Student Accommodation in Bournemouth

With seven miles of glorious coastline, awe-inspiring views and Blue Flag beaches, it’s not hard to see why Bournemouth was voted the best seaside town in the UK.  Home to some of the UK’s best bars and restaurants and boasting a thriving nightlife, this fast-growing coastal town keeps students at both its universities entertained all year round. At just a stone’s throw from Poole, Europe’s largest natural harbour, Bournemouth makes for the perfect destination for those seeking a balance between the seaside and city life.

Although it’s a tourist favourite for UK holidays, there’s even more to Bournemouth than meets the eye. When you study in this Dorset town, you’ll get to take advantage of an unrivalled arts scene, live music, water parks, gorgeous gardens, mini-golf courses, cinemas, shops and cafés – not to mention the multitude of museums and galleries dotted around the area.

Bournemouth also happens to be one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe. In fact, it’s digital sector alone supports over 7,500 jobs and contributes over £340 million to the UK economy. Every year, both Bournemouth University and Art University Bournemouth attract new students from all over the world who are greeted with a warm welcome from the town’s diverse community.

When it comes to student homes in Bournemouth, you won’t be short on options. In the city centre, you’ll find a range of student apartments that place you right at the heart of the action. Surrounded by shops and a stone’s throw from the beach, this location is ideal for those new to Bournemouth. Of course, it’s not the only place that is popular among students. The neighbouring Boscombe has its own benefits, including the Vitality Football Stadium, where AFC Bournemouth play, and the O2 Academy.

Students seeking to live near to their campus will find plenty of options for student accommodation in the Wallisdown corridor between Bournemouth and Poole. The surrounding suburbs of Ensbury Park and Moordown offer a quaint countryside feel and regular bus links to keep students connected to both their university campuses and the town centre.

Being a Student in Bournemouth

Life as a student in Bournemouth has more than a few perks. For a start, the town is home to not one, but five Blue Flag beaches: Alum Chine, Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk, Manor Steps and Southbourne. Stroll atop the cliffs and take in the captivating views of Bournemouth’s coastline or enjoy a picturesque walk across the sandy beaches below. When the summer months roll around, Bournemouth’s residents are the envy of the country. Talking of which, transport links are in abundance, so you’ll always feel well-connected with the wider UK.

Besides its award-winning beaches, this fast-growing Dorset town is known for its beautiful and bustling town centre. From Victorian arcades to contemporary amenities, you’ll find yourself travelling through time as you saunter through the centre. Commercial Road and Old Christchurch Road are buzzing with high street chains, but the independent boutiques off the beaten track on Albert Road, Yelverton Road and the Triangle are where the real magic can be found.

Bournemouth’s newest shopping area, Castlepoint, is situated just north of the town centre and features over forty of the biggest brands, all in one place. There are also plenty of coffeeshops and cafés for you to refuel after a shopping spree.

When it comes to entertainment, you won’t be short on options. This vibrant town has everything from international concert venues and theatres to live music and nightclubs. Students in Bournemouth know how to let off some steam, whether it’s an all-night rave at Halo Nightclub or a quality night out at The Exchange, Bournemouth’s longest running LGBT+ bar.

Renowned throughout the country for the acts it attracts, the Bournemouth International Centre is one of the south’s largest venues and regularly hosts an eclectic mix of the music industry’s biggest names. If that wasn’t enough, the nearby Boscombe also boasts the O2 Academy. Based in what used to be the Grand Theatre, this Grade-II listed building has a way of making even the most low-key sets feel special.

Besides music, Bournemouth is a comedy hot spot, offering students a huge stand up and open mic scene across its many pubs and clubs. If you’ve ever considered being funny for a living - or just want to give it a go - you’ll have plenty of opportunities here. If not, you can kick back and enjoy the show in one of the many coastal pubs that showcases emerging talent the town has to offer.

More of a movie buff? Bournemouth is home to a 10-screen Odeon cinema and the UK’s first 6D cinema – head on over to catch the latest releases with your student discount and stop off at one of the many restaurants in the area!

Bournemouth University Accommodation

At Bournemouth University, the faculty staff and Students' Union pride themselves in building a better world, whether it’s through collaborative research, hands-on support or playing an active role in campaigning for positive change.

Boasting exceptional standard of teaching and an impressive campus split over two locations, Bournemouth University is a hub for innovation and career-focused learning. If living in a glorious seaside town wasn’t good enough, the welcoming atmosphere from the diverse student population ensure that this university ranks high in student satisfaction.

Whatever your reasons for coming here, you’ll leave with many more – whether it’s the long list of clubs and socs, the expertise and dedication from your tutors, the food and drink options on campus or the stand-out sports facilities available nearby.

Looking for accommodation near Bournemouth University? Check out our properties in Wallisdown, where you’ll get to keep up with all the action on campus while benefiting from spacious accommodation and an abundance of cafés, bars and takeaways. Alternatively, browse through our student homes in Moordown, a charming suburb that offers students proximity with campus and a welcoming community feel.

Arts University Bournemouth Accommodation

One of the UK’s leading art-focused institutions, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) describes its campus as a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity. We couldn’t agree more. If your future lies in art, architecture, design, media or performance, you’ll fit right into the student community at AUB. Set in one of the UK’s most beautiful natural locations, the campus is surrounded by beaches, woodlands, gorgeous grasslands and rugged coastlines classified as a world heritage site.

Of course, there’s more to the Arts University than its location. AUB has a career-focused approach that ensures all students have the right tools and technology to progress in their chosen creative professions. From the moment you enrol, you’ll be welcomed with open arms to a growing community of fellow artists.

Options for student accommodation at Arts University Bournemouth are many. Although Wallisdown is the obvious choice, you may prefer to live more centrally in Bournemouth town centre or on Lansdowne Road.

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UniHomes is dedicated to creating a seamless experience for all students seeking off-campus accommodation. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the best student homes in Bournemouth, ranging from stylish apartments with contemporary features to detached homes with spacious interiors for large groups.

We know how tricky it can be to budget month-to-month, so our properties all come with utility bills included in your monthly rent. That way, there are no sudden surprises, and you can have certainty on fees from moment you move in.

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