Find out about additional accommodation charges, how to request a transfer or withdrawal from BU accommodation, and the bank transfer details for BU.
Please read about the charges that can be incurred for non-accidental damage, replacements and additional cleaning costs in BU managed accommodation.
Transferring your accommodation
Students with a BU managed accommodation (Unilet, Dorchester House or Student Village) are eligible to apply to move to a different BU accommodation. Before contacting us please read the Transfer Request Guidance Notes and then complete the Transfer Request Form.
Student living in any of our accommodation partner's sites (non-BU-managed) should speak with their local accommodation team (if you are unsure who this is then see further down this page for details).
Withdrawing from your accommodation
Please read the following information if you are withdrawing from your course at BU and will be leaving your accommodation before the end of your accommodation contract (Note, if you are not withdrawing from BU but want to leave your accommodation early you will be held liable until you can find a replacement student. In this instance you should speak with your landlord/accommodation provider direct).
Students withdrawing from BU living in BU managed accommodation
If you live in: Dorchester House, Student Village, Unilet or St John’s your accommodation contract is with BU and you should read the Withdrawal Notes which explain how the accommodation withdrawal process works and what you need to do. Please note that if you withdraw or interrupt your studies during or after the spring break you must pay the Licence Fee up to and including the end of the Licence Period. If you wish to proceed you will then need to complete a Withdrawal Form and email this as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or take a copy into the Residential Services office at Lansdowne, on the ground floor of Melbury House, 1-3 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8ES.
Students withdrawing from BU living in non-BU managed accommodation
If you live in one of our accommodation partner's sites then you should check the terms of your accommodation contract and then contact your accommodation provider to discuss your situation. Our main accommodation partners are:
Campus Living Villages
- Lyme Regis House: email email@example.com or call 01202 319247
- Chesil House: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 319618
- Okeford House: email email@example.com or call 01202 519252
- Cranborne House: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 037700
Student Housing Company
If you live in any other accommodation than that noted above you should contact your landlord/agent direct.
If you pay your rent to BU then the BU bank transfer details are available if you need to make a payment directly into the University's bank account.