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Our Research

Our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.

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Our Research

By promoting the pursuit of innovation and creativity, we encourage opportunities for establishing and sharing best practice in research and foster the development of critical perspectives that have traditionally lain outside discrete disciplines. We encourage the use of reflective teaching and learning practices as part of an interactive relationship with research.

Staff research is supported from within AUB by grants for particular projects and by a Research Fellowship programme offering generous remission from teaching and administration. Researchers are also encouraged to apply for external funding for the full range of research from practice through history and theory.

Recent grants received include those from:

Our Research Futures Seminars Series offers opportunities for staff from across the university, at all career stages, to share their experience of research providing career planning support as well as advice on leading research teams and projects, writing and publication. All sessions are followed by lively debate. Training and advice is available to those intending to apply for external funding.

AUBREI – our Research Repository

We're excited to launch AUBREI, the Arts University Bournemouth Research Excellence and Impact repository. You can find a wide range
of research outputs produced by our staff.

Research Groups

Our Research Groups brings together a range of researchers, academic staff, postdoctoral and graduate students to develop their common interests in an emerging or strategically significant research themes within art, design, media and performance.

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AUBREI – Arts University Bournemouth Research Excellence and Impact repository
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Research Degrees

If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be the answer
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Research Groups

Our Research Network brings together a range of researchers, staff, postdoctoral and graduate students develop their common interests...
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Research Integrity

Our Research Ethics Policy and Procedure document sets out the guiding principles for the development and conduct of research
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The Thorp Archive

AUB is the proud custodian of the Thorp Architectural Modelmaking Archive – the oldest architectural modelmakers in Britain.