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    Can anyone put forward arguments for the best accommodation at BU.

    I've heard Dorchester house is good (they have really big rooms!) and Purbeck because it's quite lively.

    I'm looking for personal opinions to inform my decision.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by bethymanch)
    Can anyone put forward arguments for the best accommodation at BU.

    I've heard Dorchester house is good (they have really big rooms!) and Purbeck because it's quite lively.

    I'm looking for personal opinions to inform my decision.

    Thanks.
    Hi Bethymanch,

    I stayed in Dorchester last year and absolutely loved it. It is the most expensive of the self-catered halls but in my opinion I was glad to have spent that little bit extra. It's very modern, you get double beds and the living area is bigger than most other halls i visited. I also liked being opposite Asda, as it made weekly food shopping so much easier. There is also a train station, gym, McDonald's and co-op opposite. Some people are off put by Dorchester a little bit because it seems out of the way compared to the other halls. However it's only a 5 min walk to get to any of the other accommodation so I personally didn't find that an issue.

    I have visited all the accomodation and I would say they are all very similar. Your right for some reason Purbeck is known for being the 'party' halls although I would say they all have a good nightlife. Chesil is known for being a bit quieter.. I'm not to sure why, I guess because it's smaller than the others.

    If I was to pick my second favorite accommodation out of all the halls, I would actually pick Lyme Regis purely for the location. It's above a Tesco express and is opposite some restaurants and the Fire station which is Bournemouth Uni's own run club.. so it's super handy on a Friday nights after lollipop!

    I like Bournemouth halls because none of them are old and gross (I saw a few of them when I looked around other unis) and all the halls offer en-suites which was a massive plus for me. So no matter where you pick I think you'll be happy.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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    (Original post by bethymanch)
    Can anyone put forward arguments for the best accommodation at BU.

    I've heard Dorchester house is good (they have really big rooms!) and Purbeck because it's quite lively.

    I'm looking for personal opinions to inform my decision.

    Thanks.
    Hi Beth

    Personally I can't talk about Dorchester or Purbeck but in my first year I stayed in the student village. While it isn't the flashest accomodation, I am still going to sing its praises for a bit.

    PRO:
    Location: right on talbot campus. So no busing, no transport issues, no having to hang out in the rain. Also great if you want to go to the gym or library at odd hours or if you want to go to soiceties.

    price: it is the cheapest (ignoring unilet).

    Other stuff: you are right next to the doctors. There is a corner shop around the corner. you can pop back home for lunch (saving money) and if you forgot something you can go get it.

    CON:
    location: it is a bus trip away from town - so if you want to go clubbing or out it is a bit of a trip

    the rooms themselves: not en-suite. also they are not the largest rooms.

    The best way to work out where to stay is:
    1) what can you afford
    2) what do you want out of your first year - more clubbing and socialising or more libraring and societies?
    3) what sort of environment are you happy living in? do you enjoy living in the town and centre of action or are you a quiter person (like me) and prefer somewhere which reflects it?

    Hope that helps a little, if you have any other questions I would be happy to help!

    Amy (student ambassador)
 
 
 
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