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Whether you graduated last year or decades ago, we're here to help you stay connected!

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We're proud of our alumni and rightfully so. Many of you have gone on to do incredible things.

Our alumni community is a continuation of our campus — a home and a network for all of our wonderful graduates. It’s a place to find out what everyone’s been up to and generally stay a part of our creative community – with some exclusive benefits to be had, too.

Our alumni community is open to students who graduated from any of our previous titles (The Arts University College at Bournemouth, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design) and, of course, our current one.

To guarantee you don’t miss out on the Alumni benefits and communications sign up to AUB&.

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Our Alumni

From award-winning screenwriters to Turner Prize-worthy photographers, AUB has been the backdrop for plenty of creative careers.

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Simon Beaufoy

Simon is an Oscar-winning screenwriter who studied Film and Television at the AUB in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

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Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright has directed critically acclaimed films such as Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver.

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Twinks Burnett

BA (Hons) Fashion Alumna Twinks Burnett is a fashion stylist, creative director and accessories designer.

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans is a critically acclaimed photographer who has been published in magazines such as i-d and Vogue.

Prof. Sir Peter Cook

Peter Cook received an Honorary fellowship in 2008. He originally studied architecture at the Bournemouth College of Art (now the AUB) in

Alumni macebearers

Jon Cleave, alumnus and founder of Newyonder, speaks to AUB Alumni about his role as Macebearer at Graduation 2022.

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"My advice to future students is you’ve got to be extremely tenacious, and not give up. And when you find people you like working with, keep working with them, be loyal."

Edgar Wright


Have a question? We’ve included the answers to some common questions…

Any student who has studied a course or graduated from AUB (or under any of its previous names) automatically becomes a member of our AUB Alumni Community.

You’ll just need to provide us with your personal details if these have changed after graduating. You can also join our new Alumni platform, AUB&.

If you graduated before 2001, we won’t have your details on our system. You can add your contact information by filling out the form on our Update Your Details page.

If you graduated in or after 2001, you’ll need to log in to reset your password here. The form will ask you to enter your AUB email address, or student number, along with the surname you had while at AUB and your date of birth.

If you are still unable to log in, it may be we have an alternative email logged on our system. If you email, we’ll help you reset your password.

Once you have reset your password, please click here to log in.

Becoming part of our AUB Alumni Community allows you to stay in touch with us. We can keep you up to date with all the latest news and events from AUB and your fellow alumni. Remember, we want to hear all about your achievements! As AUB Alumni, there is also the opportunity to get involved with the university and support new students through mentoring, talks and passing on your One Piece of Advice.

Keep an eye out for invitations to Alumni events taking place throughout the year, a great opportunity to meet up with your old friends. You can also access the AUB Job Shop allowing you to view job opportunities and post your own recruitment adverts for other Alumni to view.

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AUB& is a dedicated platform that brings together all our Alumni, to share exciting news, features, careers in the creative arts and more.

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If you have a story you’d like to feature on our website or could talk to our current students about your career, we’d love to hear from you

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