Hotels near Bournemouth University

Receiving a great deal of academic distinction in recent years, Bournemouth University is one of the South West's leading higher education and research institutions, while its scenic location between the seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole also makes it a popular choice for prospective students and visitors alike.

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About Bournemouth University

Is Bournemouth a good university?
Bournemouth University ranks 94th in the UK, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education University Ranking Guide. There are two small, modern campuses both within easy reach of the centre of the town, plenty of fantastic onsite facilities including a library, bars and a nightclub. Students regularly praise the friendly, positive atmosphere on campus and supportive, welcoming lecturers.

What is Bournemouth University known for?
The university enables every student to take a work placement as part of their course, helping to provide more experience before they seek a full time career. Bournemouth Uni is celebrated for its media courses, and is the only UK university recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. It also offers expertise in computer animation, forensic archaeology and crime scene science. Research-wise, the university focuses on key global challenges, such as economic growth, environmental change, and health and wellbeing.

Is Bournemouth safe for students?
In general, students shouldn’t experience any issues regarding safety in Bournemouth. As a student town, Bournemouth offers a lively nighttime scene that can sometimes become a little rowdy, so we recommend the usual amount of awareness when out soaking up the nightlife. However, this is a family-friendly destination, so most areas offer no risks to university-goers.

Why is Bournemouth so popular?
Bournemouth is a popular destination thanks to its long stretches of beautiful sandy beach, linking along to Christchurch and Poole. A dream location for holidaymakers for years, it’s compact nature also means it’s easy to get around, whether that’s to soak up some of the wonderful entertainment options around the town, swimming in the sea or enjoying some of the city’s famous nightlife. The area also enjoys some of the warmest weather in the UK, so there’s even more opportunities to make the most of the fantastic Dorset coast.

Find out more about the town with our Things to do in Bournemouth guide.

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Open Days at Bournemouth University

What can you expect at a Bournemouth University open day?
Open days at Bournemouth University offer an opportunity to see the facilities and accommodation available, speak to staff, learn more about courses, and converse with existing students. It’s a great way to get an idea of all the options available, and see what the student experience here would be like. Virtual tours are available for times when in-person open days aren’t an option.

Do you have to book open days at the Bournemouth University?
Yes, you do need to book to attend both in-person and virtual open days at Bournemouth Uni.

How often does the Bournemouth University have open days?
Undergraduate open days tend to take place in July and October, with postgraduate open days in July and clearing open days in August. Dates may vary from year to year so check the Bournemouth University website for more details.

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Getting to Bournemouth University

How far is Bournemouth University from the train station?
Bournemouth station is the closest train station to both Bournemouth University campuses. The main Talbot campus is just under 2 miles away, so around a 10 – 15 minute drive or bus journey, while the Landsdowne campus is just a 5 minute walk.

How far is Bournemouth University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
There are several Premier Inn hotels within easy reach of both campuses, but the best option is Bournemouth Central on Westover Road. From there it’s just a 10 minute drive to the Talbot campus or 3 minute drive/15 minute walk to the Landsdowne campus.  

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