Bournemouth University

student life in Bournemouth

Student life in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the south coast of England - both for domestic tourists and foreigners, giving the city an international atmosphere. The town has a long, fine sandy beach, an excellent entertainment scene, and a mild climate. It's not far from Hampshire, Devon and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset- a 185-million year old World Heritage site. Bournemouth is located in one of the warmest and driest part of England.

Student life in Bournemouth

Bournemouth has a good 164,000 inhabitants and the lifestyle is influenced by the pleasant climate and the famous coastline. In the summer, you can enjoy the beach, go sailing or swimming, sunbathe, and enjoy the many English pubs, theatres, nightclubs, and good restaurants. There is also great shopping in the city centre. Due to its size, Bournemouth is much less hectic than the metropolis of London, which you can reach in two hours by car if you wish to visit. The city centre in Bournemouth is divided into two main streets with the lovely Obscura Café. Here, you can have a coffee, enjoy the setting, and take in the street life around you. Or for an active day, go to historic Christchurch!

Beaches around Bournemouth

Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find it all here. Whether it’s chilling on a deckchair, strolling along traditional seaside piers, relaxing in a hired beach hut, enjoying tasty food or just admiring miles of breath-taking coast line – Bournemouth beach is the ideal location - even for studying for the exams. Every section of Bournemouth’s beach offers a different experience, so why not try out one of many superb water sports or enjoy plenty of family attractions at Pier Approach – there is a bit of the beach with your name on it!

Bournemouth beach

3 free activities in Bournemouth

  • Gardens and Parks: Bournemouth offers 2,000 acres of glorious gardens and parks just waiting to be explored all year round. Areas to discover include the town centre’s gardens. Bournemouth’s Gardens are split into three areas of Victorian beauty- starting with the Lower Gardens, adjacent to the sea and leading to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then the Upper Gardens.
  • Cycling: Do you love rough and exhilarating downhill rides? Or speed-racing on roads with the pals? Or simply enjoying flat and safe cycling with your fellow students? Bournemouth has all the options for every age and ability.
  • Beaches: Buckets and spades at the ready… welcome to seven miles of award-winning beaches!

bournemouth-eye.jpgBournemouth Eye in one of the fantastic gardens

Student discounts in England

With your ISIC student card, you can receive tons of discounts and benefits all over the UK and the rest of the world. Download the ISIC Benefits App for free and take advantage of all the cool student benefits. Save money during your stay in the UK with ISIC. Read more about ISIC and purchase your card.


Bournemouth’s pleasant, temperate climate is the warmest and driest climate in England. This coastal town also has many sunny days, a contrast to the often dreary, cold weather in other parts of the country.

Rent a car in the UK

While in the UK, you HAVE to explore. You can rent a car for the weekend’s getaway. If you want to know more, have any questions or are ready to book, you just need to contact us - we can help you with that too.

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