Feeling part of a community is good for our wellbeing and our mental health. There are plenty of student-led
activities and events to find out about and students also have their own common room to relax in – so you can chill out on the sofas, play a few games of pool or just catch up with new friends. There is also a communal kitchen and dining room for students to use.
We are also fortunate to have many students who’ve come to the school as qualified fitness instructors who want to continue teaching. Keep up to date to see what student-led exercise activities might be on offer!
There is an active Student Union (SU) at BCOM and it is available to make your time at BCOM as awesome as it can be. Whether you’re straight from A-Levels, changing careers or an international student, there is an activity for you. The SU is affiliated to the National Union of Students and offers members reduced-price travel and various other typical NUS benefits. Regular events, inter-collegiate sporting activities and curry nights are just a selection of extracurricular activities organised by the SU team. The BCOM and ESO (Kent campus) Student Unions work closely together, giving you access to a fantastic selection of events throughout the year.
The Student Union also participates fully in the academic life of the college and is represented in a number of important committees, acting as a liaison between students, college management and the BCOM Board of Governors. Student Welfare is also a key area of involvement.
Here at BCOM we actively encourage our students to give both oral and written feedback on their learning experiences as this is vital to shaping our student experience both now and in the future. Ideas, comments and requests are collected continually through a variety of channels both formal and informal – Programme Reps, on-line module surveys – and all feedback is taken seriously.
Students have their own common room, a communal games room and a student kitchen and dining room.
When you receive your offer to study at BCOM, we will provide you with details of our private student Facebook page to help you link with other first year students so that you can find accommodation together. We have partnered with the following companies who provide accommodation:
London is a sprawling and bustling city, and getting around might seem daunting at first. However, with its network of tube and train
lines, buses and taxis, it won’t take long to know your way around.
Tube and rail
London’s tube runs across 11 different colour-coded lines and 6 zones.
Closest stations to BCOM:
London buses are brilliant at connecting the dots between train lines and other parts of the city. However, they are generally slower than the Tube and are susceptible to traffic. Certain journeys can take two-to-three times as long during rush hour.
Cycling is a great way to see more of London and there are dedicated bike routes all over the city. Santander Cycle docks also allow you to rent bikes and drop them off at other docking stations. At BCOM we have a bicycle rack.
This is the first week of term at BCOM and is structured to introduce students to the course and to college life in general. The college Administration and Students Union prepare a programme of events to welcome students to BCOM. The first day is scheduled for enrolment, financial administration and a formal welcome from the Principal and members of Faculty, culminating in an early evening social event.
Introductory lectures and practical Osteopathic classes commence on day two, accompanied by an introduction to research, all with an emphasis on meeting Faculty and interacting with other peer groups of students. Key members of staff will be on hand for dedicated advice during this week. By week two, new students are feeling very much at home.
The Freemasons Arms is a gastropub serving Modern British and Mediterranean dishes in a skylit conservatory dining room. Relax within the confines of their beautifully spacious courtyard and garden area.
The Wells Tavern is a modern European gastropub in a Georgian house with upstairs dining rooms and spacious
downstairs bar; grab a sofa by the cosy fireplace and enjoy!
North Star Pub – draft beer is offered in an old-school space with dark wood panelling & outdoor seats.
The Holly Bush is a real gem of a London local and a charming 18th century pub in the heart of historic Hampstead. Step
inside the grade II listed building and you’ll discover a wealth of cosy corners – the perfect place to enjoy fabulous food, ales and wine.
Open from early to late, the 02 Centre is home to food chains offering you quick and freshly prepared food:
It’s natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed when starting university. At BCOM, you are never too far from a friendly face – our staff are here to help and support you. BCOM students also have access to counselling at no extra cost.