Bournemouth is more than a location; its a way of life

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.

Local Area

Woodland walk looking very green in autumn sun

Our Parkwood Campus is nestled in beautiful bluebell woodlands, a 10-minute stroll away from 7 miles of award-winning sandy beaches and picturesque sea views.

Bournemouths unique microclimate means we get amazing sunshine hours throughout the year. The idyllic setting makes us a popular destination for students who want to live the coastal lifestyle while studying. Theres a rich mix of green spaces to explore, some of the best beaches in Europe, great retail therapy, activity and leisure pursuits and plenty of entertainment.

Southbourne beach from the top of the zig zag

Whether in town enjoying great entertainment and nightlife, on the beach or embedding yourself within our active health communities. Life in Bournemouth allows students to get involved in so much alongside your academic studies.

Bournemouth is also well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe by rail, air and boat. Your University College experience is much more than whats between the pages of a textbook, its also the friendships and memories you make. With sun, sea and sand, Bournemouths the perfect home away from home.

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