Coming to University for the first time can be very daunting for some students, and at some point to differing degrees most will feel homesick, anxious, stressed and sometimes if these issues are left unchecked, could experience more serious health issues, such as depression. ResLifeBU Wellbeing comprises everything that involves supporting your welfare, health, safety and overall comfort and security when living within our accommodation.
Our team of Resident Assistants run events and activities that assist with your transition into University accommodation and that promote the benefits of communal living and positive wellbeing, all helping you to keep your stress levels to a manageable level. However, during times where you might feel overwhelmed or under pressure you can contact your ResLife Welfare Coordinator who will be happy to chat via email, phone or face to face.
The Welfare Coordinators assist those students who are experiencing difficulties during their time in BU accommodation. Initially they are there to chat over your concerns, which could be anything from: discussions on academic issues you're having; feelings of isolation and loneliness to more serious concerns about your own wellbeing. From these discussions they can recommend and/or put you in touch with services within BU that can help, e.g. SportBU, SUBU Clubs & Societies or for students with more serious concerns they can help you get the extra support you might require by signposting to the relevant professional service, e.g. our on-campus Student Wellbeing Team or Medical Centre, or external agencies such as Togetherall or the Retreat.
Welfare, Health & Stress-free Activities
Mindful drinking communities
“As a Master’s student, coming back to live in halls has really brought me back to a "new to uni" type of lifestyle which I didn't think I'd have again. Res Life is amazing and it has really helped me to meet new people and interact with the rest of the students here at my accommodation. I have seen the difference they make across my accommodation for other students and everyone loves them! Their activities and events are always fun and have created unforgettable memories for me in my time here so far, I cannot thank them enough. Every single week, there is something new to do, getting me out of my room and exploring Bournemouth! We have done scavenger hunts, excursions, meals together, gone to the Escape Rooms and the list goes on. It's like having your own personal tour guide for Bournemouth giving you all the tips of what is best to do in the area.
“The Res Life representatives have all been extremely sociable and helped me out with anything that I have needed from the beginning. Also, they have always made sure to keep me informed and involved with everything that is going on or things that are coming up which are what new students want from their reps. All in all, they become your friends just like any other student would, which is amazing and truly adds to the experience!
“Overall, I think that I made the best choice in coming back to live in halls and because of that decision I was able to take part in some really fun activities, eat amazing free food and meet some great people along the way! Without Res Life the experience would not have been even close to as good as it has been with it! #ShoutOutResLife ”
Rauni Barros | Msc Student , Chesil House