(Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
OK I can help you with Bournemouth as I am a native of the area - I DO NOT STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY SO I CANNOT HELP YOU WITH CAMPUS STUFF, SORRY
Whereabouts are you coming from? If you're coming from areas like Spain, Greece etc some places offer direct flights to Bournemouth and you can get a shuttle bus to the town centre (takes 30 minutes roughly) then a connecting bus to the university (about 15-20 minutes). If not, Southampton serves a whole load of places in Western, central and southern Europe, and its 25 minutes from Bournemouth on a train then a bus from the train station. If not, apologies but if coming from London, commute to London Waterloo and get a train from there (2 hours)
Bournemouth has a load of bars and clubs, so you're never short of a good time if you like to drink alcohol and go clubbing. There are bus services to town which are regular (I'd recommend Yellow Buses over Wilts and Dorset as Yellow Bus prices aren't as ridiculous! However Wilts and Dorset run earlier, later and more frequent services to both Bournemouth and Poole.) Recently, Wilts and Dorset have added an extra 24 hour bus service for university students (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only, buses run until like 10/11pm during the rest of the week) particularly on major clubbing and student nights.
Bournemouth and Poole have over 100 shops each, so whether you need food shopping, books or just fancy a browse, you have a lot of choice and really don't have to go far at all. The nearest cinema is located in the town centre, a few minutes away from the bus station, the beach, all the touristy type areas. There are loads of hairdressers and clothes shops, and libraries. It is also home to the second largest natural harbour in the world (only 2nd place to Sydney, Australia). There's plenty of arcades, pubs, clubs, things to do like bowling or swimming and loads of gyms.
If you need to know anything else about the Bournemouth/Poole area, please quote this message and I will be very happy to provide you with whatever assistance you may need.