Corfe House is one of the smaller accommodation blocks, home to 308 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, or the M1 or M2 buses to travel to Bournemouth town centre and our Lansdowne Campus.
There are also night buses running between Bournemouth and Poole on Fridays and Saturdays, making it easy for you to get home after a night out.
There are undergraduate cluster flats, each with five or six bedrooms that share an open-plan kitchen and living area equipped with sofas, stools, tables, storage cupboards and all the appliances (cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave) you’ll need. Corfe House also offers postgraduate flats, which are similar in design and layout to their undergraduate counterparts, but with additional storage.
All of the bedrooms are ensuite and come with a four-foot bed as standard, as well as a desk, wardrobe, shelving, mirror and noticeboard.
The difference between a standard and premium ensuite room is typically in the specification - premium rooms may have better-quality or additional furniture, different decor or improved light fittings. They may also be larger than the other rooms in the building.
Corfe House has a common room that is available for all residents to make use of. Within this space is a pool table and TV. It’s also where the reception is located and the staff here do their best to make it a welcoming and inclusive space to relax in. In addition, there’s a laundry room, with a card-operated system, just off the common room.
The reception is manned 24 hours a day, while there is also CCTV around the building, to ensure you feel safe and comfortable.
Corfe House is managed by Derwent Students in partnership with BU, so your contract will be with this provider rather than the university. Derwent Students are a leading student accommodation provider with over 12,000 rooms across 14 locations in the UK, with customer service at their core. Derwent Students provide you with quality, secure, comfortable and convenient accommodation and living, allowing you more time to focus on your University experience.
£1 p/wk of your weekly rent contributes towards the running of your Res Life programme. Res Life is designed to help your time in your student accommodation be the best it can be. The BU Res Life team live on site and are there to help you settle into your new home, be available if you ever need a bit of support or someone to talk to and also help you and your fellow residents foster a sense of community throughout the year. They will not only be organising and running events for you but will also be looking for any ideas you might have to make your Res Life even better. Remember, £1 of your rent contributes to the funding of Res Life so we encourage you to get involved and get the most out of it! More details of what Res Life is all about and how you can get involved can be found at our Res Life info page.
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