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Legal and Governance

Freedom of information

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 2005 establishes a right of access to all types of recorded information held by AUB.

As well as responding to requests for information, the Arts University Bournemouth publishes information proactively. We do this using the model publication scheme produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

Please use the menu on the left-hand side to navigate through the publication scheme.

If there is information you require that is not available on any of the pages, please email with details of your request.

The University takes its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act very seriously. If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with the way in which the process has been implemented you may invoke the following Complaints' Procedure.

The Complaints' Procedure is split into informal and formal complaints. The University hopes to be able to resolve most complaints on an informal basis. You are asked to pursue the informal complaints' procedure before invoking the formal complaints' procedure.

Contact the Data Controller in writing at Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH or to and he will try to resolve the complaint informally. The Data Controller must respond to your complaint within 20 working days.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome, or do not receive a response within 20 working days, you are entitled to invoke the formal complaints' procedure (see below).

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an informal complaint, you must make a formal complaint in writing, and provide supporting evidence/paperwork.

Address your written complaint to the University Secretary, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH. If the complaint concerns the University Secretary another member of the University Leadership Team will deal with it.

The University Secretary (or alternate) will investigate and respond to your complaint within 20 working days.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the University’s formal complaints' procedure you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Degree Outcomes Statement (DOS)

Our Degree Outcomes Statement (DOS)outlines our degree classification profile and any outcomes and actions as a result of the review. The statement covers our assessment and marking practices, academic governance, our classification algorithm and more.

Further information

Legal framework

Information about the Arts University Bournemouth legal framework can be found under Legal and Governance web pages.

How the institution is organised

Information about Arts University Bournemouth and its management structure including:

Location and contact details

Lists of and information relating to organisations which the hei has responsibility for, those it works in partnership with, those it sponsors and companies wholly or partially owned by it

Student activities

Financial regulations and financial statements can be found on the Financial Statements page of the AUB website.

Information on fees and how we spend them is available from the fees webpage by following the links to fees and financial support.

Funding and income

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports

Financial regulations and procedures

Staff pay and grading structures

  • Salary Scales
  • Remuneration of senior staff are included in the Financial Statement
  • The University can also provide information about the ‘pay multiple’ – the ration between the highest paid salary and the media average salary of the whole of the University’s workforce, please email

Procurement and tender procedures and reports

  • The purchasing and tender process is described in the Financial Regulations at Section 6.2 and Appendix IV.

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

Corporate and business plans

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Academic Quality and Standards

External and internal audit; review information

Corporate relations

Government and regulatory reports

Accredited courses

Many subject areas and degree programmes at the University are reviewed by their professional bodies in order to achieve accreditation by that body

BA (Hons) Architecture and Master of Architecture (March) are RIBA and ARB accredited course

The following courses are accredited by ScreenSkills.

HEI’s compliance with its duties under the Equality Act 2010

Equality and Diversity at AUB

The remits of the Committees listed below are available in the HE Quality Assurance Handbook which is available as a download on the Wider Information Set web page.

Please email for copies of constitutions and minutes from the following committees:

  • Governors meetings
  • Academic Board
  • Equality Committee
  • Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee
  • Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee

Appointment committees and procedures

Student admissions

Procedures and policies relating to Academic Services

  • The academic regulations, including the Academic Misconduct Policy and the Appeals Policy for HE courses; the Student Enrolment Policy; the Student Attendance and Engagement Policy; the Student Complaints' Procedure and the Student Disciplinary Policy are all available through the dedicated regulations page.

Procedures and policies relating to Human Resources

Procedures and policies relating to recruitment

Quality and Diversity policies

Complaints policy

Record management and personal data policies

Research policy and strategy

Find out more in our Research section.

Student services

Services for which University is entitled to recover a fee include:

Library services

Information on Library services can be accessed by following this link to the Library web pages

Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) and the TheGallery

The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) is a registered museum located in the library that offers a unique study, teaching and reference resource. For more information visit the MoDiP website.

TheGallery exhibits works from students, staff and alumni, as well as national and internationally touring exhibitions. For more information visit TheGallery webpages.

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Wider Information Set (WIS)

We publish a Wider Information Set which gives information about aspects of courses and awards; and the quality and standards of programmes

If there's information you require that's not available on this page please email

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Overview of our legal policies

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We have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of students, including those who are young and vulnerable at AUB