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Postgraduate Research Degree Welcome Guide - Overview
Your Welcome Guide

We're delighted to have you join us at Arts University Bournemouth, and hope that your time here will be rewarding, challenging, creative and enjoyable.

Welcome to the Postgraduate Research Degree

This welcome pack is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during the first weeks of your course. Please take the time to read it carefully and take particular note of the pre-course preparation. We hope that you'll enjoy a happy and productive time with us, and we look forward to meeting you. You'll be contacted directly to arrange your start dates.

A message from your Course Leader

We would like to welcome you as a Postgraduate Research Degree student studying here at Arts University Bournemouth.

We hope that you are excited by the prospect of the challenges that this period of advanced study will bring, and that you'll embrace the intellectual and creative rigour that working towards a research degree entails.

- Valerie Lodge

What to bring on your first day

  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • A smile

Computer Equipment

You are encouraged to bring your own Laptop and Mobile device to AUB to support Online Learning, Collaboration and Communication whilst at University.

We provide access to a range of free software and discounts on Apple and Dell hardware. We recommend that you wait until you have set up your AUB IT account to access this free software and discounted hardware if you are planning on investing in a new computer.

Even if your course does not specifically use Adobe Creative Cloud we would recommend that you try to make sure your computer is able to run this software.

We recommend that you format any external hard-drives/USB sticks to work on both Apple and Windows.

The course uses both Apple and Windows computers.

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Next Steps

Find out the useful dates and contact before you start here
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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Postgraduate Research Degree this year in just a few weeks!