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Living in the community
Bournemouth is a welcoming place and we want you to enjoy life here, but it should never be at the expense of other residents. Please be considerate towards people living near the campus or where you live; we recommend that you take the time to introduce yourself to your neighbours when you move in as this can help integration into the local community.
We work closely with the local police and environmental health services to support students in the local community.
If you need advice or guidance about issues in your community, whether this is to do with noise, litter or neighbours please pop into Student Services and have a chat with an Adviser. We can offer guidance on tenancy agreements and help connect you to specialist advice and support services as needed.
The Universities Police Team are always available to offer advice on burglary prevention and promote personal safety. You can find them at
regular pop up events across campus and their office is located at
Talbot House on BU Campus.
We know that the current pandemic has changed the way in which we are living and interacting with others. Please be assured that AUB COVID-19 measures are in place and we are working with local agencies and organisations to protect all of our community.
To keep up to date with the latest news and developments and to ensure that you are fully aware of all measures to help you and also of your civic responsibilities please click here.
Waste and Recycling
In Bournemouth, there are weekly collections with waste and recycling collected on alternate weeks. It is important that you find out the days for waste and recycling collection for your road, as you have a legal obligation to manage your bins correctly. All bins should be left for collection within 1m of the property edge, must not be put out before 18.00 the day before and must be removed from the footpath before 20.00 on collection day.
Waste that won’t fit into the bins must be disposed of properly and not left outside of the property. This may mean taking it to the local tip, which is at Millhams, BH11 9LQ. A utility bill proving your Bournemouth address must be presented to gain access.
The following items can be placed in recycling:
- Cans, tins and aerosols (but not butane or propane aerosols)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastic bottles and food containers
- Food and drink cartons
- Foil and foil trays
Further information regarding waste and recycling can be found on BCP Council website.
We strongly recommend that you do not bring your own car with you to university. However, if you do, please ensure that you park your car considerately. Don’t park on dropped kerbs, don’t park so as to obstruct any part of the pavement and be mindful of parking restrictions as these can differ between roads and areas.
Further information regarding parking restrictions in Bournemouth can be found on the BCP Council website.