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Kings Town Centre Residence (Year-round)

This new residence is located in the heart of the city, just 5 minutes' walk from St. Peters Quarter and 10 minutes from both the beach and the College at Braidley Road. It is a stylishly converted historic building which offers light, spacious, high-quality accommodation. There is a communal, fully-equipped kitchen and dining room.

Facilities

  • Single and twin rooms
  • En suite rooms
  • On-site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Cleaning of common areas (typically weekly)
  • Bed linen provided
  • TV lounge
  • Free wireless internet

Minimum age: 18. Average age range 18–22.
Meal options: Self-catering

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Kings Charminster Residence (Year-round)

The Kings Charminster Student Residence is a brand new purpose-built premium residence used exclusively by Kings. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from the vibrant Charminster area, where many of the city’s students live, a 20 minute walk from the Braidley Road campus and 10 minutes by bus from St. Peters Quarter. The residence benefits from an in-house chef, who freshly prepares breakfast and dinner, and includes a lounge with DVD and games consoles.

Facilities

  • Single and twin rooms
  • En suite rooms
  • On-site warden
  • On –site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Cleaning of common areas (typically weekly)
  • Bed linen provided
  • TV lounge
  • Free wireless internet

Minimum age: 15. Age range 15–18 (no exceptions).
Meal options: Half-board

Please note: all students have a 10.30pm curfew (including 18 year olds) and Charminster is an alcohol-free residence. 

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Kings Beach Residence (Year-round)

The residence offers high quality, recently refurbished rooms which all contain a TV. It enjoys a fantastic location just a 10 minute walk from St. Peters Quarter, 20 minutes from Braidley Road and 3 minutes from the beach. Those who stay there have access to the swimming pool nearby (supplement applies). There is a comfortable student lounge with flat-screen TV, DVDs and games consoles, and self-service hot drinks and snacks. There is also a dining room where meals are served.

Facilities

  • Single and twin/double rooms
  • En suite bathrooms
  • On-site warden
  • On-site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Bedlinen and towels provided
  • Cleaning of common areas (typically weekly)
  • TV lounge
  • Free wireless internet

Minimum age: 18. Ideal for students aged 25+ and couples.
Meal options: Half-board

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Kings Richmond Park Residence (Year-round)

The Richmond Park Residence is a self-catering residence that is located near bustling Charminster just 25 minutes' walk from Braidley Road and 10 minutes by bus from St. Peters Quarter. It consists of 20 single bedrooms arranged into 4 cluster flats. Each flat can accommodate 5 students, who share a fully-equipped kitchen/lounge area. There is also a shared common room where all residence students can socialise. There will also be limited availability for studio rooms for the more independent students, with private bathroom and kitchenette.

Facilities

  • Single rooms (en suite)
  • Studio (en suite with private kitchen)
  • Manager/ warden available to students
  • On-site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Cleaning of common areas (typically weekly)
  • Student lounge
  • Free WiFi internet

Minimum age: 18
Meal options: Self-catering

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Madeira Road Residence (Summer only)

This brand new summer residence is just a 10-minute walk from both College campuses, and offers single en suite rooms arranged into cluster flats. Each flat can accommodate between 6-8 students, who share a fully equipped kitchen/lounge area, with windows and doors designed to get as much air and light as possible. There is also a shared common room for all residence students to socialise. Security was a key factor in the building of this residence.

Facilities

  • Single rooms
  • En suite bathrooms
  • On-site warden
  • On-site laundry
  • Cleaning of common areas (typically weekly)
  • Bed linen provided
  • TV lounge
  • Free wireless internet

Minimum age: 16 for individuals, 13 for groups with a group leader
Maximum age: 18

Please note: students must be back at their accommodation by designated times each evening.

  • Students aged under 18: 10.30pm curfew
  • Students aged under 16: 9.30pm curfew

Meal options: Self-catering or half-board. Half-board meals are served at a carefully selected restaurant within walking distance of the residence. Half-board includes continental breakfast and 2-course dinner (with a choice of main course).

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St. Peters Residence (Year round)

Brand new for 2016, our St. Peters Residence is based right in the heart of Bournemouth town centre in the same building as the St. Peters campus teaching rooms.

It features single and twin en suite rooms throughout, plus two student lounges, two shared kitchen/diners and a communal laundry.

Facilities

  • Single rooms
  • En suite bathrooms
  • On-site laundry (supplement applies)
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students lounges with TV/DVD
  • Free WiFi internet

Minimum age: 18
Meal options: Self-catering

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Homestay Half-board

Our homestays are all very carefully selected and regularly inspected by our experienced Accommodation Officers.

We have strong, long-term relationships with many local hosts including working families, couples, single people and retired people. All our hosts offer a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.

Included in the price:

  • Comfortable, welcoming accommodation
  • Single rooms year-round. Twins are available during the summer period
  • Breakfast and dinner (pre-paid lunch also available Monday–Friday, supplement applies)
  • Fully furnished room
  • Bed linen provided
  • Internet usage
  • One laundry wash per week

Average location from college: Up to 30 minutes' walk or short bus ride.

Please note:

  • Accommodation is available from Sunday to Sunday
  • Bedding is provided but you should bring your own towels.

Homestay Extra

With Homestay Extra you get all the facilities of our normal Homestay plus a few extra home comforts, including a private bathroom or shower room.

Included in the price.

  • Comfortable, welcoming accommodation
  • Large, well-furnished bedroom
  • Double bed
  • Television in the bedroom
  • Private bathroom or shower room
  • Bed linen provided
  • Half-board, breakfast and dinner included (pre-paid lunch also available Monday–Friday, supplement applies)

Average location from college: Up to 30 minutes' walk or short bus ride.

Please note:

  • Accommodation is available from Sunday to Sunday
  • Bedding is provided but you should bring your own towels.

Curfews for under 18s

Students under 18 must be back at their accommodation (residence or homestay) by designated times each evening.

The following curfews apply:

Students aged 16–17: 10.30pm

Students aged 13–15: 9.30pm