Contact Us

Tel: +44 1202 533 011

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown, Poole
BH12 5HH
United Kingdom

View us on a map.

You can take a look at our opening times and download a map of our campus here.


Find Us

From the East and North

  • Take A338 (known as the Wessex Way)
  • Exit at Richmond Hill Roundabout (next to Vitality Life)
  • Take third exit along Wimborne Road
  • At four-way junction with traffic lights, turn left towards Winton
  • Continue over next three roundabouts
  • At fourth roundabout take first left into Fern Barrow
  • Continue over mini roundabout
  • Take first left into the AUB campus

From the West

  • Approach Poole on A35
  • Follow signs for Bournemouth (A3049)
  • Take dual carriageway past Tower Park (Dorset Way)
  • The Wallisdown Campus is on the A3049 (Wallisdown Road)


Parking spaces on campus are limited to permit holders. However, we can book parking spaces on campus for visitors with disabilities. Please contact +441202 533011 to arrange a space or if you have any other parking-related queries.

Open Days and Campus Tours Parking

Limited parking is available on campus for those visiting us on Open Days. You will be welcomed on to campus by our team or directed to an alternative, nearby car park. If you have any special requirements or require a disabled space, please let us know by emailing

Interview Parking

Unfortunately we can only guarantee car parking to visitors coming for an interview who have mobility problems. If you are travelling by car we have a drop off point for applicants at the main entrance. We recommend you park locally in Winton, which is on a bus route to and from the University.

By Rail

Bournemouth Train Station is served by a fast inter-city rail link from London Waterloo. There are also regular trains from Poole, Southampton and other major cities. The Wallisdown Campus is about 1.5 miles from the train station and a 5-10 minute journey by taxi.

By Bus or Coach

Bournemouth is well connected by coach. It takes about 2 ½ hours to get here from London. The Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (known as the Travel Interchange) is next to the railway station.

The Bus 17 (Morebus), or U5,U6 or U7 (Yellow Buses), will take you from Bournemouth Train/Coach Station (Travel Interchange) to the University campus. The journey will last around 10–15 minutes.

The U1 (UNIBUS) will take you to campus from Holdenhurst Road.

A taxi takes about 5-10 minutes.

Accommodation Nearby

Listed below are some external websites that give information about hotels in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

Please be aware when booking your hotel that the University campus is a 2 mile drive from the town centre.

Bournemouth Tourism
Trip Advisor
Accommodation near AUB
Accommodation near/in Bournemouth

Interview Parking

Unfortunately we can only guarantee car parking to visitors coming for an interview who have mobility requirements.

If you are travelling by car, we recommend following the signs for Bournemouth town centre where there are directions to long and short-term parking areas. The applicant can then catch one of the regular buses to the AUB.

Alternatively if the applicant is not the driver we have a drop-off area at the main entrance on campus. We recommend after applicants are dropped off that accompanying visitors follow the signs to the town centre where there are plenty of places to eat, drink, visit, and await travelling back for pick-up.

For Satellite Navigation:

Madeira Road car park – BH11QQ

National Car Park (next to train station) – BH88DL

Richmond Hill – BH11JD

National Car Park (town centre) – BH25NN

There are nearer parking options in Winton, some within walking distance and others on bus routes. Winton parking is on a smaller scale often involving a more complex route to AUB.

We recommend planning your route in all instances before you travel.


Additional contact details

Admissions enquiries

If you are a UK or EU student and have any questions about our courses, qualifications and entry requirements, how to apply or about your application to AUB, please contact our admissions team on or +44 1202 363228/363225.

Student Services

For all funding, fees and accommodation enquiries:

Tel: +44 1202 363242 or 363034

International enquiries

Tel: + 44 1202 363217
Skype ID: AUBInternational
(Email to make an appointment)

Evening and Saturday Courses enquiries

Tel: +44 1202 363222

Summer Courses enquiries

Tel: +44 1202 853605

Study Abroad enquiries

Tel: +44 1202 853624
Skype: AUB-Studyabroad

Media enquiries

If you would like to arrange an interview with any of our academics or students, film on campus or have any other press-related enquiries, please contact the Marketing department on:

Tel: +44 1202 363359

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