The Bournemouth and Poole College

Studying with Us

Helping you achieve your goals for a successful future

Travelling overseas to study is a big step, and being a student is about more than furthering your education. It’s an important time in your life and you will want to make the most of it.

The Bournemouth and Poole College has a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. We offer a great student experience from the quality of our learning opportunities, to the range of facilities and the social scene.

You will meet people from other countries and cultures, discover new sports and activities, and make new friends. And we will support you through a range of services and facilities that will ensure you can make the best of your time with us as a student.

We have offices at two campuses – the Lansdowne, Bournemouth and North Road, Poole – offering a premium and comprehensive service to International students including advice on immigration, welfare and academic services.


As your educational sponsor we must inform the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) if you do not arrive, if you leave, defer or suspend your studies, or if you are absent for more than 10 days without permission.

We take our responsibilities seriously and expect you to accept a similar level of responsibility for your studies; we will help you all we can whilst you are with us.

Teaching & Learning Styles

You may find that the style of teaching in The College and throughout the UK is quite different to the style you are used to.

Learning is ‘student centred’. This means that the teaching staff will give you a certain amount of information, but you will be expected to find out a lot for yourself.

The Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) will be invaluable to you for accessing information when you do your assignments. The staff of the LRC’s are experienced in helping students to help themselves.

The best care for International students

From the moment you arrive at the airport, to the day you leave us, you can be assured of the best care and support.

Our dedicated and experienced International team is on hand to ensure your time with us is both enjoyable and successful. With over 20 years of international experience, our International staff are able to answer any questions you may have about living and studying within the Bournemouth and Poole area.

The College has been awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for the support of International students.

College Facilities

The College has excellent facilities including computer suites, libraries, study centres, learning resource centres, laboratories and workshops, digital skills centre, state-of-the-art rapid prototyping facilities, a professional theatre, dance studios, art studios and kitchens.

Our music centre is a specially designed facility housing fully-equipped rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

Leisure Facilities

The College also offers a wide range of leisure facilities, all available to our International students, including:

  • Coffee Shops & Brasserie
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Hall & Gym
  • Hair & Beauty Salons
  • Art Gallery

The International Office organises a range of activities for International students such as excursions to places of interest in the UK, Movie Nights and lots more