Bike Doctor Service on campus

cycle-compound-smallIf you’re interested in having your bike serviced free of charge, visit the new Bike Doctor service on the below dates.

Just take your bike and student ID with you. The labour is free, but any replacement parts will need to be paid for by individuals.

This service will be coming to the Lansdowne and Talbot campuses once a month – details of the dates are as follows:

Lansdowne Campus – The first Tuesday of every month:

  • August 4 2015 – Cranborne House Cycle compound

Talbot Campus – The third Thursday of every month at Dorset House Cycle Cage:

  • August 20 2015

Timetabling and bus information at Lansdowne

bu-logoStudents on the Lansdowne Campus can now find timetabling information as well as the latest bus information on the large TV screens in Royal London House, Studland House and Bournemouth House.

The screens change every minute, so whether you’re looking to check what room you’re in – or what time the next bus is – the information you need will always be readily available.

You said, This Happened: Improvements to U1 & U2 Bus Service

In response to passenger feedback, the following improvements are being introduced to the university bus service from this week:

The U1 Service will run an enhanced term-time service with additional bus services from both campuses.

From the Lansdowne Campus:

  • 8.47am (departing Cranborne House not Dorchester House)
  • 9.43am (departing Dorchester House)
  • 10.43am (departing Dorchester House)

From Talbot Campus:

  • 9.25am (departing Fern Barrow)
  • 10.25am (departing Fern Barrow)

The U2 Service will also operate an enhanced level of service from 3.40pm to 7pm, where the frequency of service will increase to every 30 minutes.

Reece Pope, SUBU’s VP Welfare Officer, said: “The changes made to the bus service is a perfect example of how the voice of students are listened to and acted on here at BU. The University and Morebus have been very happy to listen to your feedback so feel free to contact me if you have any further suggestions on how to improve this service.”

Updated online timetables for the enhanced U1 and U2 services are available here and you can also check timetables and live bus information in our iBU mobile app.

Improvements to the University Bus Service

From Monday April 20 the following improvements are being introduced to the University bus service in response to student feedback:

U1 Service:

An enhanced term time service comprising of the following additional services:

From the Lansdowne Campus:

  • 8:47am (departing Cranborne House not Dorchester House)
  • 9:43am (departing Dorchester House)
  • 10:43am (departing Dorchester House)

From Talbot Campus:

  • 9:25am (departing Fern Barrow)
  • 10:25am (departing Fern Barrow)

U2 Service:

The U2 service will operate an enhanced level of service from 3:40pm to 7:00pm, where the frequency of service will increase to every 30 minutes.

Updated online timetables for the enhanced U1 and U2 services will be available on the Bus at BU from March 30 or you can download the U1-U2-timetable-changes PDF.

Easter Vacation services

The Bus for BU vacation service will run from Monday 30 March. Find out more >>

Bournemouth University International College

BUIC-1Last week, BU joined with Kaplan, Legal & General Property and Watkin Jones Group Ltd to celebrate a major milestone with a topping out ceremony for the new college and student residence building at the Bournemouth University International College.

The building represents a commitment by BU and Kaplan of £110m in a new purpose-built “Live-Learn” facility which is being funded by Legal & General.  Teaching and study space is co-housed in the same building with a student refectory and accommodation with 392 beds in both group flats and studios.  With 16 floors, and views out to the Isle of Wight, and Old Harry, the Purbecks and the New Forest, this will be the highest building in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth University International College is an educational collaboration between Kaplan International and Bournemouth University.  The College supports international students to achieve their ambition of becoming Bournemouth University students by preparing them for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  Successful completion of the College’s preparation courses with the grades required by the University guarantees students a place at the University.

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University added: “This building is an exciting new development in our constant efforts to offer the best student experience possible and is a very tangible demonstration of how much we value our international students.

“The boost that they give to the local economy is huge, but that in turn is dwarfed by the importance of the global perspective that they bring, which is absolutely essential in developing the cultural awareness of the University and preparing all of our students for the global workplace.

