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Bailey Point

Opened in September 2019, Bailey Point has all the things you might want for your new home from home. A modern and stylish hall of residence with 550 bedrooms, it is a mixed community of undergraduates and postgraduates, and benefits from great communal spaces – including a free-to-use on-site gym, two commons rooms, a roof terrace and study spaces. It’s located in the heart of the Lansdowne Campus and is just a 10-minute bus ride from Talbot Campus, with buses running regularly from right outside. It’s also close to the main train station, the beach and the nightlife of the town centre.

*Studio flats can differ in size, shape and layout.

All you need to know about Bailey Point:


ResLifeBU is an exclusive programme, only available in BU accommodation, designed to help you enjoy your time in student accommodation to the fullest. 

Our ResLifeBU Team supports you across three core areas:

  • Social – providing inclusive activities and events to help you meet your fellow students and build a great community
  • Wellbeing – supporting your welfare, health, safety and overall comfort and security
  • Skills – everything you need for your new independent life, from how to keep your flat clean, to cooking an affordable and healthy meal and tips on managing your budget

Each accommodation has a friendly Resident Assistant (RA) who lives on site and is a current BU student. Having experienced it themselves, your RA has an understanding of what it’s like to move to a new home when you start at uni. There is also a Welfare Coordinator who is a current member of BU staff and is available for any wellbeing issues you might have whilst in residence. Supporting these roles we have the three ResLifeBU Coordinators, and the three ResLifeBU Officers all dedicated to helping you have the best time in our accommodation. 

£1.25 of your weekly rent goes towards the funding of the programme – but if you make the most of it, you’ll find it’s worth so much more than that.

Find out more about ResLifeBU

Types of rooms

There are two types of the bedroom in Bailey Point:

Ensuite - All ensuites are single occupancy and come with 3/4 size double beds, study desk, desk chair, storage and your very own ensuite bathrooom and shower. All ensuite rooms are within a shared cluster flat of between 4-8 other rooms. All flats have fully fitted contemporary kitchens and dining spaces to eat, relax and socialise. 

Ensuite rooms vary in size, shape and layout but are between 11.9 and 17.9 sqm.

Studios (reserved for Postgraduates) - All studio flats come with double beds, study desk, desk chair, storage, your very own ensuite bathrooom and shower as well as fitted kitchen area with everything you require for self-catering.

Studio flats vary in size, shape and layout but are between 18.1 and 28.1sqm.

All studios and the communal areas of the ensuite flats come with a flat screen that can be used by residents. Please note, if you use this screen for watching "Live" television, including BBC iPlayer or online live streaming, then you will be required to procure a TV Licence

Advertised prices are based on weekly rent inclusive of an annual bus pass and your ResLifeBU programme

Location and the surrounding area

Bailey Point is based on our Lansdowne Campus, within easy walking distance of all our academic buildings in Lansdowne, with buses to and from our Talbot campus picking up and dropping off just outside you should never be late for a lecture! 

Just a short walk from the town centre and the bars, clubs and restaurants that are popular with students, including The Old Fire Station, which is run by the Students' Union (SUBU) who host regular live music events and club nights, you'll never be short of things to do in your spare time.

It’s also a five-minute walk to Bournemouth train station and the largest supermarket in central Bournemouth, great for your grocery shopping and household essentials.

Finally, you will be just a 10 minute walk from the stunning beach and pier, great for sun bathing and swimming during those warm summer months and even better for a dramatic blowy beach walk in the winter months.

Travelling to and from uni (and beyond)

The U1 and U4 university bus services pick up from right outside and take between 10 and 15 minutes to get to our Talbot Campus. Your annual bus pass is included in your rent so you can use these services as much as you need throughout the year, although you can opt out of this at the point of booking if you choose.

Your annual bus pass also includes unlimited travel on Morebus zone A services, spanning the wider Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area. 

If cycling is more your thing then the site has secure bike storage and is just a 10 minute ride to the Talbot Campus, where again there is ample secure storage.

And if you're travelling further afield, the main train and bus station is just minutes away with trains running into London Waterloo taking approx 2hrs.

Facilities and shared spaces

Bailey Point has the most communal space for use by residents than any other of our accommodation, providing you with plenty of options to get out of your flat and mix with others in the building.  

If you want to socilaise, game or just chill out infront of a film, there are two common rooms in the building with soft seating for you and your friends.

If you need to get some work done then there is also a study room for personal or group work.

There is also a roof terrace and a FREE onsite gym!

All studios and the communal reas of the ensuite flats come with a flat screen that can be used by residents. Please note, if you use this screen for watching "Live" television, including BBC iPlayer or online live streaming, then you will be required to procure a TV Licence

Services and security

Free use of on-site gym.

Your weekly rent includes contents insurance. Find out more about the level of cover

Your bedroom and common room has high-speed wifi for work and play.

All of your bills are included in your weekly rent so you have nothing further to pay.

As well as having CCTV in the building and secure access, there is also a Bailey Point team member onsite 24 hours a day to provide any help you might need.

The onsite team includes a maintenance operative who will be able to respond and resolve any faults for you in a timely manner.

There is also a ResLifeBU Team who are on hand if you have any wellbeing concerns and they also organise regular social events (see ResLifeBU below)

Booking process and terms & conditions

You can find details of booking dates and our accommodation guarantee on our How to book accommodation page.

When you’re ready to book a room, you can do so via our Accommodation Portal. Your contract will be with the accommodation provider so be sure to check the terms & conditions before you make a booking.

September 2020

We understand that under the current circumstances you will want to know what your accommodation booking means for you. As the BU accommodation portfolio is made up of a number of providers, we’ve gathered details of their contract flexibility and cancellation policies for you to review before you book.

You can find further information in our Coronavirus FAQs.

Management and Code of standards

Bailey Point is owned and operated by BU's private accommodation partner, The Student Housing Company. The Student Housing Company will be your landlord and you will pay your rent to them and not BU. Any queries or issues you might have during your time will be dealt with by The Student Housing Company's dedicated on-site team.

The Student Housing Company has signed Bailey Point up to the ANUK Code of Standard, which has been developed to encourage the highest possible standards of student accommodation provided by universities and major private suppliers. Find out more about the Code and how it benefits you.

Covid-19 safety measures

We understand that you will want to know what safety measures have been put in place to reduce the risks posed by Covid-19.

Full details of the measures across the BU accommodation portfolio can be found on our Covid-19 safety measures page.