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Did you study at Dorset Institute of Higher Education in the 1980s? We invited graduates from the decade to share their memories of living and studying in Bournemouth. Thanks to all those who took the time to write in and hunt out photographs.

David Roth, 1983–1986

“Virtually all students lived in small hotels for their first year, organised through the accommodation department at DIHE. I stayed at Mondello House Hotel, in a twin room. Rates were £27 a week for DBB – a three-course dinner, bed and breakfast (cooked on weekends) with meals served to students at tables in the dining room and an honesty bar. There was talk that this was the best small hotel for students and several never moved out during their whole time at DIHE.”