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Accommodation - Overview

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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.

AUB Community Champions work to ensure harmony between students and local residents and support our positive local community; so if they pop round, be sure to say hello! AUB Community Champions are available to offer advice and guidance on issues related to living in the community, such as issues to do with noise and waste and recycling; they also work with the University's police team to offer advice on burglary prevention and promote personal safety. So if you have any questions do ask them when they come round, or email them

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.

Noise and anti-social behaviour

It's a commonly-held belief that you can make as much noise as you like until 11pm. However, the Council can take action at any time, day or night. A noise disturbance that affects anyone in their own home at any time is unacceptable and the Council will take action.

Noisy parties or anti-social behaviour could lead to noise abatement orders, heavy fines and disciplinary action. If a notice is served due to a noise nuisance and subsequently breached, the Council can seize all noise-making equipment, including laptops and iPods, and prosecute individuals with a fine up to £5,000.

Helpful tips:

  • If you’re having a party, let the neighbours know. Agree to a mutually acceptable time for it to end and stick to it.
  • Keep the noise levels low when you arrive home after a night out – don’t slam taxi doors or stand outside talking.
  • If you’re in a large group of students walking to or from campus, it can be overwhelming for other pedestrians, especially older people or those with young children, so give them plenty of room.
  • Never advertise your party on Facebook – it could quickly get out of control and you will be held responsible for the noise and damage caused.

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:

  • Paper
  • Cans, tins and aerosols (but not butane or propane aerosols)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and food containers
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Foil and foil trays

Further information regarding waste and recycling can be found on Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth Council website.

Explore our accommodation


We know our students like different styles of places to live – we have a great range of halls of residence for first-years to choose from
Outside view of Campus Halls

Halls of Residence

Our halls are located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth and have excellent bus and public transport links, with campus halls coming soon
A white house with a black roof seen through a bush of yellow flowes

Private Rented Accommodation

We want all students to live life to the full, on and off campus, to engage with the local community and have a rewarding time at AUB