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Health & Social Science student accommodation

If you are enrolling on one of the courses below, you may choose to live in hospital accommodation at your placement location, as you will experience the full 24-hour shift pattern, including weekend and night shifts.

  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s & Young People’s Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

How to book hospital accommodation

Please contact the accommodation office directly of the hospital accommodation you wish to book. Contact details can be found on each accommodation option’s page.

When you need to travel from your placement location to Bournemouth for study, the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences recognises that this involves a financial commitment and will support you with these costs as much as is practicable.  In some circumstances, the NHS will also provide financial assistance for travel expenses – you can view the policies on the NHS bursaries website.

Please note, if you choose to live in BU accommodation, we are unable to release you from your contract should you book alternative accommodation during your placements. However you may be able to claim back travel expenses and dual accommodation costs that may be incurred during your placements from the NHS. 

BU accommodation

You may also choose to apply for BU accommodation. All of our halls of residence (except Purbeck House and the Student Village), are available on 50-week tenancies. In some cases, you may need to accept accommodation on a shorter tenancy and then apply for a summer let with the relevant provider, however they may require you to move rooms.

NHS accommodation

Musgrove Park Hospital

Read about the accommodation available at Musgrove Park Hospital and find out how to apply for a room if this is your placement location.

St Mary's Hospital Newport

Read about the accommodation available if you are completing your placements at St Mary’s Hospital Newport.

Yeovil District Hospital

Learn about the available accommodation if you are going to be completing your placements at Yeovil District Hospital.