Joining us in September 2017? How to book your accommodation
If you applied by 15 January you will now have access to book any remaining accommodation*.
If BU was your Insurance choice, or you've applied through Clearing or Adjustment, once your offer status is Unconditional Firm on UCAS Track, you will be emailed with details of when you can complete Stage 1 of the accommodation process. Once you've completed Stage 1, we'll invite you to complete Stage 2 (booking your room).
Still looking for accommodation? We have accommodation places remaining. Current BU students should login to the Accommodation portal using their usual login details to complete Stage 1.
For more information, visit our guide to booking accommodation for September 2017. You can also view our key dates for undergraduate and postgraduate students – including details of what to do as an undergraduate if you accept your insurance offer or you didn’t apply before the deadline.
Our Accommodation options
We’ve got loads of great accommodation at BU, so you’ll soon find yourself settling in. Use the listings on this page to help you choose your new home – from our Halls of Residence to Unilet properties and see more on our Virtual Tour.
Joining us from overseas? Watch our accommodation webinar for international students.
Current student? Visit the accommodation pages in our Students section
Advice and tips for living in BU accommodation: Watch our accommodation webinar
*We guarantee accommodation for all new undergraduate students who have submitted their UCAS application by 15 January 2017 (UK/EU students) or 30 June 2017 (non-EU students) and made BU their firm choice. We also guarantee accommodation for eligible postgraduate students who have completed their booking for accommodation by 17 August 2017. As you missed your original slot, you are no longer covered by our accommodation guarantee and can only book available spaces.
Accommodation options (prices stated are for 2017/18)
Number of bedrooms per flat
Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Approx £ per week
1 Madeira Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH1 1QG
6 and some studios
UG and PG
Chesil House is a relatively small accommodation block - home to just over 200 students - on our Lansdowne Campus. There is a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate residents, making it a reasonably quiet and relaxed place to live.
Pitwines Close, Poole. BH15 1ED
UG and PG
Corfe House is one of the smaller accommodation blocks, home to around 300 students. It is located just a short distance from Poole Harbour - the flats on the upper floors have stunning views - and within walking distance of the centre of Poole, the train and coach station and a bus stop where you can jump on the U2 bus to reach both our campuses.
St. Paul’s Place, Bournemouth. BH8 8HF
Cranborne House is one of the lively accommodation blocks located on the Lansdowne Campus, home to around 500 undergraduate students. It is within walking distance of all our buildings on Lansdowne Campus, as well as the centre of Bournemouth and the Student Union-run nightclub The Old Fire Station.
138B Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8AS
3-7 and some studios
UG and PG
Dorchester House is a vibrant accommodation block that’s home to 590 students, the majority of whom are undergraduates in their first year, although there are 60 postgraduate studio flats. It’s within walking distance of our Lansdowne Campus, as well as being close to Bournemouth town centre and opposite the main train station.
Lansdowne Plaza, York Road, Bournemouth. BH1 3BW
5-6 and some studios
UG and PG
Home Park offers contemporary purpose built student accommodation for Bournemouth University students with a variety of en-suite rooms and studios as well as an on-site laundry complete with washers and dryers. Your new home will put you in the centre of it all; access to local shops, minutes away from the train station, 10 minutes’ walk to the town centre and seafront.
65 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EP
4, 5, 6 and some studios
UG and PG
This brand new accommodation for 2015 in the heart of our Lansdowne Campus is our only catered hall of residence. It’s within easy walking distance of Bournemouth town centre and the main train station, and is packed with excellent facilities for relaxing, studying and enjoying life in Bournemouth.
Lyme Regis House
69 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8FT
5 and some studios
Lyme Regis House is a lively accommodation block that’s home to around 400 students, predominantly those studying at undergraduate level. It’s located in the heart of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy walk of Bournemouth town centre, the beach and the main train station.
3 Crimea Road, Bournemouth. BH9 1AR
5 or 6
Okeford House is designed to provide peaceful accommodation for postgraduate students, with just under 100 residents in total. It is located just a short distance from Winton high street, which is home to a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, while there is a Waitrose and Lidl nearby.
5-7 Oxford Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8ES
5 or 6
Purbeck house is a friendly and lively accommodation block that’s home to more than 500 undergraduate students. It’s situated in the centre of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy reach of all of our buildings, as well as the train station, the centre of Bournemouth and the beach.
St John’s Road
St John’s Road, Bournemouth. BH5 1EG
Studios and study bedrooms
St John’s Road is a small accommodation block with just 28 postgraduate residents. It’s located on St John’s Road in Boscombe, within easy reach of numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is also a Sainsbury’s and Lidl within walking distance.
Gillett Road, Poole. BH12 5BF
3, 4, 5 or 7
UG and PG
The Student Village is a small housing estate located on the edge of Talbot Campus. It’s a very peaceful location with plenty of green space. As well as being within walking distance of the university facilities, it is easy to reach our Lansdowne Campus and the centre of Bournemouth on the university bus service (U1 and U4).
Mostly 4 - 6
£100 - £121
Unilet properties are typically four to six bedroom houses that are fully furnished and you can rent a room in the same way you would in a purpose-built hall of residence. Although they are privately owned, they are all managed by BU, allowing us to ensure consistent standards.