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 Team: Alba and Fiona

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

Phone us on 01202 205317

Induction presentation

Information you will need for your stay
We suggest you download and keep this document for future reference

Agreement for Students in Homestay Accomodation

Campus Map

Lansdowne campus map
Bournemouth – The Lansdowne

Meyrick Road, Bournemouth BH1 3JJ
Download a pdf copy of the campus map

Campus Map

North Road 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

Safeguarding Contacts

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

advice-support-300pxWellbeing drop-in sessions are run five days a week at each of our campuses
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
No appointment needed

Lansdowne at the Link
North Road in the e-Lounge
The Fulcrum please ask canteen staff


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

Please download the factsheet PDF

Where to go for help

BPCSU Student Support

Find more information on how to access support at the Student Advice Portal:


2019-20 Term & Holiday Dates

First day of term:
Monday, 09 September 2019
First day of term:
Monday, 06 January 2020
First day of term:
Monday, 20 April 2020
from after College on Friday, 26 October 2019 until the morning of Monday, 04 November 2019
from after College on Friday, 14 February 2020 until the morning of Monday, 24 February 2020
May Day Bank Holiday (College closed):
Friday, 08 May 2020
Last day of term:
Friday, 20 December 2019
Last day of term:
Friday, 03 April 2020
from after College on Friday, 22 May 2020 until the morning of Monday, 01 June 2020
Christmas holidays:
from after College on Friday, 20 December 2019 until the morning of Monday, 06 January 2020
Easter holidays:
from after College on Friday, 03 April 2020 until the morning of Monday, 20 April 2020
Last day of term:
Friday, 26 June 2020
Half term:
from after College on Friday, 26 June 2020 until the morning of Monday, 06 July 2020
First day of additional Summer Term for English Language classes only:
Monday, 06 July 2020
August Bank Holiday (College closed):
Monday, 31 August 2020
Last day of term:
Friday, 28 August 2020

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.

Everything else a new student needs to know can be found here:

Welcome Information for New Students