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    Hi, I have received a conditional offer from Bournemouth uni starting in September 2016 and I hope to make it my firm choice ! I have been looking at accommodation and was considering Chesil house. However it would helpful to hear any views on the accommodation to help make a decision ? :-) Thanks
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    General Overview:

    Chesil House is the quietest halls out of all the ones Bournemouth University offer. It's more for postgraduate students but undergraduates who are studying Nursing tend to stay there.

    Cranbourne is quite lively, fairly small but very modern. Usually shared between 5-7 people. The beds are single and again not the biggest rooms.

    Lyme Regis is quite lively, a little bit outdated and small depending on what flat you're in. Again beds are single and rooms are not big.

    Purbeck is the liveliest halls and usually known for the 24/7 parties so avoid that if you don't enjoy those kind of scenes. It's outdated but you do get a weekly cleaner who comes and in and cleans the communal area but does not do the washing up.

    Landsdowne - newest of all the halls and is catered; similar style to Dorchester House but more expensive and it's mostly students from abroad who stay there.

    Corfe - Don't recommend this accommodation at all, it's in Poole and requires a 45 minute bus journey and is far away from night life and friends.

    Dorchester House - a mix between lively and quiet. Very modern and nice but can be quite steep in terms of pricing (most expensive self catered at £130-£136 pw). Depending on what flat, you will be put in a flat of 5-7. I prefer Dorchester House as I'm staying here (slightly biased) but in terms of being round to mates flats; Dorchester is the nicest, double bed, able to get sleep if needed, go to flat parties, close to train station and Asda as well as the University bus (U1) being the first stop so guaranteed a seat.

    It's more of luck of who you are living with in your first year. You get the anti-social flats who don't talk and won't hang out in the communal area and you get the flats who like to do things together, socialise and like to party.
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    General Overview:

    Chesil House is the quietest halls out of all the ones Bournemouth University offer. It's more for postgraduate students but undergraduates who are studying Nursing tend to stay there.

    Cranbourne is quite lively, fairly small but very modern. Usually shared between 5-7 people. The beds are single and again not the biggest rooms.

    Lyme Regis is quite lively, a little bit outdated and small depending on what flat you're in. Again beds are single and rooms are not big.

    Purbeck is the liveliest halls and usually known for the 24/7 parties so avoid that if you don't enjoy those kind of scenes. It's outdated but you do get a weekly cleaner who comes and in and cleans the communal area but does not do the washing up.

    Landsdowne - newest of all the halls and is catered; similar style to Dorchester House but more expensive and it's mostly students from abroad who stay there.

    Corfe - Don't recommend this accommodation at all, it's in Poole and requires a 45 minute bus journey and is far away from night life and friends.

    Dorchester House - a mix between lively and quiet. Very modern and nice but can be quite steep in terms of pricing (most expensive self catered at £130-£136 pw). Depending on what flat, you will be put in a flat of 5-7. I prefer Dorchester House as I'm staying here (slightly biased) but in terms of being round to mates flats; Dorchester is the nicest, double bed, able to get sleep if needed, go to flat parties, close to train station and Asda as well as the University bus (U1) being the first stop so guaranteed a seat.

    It's more of luck of who you are living with in your first year. You get the anti-social flats who don't talk and won't hang out in the communal area and you get the flats who like to do things together, socialise and like to party.
    Thankyou !!! , this is really helpful :-)
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    Just wondering, when applying for the accommodation what are some of the preferences you get given? I know there is options like all girls/ all boys, en-suite etc. but what other preferences can you put down? for example music taste, background, interests? can you create your own profile? i'm going to apply to either dorchester or cranbourne and would be really helpful to know beforehand

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    (Original post by dunno203)

    Dorchester House - a mix between lively and quiet. Very modern and nice but can be quite steep in terms of pricing (most expensive self-catered at £130-£136 pw). Depending on what flat, you will be put in a flat of 5-7. I prefer Dorchester House as I'm staying here (slightly biased) but in terms of being round to mates flats; Dorchester is the nicest, double bed, able to get sleep if needed, go to flat parties, close to train station and Asda as well as the University bus (U1) being the first stop so guaranteed a seat.
    Thanks for that information! Would you say it's too expensive to buy the studio one? I don't see why it's a big deal if it's an extra £20 a week, you're paying it all back at the end anyway? This could just be me being stupid, what do you advise?
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    (Original post by caitj97)
    Hi, I have received a conditional offer from Bournemouth uni starting in September 2016 and I hope to make it my firm choice ! I have been looking at accommodation and was considering Chesil house. However it would helpful to hear any views on the accommodation to help make a decision ? :-) Thanks
    Hi Caitj97!

