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Undergraduate students: Welcome to BU

September 2018

Get arrivals updates on Facebook

In the build-up to the start of term, we’d love to know why you chose BU and what you’re most excited about doing once you’re here, so share your stories on social media using #belongatbu.

Study support

Academic timetable

Academic timetable

Your online timetable of lectures, seminars and other learning sessions relevant to your course

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Study support

Information about your virtual learning environment (VLE), study support and your study preparation activities.
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Mobile apps

We have two free mobile apps we recommend you download to your mobile devices to make the most of our resources.

Danielle, BU blogger

“We could all do with a little extra support from time to time, and BU’s got everything from academic and financial support to a little extra help with emotional and medical advice.”

– Danielle, (BA) Marketing Communications student. Read more student blogs and watch her facilities tour.

International students

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Airport transfers

Find out more about getting to Bournemouth, including the transfer and meet and greet services we run from Heathrow and Gatwick respectively.
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Exchange students

Find out about the support that’s available to help you settle in as an exchange student at BU.


Find all the information you need about immigration and visas for studying in the UK.

Arriving in the UK

Arriving in the UK

Read about what to expect at immigration when you arrive in the UK and pre-enrolment checks when you arrive at BU.

Hugh Chigorimbo

“Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences available for a university student. Coming to BU has meant I can not only study for my course but also learn all about the culture of the UK.”

– Hugh Chigorimbo, BSc (Hons) Games Technology from Zimbabwe. Read more international student stories on our blog.

Student life and useful information

The BU K-Pop Society

Student services

We offer a huge variety of services to our students – from careers and employability support, to health and wellbeing services, and arts, music and social events.
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Fees and funding

Find out about fees and funding, including scholarships and bursaries.

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Global Talent Programme

Make your CV really stand out from the crowd and be recognised as a global talent by future employers with the Global Talent Programme.
Local area

Bournemouth and the local area

Discover Bournemouth and all the interesting places in and around it – there's far more to our town than just its beautiful beach.

Directions and maps

Directions and maps

Get directions and map information and building addresses for to both BU campuses