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Undergraduate students: Welcome to BU

Next steps for offer holders

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.

Next steps for offer holders

Next steps for offer holders

If you’ve received an offer to join BU, congratulations. You might be about to join one of the world’s best young universities, studying for a degree that’s designed to make you globally employable.

Purbeck House common room


Find out about the many accommodation options at BU, from halls of residence to the Student Village, Unilet shared houses, and our ResLife support service.

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Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding, including scholarships and bursaries.

IT systems and support

IT systems and support

Access to free services including BU WiFi, MS Office 365 ProPlus, laptop loan scheme, skill workshops and 24/7 technical support

Danielle, BU blogger

“We could all do with a little extra support from time to time, and BU’s got everything from academic and financial support to a little extra help with emotional and medical advice.”

– Danielle, (BA) Marketing Communications student. Read more student blogs and watch her facilities tour.

International students

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Exchange students

Find out about the support that’s available to help you settle in as an exchange student at BU.


Find all the information you need about immigration and visas for studying in the UK.

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Adapting to a new culture

Insights to UK culture, food, eating and more to help make your transition as smooth as possible.
Hugh Chigorimbo

“Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences available for a university student. Coming to BU has meant I can not only study for my course but also learn all about the culture of the UK.”

– Hugh Chigorimbo, BSc (Hons) Games Technology from Zimbabwe. Read more international student stories on our blog.

Student life and useful information

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Student services

We offer a huge variety of services to our students – from careers and employability support, to health and wellbeing services, and arts, music and social events.
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Global Talent Programme

Make your CV really stand out from the crowd and be recognised as a global talent by future employers with the Global Talent Programme.
Local area

Bournemouth and the local area

Discover Bournemouth and all the interesting places in and around it – there’s far more to our town than just its beautiful beach.

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Mobile apps

We have two free mobile apps we recommend you download to your mobile devices to make the most of our resources.

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Study support

Information about your virtual learning environment (VLE), study support and your study preparation activities.