An exclusive survey has revealed that some students from Bournemouth University fail to engage with the town as they are caught up in the ‘University Bubble’. Students find themselves getting caught into such a routine they fail to involve themselves with Bournemouth.
Ellie Killington, first year student, says that her weekly routine consists of “Going to university, coming home and doing work and then going out at night. I hardly ever have time to go into town”. She also added that she wished she had more time to go into town to do things within Bournemouth.
The exclusive Buzz survey revealed that the majority of students go into Bournemouth once a week and that 60% of them felt that more time was needed to go into Bournemouth. More than half agreed that they lived a routine week whilst being at University, and that the free time they do have is consumed by other University related things. Interestingly, the average contact time for students is 5-9 hours, which raises the question, do students have enough time to go into town and if they do, why do they not go into town more often?
As well as the survey suggesting the trend, students do recognise that they are living a routine lifestyle, yet seem to be unable to escape their repetitive lifestyle.
The Bournemouth Tourism centre feel that there is more than enough time to explore the city and have made a top ten list of things to do whilst living in Bournemouth (view here). They also said that in an interview with buzz that it tended to be that more foreign students “want to go and explore in Bournemouth” (read and listen to the full interview here)
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To see the full results of the Buzz survey, please click here.