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    Welcome to the Bournemouth University Accommodation thread – 2018 entry

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    This thread has been created for anyone who has applied to BU and has any questions about BU Accommodation.

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    Do most halls have a cross-section of students on different courses in them, or do some gravitate to certain halls? Do most students move out into private accom in their second year? Ta!
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    What's okeford house like? I have an offer for a masters at Bournemouth and heard okeford is just for postgrads. Do you think it's better to live with undergrads too, or postgrads? Thanks!
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    (Original post by Miljee)
    Do most halls have a cross-section of students on different courses in them, or do some gravitate to certain halls? Do most students move out into private accom in their second year? Ta!
    Hi Miljee!

    In my opinion the halls are a cross section of students all on different courses.

    Following your first year spent in halls, students then rent out houses in towns close to Bournemouth such as Winton or Charminster (Or decide to stay in Bournemouth) although this usually depends on which campus your course teaches on e.g. for most, courses are taught at Talbot campus, therefore Winton is your best bet for a house as this is the closest to said campus.

    I hope this helps - feel free to send any more questions our way

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    (Original post by Bongo Bongo)
    What's okeford house like? I have an offer for a masters at Bournemouth and heard okeford is just for postgrads. Do you think it's better to live with undergrads too, or postgrads? Thanks!
    Hey!

    Okeford house is right next to Winton High street. Therefore, depending on the campus you'll be studying at, you're either a short walk away from Talbot campus, or in range of regular buses to Landsdowne. Either way, your bus pass is included in the rent.

    At Okeford there are 2 different types of rooms - studios and shared accommodation. Shared accommodation is quite like your standard first year in halls: a single bed, shared kitchen and an en suite in your room. Studios differ from this slightly by having cooking appliances within your own room. With both set5s of accommodation, you have free access to bike storage and bills & Wi-Fi are included.

    With regards to your query around being better off living with postgrads or undergrads, I'd say its all really down to personal preference. I'd imagine living with undergaduates would be very lively. From a social perspective this could be advantageous however it all comes down to personal preference.

    Personally, I'd probably be better off in the environment where others are working hard towards a PG degree.

    I hope this helps answer your questions but obviously if you have any more then send them our way!

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    Hey!

    Okeford house is right next to Winton High street. Therefore, depending on the campus you'll be studying at, you're either a short walk away from Talbot campus, or in range of regular buses to Landsdowne. Either way, your bus pass is included in the rent.

    At Okeford there are 2 different types of rooms - studios and shared accommodation. Shared accommodation is quite like your standard first year in halls: a single bed, shared kitchen and an en suite in your room. Studios differ from this slightly by having cooking appliances within your own room. With both set5s of accommodation, you have free access to bike storage and bills & Wi-Fi are included.

    With regards to your query around being better off living with postgrads or undergrads, I'd say its all really down to personal preference. I'd imagine living with undergaduates would be very lively. From a social perspective this could be advantageous however it all comes down to personal preference.

    Personally, I'd probably be better off in the environment where others are working hard towards a PG degree.

    I hope this helps answer your questions but obviously if you have any more then send them our way!

    -Dom B
    Thanks! I visited the uni today and liked it. Do you know when postgrads usually book hall accomodation? In terms of what time of year?
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    Hi I am a undergrad coming in September but I have no idea which accommodation to select, I want to have an accommodation where everyone is involved and lively so that I can build friendships with others and be able to enjoy my time. And which accomodation will be best suited for sports therapy?
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    Hey I am a undergrad going to do Physiotherapy at Bournemouth this September ! I'm really loving Dorchester House but is it too far out from the other accommodation?
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    (Original post by Miljee)
    Do most halls have a cross-section of students on different courses in them, or do some gravitate to certain halls? Do most students move out into private accom in their second year? Ta!
    Hiya!
    Yes all halls of residence will have a mixture of students from different courses and people only gravitate to certain halls just out of personal preference really. Have you been to an open day yet? You can check out some of the available halls available on the day. Yes, most students do move to private accommodation in second year although you can still gain support from BU Lettings.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Bongo Bongo)
    What's okeford house like? I have an offer for a masters at Bournemouth and heard okeford is just for postgrads. Do you think it's better to live with undergrads too, or postgrads? Thanks!

    Hey!
    Okeford house is designed for post grads and is located just off of Winton high street so you are within walking distance of the uni. To be honest, it's completely up to you where you would like to live, if you click on this link
    https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-b...ember-starters it will show you the list of accommodation that is available and whether or not it is suitable for undergrads, post grads or both, but most of the time, undergrads and postgrads won't be mixed in the same flat.
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Bongo Bongo)
    Thanks! I visited the uni today and liked it. Do you know when postgrads usually book hall accomodation? In terms of what time of year?
    Hey!
    It depends on whether you will start uni in January or September.
    If you start in January, you will have to complete your booking for accommodation by 9am on 17 December
    If you start in September, you will have to complete your booking for accommodation by 8am on 16 August
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Kaana)
    Hi I am a undergrad coming in September but I have no idea which accommodation to select, I want to have an accommodation where everyone is involved and lively so that I can build friendships with others and be able to enjoy my time. And which accomodation will be best suited for sports therapy?
    Hey!
    Great to hear that you're coming to BU. I would say that any of the halls are lively but you could perhaps narrow down your search by thinking about how much you want to spend as the halls all have different prices. At BU we also have an organisation called Res Life which is run by a group of uni students and they visit all of BU accommodation and run activities so that you can mix with other people and build friendships. Also all of our accommodation has a mixture of students so I wouldn't say that there would be one accommodation that would be most suited to your course
    Hope this helps!
    Alice
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    (Original post by Becky1618)
    Hey I am a undergrad going to do Physiotherapy at Bournemouth this September ! I'm really loving Dorchester House but is it too far out from the other accommodation?
    Hey!
    No I wouldn't say that Dorchester House is too far away from the other halls - they're within walking distance of each other. Also what's great about Dorchester is that it's right next to Asda and the train station.

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    Hi, i'll be going here this september for my first year and i'm thinking of going for Cranborne to live in.
    how good is the internet connection in halls, because i like going online with my friends a lot
    Thanks
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    (Original post by louis.h21)
    Hi, i'll be going here this september for my first year and i'm thinking of going for Cranborne to live in.
    how good is the internet connection in halls, because i like going online with my friends a lot
    Thanks
    Hey!
    I would say that the internet connection in all halls has to be good as BU know that students will need it for work and socialising etc. However, if you would like some more info you could email [email protected] and they should be able to help!
    Alice
 
 
 
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