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Welcome to BU

Your arrivals guide

Study and support

Academic timetable

Academic timetable

Your online academic timetable includes details of your lectures, seminars and other learning sessions relevant to your course.

Students' Union - arrivals

Students' Union

SUBU is the Students' Union at Bournemouth University, independent from the University, it offers a range of opportunities and support.

Useful information

Directions and maps

Directions and maps

Whether you are joining us this September, or just planning a visit then please be aware we're based on two campuses so make sure you've got the right one! Directions and maps to both campuses can be found here.

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Mobile apps

There are three, free mobile apps we recommend you download to your smartphone or tablet to make the most of all BU and SUBU have to offer.

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The legal bit

Read the BU Student Agreement for rules and regulations you need to be aware of.
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Arrivals FAQs

You should find all the information you need before arriving in Bournemouth on this website, but here are some frequently asked questions which may also help. 

Student and staff stories

Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson

I’ve been an askBU adviser for two years, and love how life at BU is constantly changing and growing.
Suyan Zou

Suyan Zou

The thing I enjoy most about BU life is that you’re able to join in with number of social activities which enhance your studies.
Mark Holland

Mark Holland

I’m a 3D artist and have aspired to work in Games for as long as I can remember.

Accommodation and finance


Here’s a flavour of what you can expect when you arrive at BU - created by SUBU (our Students’ Union). Whatever you do, you’ll belong at BU.