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Hi, I looked at accommodation in halls and I liked Bailey point and Dorchester the most, but Bailey point was quite better, do you think Dorchester or Bailey point is more value for money? and do you think Bailey point will be lively in a party vibe sense?
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Hi, I looked at accommodation in halls and I liked Bailey point and Dorchester the most, but Bailey point was quite better, do you think Dorchester or Bailey point is more value for money? and do you think Bailey point will be lively in a party vibe sense?
HI GG113, I replied to you on the other thread but it's really hard to compare those two halls for now, as Bailey Point (which I had to Google) looks more like a multi-storey car park than student accomodation at the moment! I'm sure it will be lovely come September, but it will have as much party vibe as the people who choose to live there for it's opening year. I can tell you about the locations though; Dorchester is at the start of the U1 bus route into uni so you're always going to find a seat. It's directly opposite the main Asda supermarket as well as the bus and train station, and has some bars and takeaways in close proxemity.
Around the corner will be Bailey Point, smack in the center of Chesil house, Cranborne house, Purbeck house and Oxford point, so there will be pleanty of students around to party with. All of these halls have the co-op on their doorstep, or Asda is <5 mins up the road, but it's worth noting that they all share the same bus stop and it's already common for people to expect to get the 2nd bus they see. In immediate proxemity are a few cafes and a pub.
Both locations have equal access to town and the seafront.

Hope this is of some interest,

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Hi what are the best halls for socialising?
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Hi what are the best halls for socialising?
Any of them, really! Except maybe student village as it's not in the town. All the Lansdowne (town) halls are within 5 minutes walk of eachother, most on eachother's doorsteps and around a corner from the nightclub road. They all have common rooms where the ResLife crew put on events and do free food. Some common rooms have hirable spaces, TVs and games tables.

A tip for meeting people is to have an open-door policy during fresher's week. Use the building group chat to invite other flats over, buy a doorstop, stuff like that. 500 other people in the same building as you and many 1000s all around - you're not going to be short of people to meet

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Do you think people studying Nursing would find it difficult to live in halls due to the noise and having early/night shifts on placements? Also is it possible to live with people who are studying a similar course to yours?
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Do we get added to the building group chat after we have firmed Bournemouth and chosen our accomodation? Also, Heyyy im Georgia and i have an unconditional to study Psychology with Forensic investigation in September 2019!!
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Any of them, really! Except maybe student village as it's not in the town. All the Lansdowne (town) halls are within 5 minutes walk of eachother, most on eachother's doorsteps and around a corner from the nightclub road. They all have common rooms where the ResLife crew put on events and do free food. Some common rooms have hirable spaces, TVs and games tables.

A tip for meeting people is to have an open-door policy during fresher's week. Use the building group chat to invite other flats over, buy a doorstop, stuff like that. 500 other people in the same building as you and many 1000s all around - you're not going to be short of people to meet

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Hi, I looked at accommodation in halls and I liked Bailey point and Dorchester the most, but Bailey point was quite better, do you think Dorchester or Bailey point is more value for money? and do you think Bailey point will be lively in a party vibe sense?
I’m living in cranborne now which is next to where bailey point is being built. It’s hard to say what type of atmosphere it will be as you’ll be the first group to live there so there’s no reputation for it yet. You’ll be next door to cranborne and opposite purbeck which are generally party orientated but it really does depend on your flat and who you live with and who lives around you.

As for the bus, it can be a nightmare. If you get the bus around 8:40 expect to wait and not get to uni until around 9. If you get the bus around 8:30 youll usually be fine and get to uni with lots of time to spare. Getting the bus during the day is fine and you don’t usually need to leave that early, just for 9am starts you do. Yes in Dorchester you’ll get on the bus first but if you have to stand on the bus you’ll get off at uni first and also coming home you’ll be the first drop off stop for student accommodation.
Baileypoint I imagine will be really lovely in September as you’ll be the first to live there so it will modern, your living spaces won’t be manky or half broken and everything will be as it should be. For example in cranborne the lifts break every few weeks and lots of things in our kitchen break because they’re so old.

Also in terms of shopping you have co op across the road, Asda is a 3 minute walk away and the train station is around a 5 minute walk. Getting into town is easier as you can walk there in 15 minutes max. There’s also a Lidl in town which only takes 10 minutes to get to. When you go out out you’ll have a shorter walk home as we live closer to town.