“The University is particularly pleased to be able to continue to invest in our local area – developing world-class buildings and facilities to enable world-class performance”.

Rachel Woodward Carrick, College Director, said: “We are thrilled that Kaplan has chosen the Bournemouth University International College for its first ‘Live-Learn’ facility, which is a market-leading offering. Housing classrooms, study space, accommodation and social space together in one state-of-the-art building will give students a safe and convenient living and learning environment with more time to immerse themselves in their studies.”

The building will house a “Knowledge Hub” which will feature informal, flexible learning and study space for students, either in groups or individually, to use outside of teaching hours. A weekly programme of activities will complement students’ college work and residents can take advantage of drop-in sessions with a tutor for help with assignments, essays and projects. There will also be a number of social spaces, including a media room, games area and outdoor common room terrace on 12th floor.  And, while all flats will have kitchens, there will be a refectory featuring foods from around the world and themed dinners.

How to access the cycling facilities on Campus

cycle-compound-smallThe cycling facilities at both campuses are available to all students. These include secure storage compounds, changing rooms, lockers and shower facilities. To access these please take your student card to Poole House Reception and ask for access to the relevant areas.

Please ensure you secure your bike properly, we would recommend investing in a D lock to secure your bike. Subsidised D locks are available from the Students Union shop. More information on cycle safety and security can be found on the Student Portal.

Talbot Campus
Secure cycle compounds can be found at:

  • The back of Kimmeridge House
  • The back of Christchurch House
  • By the Student Village.

Showers and changing facilities are located at the back of Christchurch House, by the secure compound, and are also accessed using your validated student card.

Lansdowne Campus
Secure cycle compounds can be found at:

  • The rear of Bournemouth House
  • Executive Business Centre (EBC)
  • Melbury House
  • Studland House (in both above and below ground car parks)
  • Halls of Residences.

Shower, lockers and changing facilities can be found at:

  • Bournemouth House ground floor
  • Studland House, floors 5 & 7
  • Melbury House, alternate floors
  • Executive Business Centre, alternate floors.

As part of the Local Sustainable Transport Funding, BU has installed Bike Pumps/Repair Stations at each of the cycle compounds.

If you’re interested in having your bike serviced free of charge, the new Dr.Bike service will be visiting both Talbot and Lansdowne campuses on a monthly basis.

New Defibrillators on Campus

defibrillatorThe health and wellbeing of our staff and students is a priority.

In addition to the numerous services we provide, eight fully Automated External Defibrillator’s (AEDs) have recently been located around both Talbot and Lansdowne Campus.

An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm in the event of sudden cardiac arrest and, if needed, can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm.

These units are easy to use and clear instructions are provided, but to support this initiative defibrillator training is being held over the coming months.

Students are encouraged to participate in these sessions, which not only provide an invaluable life skill, but could also ultimately save someone’s life.

To book onto a session, please email the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team indicating which session you would like to attend;

Thursday 2 October, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, CG07, Christchurch House, Talbot
Tuesday 14 October, 9am – 1pm, R207, Royal London House, Lansdowne
Friday 31 October, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, CG06, Christchurch House, Talbot
Tuesday 11 November, 9am – 1pm, R303, Royal London House, Lansdowne
Monday 24 November, 12.30pm – 4.30pm,
R303, Royal London House, Lansdowne
Tuesday 9 December, 9am – 1pm, R302, Royal London House, Lansdowne
Wednesday 10 December, 9am – 1pm,  P401, Poole House, Talbot
Thursday 18 December, 12.30pm – 4.30, R303, Royal London House, Lansdowne

The Defibrillators are located at;

Talbot Campus
Poole House [Main Reception]
SportBU [Reception]
Talbot House [External Main Entrance]
Christchurch House [Main Entrance Porch]

Lansdowne Campus
Studland House [Main Reception]
Executive Business Centre [Reception Area]
Bournemouth House [Reception Area]
Purbeck House/Melbury House [Entrance Lobby]