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iBU mobile app

iBU is the official mobile app for Bournemouth University. Created using student feedback, iBU allows you to access a range of BU services on the move. There are two profiles: one for students & staff and another for guests.

The student & staff profile requires you to log-in to the app using your BU ID and password and will give you access to:

  • Access your student academic timetable (staff timetables aren't available)
  • Search the staff directory and view campus maps for locations and key BU facilities
  • Access the mySearch library catalogue, find and renew library books and chat to a librarian
  • Access your course reading list and check PC availability across both campuses
  • Find general BU information like opening times of BU facilities, term dates, how to sync up your university email to your device
  • See all of the latest student letting opportunities
  • News and events information
  • To choose and book a variety of sports options thanks to SportBU
  • A QR code reader to scan the various QR codes around the campus.

The open day profile does not require you to register and will give you access to:

  • A journey planner for the day
  • An interactive open day planner
  • Selectable reminders for the talks you are attending
  • Maps to help you find your to and around the university
  • Student vlogs
  • A guide to Bournemouth
  • Local business discounts
  • Local travel updates
  • A social media wall
  • A QR code reader to scan the various QR codes around the campus.

The guest profile requires you to register to log-in and will give you access to:

  • View campus maps for locations and key BU facilities
  • Find general BU information like opening times of BU facilities and term dates
  • News and events information.

There's a feedback function in iBU which we encourage you to use to report any bugs or send in ideas for new functions you'd like on the app.

iBU version 2.0 is now available so update or download iBU from your app store using the QR codes below - it's also available to use online as web based version.

QR Codes

You will notice a number of QR Codes around the university, especially on digital signage and also in the Library. You can make use of these codes by downloading a basic QR code scanner (these are usually free of charge) from an app store, if your mobile device is able to access these, for either Android or Apple devices.

For information on supported versions and all known issues please download the pdf (65kb). Please note: in order to best view the bus information function on an Android device, please ensure you have PDF Reader downloaded (these are available for free on the app store).

If you would like to provide feedback for the iBU mobile app please email mobileappfeedback@bournemouth.ac.uk.