What We Do


Community Wardens and Living in the Community

At SUBU we help students settle into living in the community with our Community Warden Scheme run by SUBU, BU and AUB and supported by Bournemouth Borough Council. The Wardens are a team of students paid to work each week, patrolling the main student roads in Winton, Wallisdown and Charminster. They are there to support both students and permanent residents, and to help them integrate together in the local community.
They can help you with anything related to housing; from dealing with landlords and estate agents to noise, parking, bins or burglaries.
Alma, Bemister, Bingham, Bishop, Calvin, Cardigan, Cranmer, Crichel, Crimea, Fitzharris, Hankinson, Junction, Latimer, Leamington, Luther, Markham, Maxwell, Muscliffe, Parker, Ridley, Somerley, Trafalgar, Truscott, Waterloo, Wycliffe.
Abbot, Acland, Alma, Brownen, Charminster, Firbank, Ftizharris, Frampton, Green, Hankinson, Heron Court, Loaders, Lynwood, Maxwell, Murley, Pine, Rutland, Seaton.
Benmore, Castle, Charminster, Clifford, Clive, Denmark, Gresham, Kilmarnock, Midland, Muscliffe, Norway, Pine, Portland, Ripon, Shirley, Southill, Strouden, Sutton.
Balfour, Bloomfield, Brassey, Coronation, Derwent, Easter, Evelyn, Garth, King Edward, King George, Kinglsey House, Limited, Malvern, Mayfield, McWilliam, Moorfield, Muscliffe, Naseby, Old St Johns Mews, Queen Mary, Rose, Rosebud.



If you live in private rented accommodation, it is important to know when your bin collections are, and that you recycle responsibly and regularly so that you are contributing to a more sustainable way of processing your waste.


Please note that your Big and Little Bins are collected on alternate weeks.


Excess rubbish that will not fit into your bin should be taken to the local Milhams Recycling Centre, at Longham, before it gets opened by foxes, and blown around the neighbourhood.

Check your bin collection dates on the BPC Council website, and don't forget to check what waste goes in each bin.

It is really important that you put the right waste in the right bin. If you contaminate dry mixed recycling with food waste it will be contaminated and all end up in landfill.

If you live in a large house with only one bin, you can request another from the council and your landlord should pay for the cost.

If you're struggling with your bins then contact the council on 01202 451199 or at

Charity shops are always after your unwanted items such as books and clothes - and The Big Give will collect all your end of year unwanted goods starting in ther final term of the acedemic year, between May and September. There will be plenty of bins around campus. Check the Big Give page for details about collections from Winton.

Wallisdown and Poole will have different bin collection times, for more information check here for bin collection days or speak to your neighbours.


If you come to Bournemouth University, you are strongly encouraged to leave your car back at home.


The streets around BH9 are very busy with lots of vehicles and not much off-road parking so be careful when crossing roads, or when driving in the area.


If you do have a vehicle, try to park it off road if you can, but if you have to park in the street, make sure you are not blocking anyone elses driveway.

Make sure your vehicle wheels are not up on the pavement, blocking access to pedestrians, pushchairs and wheelchair users.


It's perfectly fine to let your hair down and party, but do be respectful to your neighbours- we don't want you to get a visit from NAN!!

What is a NAN?

It stands for Noise Abatement Notice. We don’t want you to get a big fine, or a criminal record for making loud persistent noise, so please party respectfully, close windows, turn down the music, and be mindful of the people who live nearby 

Don't spill out into the street or make loads of noise whilst waiting for the taxi to arrive.  Most taxi firms will text you when they arrive.

Don't have arguements with your friends about who is going to sit where in the taxi late at night.  Other people and families are sleeping in houses near by, and may have work and school in the morning.

Don't leave beer bottles and litter on walls and in the gutter if you are told you cannot bring it in the taxi.  Put bottles and litter in your bin, or take it back in doors.  Make sure your street is a pleasant place for you, and others to live.



If you are a student at Bournemouth University and have lived in Bournemouth for one year or more, you can apply to become a Student Community Warden. This role is paid, 7-10 hours per week, and if you would like an outdoor job, and enjoy meeting people, it's for you!
For further details, keep an  eye out on our SUBU Jobs page on the link at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions about the role, you can email or you can make an appointment with the SUBU Student Opportunities Team and have an informal chat to find out more about the role and how to apply.  We normally start recruiting between May and September each year.  Click here to book an appointment.


