Adverse Weather Forecast

weatherShowers of hail, sleet and snow have been forecast for our region for tonight and heavy rain for the next couple of days. We do not know at this stage how severe this will be, or if it will cause any disruption to travel or services. Driving conditions may be difficult.

In the unlikely event that it becomes necessary to close any of the university estate, announcements will be posted on the university’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Staff Intranet, myBU, iBU, Student Portal, and by e-mail to all staff and students by 8.00am on Wednesday morning.

The University’s information line on 01202 968999 will also carry a recorded message, advising of any closures.

Please check the status of the campuses before you travel, and staff and students should also follow any police advice before setting out from home.

Temperatures are expected to remain low over the next couple of days. Although many access routes on the campuses will be gritted, please do take care on all university paths, roads and car parks.

For more information please read the arrangements for unforeseen closure of the BU campus

Adverse Weather Conditions


The Major Incident Group has reviewed and updated its adverse weather plans and policies in preparation for any disruption to university business over the winter months.

All staff and students are asked to take extra care when travelling to and from the university and to check for updates before leaving home in bad weather.

We will endeavour to keep the university campuses open for business whatever the weather. However, if weather and travel conditions deteriorate, we will post updates on Twitter, Facebook, the university website, staff portal, myBU and by email to all staff and students.

In addition, the university’s Information Line (01202 968999) will carry regular recorded updates.

More information and advice is available at the Bournemouth Council website.