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Welcome back to BU

The information on this page will help you return to campus this autumn and make the most the start of the new academic year. We can’t wait to get started!

To help find what's on where, check the Talbot and Lansdowne Campus maps, and our getting around campus page for building names and room numbers.

If you are joining us on campus for the first time this semester, you may also find the information shared with our new students helpful.

If you are starting your final year with us, there is more information to support you on our final year students pages.

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Welcome Celebrations

Welcome Celebrations

We’ve got some fun activities planned on campus to celebrate the first week of term and welcome all our students back to BU.

online learning support on a laptop

10 Days of Learning

Book onto a workshop - from academic writing and learning online to critical thinking - running from Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October.

SportBU running machines at the gym


From fitness classes to a modern gym, our sports hall and astroturf pitches, SportBU offers a range of facilities for you to keep fit and get involved in your favourite sporting activities on campus.

Useful reminders

Register with a GP

For many this semester is the first time you’ll be living in Bournemouth. It’s important that you know what to do if you need to visit a doctor and to register with a local GP who will be able to support you.

Find out how to register with the Student Medical Centre or a Medical Centre closer to your accommodation.

Multi-Factor Authentication

We recently launched Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an additional security measure to protect your account on several BU systems including, Office 365, Zoom and Brightspace.

If you need to refresh your memory about MFA or need to reset your password visit our frequently asked questions page for more information.

Financial support

We’re here to help if you require financial support during your studies. This could include helping to resolve problems with your funding provider, helping to manage your money, or offering support if you are in financial difficulty and require additional funding.

There are several types of financial support available from BU and you can find out more information on our Financial Support webpages. If you are not sure where to turn please contact AskBU or SUBU Advice and we will try to help.

Update your contact details

It is important that your contact details are kept up to date throughout your studies at BU, this includes telling us about a change of address or phone number. We use this information to contact you about necessary information for your studies.

Please take a few minutes to check your contact details are up to date in myHub. If you have any questions or issues please contact AskBU who will be happy to help.

Support at BU

Find out who to contact in your faculty, on campus or online for support throughout your journey at BU.

Using the Library

The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Talbot Campus and Weston Library in Bournemouth Gateway Building at Lansdowne Campus are open 7 days a week. Please check the opening times before you visit.

If you have an enquiry, you can contact the team via the online Chat service Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Or you can email Library Support for advice.