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Costs, payments, and what’s included

Payment information

The following accommodation options are managed by BU and you will be able to pay your deposit and booking fee through our online accommodation portal.

Rent payments will be via an online secure portal or over the phone on +44 (0)1202 961671 during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday).

  • Home Park
  • Dorchester House
  • Student Village
  • Unilet
  • St John’s Road

Our private accommodation partners operate the below halls of residence and will provide you with details of how to pay your booking fee, deposit and/or rent before you arrive.

  • Chesil House*
  • Lyme Regis*
  • Okeford House*
  • Cranborne House*
  • Corfe House
  • Lansdowne Point*
  • Purbeck House

Your rent for the year is paid in three instalments. You can see the full rental charges, as well as find information about deposits and booking fees, in our price comparison chart (pdf 115kb).

*For certain accommodation you will also be asked to pay rent in advance

It’s important to make sure you’re certain you’ll be joining us before you book your accommodation. If you pay your deposit and booking fee for accommodation and subsequently decide to not enrol, you may still be charged. Please check your accommodation contract’s terms and conditions for details.

What's included in my rent?

There is a lot to think about when you move somewhere new, especially if it will be your first time living away from home. We want to make life as easy as possible for you, so we include several features in your rent, whether you are in halls of residence or Unilet, giving you one easy-to-manage payment.

Included in your rent:

  • All utilities (gas, electric, water and sewerage)
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 12-month BU bus pass (worth £250), giving you unlimited travel on BU buses (U1, U2, U3 and U4) and More buses (M1, M2 and M15). If you don't need the bus pass, you can opt out of it when you apply for your accommodation, or cancel it within the first term.
  • Res Life (an onsite team providing a safety net for welfare/wellbeing issues as well as a varied and inclusive calendar of social events/activities to help you settle in and build a strong community throughout your stay)
  • Personal possessions insurance through Endsleigh. Visit their site to check:

✔ What is covered
✔ Key exclusions and limitations
✔ Your policy excess
✔ How to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover.

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.