As part of our accommodation guarantee, there are loads of options available for September starters.This includes guaranteed places if you accept an offer of study through Clearing and then choose and reserve your accommodation by 10am on Wednesday 19 August. Visit our How to book pages for more information about the process for all applicants for this September.
You can use the table below to explore your options - from ensuite rooms in halls of residence to our Student Village and Unilet shared houses. Prices below are for the 2020/21 academic year.
If you’re joining us this Autumn, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home. Our primary objective is to support the wellbeing of our students and staff and we are actively working with accommodation providers to ensure that all necessary precautions are in place across the BU student accommodation portfolio. You can find the latest information in our Coronavirus FAQs and contract flexibility and cancellation by accommodation option.
Accommodation options for 2020/21:
Number of bedrooms per flat
Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Approx £ per week
21 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth. BH1 1RZ
4-8 and some studios
UG and PG
New for September 2019, Bailey Point is a modern student residence offering contemporary student living in the heart of the Lansdowne, within walking distance of the town centre, beach and main railway station. Bailey Point benefits from several communal living spaces including a gym, study room, resident’s common room and roof terrace!
1 Madeira Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH1 1QG
6 and some studios
UG and PG
Chesil House is a relatively small accommodation block - home to just over 200 students - on our Lansdowne Campus. There is a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate residents, making it a reasonably quiet and relaxed place to live.
Pitwines Close, Poole. BH15 1ED
UG and PG
Corfe House is one of the smaller accommodation blocks, home to around 300 students. It is located just a short distance from Poole Harbour - the flats on the upper floors have stunning views - and within walking distance of the centre of Poole, the train and coach station and a bus stop where you can jump on the U2 bus to reach both our campuses.
St. Paul’s Place, Bournemouth. BH8 8HF
Cranborne House is one of the lively accommodation blocks located on the Lansdowne Campus, home to around 500 undergraduate students. It is within walking distance of all our buildings on Lansdowne Campus, as well as the centre of Bournemouth and the Student Union-run nightclub The Old Fire Station.
138B Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8AS
3-7 and some studios
UG and PG
Dorchester House is a vibrant accommodation block that’s home to 590 students, the majority of whom are undergraduates in their first year, although there are 60 postgraduate studio flats. It’s within walking distance of our Lansdowne Campus, as well as being close to Bournemouth town centre and opposite the main train station.
Lyme Regis House
69 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8FT
5 and some studios
Lyme Regis House is a lively accommodation block that’s home to around 400 students, predominantly those studying at undergraduate level. It’s located in the heart of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy walk of Bournemouth town centre, the beach and the main train station. Newly refurbished for September 2019.
3 Crimea Road, Bournemouth. BH9 1AR
5 or 6
Okeford House is designed to provide peaceful accommodation for postgraduate students, with just under 100 residents in total. It is located just a short distance from Winton high street, which is home to a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, while there is a Waitrose and Lidl nearby.
5-7 Oxford Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8ES
5 or 6
Purbeck house is a friendly and lively accommodation block that’s home to more than 500 undergraduate students. It’s situated in the centre of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy reach of all of our buildings, as well as the train station, the centre of Bournemouth and the beach.
Gillett Road, Poole. BH12 5BF
3, 4, 5 or 7
UG and PG
The Student Village is a small housing estate located on the edge of Talbot Campus. As well as being within walking distance of the university facilities, it is easy to reach our Lansdowne Campus and the centre of Bournemouth on the university bus service (U1 and U4).
Mostly 4 - 6
Unilet properties are typically four to six bedroom houses that are fully furnished and you can rent a room in the same way you would in a purpose-built hall of residence. Although they are privately owned, they are all managed by BU, allowing us to ensure consistent standards.