1. The Beach
Bournemouth is a seaside resort boasting seven miles of golden sandy beaches, which has helped the town to win several awards including four Blue Flag awards and two Seaside Awards.
2. The Weather
Unfortunately, we aren’t blessed with sunny, warm weather all year round in England, but of all the locations you could choose, Bournemouth does have the best – with a mild climate across the 12 months and the warmest, driest, sunniest weather during the summer months.
3. Large Student Community
Bournemouth is a lively, modern and cosmopolitan town, partly due to the large student community as well as being a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from across the globe throughout the year.
4. The Nightlife
You won’t be short of places to spend your evenings, the seaside town has over 200 restaurants and bars and one of the most vibrant club scenes outside of London.
5. Green Spaces
Bournemouth offers 2,000 acres of stunning Grade II listed gardens and parks, these are split into three areas of Victorian beauty – starting with the lower gardens, adjacent to the sea, leading to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then the Upper Gardens.
6. The Location
Located on the southern coast of England, Bournemouth is less than two hours from London by train. It is also close to some key landmarks and destinations, such as Stonehenge and The Jurassic Coast – England’s first natural World Heritage site – perfect for day trips between studying!
7. Transportation Links
The town has excellent transport links, including a mid-size international airport, situated just 15 minutes by car from the town centre. Perfect for those
summer holiday getaways to Europe!
8. Outstanding Student Learning Opportunities
Bournemouth University was the first to be commended for the quality of student learning opportunities by the QAA. The University has also been praised for its role in developing Dorset’s creative industry and helping it thrive.
9. Bournemouth Pier
The pier offers a variety of attractions including the RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction featuring the Pierzip – the world’s first Zip Wire from Pier to Beach.
10. Beach Sports
The sparkling blue sea is the perfect spot for water activities from wind surfing to jet skiing and the miles of golden sand are ideal for beach activities such as volleyball.
Sold on Bournemouth? Then it is time to start looking for a course, making your application, organising
local storage to start moving your belongings to your new home and preparing to start the next chapter of your life.
When you are sitting on the beach with the sun warming your back as you write your very first essay you'll
know you have made the right decision!