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This is AUB. A place to shape and build your work; to learn, share, provoke and collaborate.

Why AUB?

We're set in one the UK’s most beautiful award-winning natural locations; boasting spectacular gardens, beaches, forests and a Jurassic coastline classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

But it isn’t just beauty, peace and tranquillity that students can take advantage of during their studies at AUB; as Bournemouth itself is also home to one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe, with its digital sector supporting more than 7,500 digital jobs and contributing over £340million to the UK economy*.

And at AUB, it’s not just a thriving digital and creative environment you’ll graduate into. You’ll be immersed into a richly artistic community right from the start.

"I felt like I could be myself because everyone else was themselves."

Nebras Jamali, BA (Hons) Acting, featured in BBC's Our Girl

Creative campus

Our award-winning campus is located between the towns of Bournemouth and Poole, with all of our accommodation being located very close by, so it’s easy to reach us by cycling or walking, as well as through great travel links spanning across the country. There are major rail and bus stations nearby and Bournemouth's international airport is less than 20 minutes away.

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Preparing you for industry

We’re the UK’s leading arts university for graduate prospects and completion, and the number one specialist university for employability*. We’re a gateway to the creative industries – a sector which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy!

* According to The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and The Times Higher Education magazine.

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Excellent teaching

Our exceptional teaching staff are leading professionals from across the creative industries - they’ll work with you to sharpen the skills you need to succeed; from developing industry contacts to placements, to nurturing a specialist insight that transforms creativity into careers.

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Hear what our students have to say

Want to find out what it's really like studying at AUB? Chat with one of our student ambassadors. They’re here to answer any questions you may have on university life, clubs and societies and living and studying in Bournemouth.

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We've been voted #18 in 'Best UK universities 2021' by students in the Student Crowd awards.

"Such a lovely uni with such lovely spaces. They've always been so supportive of their students." - StudentCrowd Reviewer

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