English Language tuition, The Bournemouth and Poole College

Current International Students

News, Events and Useful Information

The International Office

Here to help, advise and support. 
Meet the Team for names, faces and contact details…

Conversation Club

Every Wednesday, 12 – 1pm at the Lansdowne, Room 12. Friendly, informal chat, all levels welcome. Bring your lunch, meet other International Students to practise your English with, and make new friends!

Request A College Letter

If you require a College Letter for a Bank, to register with a Doctor’s Surgery, to obtain a Visa for the EU, Confirmation of Study or for any other reason, please use our online form

Request a College Letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

If you require a letter confirming our agreement to your time away from The College you need to complete our online form; please be aware that we need at least two working days in order to produce your letter

Holiday-Going Away Form

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Our national award-winning team puts you at the centre of College life. 
www.studentfirst.org.uk for your Students’ Union, advice & support, clubs & societies, sports, entertainment and more…

Highlights – popular local events through the year

You will know by now that Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the overseas visitor; here is a reminder of some of the local events and festivals that shouldn’t be missed:

Please note events may be cancelled or postponed due to restrictions on social gathering during the Coronavirus epidemic

AnnuallyEventVenue
SeptemberBournemouth Arts by the Sea FestivalLower Gardens, Town Centre & Seafront
OctoberRun BournemouthBournemouth Seafront
November to January Christmas in Bournemouth - Market, Ice Rink & moreBournemouth Square and Lower Gardens
AprilBournemouth Bay RunBournemouth Seafront
MayBournemouth 7's FestivalBournemouth Sports Club, Christchurch
JunePoole Harbour Boat ShowThe Quay, Poole
JulyJazz by the Sea FestivalMultiple venues in Bournemouth & Poole
JulyBourne Free Pride (LGBT) FestivalBournemouth Triangle
JulyBritish Beach Polo ChampionshipsSandbanks, Poole
July - AugustBSO Proms in the ParkMeyrick Park
July - AugustSummer LiveBournemouth Square
AugustGreat Dorset Steam FairBlandford Forum
August/SeptemberBournemouth Air FestivalBournemouth Seafront

2020-21 Term & Holiday Dates

Term & Holiday Dates 2020-21
Autumn Term07 September - 18 December 2020
Half-Term (no classes)26 - 30 October 2020
Christmas Holiday21 December 2020 - 01 January 2021
Spring Term04 January - 01 April 2021
Half-Term (no classes)15 - 19 February 2021
Easter Holiday02 - 16 April 2021
Summer Term19 April - 01 July 2021
Half-Term (no classes)31 May - 04 June 2021
05 - 09 July 2021 English Language
English Language Term dates: Additional Summer term 12 July – 27 August 2021
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and directly before a College holiday. Summer / Winter School starts any Monday during July and August / January and February.

2021-22 Term & Holiday Dates

Term & Holiday Dates 2021-22
Autumn Term08 September - 17 December 2021
Half-Term (no classes)25 - 29 October 2021
Christmas Holiday20 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
Spring Term04 January - 08 April 2022
Half-Term (no classes)21 - 25 February 2022
Easter Holiday11 - 22 April 2022
Summer Term25 April - 30 June 2022
Half-Term (no classes)30 May - 03 June 2022
04 - 08 July 2022 English Language
English Language Term dates: Additional Summer Term 11 July – 26 August 2022
English Language programmes start every Monday except for UK Bank Holidays, and directly before a College holiday. Summer / Winter School starts any Monday during July and August / January and February.