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Student life

Whatever your time with us has in store for you, it’ll be an exciting journey – from meeting lifelong friends in halls, to your experience on placement, exploring the local area or joining a club or society. 

Run by students, for students. SUBU (Students' Union at Bournemouth University) is here to make your university experience better. It helps you make friends, be heard, find things to do and offer support when you need it. You can become a SUBU member when you start with us. Where you take the relationship from there is up to you – but you can get involved as much or as little as you like.

SUBU’s biggest department is Student Opportunities – dedicated to bringing you a mindboggling range of clubs, groups and academic societies to try, so that you can pursue your interests with like-minded people

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with rural areas surrounding key student cities – from Plymouth and Bournemouth up to Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham & Gloucester.

You'll find many a festival – including the world-famous Glastonbury. And if you're a cider or cheese buff, you'll have plenty to try in the South West. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, or beautiful countryside from the Cotswolds to Land's End.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are big coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

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What's it like to live in Bournemouth?
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Beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, and a bounty of parks all help to make Bournemouth a number one student destination.

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Campus and facilities

We have two campuses at Bournemouth University – Talbot and Lansdowne.

Our great teaching is complemented by industry-standard facilities and support. We offer fantastic collaborative working spaces. Laptops you can borrow by the hour. Beach hut themed Technobooths and well-stocked libraries for getting assignments done, and after a long day you can relax on our rooftop cafes to help you wind down.

Talbot Campus is home to state-of-the-art TV studios, editing suites, sound stage, audio studios, PC labs, screening room, a motion capture and green screen facility, and cross-faculty collaborative learning spaces.

Lansdowne Campus is mainly used by students in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Our Bournemouth Gateway Building is home to simulation suites including an operating theatre, hospital wards, a maternity birthing room and residential flat for care scenarios – as well as an MRI scanner.

Course locations

Talbot Campus

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

Yeovil Campus

91 Preston Road, Yeovil, BA20 2DN

Wiltshire College - Salisbury

Southampton Road, Salisbury, SP1 2LW

Main Site

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

Lansdowne Campus

Lansdowne, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3JJ

Portsmouth: St. Mary's Community Health Campus

West Wing, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

GTA University Centre

St Peter Port House, Guernsey, GY1 2PT

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