miles from London. A vibrant, friendly town, Bournemouth is popular with families, students and holidaymakers looking to enjoy all that is good about the English seaside.

Home to Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth, the town has a lively student scene, with a plethora of cafés, shops, bars, pubs and clubs all catering to young people’s needs.

As well as seaside pursuits aplenty, Bournemouth has some delightful green spaces, providing residents with the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, as well as the convenience of urban life. The town also boasts a world-class orchestra, art gallery, museum and international dance centre, along with some fine examples of Victorian architecture appealing to arts and culture lovers too.

A versatile town with plenty of fun, Bournemouth is a fantastic choice for students looking for an all-round university experience.

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