Keeping Safe in Your Community

The campus and most student housing is located in North Bournemouth.  Dorset Police work closely with the community and provide helpful information about crime prevention.  My Safer Bournemouth gives you advice on who you can tell and where you can get helpwith any crime concerns, with such community matters as Anti-Social Behaviour, Phone Scams, Vandalism, Fly Tipping, bullying and discrimination and Neighbourhood disputes.  If you require guidance and help on such issues, you can find information on where to get help on the My Safer Bournemouth webpages.

Homelessness Advice

Hover over the pictures below, to learn more about homelessness, and how you can help.

This is the stereotypical image of homelessness, but it is not the true picture of all homelessness in today’s society.
Around 250 families in Bournemouth and Dorset are on the edge of homelessness and destitution.
Some students cannot afford accommodation. There are many nationally reported cases of students sofa-crashing with friends, or sleeping in their car, however they may not identify as being homeless. Know someone in this situation? SUBU Advice can help.
Some people are ‘Fake Beggars’, and beg ‘professionally’ to get money even though they may have a nice car and a home to go to.
Has a homeless person ever told you they need money for the night shelter?
All of the homeless shelters and places of refuge run by charities are FREE!! After all, why would any charity ask a penniless person for money in order to help them?


How can I help?

Give your money directly to the homeless person?
The money may not be spent on essentials like clothes and food. The person may even be a ‘fake beggar’. How would you be able to tell the difference?
Give food to the homeless person?
Whilst this is sometimes helpful, some homeless people end up with too much food, when what they really might need is socks or gloves, or other essential items like sanitary products.
Donate to Street Support
Street Support is a network charity, which pulls together over 30 different local Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole charities that specialise in helping the homeless. By donating to Street Support the money can be used where it is most needed to help homeless people.
Volunteer with Street Support
By volunteering with any of the local Street Support charities, you can pro-actively help to get homeless people off the street. You can find out more about volunteering opportunities on the SUBU Volunteering Hub.
Look out for New Contactless Donation Points
Imagine if every BU Student donated just £2.00p today, that would mean over £30,000 would instantly go towards helping the homeless. 
BU and Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council are working towards having contactless donations points in the town centre, and on campus.  Check back here soon for further details.
What should I do if I see a person begging?
Tell them about Street Support and how it can help them.

Safe Drinking & Avoid Drowning

Bournemouth is a thriving seaside town, with sand and sunshine (most of the time!) on the scenic Dorset coast. Most of our beaches between Southbourne and Sandbanks are safe for swimming - however there are times when it is not safe to swim, and lifeguards patrol the beach and watch over swimmers during peak times to ensure the safety of swimmers. 

There are also area's of the Dorset coastline that are not safe to swim.  Did you know that Dorset is ranked as the sixth highest county in the UK for accidental drownings, with over 70 fatalities in the last 5 years.  50% of people in drowning incidents never intended to enter the water.  Males are 4 times more likely to drown than females.


Think twice before you are tempted to go skinny-dipping and jump off the pier on a night out - we recommend that you read information from the Royal Life Saving Society here.

How To Contact Us

Get in touch:
You can contact the Community Wardens here, or you can follow them on Twitter here to stay up to date. 
Please note that this email address should not be used to formally report incidents of noise or anti-social behaviour; such reports should be made to BCP Council via this link.

Warden Profiles

Liz Bailey

Head Warden

"My name is Liz Bailey and I am a PGR student specialising in music copyright. I am a Community Warden because I enjoy being part of the local community, helping students make Bournemouth their new home."

Callum Bailey

Community Warden

"My name is Callum Bailey, I am a final year student in the Science and Technology department. I love being a Warden as it is nice to walk around the neighbourhood meeting student and non-student residents. I find it very satisfying assisting people with concerns they have, be it bins, parking or noise matters, and being a friendly face for the university."

Olivia Hall

Community Warden

"I'm Olivia, I'm a returning Warden and a final year Business with Finance student. I wanted to come back and warden because I found it to be a very rewarding job. Making a difference both with the permanent community and the students. Helping to create peace and calmness within the community."

Lewis Doano

Community Warden

"I wanted to become a Community Warden to help foster a positive relationship between the student and resident communities. I believe my role will help students find their feet in their new neighbourhoods whilst making sure they have an enjoyable student experience."

Bryn Mitchell

Community Warden

"I'm a third-year student who loves living in Bournemouth and wanted a chance to further engage with the environment and community around me. I enjoy talking to new people and look forward to the conversations I will get to have in this role."

Felicity Fielding

Community Warden

"Hello! My name's Felicity, and being a student Community Warden is very important to me as I’m passionate about keeping Bournemouth safe and maintaining good relationships between students and other residents alike."