Student life

Arts University Bournemouth is a very friendly place and most teaching and support staff will know students personally.

Each course has a number of places for UK and overseas students – this ensures that we have a varied mix of individuals from different backgrounds whilst all students receive a truly British education.

The University has a refectory / canteen, Arts Bar and a café, plus communal student areas as well as an active student union that organises events.

Everyone at the University studies creative subjects so there is course collaboration and there is a very exciting atmosphere especially at the end of year shows and graduation ceremonies.

The Bournemouth University campus is situated across the road and University students are able to use their facilities which include the gym, student union shop, book shop and Santander Bank. There is also the chance to meet other international students on different types of courses.

At the start of the academic year we run an orientation programme for all European and International students to meet and make new friends. These Orientation days also provide the opportunity for students to ask questions about living in Bournemouth, life as a University student and about their studies in a fun and friendly environment.

Once on course students can obtain help and advice from the International Office and Student Services and learning support (including help with improving academic English) is available from a specialised team of academic tutors.

The International Office also organise occasional get-togethers for all our international students (Non EU). However, as the University is on one single campus it is very easy to make friends (many larger institutions can have more than one campus and these can be several miles apart).

The International Office also has a Facebook page for our International Students. It offers a platform for students to interact, there is also plenty of information about current events, images of student work, campus, local area and student life.