    My name is Patricia and I'm a final year BU student and also a representative for them on TheStudentRoom!

    Congratulations on your Conditional Offer!!!
    You've asked a very interesting question and most likely you'll get a different response from everyone you meet so here's my personal take on things having been to all the accommodation

    Dorchester - Opened in 2012 and is considered the luxury halls, all round good mix of parties but also quiet when you want to knuckle down and get some work done. Also famous for the 6ft beds (not quite a double but definitely bigger than a single!)

    Lyme Regis - Generally known as the Party House which is good if that is what you are after, built on top of the Tesco (that's always a plus). Room is a standard size with the a single bed

    Purbeck - Another one that is notorious for being a Party House, slightly more rooms inside as there are two blocks. Again standard size with a single bed

    Chesil House - Opened in 2011, a quieter house and looks like someone has done a mass Ikea shop (you'll know when you see it). Smaller of the halls as I think It has only about 200 rooms (compared to the standard 400/500). It's a mixture of under-grad and post-grad students which is probably why it's a bit quieter

    Cranbourne - Newly refurbished in 2014 and one of the biggest halls of residence housing over 500 under-grad student. Cranborne is a funny one in the sense that there are three types of room in ONE flat (value, standard and premium) so in the same flat you could be in a standard room while your next door neighbour is in a premium room (which has more floor space and again the 6ft beds!) not to worry, the difference is reflected in the price

    Lansdowne Point - brand spanking new for 2015 and its the only residence that offers catering, it's so new that it is yet to get a reputation!

    Corfe - This is the complete opposite direction and is based in Poole, again, it's a quieter house but does still have parties. There are stunning scenic view of Poole Harbour (if you happen to be on the right floor)

    Student Village - Most people forget about this Halls of residence because it doesn't have the standard look. It looks exactly what it says on the tin, a small village of house but with students living inside them. This is the only one based on campus and again is quite quiet this is because there are families living in this halls of residence and as such people have to be mindful of this

    Unilet - this is again another forgotten type of residence, as it is a normal house on a normal street that is let by the university. this means that your next door neighbour could be a family of four or more students, you never know! Most of the unilets are close in proximity so you won't have to worry about being by yourself and they are also notorious for a good ol' house party

    Well, that's a run down of the different types of halls of residence and a brief overview of their reputation. But as I said, ask another person and they will give you a different answer, there is no hard and fast rule and it's all about luck of the Irish

    Good luck!
    Patricia
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    (Original post by Patricia.Obawole)
    Hi Caitj97!

    My name is Patricia and I'm a final year BU student and also a representative for them on TheStudentRoom!

    Congratulations on your Conditional Offer!!!
    You've asked a very interesting question and most likely you'll get a different response from everyone you meet so here's my personal take on things having been to all the accommodation

    Dorchester - Opened in 2012 and is considered the luxury halls, all round good mix of parties but also quiet when you want to knuckle down and get some work done. Also famous for the 6ft beds (not quite a double but definitely bigger than a single!)

    Lyme Regis - Generally known as the Party House which is good if that is what you are after, built on top of the Tesco (that's always a plus). Room is a standard size with the a single bed

    Purbeck - Another one that is notorious for being a Party House, slightly more rooms inside as there are two blocks. Again standard size with a single bed

    Chesil House - Opened in 2011, a quieter house and looks like someone has done a mass Ikea shop (you'll know when you see it). Smaller of the halls as I think It has only about 200 rooms (compared to the standard 400/500). It's a mixture of under-grad and post-grad students which is probably why it's a bit quieter

    Cranbourne - Newly refurbished in 2014 and one of the biggest halls of residence housing over 500 under-grad student. Cranborne is a funny one in the sense that there are three types of room in ONE flat (value, standard and premium) so in the same flat you could be in a standard room while your next door neighbour is in a premium room (which has more floor space and again the 6ft beds!) not to worry, the difference is reflected in the price

    Lansdowne Point - brand spanking new for 2015 and its the only residence that offers catering, it's so new that it is yet to get a reputation!

