Building opening times

The opening and access times of our buildings can vary during the summer and winter break. Please check back to this page to view the opening times for buildings and food outlets on our Talbot and Lansdowne campuses throughout the year. 

Please remember that all students and staff are required to have their I.D. cards with them when attending campus. These cards are necessary to gain access to many of our campus buildings.  

For help finding a building, our Talbot and Lansdowne Campus maps and address list will be able to assist you. We also share information about room numbers and getting around campus, which you may find useful. 

If you have a question about building access on campus or how to book a room, please contact the Estates Service Desk on option 2, where a member of the team will be able to help. 

Talbot Campus

Building  

Opening times  and when you need your I.D card. 

Students  

Staff  

When you will need your staff/student ID card  

Christchurch House  

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours booked through Faculty

7am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

  Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours booked through Faculty

5pm - 8pm on weekdays.  

Weekend access to labs subject to Faculty Lone Working and booking in through Poole House Reception

Dorset House  

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours is booked through the faculty.  

7am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of labs on a weekend or outside opening hours is booked through the faculty.  

5pm - 8pm Monday to Friday

Weekend access to labs subject to Faculty Lone Working and booking in through Poole House Reception

Fusion Building  

8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

Use of Fusion for Events outside these times booked through Events team

7am – 8pm Monday to Friday.  

Use of Fusion for Events outside these times booked through Events team

5pm - 8pm Monday to Friday

Innovation Centre  

Determined by the faculty.  

Determined by the faculty.  

Determined by the faculty.  

Kimmeridge House  

In Term

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.

Out of Term Time 

Closed unless booked for events 

In Term

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

Out of Term Time 

Closed unless booked for events

In Term

5pm - 10pm on weekdays.  

  

Poole Gateway Building  

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science & Technology, and Faculty of Media & Communication students – Access based on course requirements as directed by Faculty. 

  

All other student access, 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Media and Communications staff.  

All other staff access, 7am - 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

5pm - 8pm on weekdays for all students and staff

24-hour access requirement Saturday and Sunday and outside above times for designated Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Media and Communications staff and for students based on course requirements as directed by Faculty

  

Poole House (including Open Access Centre)  

Open Access Centre – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Staff Centre available to staff, affiliates and Postgraduate researchers Monday – Sunday 7am – 10pm.  

Students: Overnight, 8pm to 8am and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday

Staff: Weekdays, 8pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday, 7am - 10pm  

Poole House Lecture Theatres  

Open as per booking schedule.  

Open as per booking schedule.  

Free access when lectures are scheduled.  

Poole House, Sports Hall and SportBU  

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website.  

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website.  

Access via SportBU Reception.  

Student Centre  

Term Time

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Non-Term Time

8am – 7pm

Monday – Friday

  

Term Time

7am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Non-Term Time

7am – 7pm

Monday – Friday

Term Time

5pm – 10pm

Monday to Sunday

Non-Term Time

5pm – 7pm

Monday to Friday

Talbot House  

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.  

Faith & Reflection room accessible after 8pm via Poole House Reception.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

7am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.  

Faith & Reflection room accessible after 10pm via Poole House Reception.  

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.  

5pm – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

  

The Sir Michael Cobham Library  

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.  

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.  

From 5pm, up to closing time 

Tolpuddle Annex 1 

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Student ID card.  

7am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.  

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Staff ID card.  

7am - 8pm

Weymouth House  

8am – 10pm

Monday to Friday.

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday, for Faculty of Media and Communications students – Access based on course requirements as directed by Faculty

7am – 10pm

Monday to Friday

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday, for designated Faculty of Media and Communications staff

5pm to 10pm Monday to Friday for all students and staff

24-hour access requirement Saturday and Sunday and outside above times for Faculty of Media and Communications students and staff based on course requirements as directed by Faculty

Lansdowne Campus

Building  

Opening times and when you need your I.D card 

Students  

Staff  

When you will need your staff/student ID card  

Bournemouth Gateway Building  

24-hour access via the main reception entrance.  

Open Access Centre and Weston Library are open 24/7.  

Staff Centre available 7am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday.  

Students: 24 hours for access to Library and Open Access Centre.  

Staff: 7am – 10pm, Monday – Sunday for access to Staff Centre.   

Executive Business Centre  

8am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Saturday – opening is dependent on teaching and events. 

Sunday - closed.  

7am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Saturday – opening is dependent on teaching and events.  

Sunday - closed.  

Students: 8am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Staff: 7am – 7:30pm, Monday to Friday.  

Access via side door between 7am – 8am, Monday to Friday.  

  

Studland House  

No access unless requested by Professional Services staff member.  

7am – 7pm, Monday to Friday for Professional Services Staff.  

Reception open: 8am – 10:15am, 3pm – 4:15pm  

  

Staff: 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Staff I.D. card is required to access the building throughout the day.  


Food outlet opening times

Talbot Campus

Location

Opening hours

Starbucks, Poole House

Starbucks offers breakfast muffins, baps and pastries until 11am then a full retail range throughout the day. This includes hot and cold snacks, meal deals, pastries and sausage rolls. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Costa, Fusion Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast muffins, baps, sausage rolls, filled croissants and pastries until 11am then toasties, paninis and meal deals throughout the day. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

Bournemouth Uni Food Hub, Hot Counter, Fusion Building

Serving classic dishes, hola pollo, bamboo, liberty grill, pizza & pasta. Friday offer: Fishn & Chips, street food pop-up. Card payments only. 

Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 3pm

Naked Coffee, Poole Gateway Building

Naked coffee is an independent local business which takes pride in roasting, blending and brewing unique ethical coffee. Breakfast offer of savoury muffins, baps, filled croissants and pastries. Lunch offer: toasties, paninis and meal deals. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

Café Nero, The Sir Michael Cobham Library

Serving pastries, toasties, paninis and meal deals throughout the day.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

SUBU GroundUp Café, SUBU Student Centre

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

Dylan’s, Poole House

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

SUBU Shop, Poole House

Card and cash payments are accepted.

Visit the SUBU website for information about opening times.

Lansdowne Campus

Location

Opening hours

Costa Coffee, Bournemouth Gateway Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast baps and pastries until 11am then hot food options, toasties, paninis and meal deals throughout the day. Card payments only.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm