Accommodation options available for second, third and fourth year students include privately rented flats and houses as well as halls of residence.
Private lettings and the LettingsBU service
There is a wide variety of privately let houses and flats
BU's Residential Services is the home of our very own student friendly letting service, LettingsBU, who have a variety of privately let accommodation options across in the popular areas of Winton, Boscombe, Charminster and Wallisdown. If you are a returning student please contact LettingsBU when starting your house hunting.
You can search for LettingsBU properties online.
Halls of Residence
If you are a current student and would like to live in halls of residence there are several options available for you. For further information see our Love Halls? webpage.
Contacts and rents for hospital accommodation
If you are a Nursing or Midwifery student then find out more about hospital accommodation.
When to rent
SUBU, the Students' Union at BU, offer lots of housing advice about finding a house, including finding a landlord or agency to assist you. Their Don't Rent Yet information includes lots of helpful tips to help you work out the best time to start 'house-hunting' and avoid difficult situations with future landlords and house mates.
LettingsBU and SUBU have also put together some advice videos to help once you've secured your accommodation:
- What you need to do before moving into your new home; from knowing your contractual responsibilities to planning your arrival and the importance of an inventory.
- How to set up your new home; from setting up your utility supply and billing arrangements to knowing where to find your gas, water and electric meter.
- Along with some tips about living in the community; from the impact of noise, getting to know your neighbours to where and when to put your bins.
- You can also learn more about safety and security; in your student home, from personal safety to keeping your property secure.