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Stay connected

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.

When you graduate you automatically become a member of the Alumni Community. Although, to guarantee you don’t miss out on the Alumni communications please keep your details updated and join us on AUB&.

Our Alumni

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

Profile of Simon Beaufoy

Simon Beaufoy

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

Director and AUB Alumni, Edgar Wright, smiling during an interview for Film Production Students

Edgar Wright

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

Alumna Twinks Burnett wearing a colouring shirt and bright yellow hat

Twinks Burnett

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

Alumni Wolfgang Tillmans giving a lecture to Commercial Photography Students

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

"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.

Contact our Alumni team at

Stay connected

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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.

Getting the most out your Alumni Community

You may have left but you’re certainly not forgotten. 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.

Drop us a line and let us know what you are up to.

Get involved at AUB

After years of study at AUB, leaving our creative community on campus isn't easy. So what better way to stay connected that by volunteering?

There is no set requirement on how much or how little time you can volunteer. We have a variety of ways that you can engage with current students and the university.

If you are interested in volunteering then we want to hear from you.

Please contact our Alumni team on and talk to us about how you’d like to volunteer. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you wish and our team are always willing to discuss new opportunities.

Host a Talk
Been there, done that. We’re sure you have many stories and experiences that can be shared with current students. What better way to inspire current students than by offering motivation and guidance in the form of your One Piece of Advice?

Use your experience to support current AUB students through course talks or one to one sessions supported by course leaders.

Offer a Work Placement Opportunity
Do you have a work placement opportunity that would allow current AUB students to put their studies into practice? Why not give them their first taste of life in the creative industries!

Offer Event Assistance
Think the good old days of walking around campus are gone? Think again! If you are interested in supporting our team at various recruitment events including open days and UCAS fairs, do get in touch, we’d love for you to join us.

Visit a School
Do you have a passion for the creative industries and want to inspire the next generation? Along with our team why not visit a school and be the key speaker offering valuable first-hand insight into life in the creative industry, after all you’ve taken the journey so why not share it!

Alumni Benefits

As well as sharing an educational history with some of the world's great creatives, there's a few other benefits to being among our alumni.

20% Discount on MA Programmes for AUB Alumni
Build on your achievements and join any one of our specialist MA courses at a discounted rate.

Use of AUB's Library Facilities
Our library is dedicated to creative education and arts and, as alumni, you can access it at any time – for free.

Free Careers' Advice for two years after Graduation
We have a qualified careers advisor who can help you explore your options and guide you in making the right choices. You’re also very welcome to attend careers presentations.

Access to The Graduate Job Shop
Find a wealth of creative opportunities and kickstart your creative career with help of our online job shop.

Discounted Membership at SportBU
From gym and fitness facilities to beach volleyball and archery classes, Bournemouth University’s sport facilities are available to all AUB alumni.

For more details or to make use of these benefits please email

Update your details

To reconnect with the University and become part of the AUB Alumni Community we need you to update your details. By doing so we will be able to keep you up to date with alumni news and information throughout the year.

If you Graduated in 2001 or after please update your details. You can read our Alumni FAQ below for help with this.

If you have already reset your password, you can log in.

If you Graduated before 2001, please email

2018 Graduates: you will be able to update your details from October 2018.

Tell us your story

Help us to inspire the next generation of creatives by filling in a little information about what you're up to below.

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