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Information for new students

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If you’re joining us this September, we can’t wait to see you. We’re currently preparing all the information you’ll need to make the best possible start to your life at BU; in the meantime, the following information may answer some of the questions you have right now. If you’re looking specifically for details about Covid-19 and the next academic year, please refer to our Covid-19 FAQs page.

Next steps

Getting started

Getting here

However you're travelling to BU you can be sure of a friendly welcome when you arrive! Find directions and building addresses to get here easily and take a look around campus with our virtual tour.

You can also find guidance on getting to Bournemouth from any of the local or London airports if you are travelling here by air.

Prepare for your course

There’s lots you can do to prepare for your studies. From mid-August you’ll have access to activities to get you in the zone, and you can check our study skills guides online. Now is the best time to let us know if you have a disability or learning need so we can make sure the right support is in place when you start.

Prepare yourself for university life by hearing from a number of our BU students over on the undergraduate blog.

What to bring

You’ll need personal ID and important documents to enrol on your course, and international students should check out our immigration pages for student visa requirements. The main thing is packing light but still creating a home from home - read our tips and advice.

Finance

Make sure you’ve thought about living expenses, budgeting and setting up a UK bank account if you’re arriving from overseas. There’s lots of financial support available and if you’re ever struggling, our AskBU team is there to help.

Hear from our students in the Clearing The Air podcast

Meet seven students who made the decision to study at BU during the clearing process. Each episode explores their experiences of coming to university, how they did it, the emotion behind it, and their subsequent university experience.

Bournemouth Uni · Clearing The Air: Kevin's story

Student life

The BU K-Pop Society

Student support

You’ll find an incredible range of support services at BU and you can even contact them before you arrive.

Chloe Mulligan Virgin - #MyPlacementStory

Get ahead

Our degrees are designed to make you globally employable, and a lot of what you can do alongside your course is all about giving you a competitive advantage.

Important information

Important information

Here's where you'll find all the BU policies and procedures that you need to be aware of, including the Student Agreement.