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Overall Rating
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 307 reviews
4.0 / 307 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 118 reviews
3.6 / 118 reviews
Location
Location
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews
4.2 / 28 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
4.4 / 23 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews
4.0 / 28 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.2 / 21 reviews

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Bournemouth University is a public university in Bournemouth, Dorset, with its main campus situated in neighbouring Poole. It is located between the UK’s newest national park, some of the best beaches and the largest natural harbour.

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Student Stats

Number of students17735
Male : Female46 : 54
Fulltime : Part time76 : 24
UK : International86 : 14

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Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

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Bournemouth University Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars based on 307 reviews
4.0 / 307 reviews
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
158
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
14
1 Star
6
Campus/University buildings
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Sports facilities
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Student Union
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Careers service
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Organisation
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 93 reviews
Inclusivity
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
Support for international students
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

21st August 2018
Modern, various opportunities ans courses. Staff are friendly and willing to help, facilities are impressive. Very accessible.
Campus / University buildings
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Inclusivity
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th August 2018
Some say it’s a small university with one campus but that’s what I love about AUB. It feels more friendly. My course is also structured really well and I see my tutors 3 times a week. The downside is that the societies and SU are quite poor and it does feel like a college. But there is another university next door if you want the typical university life.
Campus / University buildings
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2.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Student Union
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Organisation
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Inclusivity
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Health and wellbeing services
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 07/08/2017

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BSc (Hons) Archaeology
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

Course content was really good, the lecturers were excellent and the placement excavation was really good fun! 

However there were only 6 people on my course... so social groups were hard and pretty forced. 

The university is around 20 minutes on the bus from accommodation and this was rather annoying and a hassle. 

But the campus itself is nice, if some parts are quite old... 

Course review , 30/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This course has been very interesting and really varied to cater to everyone's specific interests. Being both Archaeology and Anthropology, second and third year options offer a wide range of choices. So if you'd like to tailor you're degree more one way than the other, you can! The optional units can also be assessed differently, so some will be assignment and exam, whilst others are all coursework.

Course review , 26/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

My course is very interesting and prepares you for real world incidents. Some of the subjects I have learnt have not been relevant to my course, for example Web Design. Everyone on the computing courses does the same first year but I think this needs to be streamlined. The course has been refreshed into a new course that offers better subjects. I don't feel like my course was relevant until second year on half of subjects I studied. Some of the lecturers don't seem like they care at all unless you get amazing grades.

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Course module review - Major Multi-Media Project, 08/03/2017

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Major Multi-Media Project
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This module is one of the fun ones as it is the one time you have full creative freedom over the direction of your project. Although you have to conform to platform structures, it is the most free project and the one where you can really specialise and explore the area you want whether that is documentary or radio or magazines etc. The teaching is quite helpful as you get constructive criticism throughout, however some of it can be a little misleading at times but overall pretty good. It is a weighty and difficult task but certainly worth it for the end product

Course module review - Online Culture And Behaviour, 22/05/2016

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Online Culture And Behaviour
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

This module was advertised to students as closely linked to the current changes in the digital media world, however we ended up learning about random psychological theories and human behaviour, which fair enough, is important in our job, but didn't meet the expectations from the course. The two tutors on this course had the very bad habit of not talking to each other, which was constantly a cause of confusion between students and what they were expected to do with the assignments.

Course module review - Social Psychology And Individual Differences, 22/05/2016

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Social Psychology And Individual Differences
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I personally find SID really fascinating and an aspect of psychology that you can apply to everyday life, research and the workplace. The influence people have on each other, even strangers, is incredible and knowing this in detail has a lot of potential for improvement in a lot of areas, for example your future workplace. The only downside is that a lot of case studies, theories and experiments are ones that you have probably covered at A level, and so not much is new in that aspect.

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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 189 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 100 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 66 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 57 reviews
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82 Bournemouth University
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 307 reviews
4.0 / 307 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 213 reviews
4.0 / 213 reviews
84 The University of Essex
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 269 reviews
4.0 / 269 reviews
85 The University of Dundee
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 72 reviews
4.2 / 72 reviews
86 The University of East London
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 366 reviews
3.9 / 366 reviews
87 Cardiff Metropolitan University
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 98 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Dorchester House
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 26 reviews
3.9 / 26 reviews
2 Purbeck House
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
3.9 / 17 reviews
3 Landsdowne Point
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.5 / 6 reviews
4 Lyme Regis House
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
3.5 / 23 reviews
5 Cranbourne House
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
3.2 / 25 reviews
6 Home Park
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.0 / 4 reviews
7 Corfe House
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
3.2 / 9 reviews
8 Student Village
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.0 / 3 reviews
9 Chesil House
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
3.0 / 4 reviews
10 Unilet Properties
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
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Rank City Student Rating
32 Aberdeen
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
4.1 / 50 reviews
33 Reading
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.1 / 45 reviews
34 Preston
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
4.1 / 36 reviews
35 Southampton
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
3.9 / 97 reviews
36 Poole
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 28 reviews
4.2 / 28 reviews
37 Guildford
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
4.0 / 56 reviews
38 Hull
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
4.1 / 34 reviews
39 Winchester City
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
3.9 / 35 reviews
40 Worcester
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
4.3 / 16 reviews
41 Bolton Town
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.6 / 8 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Cheerleading
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
5.0 / 3 reviews
2 Climbing Club
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
3 Surf Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Airsoft Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
5 Anime Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
6 Archery Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Cycling Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Dance Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
9 Gamers Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
10 Harry Potter Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Cameo
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 37 reviews
4.4 / 37 reviews
2 The Old Fire Station
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.7 / 9 reviews
3 Halo
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
4.8 / 4 reviews
4 Walkabout (Bournemouth)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
5.0 / 3 reviews
5 Sixty Million Postcards
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
6 Yates (Bournemouth)
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.7 / 7 reviews
7 Vodka Revs
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.3 / 3 reviews
8 Lost Gardens
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
9 O2 Academy (Bournemouth)
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.5 / 2 reviews
10 Vinyl
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
3.7 / 3 reviews
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1 Bournemouth University
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews
4.2 / 21 reviews
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Awards

Freshers' Week
Top 20 University for Freshers' Week

Location Details

Bournemouth University
Bournemouth
Poole
BH12 5BB
United Kingdom