Following that, for those interested in art, there is also Westover Gallery on that same road. The gallery is free to enter and there is complimentary coffee for the browsers to fuel you through 3 floors of creative and impressive paintings and sculptors: Ideal for those times where you have hit a wall on your creativity due to staring at the same textbook pages over and over again.
If you are more of an active student and want to spend days outside, you can use the free outdoor gym that runs along the Bournemouth sea front. There are 6 stations with 16 different exercises that you can do, including pull-up bars and sit-up benches. Who needs to fork out for a gym membership when you can use this in the great outdoors with a simultaneous great view of the sea?
Again, on a similar theme, there are free table tennis tables dotted around town such as on the pier front, Boscombe gardens and in Boscombe high street. The tables are available with facilities to rent out bats and balls. Bear in mind the competitive nature of your housemates may become more apparent and fall outs may be on the horizon…
Bournemouth really has so much to offer and you can have an exciting and busy day out on a budget. If none of these ideas appeal to you, just going into Bournemouth itself and wondering around the gardens and beach front can be entertaining. There is always something new to discover and different places to be explored.
By Imogen Byers