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Foundation Welcome Guide

Arrival and your first week

We're delighted to have you join us at Arts University Bournemouth, and hope that your time here will be rewarding, challenging, creative and enjoyable.

Arrival and your first week

Welcome to the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media at Arts University Bournemouth where we look forward to spending time working with and supporting you as you make great leaps forward in your learning and understanding of the creative sphere!

Starting at AUB

Induction and your Timetable

You'll be emailed soon to enrol onto the course. It's important that you enrol by Monday 4 September so that we can allocate you to a group and set up your timetable.

If you enrol before Tuesday 29 August, you should receive your personal timetables by Friday 1 September.

Once you've enrolled, you'll be able to set up your student login to access your email account and more information via the myAUB portal.

On-campus arrival

You should be prepared to be on campus from 09.00-16.00 for every day of the first week. At the start of this first week, you'll need to be on campus to meet your course team and fellow students. Groups and meet-up times and locations are outlined below.

Please note: Your group number will be confirmed once you've completed your enrolment and gained access to your AUB email account and calendar.

As of Friday 1 September, the groups' meet-up times and locations are as follows:

  • Groups 1-5 – meeting Monday 4 September at 10.00, inside South House Lecture Theatre.
  • Groups 6-10 – meeting Monday 4 September at 13.00, inside South House Lecture Theatre.

Face-to-face registration

You'll have your face-to-face registration on Tuesday 5 September at AUB's Conference Centre. This is where you'll be able to pick up your student ID cards.

You must bring proof of ID to your registration session. Please refer to our enrolment guide for more information about accepted types of ID.

Please note: The exact time of your registration will depend on your group, which will be confirmed once you've completed your enrolment.

Final note

During your foundation year you'll be encouraged to move outside of your comfort zone and push beyond the boundaries of your knowledge and understanding where exciting opportunities await you. It'll be a year of intense and hard work, where you will be genuinely challenged whilst expanding your abilities and refining your progression choices. You'll make friends and collaborate with others, whilst demonstrating your creative ambitions and commitment.

We would ask of you that you use this year to take risks, break creative rules, allow the chance to lead at times and above all have fun!

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