Bournemouth University

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
7.6 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"The campus was close to the train station and the cafeteria staff were fantastic."
"It depends on what you are studying. If you are based at Talbot, there is the student village close by for first years to live in. You can go into town, go to the gym, join a club or go to the pier. If you are at Lansdowne, you are close to the town centre and have the local buses to either the Talbot campus, Christchurch or Poole town centre. On top of this, there are beach days and sports on the beach."
"Bournemouth is an amazing place with a lot to do and great connections to London."
"The facilities are really new and there are plenty of cafés and shops. Student accommodation was great location and safety wise, although we did have a case of silver fish returning throughout the year."
"There is much to do during the day. Going to the beach is the main one, especially when the weather is nice! Harry Ramsden's fish and chips is right there, alongside an aquarium and the pier. There are many shops in town and restaurants to eat at. There are plenty of local bus routes to take you to different nearby places such as Poole and Sandbanks. There's also Boscome just a short walk away, which has a beach and its own pier."
"The location of the main campus is quite far out of Bournemouth town centre but the bus links to the campus are really good and all the bus drivers are really nice and friendly. The gym is small and over-crowded and there isn't really that much computer space on campus so you will need a laptop most of the time. There are only a few areas that are silent study as well and these are often full. The student accommodation is good, clean and you feel safe."
"The university location is far from the main town but also close to accommodation, which is good both academically and socially. The campus is all together, which is convenient and the facilities are up to date (we just got a new building last year with the latest tech). There are pubs, restaurants, fast-food places, gyms and the beach, which is a bus journey away."
"We're 15 minutes from the town and 20 minutes from the beach, which is beautiful. There are lots of gyms including the university one, which is one of the more expensive. Campus is nice and the student village is quiet and very close to the campus."
"The food is somewhat overpriced and the local shops are too far to travel to between lectures."


"Bournemouth is a great town. More work should be done to bridge the halls together more and include those that live at home or are in unilets. Facilities are great overall although the library technobooths are in serious need of upgrade/repair."
"It's on the coast, except the uni itself is about a 40 minute walk from the beach and town centre. Halls are located closer to the town on the Landsdowne campus with a bus service to the main Talbot campus. Most non-first years live in residential areas within walking distance of the main campus."
"The campus is great but, as it is in Poole, it is quite far from Bournemouth town centre and the nightlife. However, the student accommodation is amazing and a bus card is included in the accommodation price. I love the area it's in, if it had been in the town centre it would have been hard to find reasonably priced accommodation after halls of residence."
"The campus is really nice. Some of the facilities could be improved and a lot of the buildings aren't really that practical for what students need but the first year student accommodation was good."
"The town is good with a nice beach. Some facilities are old and need to be tended to, though."
"It's easy to get to. The main campus has very good facilities compared to the satellite campus."
"It's in a great place and you can get the free university bus anywhere."
"The main campus (Talbot) is 20 mins away from the town centre with multiple bus links so it's well located. Accommodation is 10 mins away from the main campus."
"The location is great. I love the accommodation as it's clean and I'm near the beach and the town centre. There are so many opportunities on campus, the library and gym are perfect for usage."
"Good location with plenty of student housing. It's a rather expensive area to live in and student houses are generally of a worse quality than the average home."
"The location of the university is perfect. The student accommodation (halls of residence) are based towards the town centre, which I really like as it makes it easy to find your way around the town and pick up the places you like to go in the first year. The university is a little further out but offers a really good bus scheme to get to and from the campus. The campus itself is perfect and has everything you need to study. The library is extremely good and spacious. The student centre as well (SUBU) is a really good building to do group assignments and sit in between lectures."

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