What We Do

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.



Warden Profiles



Lead Warden

LL.M Law

I am a Lead Community Warden. I decided to be a community warden to be able to connect faster with the community and ensure a safer, cleaner and greener community for all. I love chatting with people and been a community warden has afforded me the opportunity to constantly chat with student residents and other residents in the community.
It has afforded me the opportunity to guide students to ensure they don't get into trouble with other residents and the council.



Lead Warden

Cyber Security Management

Hi, I’m Paul and I’m a second-year mature student studying Cyber Security Management at Bournemouth university. I have lived in and around Bournemouth since the late 90s and really love the area and now class it as my home. In my past I worked with various charities and service organisations based in the area and have missed not being able to contribute since I got married and had children.
The Lead Community Warden role enables me to be a part of and contribute to my community as well as ensure families and students can live in the same neighbourhoods together safely and happily.



'I'm a Psychology Student in my second year and I'm really excited at becoming a community warden for SUBU. I genuinely enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds, and look forward to getting to know what matters most to you in the community. Our team will be out and about on patrol and can signpost for your individual needs, so that you can enjoy university life and focus on your academic studies. If you see me or another warden in your area on shift, feel free to say hello, we are here to help.'



LLM International Commercial Law

Hi, I am Batu. I decided to be a community warden because I love talking with people, meeting new people, and helping people to make a safer and greener community. I really enjoy talking about zero waste, recycling, and sustainability.



Hi, I'm Becca! I'm a second year Computer Animation Technical Arts student at Bournemouth University. I've been in Bournemouth for a year now and it has already started to become one of my favourite places in the UK. I became a warden because I want to know more about the community and the place I live, but I also want to build up my confidence. I'm excited to help everyone in the community!



MSc Biodiversity Conservation

I decided to become a warden because I love talking to people and helping them overcome any problems they may have.
I've lived in Bournemouth for 6 years and want people to enjoy their time here as much as I do! I am very passionate about the environment so am excited to support people in living greener, more sustainable lives whilst at uni!



MSc Public Health

Hi, I'm Faith and I decided to be a community warden so I could help keep the community, safe, clean and make the neighbourhood a nice place to live. I generally love helping and talking to people and making sure they are well-settled in their environment.



Hello, my name is Furkan, and I was born and raised in Izmir, a coastal town in Turkey's Aegean area. I've been involved in sports for a long time, first with the city football team and then with the municipal swimming club. I studied International Relations at Ege University because I am interested in history and countries. I am currently doing a master's degree in Marketing Management at Bournemouth, another lovely seaside town. I enjoy assisting others, creating pleasant experiences, and always remaining cheerful.



MA Media and Communicaton

I moved to Bournemouth a year ago as an international student, and I knew very little about the university or the laws of this country. I learned about the Community Wardens and how they work closely with the community and students to ensure and support their integration, which fascinated me. Being a student and a member of the neighbourhood community I believe it is a great chance as a Community Warden where we can assist all residents, whether they are students or non-student members of the community, with everything from waste and rubbish issues to housing-related issues.



I am an international student pursuing an MSc. in Cyber-Security and Human-factors. Before embarking on my international adventure, I had the privilege of studying and working in various regions of my home country. These experiences have granted me valuable insights into the challenges that individuals face when relocating or living and studying away from their familiar surroundings. I belief in the importance of integrating into a community to ensure a smooth settling in process and I am committed to leveraging my skills, expertise, and personal experiences to contribute to the betterment of society and create a brighter world for future generations.
When I came across the role of Community Wardens, it immediately resonated with me, and I see this opportunity as a perfect platform to channel my efforts toward strengthening the relationship between students and the community. My goal is to enhance the overall student experience and offer my support to fellow students, enabling them to have a more enriching educational journey.



PhD Coastal Ecology

My name in Sinéad and I am a researcher focusing on some of the effects of coastal pollution and environmental change in the BCP area. Growing up next to a university in Ireland, I've always had an awareness of the issues faced by students and long-term residents in neighbourhood communities. I am passionate about our local environment, and I hope to use my role to help to facilitate cleaner, greener, safer living for all residents.



