Bourne to be wild: Student living at fun-loving Bournemouth

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Janet Montgomery (Actress)
    Virginia Wade (Tennis Player)
    Tony Hancock (Comedian)

  • Population: 183,491

    • About Bournemouth

      With award-winning beaches and pretty gardens, it isn’t surprising that Bournemouth is a hit with holiday makers.

      However, it isn’t just tourists that favour the Southern seaside town, but students who have shown an increase of interest in the recent years.

      Situated on the South coast, Bournemouth has a thriving surf and skate scene, and this brings a very chilled ambience to the student and local scene. There is a good mix of pubs and clubs; those with a laid back atmosphere, and those with a more vibrant feel, so there really is something for everyone.

      Bournemouth University is split between two campuses, one in the town centre and one in nearby Poole. Recently, the university has seen a considerable rise in reputation for a new institution climbing into the top 40 in the prestigious Guardian tables with their prolific and successful Media school. The uni can also boast, along with the Arts Institute of Bournemouth, to have alumni working on blockbuster movies including ‘The Phantom Menace’ and the ‘Shrek’ movies, and stands as the National Centre for Computer Animation.

      With over 15,000 undergrad students, Bournemouth offers a sizeable, stylish student community for your step into academia.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Bournemouth University
      • The Arts University Bournemouth


      Student Accomodation in Bournemouth

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Over seven miles of beaches, many of them award winning!

      • In 2000, Wolfgang Tillmans became the first photographer (and first former Bournemouth student) to win the Turner Prize!

      • Virginia Wade, one of Britain's greatest ever female Tennis players, was born in Bournemouth