If you are enrolling on one of the courses below, we recommend you live in hospital accommodation at your placement location, as you will experience the full 24-hour shift pattern, including weekend and night shifts.
- BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
- BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
- BSc (Hons) Children’s & Young People’s Nursing
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery
- BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
How to book hospital accommodation
Please contact the accommodation office directly of the hospital accommodation you wish to book. Contact details can be found on each accommodation option’s page.
When you need to travel from your placement location to Bournemouth for study, the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences recognises that this involves a financial commitment and will support you with these costs as much as is practicable. To find out more, view the current guidelines for reimbursement (pdf 76kb). In some circumstances, the NHS will also provide financial assistance for travel expenses – you can view the policies on the NHS bursaries website.
Please note, if you choose to live in BU accommodation, we are unable to release you from your contract should you book alternative accommodation during your placements.
If you are enrolling on any other course within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, you should apply for BU accommodation. All of our halls of residence (except Purbeck House and the Student Village), are available on 50-week tenancies. In some cases, you may need to accept accommodation on a shorter tenancy and then apply for a summer let with the relevant provider, however they may require you to move rooms.