Living in Bournemouth
Welcome to Bournemouth
Bournemouth is a popular holiday destination on England’s sunny south coast. Here, you can enjoy 12km of sandy beaches, as well as all the amenities you’d expect of a large town and a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Global Student Living Awards 2023
Our Kaplan Living-branded residences have been named as Best Student Community in the 2023 Global Student Living Awards. We’re delighted to have won this award based on feedback from the people who matter the most — our residents. Why not join our friendly community?
Kaplan Living Bournemouth
This stylish student residence has a great location near to the beach and a range of shops and cafés.
Rooms starting from £180 per week
Ensuite rooms and studio flats
All students aged 16 and over (dedicated flats for under-18s)
Exclusive to Pathways students
This student accommodation is in the heart of Bournemouth, with the International College and beach just a short walk away.
Rooms starting from £210 per week
- Pathways students studying at the Bournemouth University International College
- All students aged 18 and over
Living in Bournemouth
Arts and Culture
Visit the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum to see an amazing mix of treasures from around the world, including famous paintings and historical artefacts. The Pavilion Theatre also hosts ballet, comedy, musicals and opera and there are fairs and festivals on everything from food and drink to vintage cars.
In Bournemouth you can enjoy the best of British food, such as freshly caught Dorset oysters, or sample international cuisine such as Indian, Italian, Lebanese and Mexican.
You’ll find everything from high street stores to independent shops in Bournemouth Town Centre, or shop until you drop at the Castlepoint Shopping Park a few miles away.
There are plenty of open spaces in Bournemouth where you can relax and get back to nature. Take a stroll along the promenade and watch the tide come in, or explore the beautiful Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.
There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants to enjoy, or, if you like live music, you can see some of the world’s biggest talents perform at Bournemouth International Centre.
Enjoy sports facilities from golf courses to tennis courts, or visit the award-winning facilities at the Littledown Centre, including gyms, fitness classes and a swimming pool with water slides.
If you decide to travel out of town, you’ll be within easy reach of famous attractions such as Stonehenge and even UNESCO World Heritage sites like the historic city of Bath and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.
Your questions answered
Yes! All residents have access to comfortable social lounges where you can relax with your new friends. We also run social events and activities all year round — you can find out more on our student life page.
There are many ways you can access wellbeing support at our residences. You can call the free Student Assistance Programme advice line, or, if you’d prefer to speak to someone in person, there will always be a friendly face on the residence reception team for you to talk to. Finally, we also offer a premium support service, Kaplan Living Special Support in many of our residences. You can learn more on our student support page.
Yes. Simply give us the names of your friends when you book and we’ll allocate your rooms together if we can. You will need to all book the same room type and contract length. Read more here.