4 reasons why Bournemouth is a great student city

Sea, sand & surf

Living in Bournemouth you have a seven-mile stretch of beach right on your doorstep. And it offers something for everyone. Enjoy long, blustery walks along the coastline. Relax and soak up the sun with your housemates. Or brave the waves and try surfing or paddle boarding. Mercury House is just a 10 minute stroll from the seafront.

Bournemouth Pier & the beach are just 10 minutes’ walk from Mercury House


Bournemouth is home to two universities. Bournemouth University has a large focus on employment after study, and every student is able to take a work placement. As a result, 93% of graduates from Bournemouth University were in work or further study within six months of graduating.

Bournemouth is home to more than 19,000 students and has everything you need to enjoy your uni years.


Mercury House is just a 10 minute walk from Bournemouth University’s Lansdowne campus. And its Talbot Campus is just 13 minutes’ by bus.

Mercury House student accommodation in central Bournemouth has a choice of studio rooms.


Bournemouth’s other university is Arts University Bournemouth, which is a specialist arts university offering courses in art, design, media and performance. It also has a high graduate employment rate of 98%. The university is only a short bus journey away from Mercury House.

Shopping & food

As a true student city, Bournemouth has all the shops, bars and restaurants your heart could desire! And convenience is key when living at Mercury House. Bournemouth’s high street shops and supermarkets – Primark, TK Maxx, H&M, Lidl, Tesco – are literally around the corner. So are all the essential student coffee shops and fast food chains such as Costa, McDonald’s and KFC.

All your favourite high street shops are just around the corner from Mercury House.


Events & nightlife

There is always something to do or see in Bournemouth, all year round. From Bournemouth Air Show, firework displays, Camp Bestival, to a schedule of awesome bands and comedians at Bournemouth International Centre. And what’s more, most of these events are just 10 minutes’ from Mercury House! Cameo Nightclub is also 1 minute around the corner, as well as a great selection of pubs and bars.

You’ll never be short of things to do when living in Bournemouth!


Check out our awesome student studio rooms; all-inclusive and perfectly placed to experience the best of Bournemouth:

Rooms start from £168pw all bills included, free wifi and awesome communal space.