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


We hope to enhance our features to benefit the community and biodiversity to ensure the space and facilities are appropriate of a leading specialist creative institution.

Although we have limited green space, we’re committed to maximising our potential, increasing biodiversity and reaping the health and well-being benefits too.

We’ve got a green roof on the Arts Bar, a green wall next to the refectory, solitary bee tubes on the Campus Services building and bird boxes on the grounds. We're also aiming to install motion sensor nature cameras around the campus to highlight the biodiversity and wildlife on AUB campus.

Along with the above aspects, we have a Biodiversity action plan in place.

Hedgehog-friendly campus

AUB is embarking on a campaign to become an official hedgehog-friendly campus. We'll look to run campaigns and highlight the plight of our nocturnal friends. If you wish to help with this campaign, please get in contact.

Hedgehogs in Britain have undergone a long historic decline, but differences between urban and rural populations are becoming increasingly apparent.

In urban areas, the picture is of a stable population that might be recovering, highlighting the importance of gardens and green spaces, and local action, in ensuring a future for hedgehogs. In stark contrast, rural populations remain low and, in the last two decades, have continued to decline by between a third and three quarters nationally (British Hedgehog Preservation Society 2022).

Hog friendly icon – an illustrated hedgehog holding a rolled up certificate and wearing a mortarboard cap with the words 'Hog friendly' around it

Explore the campus

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Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity – it's where you'll make amazing things happen

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AUB:360 tour

Explore AUB's creative campus with our new 360° virtual tour

A model sits on a chair in the centre of a room while a group of artists draw them.

Drawing Studio

Our iconic blue Drawing Studio is used by student from all courses and was designed by alumnus Sir Peter Cook​...

Open space at TheGallery at AUB during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition 2024.


Our in-house gallery, TheGallery, is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England

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MoDiP is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and specialist research resource

An audience watches as a group of BA (Hons) Acting students perform a production of "The Ballad of Maria Marten" at the Palace Court Theatre in Bournemouth.

Palace Court Theatre

The Palace Court Theatre is a 1930s Art Deco theatre building, situated in Bournemouth town centre.

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The Environment and AUB

Our goal is to ensure a sustainable future for the University as a specialist provider of arts, design, media and performance education

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The Library

The Library at AUB holds an excellent range of print and online collections

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Bournemouth Film School

With a history spanning over 50 years, BFS sits at the heart of AUB, setting the standard for turning creativity into careers

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Food and drink

We’ve got plenty of food and drink choices all over AUB campus. We know that you need delicious, healthy and well-priced food when...

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University Music

University Music is a joint AUB and BU department that offers a wide range of musical opportunities to students and staff...

Uniprint shop based on AUB's campus – paints and paper lining the walls


Uniprint is here for all your printing needs, offering services from dissertation printing and binding to business cards and banners.