What accommodation is available?
Bournemouth is a great place to live and most of our students live within the local community, close to the college and predominantly with fellow students. The majority of students rent accommodation from private landlords – the Students’ Union draws up a list annually of suitable accommodation for new students. These are in the form of houses and flats, mostly available specifically for student list. We also publish a list of local guest houses and small hotels for short-term lets. You can find out more about how this happens using the links on this page or watch our accommodation video.
Halls of Residence
The AECC is pleased to offer halls of residence through our relationship with Lulworth Student Company who run Hurn House and Union House in central Bournemouth. These luxury halls are situated just two miles from the college, on a direct bus route (which offers discounted student rates), whilst also being a short walk to Bournemouth’s trendy shopping, bars, restaurants and beach.
AECC have 70 rooms available within this facility, which take the form of ensuite flats with shared kitchen facilities. These will be offered on a first come, first served basis and can be secured with a payment of £420 (£300 refundable deposit and £120 non-refundable fee).
Halls of Residence Costs
Costs are from £135 a week for a 42 week tenancy - all prices include all bills, internet access and 24 hour CCTV, security services and a secure entry system
Advice on student accommodation
If you ever find yourself unhappy with your landlord, tenancy contract or living conditions, the SU is your point of call. They are there to support you through any difficulties so that you can concentrate on enjoying your time at the AECC.
Annual AECC Accommodation Guide
To help students find the right accommodation, there is an accommodation board in the refectory and a downloadable accommodation guide. The guide is updated annually and lists all the properties available to students.
The AECC also uses Facebook to help students find housing. The group is ideal for new students starting in September as it allows you to talk to new and current students before you join us!
Cost of student accommodation
Costs currently average from £80 to £100 per week depending on the type of accommodation offered. When you agree a rental amount with a landlord you should make sure you know exactly what this covers in terms of household bills (such as gas and electricity).