This is my first year at Bournemouth University and I am studying a master's in Legal Practice. When I saw the role of community warden on the Student's Union website, I jumped at the opportunity to join. It has been a great opportunity to get to know the community of Bournemouth and surround myself with new information about keeping students safe when it is likely their first time away from home. Additionally, having already spent 3 years as a university student I have prior experience with some of the issues students face with housing and keeping student populated areas safe.

Community Wardens and Living in the Community

Nearest to Talbot Campus, between Boundary Road and Wimborne Road (Winton High street)
Bengal, Boundary, Fernside, Firs Glen, Frederica, Glenmoor, Greenwood, Heathwood, Leslie, Melville, Maple, Norton, Namu, Osbourne, Pickford, Stanfield, Sedgley, Talbot, Talbot Hill, Withermoor, Woods View, Woodend, Victoria
Between Wimborne Road (Winton High Street)  and Charminster Road
Alma, Acland, Bemister, Calvin, Crimea, Cardigan, Cranmer, Crichel, Firbank, Fitzharris, Hankinson, Heron Court, Junction, Latimer, Luther, Leamington, Maxwell, Parker, Somerley, Ridley, Trafalgar, Truscott, Waterloo, Wycliffe
Between Wimborne Road (Winton High Street) and Charminster Road from Calving Road and Markham Road up to Castle Road and Gresham Road
Abbot, Acland, Alexander, Bishop, Brownen, Castle, Clive, Crichel, Denmark, Green, Kilmarnock, Muscliffe, Markham, Murley, Midland, Norway, Pine, Portland, Ripon (Green to Castle), Rutland, Seaton, Somerley (Hankinson to Green), Strouden.
From Namu Road down to Bengal Road and across to Withermoor Road, between Boundary Road and  Wimborne Road (Winton High Street)
Edgehill, Eldon, Hawthorn, Iris, Jameson, Lampton, Library, Melville, Maple, Norton, Namu, Privet, Picford, Stnafield, Victoria, Victoria Park

  Talbot Village housing estate opposite the Bus Station at Bournemouth University Talbot Campus on Fern Barrow. 

Baverstock, Bishop, Caton, Charlotte, Cull, Drew, Fern, Marianne, Mickleham, McWilliam, Mullins, Laidlaw, Valley View, Issacs, Purchase, Smithson, Talbot Meadows, Vine Farm.


Roads between Charminster Road (Charminster High Street) and the A338 Wessex Way

Bennett, Capstone, Chatsworth, Cyril, Henville, Lowther, Malmesbury Park, Methuen, Nortoft, Orcheston, Shelbourne, Stewart, St Leonards




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 recycling (widest) bin and rubbish Bins are collected on alternate weeks.


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

Check your bin collection dates and don't forget to check what type of waste and rubbish goes in which bin.  You can find all of this information on the BCP website here.

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

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

If you're struggling with your bins then contact the council on 01202 123123 or at 

Charity shops are always after your unwanted items such as books and clothes - and as part of The Big Give you can donate all your end of year unwanted goods starting in the final term of the acedemic year, between May and September. Check the Big Give page for details about  donation points and collections from Winton and Lansdowne.



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


The streets around BH8, BH9 and BH12 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.

If you persistently park your vehicle up on the pavement you could be fined for obstruction of the Highway under Section 137 of the Highways Act 1990.  You could even end up having your vehicle towed away.


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.



We will be recruiting a team of Community Wardens for 2024 - 2025.
If you are a student at Bournemouth University and have lived in Bournemouth for one year or more (or have had similar experience in a previous role), 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
Keep an eye on our SUBU Jobs 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.  Click here to book an appointment with Gillian Lewis.


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.
There are contactless giving points located at Bournemouth Library, the YMCA and Faithworks’ Half Time project in Westover Road, outside the Hope & More charity shop in Southbourne and at the HSBC branch in Bournemouth.
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 any homeless person that you speak to about Change for Good 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.