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Guide to Bournemouth

Bournemouth and Poole offer plenty to do, from nightlife to sport, and from the countryside to the beach

Top down view of Bournemouth beach

Guide to Bournemouth

We’ve got award-winning beaches, a famous nightlife, a thriving arts scene, and outstanding natural beauty.

On campus you’ll find lots of great resources and facilities too. We have an unrivalled library that’s totally dedicated to the creative arts and a gallery where we exhibit inspiring works from renowned artists.

Take a look at our Students’ Union for lots of useful information about what’s happening on and off campus.

There’s a canteen, bar and café on campus and plenty more to choose from at the neighbouring Bournemouth University, which you’re welcome to make use of. While you’re over at BU, you’ll also find fitness facilities at SportBU, the student union shop, a book shop and a Santander Bank.

What our town looks like

Explore Bournemouth

Colourful beach huts on the sand


There's so much to explore in our local area, and getting around is a walk in the park – here are some helpful travel tips
A man on stage, holding a guitar and facing away from the camera.

Where to go

From local events, to independent shops and restaurants, there's so much to do in Bournemouth – discover your new hometown
View of the coastline

Discover Dorset

While studying with us, you’ll have easy access to some of the most well-known landscapes in the UK