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Arts University Bournemouth

Student life

AUB campus has a real buzz about it. On route to the café you’re likely to pass a film crew, a woman in Elizabethan dress and a DJ. It’s a microcosm of the creative industries. Right down to having the best tools for the job. All facilities are on a single campus, which makes it a very friendly and welcoming place. Not only is it home to the workshops, spaces and lecture halls where you’ll study, it’s where you’ll eat, drink and make friends.

There’s always something happening: an exhibition, a DJ playing outside, a live performance or a charitable fundraiser. To inspire you further AUB has got a gallery, a museum and an incredibly well-stocked library.

With a population of around 160,000, Bournemouth has all the attractions of a large town without the disadvantages of big city life. International students love Bournemouth. The area has one of the UK’s highest concentrations of English Language Schools, as well as two universities. Bournemouth has a vibrant social scene of bars, clubs and restaurants. Also two world heritage sites are located nearby: Stonehenge and the Jurassic coast.Nearby Poole Harbour is a superb location for water sports: many students experience windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing and kite surfing.


University will help you find suitable accommodation in the local area, it currently has three halls of residence with two on campus, and because Bournemouth and Poole are major tourist towns, there’s a wide range of accommodation to choose from.

There’s high demand for places in halls of residence, but the priority is given to overseas students who apply by the published deadline. For students who prefer alternative accommodation there is a specialist house-hunting website.

Career services

  • The Careers Service provides a comprehensive programme of presentations designed to prepare students for employment, self-employment or further study.
  • Individual advice and guidance, CV workshops and interview practice are available to all students.
  • The Job Shop provides a range of graduate and part-time jobs, and details of internships and volunteering opportunities.

Students are eligible to apply to become Student Ambassadors and to undertake occasional paid work for the Institute. Wide range of part-time work available in the Bournemouth and Poole. Careers Service provides details of some part-time opportunities.


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Arts University Bournemouth
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom
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AUB is located on the south coast of England, two miles from the centre of Bournemouth. It has good train links to London and other big cities.

Bournemouth is the furthest easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage site, which spans 95 miles of unspoilt countryside of exceptional natural beauty and historic geology. Subsidised bus routes operate to and from the campus. Good cycle paths are in place.