Our Open Days are a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for studying at AUB.
Forget the regimented open days you’ve been to in the past. Ours are a festival of diversity and excitement; a showcase of learning on a campus dedicated to the arts.
There’s only so much a website or prospectus can tell you. At our Open Days you can explore the campus, see what students are working on, and talk to course tutors. You can get involved in our interactive workshops, take a bus tour of the local area or simply take in the atmosphere to a backbeat of sounds from our student DJs.
Open Day dates
General Open Days 2020
- Saturday 6 June 2020 – booking opens 2 March 2020
- Saturday 26 September 2020 – booking opens 6 July 2020
- Saturday 10 October 2020 – booking opens 20 July 2020
- Saturday 7 November 2020 – booking opens 17 August 2020
- Saturday 5 December 2020 – booking opens 14 September 2020
MA Open Days
The afternoon runs from 15.00-17.00. You’ll have the chance to talk with course academics, have an academic session and a tour of the campus.
- Thursday 5 March 2020 – book your place
- Thursday 10 December 2020 – booking opens 14 September 2020
Open Day FAQs
Do I need to book?
Yes, you do need to book to attend our Open Days, bookings can be made online using the links above in our ‘Open Day dates’ section.
What are the timings of the day?
The day starts at 9.30 and ends at 15.30.
You don’t need to attend all day – you’re welcome to arrive and leave when you wish. We repeat the majority of course talks and informative talks throughout the day, allowing you to build the day around your requirements. We have many activities and tours to get involved with during the event so if you wish to make the most of these we recommend staying for the length of the event.
Please note: a few specific courses only host one talk that isn’t repeated, this will be easily identifiable when you make a booking. Please make a note of this when booking and be aware if you choose one of these talks.
How can I amend my booking?
You can cancel/amend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I bring a guest?
Yes, guests are more than welcome and you can specify this when you book so that we know to expect them.
Will I meet any AUB students at the Open Days?
Absolutely! We have a range of student ambassadors representing various courses that will be pleased to have a chat with you on the day and share their experiences as an AUB student.
Do you have parking on campus?
We have limited car parking on campus. Once this car park is full, we have an overflow car park around the corner, just a short five-minute walk to ensure we can accommodate all our visitors. Please always arrive at the main AUB entrance, as our security team will be on hand to help direct you on arrival.
How do I get to AUB?
Please follow road sign directions to our campus. For SatNav please use postcode: BH12 5HH.
You can find more information about how to find us here.
I/my guests have a blue badge, what do I do?
Please email email@example.com to reserve a parking space on campus.
Are you the same as Bournemouth University?
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a completely separate university to Bournemouth University (BU). That said, the AUB campus is located directly next to BU.
On arrival, you’ll see the BU campus first, and the AUB campus just behind this – please follow the AA signs and other road signs on arrival to direct you.
Can I attend any open day talk?
Yes, although capacities in some rooms can be limited so entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. For particularly busy talks, we may limit entry to one student and one guest just to make sure as many people as possible can attend.
Will food and drink be available on the Open Day?
Of course, we have several outlets that will be open including Costa Coffee, Starbucks and our Refectory.
Are all courses represented at the open days?
Our general open days cover our Foundation course and our BA (Hons) degree programmes. We have a specific open day for Masters and PhD/Research courses. All dates can be found here in the ‘Open Day dates’ section on this page.
Do I need to print out the email programme?
We’ll give you a printed programme of the day on arrival when you come to the registration point.
I haven’t received any information about the event, what do I do?
We’ll send an information email with all the information about the day approximately 7-10 days before the event. Please check your junk/spam folder and if it can’t be found please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be pleased to resend this to you.
Will I have a ticket for the event?
You’ll receive a specific email prior to the event with your QR code. If you can have this handy, either printed or on your phone, it will help us to scan you on arrival and speed up the registration process!
If you can’t make any of our open days, we arrange campus tours once a month on a Friday. You can find out more and book here.