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Costs, payments, and what’s included

Payment dates 2020/21

If you are paying in the standard three instalments then you will need to have paid your rent by the following dates:

  • 7 October 2020
  • 6 January 2021
  • 10 April 2021

How to Pay 2020/21

Rental payments for the following accommodation options are managed by BU:

  • Dorchester House
  • Student Village
  • Unilet
  • St John’s Road

Rent payments can be made via the Accommodation Portal or over the phone on +44 (0)1202 961671 during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday).

If you are living in one of our private accommodation partners halls of residence listed below they will provide you with details of how to pay your deposit and/or rent.

  • Chesil House*
  • Lyme Regis*
  • Okeford House*
  • Cranborne House*
  • Corfe House
  • Purbeck House
  • Bailey Point*

*For this accommodation you will also be asked to pay rent in advance of moving in.

You can see the full breakdown of charges in our price comparison chart (pdf 148kb).

It’s important to make sure you’re certain you’ll be joining us before you book your accommodation. If you pay your deposit for accommodation and subsequently decide to not enrol, you may still be charged. Please check your accommodation contract’s terms and conditions for details.

What's included in my rent?

There is a lot to think about when you move somewhere new, especially if it will be your first time living away from home. We want to make life as easy as possible for you, so we include several features in your rent, whether you are in halls of residence or Unilet, giving you one easy-to-manage payment.

Included in your rent:

  • All utilities (gas, electric, water and sewerage)
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 12-month BU bus pass (worth £260), giving you unlimited travel on BU buses (U1, U2, U3 and U4) and More buses (M1, M2 and M15). If you don't need the bus pass, you can opt out of it when you apply for your accommodation, or cancel it within the first term.
  • ResLifeBU (a team providing a safety net for welfare/wellbeing issues as well as a varied and inclusive calendar of social events/activities to help you settle in and build a strong community throughout your stay)
  • Personal possessions insurance through Endsleigh. Visit their site to check:

✔ What is covered
✔ Key exclusions and limitations
✔ Your policy excess
✔ How to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover.

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.