Fun Things to Do in Bournemouth

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The beachy town of Bournemouth is home to some excellent universities, and also has a reputation as a fun town for students to explore when they’re not hitting the books! Here are some of our favourite Bournemouth University nightlife hotspots and local attractions.

Soak Up Some Sun

  Beautiful Bournemouth Beach has been named “The Best Beach in the UK” for 2019 by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Here you can spend the day enjoying the fine golden sand and welcoming waters. Take it easy with a spot of sunbathing, or get adventurous with a water sport like jet-skiing or paddle-boarding.

Dance the Night Away

  The Old Fire Station is Bournemouth University’s official student union venue. Head down to this popular local club to experience the town’s longest-running student night every Friday, and unwind after a long week of lectures. This is a great spot to mingle and enjoy some energetic DJ sets – an iconic part of the Bournemouth University nightlife.

Get Your Festival Fix

  Bournemouth 7s is the biggest sport and music festival in the world, held in Bournemouth every May. Around 30, 000 people flock to the town to enjoy rugby, netball, dodgeball and volleyball events, as well as live acts and DJs. This is one serious party that every Bournemouth student should experience at least once!

Explore Some Hot Local Bars

  There are plenty of great bars and pubs in Bournemouth for those looking for a fun night on the town. Stop by The Bournemouth Stable for a tasty pizza and a bottle of craft beer, or visit 1812 for a classy cocktail. Aruba is a relaxed seaside spot with a view, and Cameo hosts regular student parties.

Attend the Summer Ball

  Bournemouth University Student Union’s Summer Ball is the uni’s biggest annual bash. Dress up and show up to see some chart-topping acts and enjoy an unforgettable party with your fellow students.

  With a bustling Bournemouth University nightlife scene to explore, you’ll naturally want to stay in a spot that puts you close to the action, with easy access to your campus too.

  Check out our student accommodations in Bournemouth to find your perfect match!

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