How Close is the University?
The University is a 25 minute bus journey.
Do I Have Contents Insurance?
Yes! As standard, all Derwent's students are automatically covered by the #1 Student insurer, Endsleigh. However this cover may not be sufficient for your needs, for example if you have expensive computers and smart phones so we strongly recommend you review your policy and upgrade your cover if you feel you need it. Go to endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details and enter your policy number
How Far is the City Centre?
Poole is on your doorstep, Bournemouth is a 25 minute bus journey.
Where is the nearest supermarket?
It is less than a 5 minute walk to the local supermarkets.
Is there a medical centre nearby?
Poole town medical centre is a 13 minute walk on Parkstone Road.
Where is the nearest cashpoint?
There is a nationwide, which is a 9 minute walk away on Kirgland Cresent. There are cash points by the Sainsbury's; which is a 3 minute walk from Corfe House.
Where is the nearest gym?
There is a leisure centre opposite the property, with gym and swimming facilities. Bournemouth University has an extensive range of facilities including sports halls, 3G pitches, gyms and training suites.
How far are the bus/train stations?
Poole Railway Station is only a 5 minute walk. It’s about 10-15 minutes by foot.
Where's the nearest bus stop?
The bus station outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre can take you around the city. Additionally, there is a Uni bus located at the Seldown coach park - a 3 minute walk from Corfe House over the Seldown bridge. Uni bus can take you to Bournemouth University , as well the Bournemouth city centre. Follow the link for more details:
What's in my room?
Our En Suite rooms offer comfortable 3/4 size beds, with storage space and a desk area. You'll have your own shower room with a toilet and sink, and you will have shared kitchen facilities. Our studios offer larger beds and more room, with kitchen facilities included in your studio.
What is included in the kitchen?
Kitchen includes: hoover, mop and bucket, kettle, fridge and freezer, oven with hob, ironing board (no iron) , dust pan and brush, refuse bin, recycling bin and microwave.
Who cleans my flat?
Residents are responsible to clean the common area of the flat , as well their bedroom. We do however provide a fortnightly kitchen clean service , as long kitchen is “clean enough to clean” with access to the sink.
Can I bring a pet?
Sorry, pets are not permitted on any Derwent Students properties.
Where can I do Laundry?
Our Laundry Room is located in the common room (available 24 hours) and operated by Circuit.
Can I personalise my room?
Yes, as long there is no damage made to the walls i.e. drilling, paint damage etc.
Can I have guests to stay?
Yes, however it is recommended to obtain permission from other flatmates.
Can I bring my car?
Unfortunately Corfe House have limited parking space and we are unable to accommodate permanent parking on site. There are car park nearby.
Is there anywhere I can store my bike?
Yes. We do have a secure biking shed.
where do I collect my post from?
General post can be collected from post boxes. If the post requires signature or is too big to place it inside the post box, we will collect it on behalf of the resident or sign for it. Once processed, resident will be informed by email to collect it from the reception.
How do I report maintenance issues?
We now have our very own Repair app. Download the ‘Main Manager’ app onto your smart phone or tablet and then get the site code from Reception. Enter the code into the app and then you can log any problems you’re having with your accommodation.
Can I change my room?
Subject to availability.
Do I need to have a TV licence?
TV licence is required when resident have their own TV stand in their bedroom or in the common space of the flat.
What events do you arrange on the site?
Throughout the year we organise various events on site. We have a University reps called Res-Life who are responsible to organise events. However Derwent students will provide some events as well.
What facilities are there on site?
In the common room there is pool table free of charge, TV, PlayStation is available to residents (by courtesy of BU)
Can I store my possessions in the summer?
Unfortunately due to the insurance regulations we do not have a facility to store resident’s possessions. We do advertise local self-storage places before the check out.
Can I book for summer?
Yes. We will be offering summer stay to our residents as well to other potential clients, as long they meet our criteria (students, age, etc)
Can I arrive early?
Subject to availability. Minimum stay 1 week.