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Transport and safety

We take our students’ safety very seriously and want you to feel comfortable and safe whether you’re on campus or exploring Bournemouth. Our efforts to keep our students safe have led to BU receiving the nationally recognised accreditation of Secured Environments.

We have a dedicated security team who work 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day, keeping an eye on our two campuses. We also use CCTV where appropriate, in addition to other security systems. 

Our security team liaise with a dedicated police officer who is on hand to provide advice and assist our personnel with crime prevention initiatives and activities. 

If you would like more advice about staying safe in Bournemouth read our top safety tips. The Dorset Police website also has a lot of useful information.

Safety and security

Security incidents

Security incidents

Find out how to report security incidents and read more about crime reporting at BU.
Fire safety

Fire safety

Take a look at our fire safety advice to help you stay safe on and off campus.
Dorset Police on campus

Dorset Police on campus

Learn about our Safer Neighbourhood team and how we work with Dorset Police to improve security on campus.

Transport

We run a number of bus services designed specifically to make it easy and safe for you when travelling between the Talbot and Lansdowne campuses, and your student accommodation.

The bus service, known as UniLinx, can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis, or with the use of a key card. In some cases, your bus key card may be included as part of your accommodation cost - make sure you check the individual accommodation options to find out whether this is covered by your rent. 

Yellow Buses and the Wilts and Dorset bus company (who run the More buses) also offer services linking our campuses. Night buses are provided by the Wilts and Dorset bus company too, so you can get home safely at any time of the day or night.

We also encourage our students to cycle into university and provide secure storage facilities for bikes at all of our campuses and halls of residence. 

Getting around

Bus services

Bus services

Get all the information you need about our bus services and how to access them.
Cycling in Bournemouth

Get on your bike

Discover Bournemouth and the surrounding area on two wheels and find out more about cycling facilities at the university.
Keep your bike safe

Keep your bike safe

Take a look at our tips for keeping your bike secure on campus and when you’re out and about.
Parking on campus

Parking on campus

Limited parking is available at BU campuses. Find out whether you could be eligible for a parking permit and how to apply for one.