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The 6 Best Things to Look for in AECC Student Accommodation

Are you gearing up for university life at AECC University College? One of the most crucial aspects of this new chapter is finding the perfect student accommodation. Whether you're a first-year student or moving off-campus, your living environment can significantly impact your overall university experience. Here at Lulworth Student Company, we are proud affiliates of AECC University College in Bournemouth and we have a great selection of rooms reserved for both 1st year and returning students from AECC.

In this blog we are looking into the key factors to consider when searching for the ideal AECC Student Accommodation.

1. Proximity to the University

The first thing to consider when looking for student accommodation is its proximity to the university campus. Living close to campus not only saves you time but also reduces transportation costs. Here at Lulworth, we understand the importance of being near your classes and campus activities.


Lulworth’s AECC student accommodation is located just a short distance away from AECC’s main building, the Parkwood and Garnet Campus, which means cheaper travel and less to think about with multiple transport options.

Travel Distances and Journey Time

  • By bus: 5-minute walk to the bus stop and a 10-minute ride.
  • By bike: 11-minute cycle.
  • By foot: 39-minute walk (if you fancy it). Halve the time by taking a jog.
  • By car: For those who have a car, it’s just a 7-minute drive to the main AECC campus.

beryl bike station in the town centre

2. Location

Nightlife and Entertainment

For many students, university life extends beyond the classroom. It's essential to consider the surrounding area for its nightlife, entertainment options, and cultural attractions.

Our AECC student accommodation is situated in the heart of the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth, filled with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Bournemouth is not your average sleepy seaside town! At night, the town is buzzing with great energy. There are many nightclubs and live music venues that students staying at Lulworth Student Accommodation will be able to enjoy.

Beach Life and Recreation

If you're a fan of beach activities or outdoor adventures, Bournemouth offers the best of both worlds. Just a short drive or bus ride away, our accommodations provide easy access to the beautiful beaches. As a health science specialist, it’s no surprise that AECC University College is big on health and well-being, so it’s likely you’ll enjoy the beach life, from its stunning coastal pathways to a quick coffee whilst soaking in vitamin D during the summer.

3. Room Options

At Lulworth, we understand that every student has different preferences when it comes to living arrangements. That's why we offer a variety of room options to suit your needs:

  • Standard Ensuite: Located on floors 1-11. Each room is within a 6 or 7 bed shared apartment, with shared kitchen/living space. All rooms come with a comfortable double bed, loads of workspace, underbed storage and your own en-suite shower room.
  • Seaview Ensuite: Located on floors 7 – 11 with sea views over Bournemouth and Poole Bay. Each room comes within a 6 or 7 bed shared apartment, with shared kitchen/living space. Each room comes with a small double bed, loads of workspace and underbed storage and your own en-suite shower room.
  • Bronze Studio: Located throughout floors 1-11 with a mixture of south and north facing studios. All studios come with a kitchen, double bed, plenty of underbed storage space, wardrobe, and en-suite shower room.
  • Silver Studio: Located throughout floors 1 - 11. Plus, all previously mentioned studio facilities.
  • Gold Studio Plus: Located across all floors with the benefit of sea views. Plus, all previously mentioned studio facilities.


4. Cost

We understand that budget plays a significant role in your decision-making process. Our student accommodation is competitively priced to ensure affordability without compromising on quality.

  • Rent: Our rent prices range from £165 to £225 per week, depending on the room type and facilities.
  • Inclusions: The rent includes utilities such as water, electricity, and high-speed internet, plus onsite facilities, making budgeting easier for students.

5. Facilities

When you choose AECC student accommodation at Lulworth, you gain access to a range of facilities designed to enhance your living experience and keep you occupied:

  • Gym to stay fit and healthy so you don’t have to pay for a gym membership – another outgoing saved!
  • Sports Zone (basketball and football court) to enjoy a game with friends.
  • Onsite Café, Naked Coffee, to stop for a quick coffee or study with exclusive study hour discounts.
  • TV Room to catch up on your favourite Netflix shows.
  • Kicker Table to enjoy with friends.
  • Common Social Space to chill.
  • Social Kitchen and Dining Space to chat, eat and relax with everyone.

…and so much more!


6. Reviews

Before making your decision, it's always helpful to hear from other students who have lived in our accommodations. Here are some reviews from Lulworth residents:

  • "Going into my 3rd year at Lulworth, I think that speaks for itself. I feel incredibly safe in the halls, it has consistently been the cheapest option for Bournemouth student living, but with a cheaper price does not mean lack of quality.”
  • “Just started my second year at Lulworth! Nice accommodation and is one of the cheaper options. Staff are friendly, and maintenance fix any issues really quickly.”
  • “Staff are quick and helpful. Great accommodation with great people and it’s just a short walk to the town centre and there are university buses just outside the accommodation.

Staying at Lulworth Student Accommodation as an AECC Student

At Lulworth we strive to provide a comfortable, convenient, and supportive living environment for all our students. From proximity to campus, to a range of room options and excellent facilities, our accommodations are designed with your needs in mind. Explore your options and make the most of your university experience with our AECC student accommodation.

If you would like to find out more about Lulworth accommodation or arrange a viewing of one of our rooms, then get in touch with us today on 01202 290244 or email and we will be more than happy to help.