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Open Days

Our open days are a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for studying at AUB.

Course Leader for BA (Hons) Textiles leading a session on an Open Day

Spend a day with our creative community

Our Open Days are a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for studying with us, whether you attend an on-campus Open Day or watch a virtual talk from the comfort of your own home – we've got you covered.

Explore our Open Day Hub – a 24/7 Open Day available to you, when you want it. Find out more and register below.

At all of our events, you’ll have the chance to hear from our students and lecturers, ask all your burning questions and find out what life is like as an #AUBMAKER.

Open day dates

Open day type Date Book

Postgraduate (virtual)

7 December 2022 - 8 March 2023

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Foundation and Undergraduate (on campus)

2023 dates coming soon

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Open Day information – what to expect

On-campus Open Day

The day runs from 09.00-15.30, and there's lots to do. Our course talks are repeated three times (9.50, 11.10 and 12.30) throughout the day, you'll meet course leaders and have your questions answered, learn more about practical details such as entry requirements and funding options, chat with student ambassadors, tour the campus, check out our halls of residence, and maybe even try your hand at a creative activity or two.

Once you've booked on to an Open Day, make sure to check your emails for your ticket and further information. If you'd like to get ahead with planning, you can download the Open Day guide in advance.

Virtual Open Day

Join the The Graduate School for a series of postgraduate pop-ups.

We know that Open Days don't suit everyone's schedule, especially if you've got work and other commitments to fit around. So we’ve created these pop-ups to allow you to find out more about our postgraduate courses from wherever you are.

Our postgraduate Award Leaders are hosting intimate pop-up events on Zoom from December 2022 to March 2023. You'll get the chance to hear more about the course, life as a postgraduate student at AUB and have the opportunity to ask any burning questions.

To find out when the courses are being hosted, take a look at our schedule below.

2022

Date Course Time (GMT) Book

7 December

MA Fine Art

11.00-12.00

Book your space

8 December

MA Film Practice

11.00-12.00

Book your space

8 December

MA Photography

12.00-13.00

Book your space

12 December

MA Digital Fashion Innovation

11.00-12.00

Book your space

13 December

MA Illustration

13.00-14.00

Book your space

14 December

MA Painting

16.00-17.00

Book your space

15 December

MA Historical Costume

11.00-12.00

Book your space

15 December

MRes Arts

12.00-13.00

Book your space

20 December

MA Design and Innovation

14.00-15.00

Book your space

2023

Date Course Time (GMT) Book

18 January

Master of Architecture

18.00-19.00

Book your space

25 January

MA Graphic Design

12.00-13.00

Book your space

2 February

MA Photography

11.00-12.00

Book your space

15 February

MA Animation Production

17.00-18.00

Book your space

16 February

MRes Arts

17.00-18.00

Book your space

8 March

Master of Architecture

18.00-19.00

Book your space

Open Day Hub

We know that not everyone can make it to an Open Day, so we've created a virtual hub that brings together all the information you need to know, whenever you need it.

In our Open Day Hub, you can watch live and recorded course talks, chat with current students, explore our 360 virtual campus and more. We've got everything you need to decide whether we're the university for you.

What can you expect to see

Open day FAQs

Below are a number of questions frequently asked by visitors planning to attend our Open Days.

Yes, you do need to book to attend our online and on campus Open Days. Bookings can be made online using the links above in our ‘Open Day dates’ section.

The day starts at 9.00 and ends at 15.00. Breakfast and lunch options are available at various hospitality points across campus.

You don’t need to attend all day – you’re welcome to arrive and leave when you wish. We repeat the majority of course talks (at 9.50, 11.10 and 12.30) and informative talks throughout the day, allowing you to build the day around your requirements. We have many activities and tours to get involved with during the event so if you wish to make the most of these, we recommend arriving at 09.00 and staying for the length of the event.

Please note: a few specific courses only host one talk that isn’t repeated, this will be easily identifiable when you make a booking. Please make a note of this when booking and be aware if you choose one of these talks.

You can cancel/amend via links in the booking confirmation email.

You're more than welcome to bring along extra family members and friends but for busier talks we may ask that only one student and one guest attend. There are lots of other activities and hospitality points across campus for additional guests to enjoy.

Dogs are also welcome to join you on campus, however, they won't be able to accompany you to the talks. Please ensure they're kept on a short lead and with the owner at all times.

Please email opendays@aub.ac.uk to make any access arrangements (e.g. blue badge parking, a sign language interpreter, audio loops or any other support or assistance). Together, with our Senior Disability Advisor, we'll provide advice and support for the day.

Please follow road sign directions to our campus. For SatNav please use postcode: BH12 5HH.

You can find more information about how to find us here

We have limited car parking on campus. Once this car park is full, we have an overflow car park around the corner, just a short five-minute walk to ensure we can accommodate all our visitors. Please always arrive at the main AUB entrance, as our security team will be on hand to help direct you on arrival.

Please email opendays@aub.ac.uk to reserve a parking space on campus.

Absolutely! We have a great group of student ambassadors representing various courses – they'll be pleased to have a chat with you on the day and share their experiences as AUB students.

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a completely separate university to Bournemouth University (BU). That said, the AUB campus is located directly next to BU.

On arrival, you’ll see the BU campus first, and the AUB campus just behind this – please follow the AA signs and other road signs on arrival to direct you.

Yes, although capacities in some rooms can be limited so entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. For particularly busy talks, we may limit entry to one student and one guest just to make sure as many people as possible can attend.

Our general Open Days cover our Foundation course and our BA (Hons) degree programmes. We have a specific Open Day for Masters and PhD/Research courses. All dates can be found here in the ‘Open Day dates’ section on this page.

We’ll give you a printed programme of the day on arrival when you come to the registration point.

We’ll send an email with the joining information the day before the event. Please check your junk/spam folder and if it can’t be found please contact us on opendays@aub.ac.uk.

For our online events, if you don't receive an email, you can still join the event by going direct to the following page aub.onlineopendays.com/schedule and clicking ‘listen live’ to the talk you are interested in.

The Open Day Hub is for all our levels – Foundation, Undergraduate (BA) and Postgraduate (MA).

Dogs are welcome to join you on campus, however, they won't be able to accompany you to the talks. Please ensure they're kept on a short lead and with the owner at all times.

If we spot a dog, our Social Media team will likely come and ask your dog for an interview.

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UCAS Events

We attend UCAS events throughout the year and we’d love to see you.

To find out where we’ll be and when, see our UCAS Events page. You can register for UCAS events online on the UCAS website.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about Open Days please call us on 01202 363368 or email opendays@aub.ac.uk