Library Opening Hours & Borrowing over Summer

Event-calendarFrom Monday 29 June, The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library changes its opening hours for the Summer break – this includes being closed on Sundays and on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August).

These new hours will be in place up to and including Friday 18 September and full details are available on the website.

Summer break borrowing: Ordinary Loans and One Week Loans

From Saturday 13 June onwards, books may be borrowed for the entire Summer break and will be due for return on Wednesday 30 September 2015.
This longer loan period applies to BU students and staff only.

Food and Nutrition Week: 26-30 January

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This week of activities will take place across both campuses and includes information stands, games, a nutritionist visit, nutritional menus and seasonal soups.

Nutrition is a vast subject area and one which is vital to our health. This week is a great way to find out more information and inspire a healthier you!

View the full Food and Nutrition Week Schedule to find the activities you are interested in.

Take a look at the full Poole House, Refectory Menu  & the EBC, Market Place Menu for the week commencing 26 January.

External partners for this event will include Riverford Organics, Quorn and Life Water.

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U3 Bus Diversion: 5 January – 13 March

The following diversion route will be in operation on the U3 bus route from January 5 to March 13.

All U3 buses will divert from Alma road via Wimborne Road, St Luke’s Road and Stokewood Road, before rejoining Alma Road. The bus stops on Alma Road between Wimborne Road and Stoke Wood Road will not be serviced by the U3.

Please see the map below which highlights the new route.



University Bus Services 2014/15

bus-wifi-bannerFollowing recent feedback from staff and students about the university bus services, some changes have been made to help make your journeys between campuses and around the Bournemouth area easier and more efficient.

These changes will come into effect on Monday 15 September and more information about the different services can be found on the Bus for BU website.

Main changes include:

  • A new Wi-Fi facility will be available on the entire BU bus fleet from 15 September. Passengers just need to connect to BusBU Wifi.
  • During term times the U1 service will operate duplicate services during peak periods between the Lansdowne and Talbot Campuses. These services will terminate at the Wallisdown Road stop, instead of Fern Barrow. Please check the destination blind on the bus before boarding. The U1 service will also operate an increased frequency between 5pm and 7pm.
  • The first U3 service of the day has an earlier departure time from Southbourne and is scheduled to arrive at the Talbot Campus at 8.25am. A new vacation service will also be available, so staff can use this route all year round – please see the timetable for details.
  • The U4 service has extended its evening timetable, with the last bus leaving Talbot Campus at 7.10pm.
  • The U1 vacation service will continue to run a half-hourly service during 2014/15, via the existing route of Wellington Road, Holdenhurst Road and Lansdowne Road. The first service of the day has an earlier departure time from Dorchester House and is scheduled to arrive at the Talbot Campus at 8.23pm. The last service of the day will leave Talbot Campus at 5.30pm.

Fares & Key Card

The current fares, which remain heavily subsidised, remain the same for 2014/15. Students are encouraged to register for a Bus for BU key card, to make paying for travel much easier.

The BU key card can be used on the U1, U2, U3 and U4 as well as the M1, M2 and 15 from more bus.

If you have any questions, please email the Travel Plan Group.