Welcome Information for Homestay Students
Getting about and staying safe, well and happy
The Student Accommodation Team
Welcome! We are here to help, advise and support.
The Accommodation Team are responsible for allocating your accommodation and ensuring you stay safe, well and happy in your home-away-from-home.
The information below should provide you with the information you need to find your way around and to make the most of your time living and studying in the Bournemouth and Poole area.
The Accommodation Office
Drop in at Lansdowne (Room 21)
Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm
Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Drop in at North Road (Room 1205)
Wednesday, 9am – 4pm
Email us at
Phone us on 01202 205317
Information you will need for your stay
We suggest you download and keep this document for future reference
Bournemouth – The Lansdowne
Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ
Download a pdf copy of the campus map
Poole – North Road
North Road, Poole BH14 0LS
Download a pdf copy of the campus map
Staying Safe and Well – advice and support
You have the right to be and feel safe. Please contact the Safeguarding number for your site if you have a concern about yourself or another person:
Lansdowne & Apprentices – call 07774 974781
North Road & Fulcrum – call 07714 851103
Safeguarding covers issues such as Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Discrimination and Neglect.
We will always treat any information you share with us as confidential. However, if you tell us that you or someone else is being abused or is in danger, we have a duty of care and must take further action.
Wellbeing Drop In Sessions
Lansdowne at the Link
North Road in the e-Lounge
The Fulcrum please ask canteen staff
OFFERING ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS, INCLUDING STUDENT FINANCE • MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING • DRUGS & ALCOHOL
How to keep yourself safe during your time in the UK
- Keep your host family informed when you go out. You should tell them where you are going, who you are with and what time you will be home. Always go out with people you know and trust.
- You should always carry your mobile phone – check the battery is well charged – and make sure you have your host family’s phone number saved.
- If you are 16 years old you must be home by 9pm.
- If you are 17 years old you must be home by 10pm.
- If you are 18 years old or older, you should be considerate of your host family.
- You must be 18 years old or older to purchase cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol. You may be asked for proof of age.
- You must not carry drugs of any kind with you (unless prescribed by a doctor) and you must not use any illegal drugs. Please refer to the Zero Tolerance Policy in the College Code of Conduct, which can be found in the Student Handbook.
- If you are cycling you should wear a helmet and light-coloured or fluorescent clothing. At night your bicycle MUST have white front light and a red rear light. It is illegal to ride a bicycle on the pavement so please use cycle paths or the road. You should also ensure that you secure your bicycle with a good quality lock to avoid theft. To find out more about the rules for cyclists in the UK please see the The Highway Code www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82.
- Do not leave your bag or other possessions unattended in public, it may be stolen or treated as suspicious. Try not to carry large amounts of money, or other valuable possessions with you.
- In an emergency you should call 999 for the police, fire or ambulance service.
- If you require non-emergency police attention, you should call 101.
- If you require non-emergency medical advice, you should call 111.
Risks associated with underage drinking
Where to go for help
BPCSU Student Support
Find more information on how to access support at the Student Advice Portal:
The Accommodation Team: Alba and Fiona