    Corfe - This is the complete opposite direction and is based in Poole, again, it's a quieter house but does still have parties. There are stunning scenic view of Poole Harbour (if you happen to be on the right floor)

    Student Village - Most people forget about this Halls of residence because it doesn't have the standard look. It looks exactly what it says on the tin, a small village of house but with students living inside them. This is the only one based on campus and again is quite quiet this is because there are families living in this halls of residence and as such people have to be mindful of this

    Unilet - this is again another forgotten type of residence, as it is a normal house on a normal street that is let by the university. this means that your next door neighbour could be a family of four or more students, you never know! Most of the unilets are close in proximity so you won't have to worry about being by yourself and they are also notorious for a good ol' house party

    Well, that's a run down of the different types of halls of residence and a brief overview of their reputation. But as I said, ask another person and they will give you a different answer, there is no hard and fast rule and it's all about luck of the Irish

    Good luck!
    Patricia
    Hi Patricia !!, thanks for the over view, and Iv noticed too that everyone has a different take on the accommodation. i was wondering is student village just for first years ? or is it also for 2nd and 3rd years aswell ? thanks :-)
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    (Original post by caitj97)
    Hi Patricia !!, thanks for the over view, and Iv noticed too that everyone has a different take on the accommodation. i was wondering is student village just for first years ? or is it also for 2nd and 3rd years aswell ? thanks :-)
    Hi Caitj97,

    Hope you don't mind me answering your question. I'm another student ambassador here at BU.

    All of the halls, including the student village, are reserved for either first year undergraduates or postgraduate students, meaning unfortunately no one can stay there in their 2nd and 3rd years.

    I am currently in my second year and most students after halls, rent a house in a town called Winton, It's about 20/30 min walk to the main Bournemouth town center and then depending on where your house is, it's roughly a 15/20 min walk to uni in the other direction. Other second years may also live in other towns such as Charminster which isn't to far away either. Some students also decide to stay in Landsdown and look for accommodation near the town center.

    People tend to look for housing around January time and there is a lot of estate agents near by so nothing to worry about!

    Hope this helped!
    Gemma
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    Hi Caitj97,

    Hope you don't mind me answering your question. I'm another student ambassador here at BU.

    All of the halls, including the student village, are reserved for either first year undergraduates or postgraduate students, meaning unfortunately no one can stay there in their 2nd and 3rd years.

    I am currently in my second year and most students after halls, rent a house in a town called Winton, It's about 20/30 min walk to the main Bournemouth town center and then depending on where your house is, it's roughly a 15/20 min walk to uni in the other direction. Other second years may also live in other towns such as Charminster which isn't to far away either. Some students also decide to stay in Landsdown and look for accommodation near the town center.

    People tend to look for housing around January time and there is a lot of estate agents near by so nothing to worry about!

    Hope this helped!
    Gemma
    Hi Gemma, thank you for clearing that up for me !! :-)
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    Look around the accommodation websites in the surrounding area, Bournemouth student housing close to uni is everywhere they have halls, everything All the students are very nice
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    (Original post by bethymanch)
    Thanks for that information! Would you say it's too expensive to buy the studio one? I don't see why it's a big deal if it's an extra £20 a week, you're paying it all back at the end anyway? This could just be me being stupid, what do you advise?
    Before rushing to pick Dorchester House; whether you choose studio or standard, wait for student finance to process your application and you'll find out how much funding you'll receive. I currently pay just over £1700 per term for a standard room; which excludes food, nights out/alcohol, money for things to do, books, repairs (if you broken your phone). In total for the room, I'm paying just over £5400 so it's quite costly and have to fund half of that myself from working.

    Studio flats are nice and it's your own environment, but it's just you though and must be very boring in the first year especially during freshers! (Although I'm just assuming).
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    (Original post by tvh1997)
    Just wondering, when applying for the accommodation what are some of the preferences you get given? I know there is options like all girls/ all boys, en-suite etc. but what other preferences can you put down? for example music taste, background, interests? can you create your own profile? i'm going to apply to either dorchester or cranbourne and would be really helpful to know beforehand

    thanks
    When you have chosen your room/flat, you're able to setup a profile with a little bio about yourself and use sliders to say whether you're quiet or loud or somewhere in between. Although I don't think it's really useful because you won't know what your future flatmates are really like until you've met them in person.
 
 
 
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