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Sun, Sea, Sand and Study

What more could you ask for? Throw in a rich mix of green spaces to explore, retail therapy, activity and leisure pursuits, as well as plenty of entertainment and you have something to inspire you around every corner.

Bournemouth has a long history as a coastal resort, but there’s also a much more vibrant side to this seaside town. A hot-bed for wellbeing and wellness, digital and technology, and outdoor and leisure interests means this is the perfect place to live while you study.

Cycling on Bournemouth Beach

The coast with the most

Bournemouth is certainly the coast with the most, with seven miles of award-winning Blue Flag beaches and breath-taking sea views. This perfect setting means you can really live the coastal lifestyle while you study. With sun, sea and sand, Bournemouth is truly a wonderful home away from home.

But Bournemouth’s benefits don’t just stop at its amazing picture-postcard beauty. There’s also a rich mix of green spaces to explore, a bustling centre for retail therapy, leisure pursuits around every corner, and plenty of entertainment to maximise your student life.

There’s always plenty going on in Bournemouth, as it frequently plays host to festivals, live music and events. From the iconic Bournemouth Air Festival, to the , to Friday night fireworks in summer, and the ; there really is something for everyone. If you’re looking for culture and a vibrant arts scene, then look no further. Take in the unusual and intriguing with Bournemouth which combines performance art, film and exhibition from new and established artists making a name for themselves in Dorset. Or, visit the stunning and historical , a hidden gem of Bournemouth and swing by the to feed the penguins.

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Entertainment options

Bournemouth town centre offers an array of entertainment options. Kick back on comfy recliner chairs at , or enjoy some beats and sounds at the cocktail and whiskey lounge, .

From big name stars at , to touring musicals and comedy at, to high-end dance shows at – you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to great nights out.

Keep your health and fitness in check, with long walks through the gardens, yoga on the beach, or taking your workout routine out the gym and making use of the outdoor training stations on the promenade. If you’re up for something a bit more intense, there’s at the end of Bournemouth Pier.

Once you’ve worked up a sweat, refuel with exquisite cuisine from around the world. From Italian to Chinese, Mandarin to Caribbean your taste buds will be thankful. Book a table at Turtle Bay where you can get two for one on amazing cocktails. If you’re feeling a little more fancy, check out that offers amazing views of the pier from its glass rotunda. For that authentic Italian vibe, head to (we recommend the lasagne).

With three universities in Bournemouth, you can be sure the nightlife packs a punch. Students have a variety of choice when hitting the tiles; from just a casual drink to a party night out, our bars and clubs have you covered.

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Callum Moss is a First Year student on the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) course at 91 University College. We recently caught up with him to hear more about his decision to study to become a physiotherapist and why 91 UC is an appealing specialist university.

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