BA (Hons) Creative Events Management student.
“I am Dorset born and bred so I have a slightly biased opinion of the beautiful county! After spending most of my childhood growing up in various places, I was excited to find a University in my hometown offering the course I wanted to complete. I’m a country girl, so having no city in Dorset is perfect, if you don’t mind the hustle and bustle of a city; London is a short two-hour train journey away.
From the marvellous beaches to the splendid countryside Dorset is a great place to immerse yourself in – there is so much on offer and is a great place for artistic inspiration. Dorset has not just inspired artists at AUB, but is the home to The Scouts and Girl Guides and has been the perfect setting for many Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton novels. There’s always time after lectures to sit on the beach and enjoy lashings of ginger beer…
During the summer, I love to take the Purbeck Breezer from Bournemouth to Swanage and stop off at Old Harry Rocks on the way. In the open top bus the view is incredible and The Purbecks are second to none.
The University is such a creative community, and it’s great to see so much cross-course collaboration. The results are remarkable. My favourite time of year is the Summer Shows, where all the third year work is displayed and the atmosphere on campus is full of excitement.
Bournemouth is a lively place to live. The Student areas are always bustling and you can usually find events and student activities going on. There are some really cool places to kick back and relax, some of my favourites are: South Coast Roast, Little Red Roaster, Sixty Million Postcards, and The Stable (in Poole). There are lots of places to shop too, there’s Castlepoint, Bournemouth Town Centre and West Quay is only half an hour away by train.
I’m glad I chose Arts University Bournemouth as my University, I couldn’t imagine studying at a better place. You really become part of a community. Graduating from here has left me with mixed emotions, I’m excited for the future but am really sad to be leaving AUB. It has been a great experience.”