University Preparation students

A message from the Principal

Portrait of Andrew Short, Principal. Welcome to our learning community.

We are very happy that you have joined Kings Bournemouth.

This is a community of hard work, fairness, equality and great opportunity. We hope that you will find it a friendly environment where you can feel welcomed, listened to, and motivated to make good progress. We believe that you can achieve what you want if you make the effort. Our job is to help you achieve your aims. If you would like to speak to me about anything, I will be happy to help you.

Please look at the important information in this guide. It will help you understand more about Kings Bournemouth, your course of study and British life in general.

Thank you for choosing Kings Bournemouth for your future study. I hope that you will enjoy your time here and that you will feel motivated to study hard. 

Andrew Short
Kings Bournemouth


T +44 (0) 1202 293 535

About this guide

Being a student in the United Kingdom is a great opportunity, but it helps to be prepared. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to living and learning at Kings and in the UK.

What this guide contains

  • Essential information you need before you leave home
  • Information about your learning, the college and life in the UK
  • Expectations of you as a student
  • How to become a part of the Kings community and how to make the most of your time with us
  • Tips on noticing, understanding and dealing with cultural differences
  • What to expect from living with a host family or in a student residence
  • Explanation of the educational culture in Britain, and the kind of learner you are expected to be
  • Ways to meet people, make friends and enjoy your free time
  • Useful links and information for your Kings location.

Throughout this guide we have included links to the Kings Education website and various other sites to give you additional information, support or advice.

We hope you enjoy your stay with Kings and that you gain the knowledge and progression you want. More than that, we hope you return home with many fond memories.

Contact Kings Bournemouth

Kings Bournemouth
58 Braidley Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 293535

Emergency numbers:
Main contact/ Transfers: +44 7506 575568
Residences: +44 7566 681831
Homestay: +44 7506 575570

Fax: +44 (0) 1202 293922


College opening times

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.30pm (Year round)
8.00am to 6.00pm (Summer only)

Other key staff at Kings Bournemouth

Portrait of Andy Plain.Andy Plain

Senior Coordinator, Academic Programmes




Portrait of Sean O'Connor.Sean O'Connor

Advanced Level Foundation Course Director




Portrait of Nicola Cranshaw.Nicola Cranshaw

GCSE, A-level and IHSP Coordinator




Portrait of Belen Sullivan.Belen Sullivan

Accommodation and Welfare Officer




Portrait of Conny Beer.Cornelia (Conny) Beer

Marketing Development Manager