Hope this all helps, sorry there is so much information!
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I can’t decide between Dorchester and Purbeck. Which halls are the best for meeting and going out with people ??
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I can’t decide between Dorchester and Purbeck. Which halls are the best for meeting and going out with people ??
Both Dorchester and Purbeck have some of the nicest common rooms of all the halls (imo).They're about an equal distance from the Old Fire Station (SUBU nightclub) and town. Dorchester house does have Sound Circus basically on it's doorstep which is another good night out, but Purbeck is on a roundabout with 5 OTHER halls, with Dorchester ~5 minutes walk around the corner. During fresher's fortnight everyone is visiting everyone's halls and I remember going out with several different groups of people who were all living in different places. Honestly I don't think that where you live will limit the huge volume of people you're going to meet, should you have the social attitude

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https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-bu...ember-starters - https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-bu...s/bailey-point

What is the weekly price going to be around on average for the Bailey Point accomodation?

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[QUOTE=BU buy a doorstop

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Propping open the bedroom doors won’t be allowed Laura, most are fire doors and the halls staff won’t let you wedge them open. Fair enough really , they’ve got to stick to the fire regs I suppose.
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(Original post by studentthoughts)
https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-bu...ember-starters - https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/why-bu...s/bailey-point

What is the weekly price going to be around on average for the Bailey Point accomodation?

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Hi, it looks like the prices for Bailey Point are set to be confirmed in March so please keep checking the above link.

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I can’t decide between Dorchester and Purbeck. Which halls are the best for meeting and going out with people ??
purbeck 100% . dorchester is far less sociable and its location is much better than dorchester its next to sound circus but that's not a student club.
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Hi Sophie!
We get asked this question quite a lot so don't worry as many others worry about this too! I understand that with a Nursing degree you get the option to live in the Hospital accommodation or halls, is this correct? There are pros and cons to both of them.
I would say it depends on how sociable you want to be e.g if you would like to go on many nights out each week as you would be more suited to living in halls, however this might seem great now but as you said, you would have to consider the early/late night shifts.
Halls can be noisy like you said and for that reason they may not be suitable for your course but I recognise that the hospital accommodation might be further away from the town/socialising.
I'm not sure about the hospital accommodation but I know that when you book your room in one of the halls, you get to create your own 'profile' where you can say what course you're studying and a bit about you and then other students can view this profile before choosing which flat to live in. Therefore you would have a better chance at finding people to live with who are on the same course as you.
At the end of the day, try and weigh up what is more important to you, if you look at the different halls that are available on our website here you will find that some of them are quieter than others.
Perhaps see what other nursing students are planning on doing?
Hope this helps!
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Do you think people studying Nursing would find it difficult to live in halls due to the noise and having early/night shifts on placements? Also is it possible to live with people who are studying a similar course to yours?
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Hi Georgia!
Congrats on receiving your unconditional offer from BU!
If you look on some of the Facebook group pages like Bournemouth uni freshers etc, they often post links and updates as to how you can be added to your buildings group chat.
Hope this helps,
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Do we get added to the building group chat after we have firmed Bournemouth and chosen our accomodation? Also, Heyyy im Georgia and i have an unconditional to study Psychology with Forensic investigation in September 2019!!
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Thank you!! I can’t find any pages at the moment please would you be able to send me a link or do you know if someone’s creating one?
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Hi Georgia!
Congrats on receiving your unconditional offer from BU!
If you look on some of the Facebook group pages like Bournemouth uni freshers etc, they often post links and updates as to how you can be added to your buildings group chat.
Hope this helps,
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I'm at Bournemouth at the moment, the groups won't really come around till august, I've got a group for mine but there's no point joining as its only for people in my year at my halls currently and its pretty much just people selling tickets. someone will make a group for you closer to the time and then you can find roommates and etc xx
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Thank you!! I can’t find any pages at the moment please would you be able to send me a link or do you know if someone’s creating one?
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hey! Im Lily and ive gotten an unconditional offer to do 3D animation and vis effects. im looking at going to Bailey point as it looks amazing, just one question- does it have a laundrette/ any washing facilities? the website doesnt mention anything but im sure it must.... just wondering
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hey im at Bournemouth at the moment, all halls have a laundry room which is kinda expensive. I personally save my washing and just take it home as much as I can xx
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hey! Im Lily and ive gotten an unconditional offer to do 3D animation and vis effects. im looking at going to Bailey point as it looks amazing, just one question- does it have a laundrette/ any washing facilities? the website doesnt mention anything but im sure it must.... just wondering
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