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MA Graphic Design Welcome Guide

Arrival and your first week

We're delighted that you've chosen to join our creative community at Arts University Bournemouth. We can't wait to see what you'll create.

Arrival and your first week

Welcome to MA Graphic Design. We’re excited to get to know you as a creative and see what you’ll make with us as you develop through the course.

Your timetable and first week

Online enrolment opens in September 2024 for applicants who’ve met their conditions. Once open, it's important that you enrol as soon as possible so we can set up your timetable.

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.

Your timetable will be available to view from September. If you have any questions about your timetable then your course team will be able to help you.

More information about when and where to arrive on campus in your first week will be available on this page in August so please check back!

Getting to campus

AUB is proud to have achieved a Platinum Ecocampus award, as well as Fairtrade certification, and we have a commitment to reach Carbon Net Zero by 2030. Sustainability is very important to us and plays a big role in how we work.

We encourage you to come to the campus using the most sustainable means available to you.

Bournemouth has great public transport links, and most students catch a bus from their accommodation onto campus.

UNIBUS provides frequent services between AUB campus and our halls of residence in Bournemouth town centre, as well as the neighbouring towns of Poole, Westbourne, Boscombe and Southbourne. You can download the app to buy tickets before you hop on, follow live routes, use the journey planner and timetables.

The UNIBUS app will gain you access to the U1, U2, U3 and U4 routes, plus the Morebus services that stop at campus – 6, 6a, 15, 17 and 36.

MoreBus is Bournemouth and Poole’s main bus provider, which can get you around town and surrounding areas. We’d recommend using the Morebus website too, so that you can find bus routes outside the UNIBUS network including buses to the beach.

Digital ID card

Once you've completed online enrolment and your ID card photo has been approved, you'll be able to download a digital ID card, which can be used to purchase student bus tickets. Your digital ID card will be available through myAUB in your eVision tile.

Bournemouth has a well-established cycle community, with lanes across town making it a great way to travel safely.

Our campus and all halls of residence all have bicycle storage, and we’d recommend using a D-lock or chain lock to keep secure. The Universities Police Team offers free security marking and Hope2Cycle visit AUB monthly for discount bicycles and repairs. You can get a discount at many local cycle shops with your student ID too.

Not got your own bike? Try a Beryl hire. These are available across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and they’re an easy and affordable way to get around town. Check out the Beryl app for bundles, discounts and to see what’s available.

Walking is a great way to get around Bournemouth – and it’s free. Here’s an idea of how long it’ll take you to get from campus from our most popular accommodation spots:

  • Winton – 25-30 minutes
  • Charminster – 40-45 minutes
  • Bournemouth halls of residence – 50-55 minutes

For more information on travel, see our Guide to Bournemouth.

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We’re delighted for you to join us at AUB – we can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

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Next Steps

Find out the useful dates and contact before you start here

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