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No creative journey is the same but we know that inspiring your students, whatever their ambition, is at the heart of what we do in creative education.

On-campus activities

Our campus is a hive of artistic activity and a microcosm of the creative industries all in one place.

We run a range of on-campus activities throughout the year so that your students can experience life at an arts university first-hand.

A visit to our lively campus will be one to remember! Your students can enjoy a guided tour of our cutting-edge facilities, discovering our unique creative spaces such as our stunning, purpose-built Drawing Studio. A Campus Tour gives students a valuable first-hand insight into life on a university campus and the chance to learn more about studying creative arts subjects in Higher Education.

TheGallery is our on-site gallery – a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England with exhibitions that have received both national and international recognition. We’re proud to offer a diverse program of free activities for schools and colleges that offer young people the unique opportunity to engage with original artworks.

Your visit can include an exclusive tour of the gallery and a talk from our Curators or Designers on the current exhibition’s artwork or the making and curating of the shows. We also offer workshop opportunities with an exclusionary art practice specifically designed to match a current show and the artist’s technique.

TheGallery space is always available as a study platform, where students can come by and independently engage with the exhibition, choose their favourite artefact, and maybe even try to draw it themselves!

MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics and it’s housed right here at AUB. It is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and a specialist research resource at AUB.

MoDiP welcomes visits from schools and other groups of all ages where the collection can be used as creative inspiration, for object-based learning, or to inform about design in plastics. MoDiP can also provide both digital and physical grab boxes for teacher-led workshops that can be delivered on our campus or taken away to use at school. Designed for Years 9 and above, the ‘Output’ grab box includes a selection of resources and materials designed to aid the understanding of how plastic products are made. If you would like to make use of these resources or book a visit to MoDiP, please get in touch through our enquiry form.

Our Portfolio Days equip students with valuable information and advice on portfolio preparation on how to apply to AUB. Students will also hear from current AUB students about their experiences of applying to university. We have two separate dates for students interested in Undergraduate or Foundation study.

To book spaces for your students, please share this individual booking form with your students.

Portfolio day type Date

Undergraduate Portfolio Day


Foundation Portfolio Day


Our Subject Taster Workshops offer a highly practical and immersive experience for students to get stuck into the joy of making. Led by our expert tutors, students will have the chance to try out their skills in a new craft or deepen their learning in a specialist environment.

These workshops are dependent on the availability of our academic staff and our specialist spaces. Please contact us through the enquiry form below detailing the subject areas you are interested and we will get back to you.

Each year, AUB Productions deliver a series of collaborative live productions, involving students from Acting, Costume and Make-up courses. Our Dance course also hosts performances throughout the year. Each of these includes exclusive matinee shows open to school and college groups. This is an incredible opportunity for your students to experience the thrill of live performance and learn about how many disciplines work together to create a production.

Our Autumn term productions are:

Production Date Time

The Changing Room (AUB Productions)

Friday 12 November 2021


Jane Eyre (AUB Productions)

Friday 19 November 2021


Mermaid (AUB Productions)

Friday 10 December 2021


The Gut Girls (AUB Productions)

Friday 17 December 2021


How to Make a Memory (AUB Dance)

Wednesday 8 December 2021


How to Make a Memory (AUB Dance)

Thursday 9 December 2021


For more information on these shows, and to book free tickets for your students, please email us.

Our Innovation Series is an exciting new programme of in-depth workshops, designed to challenge your students’ creative ingenuity and apply their skills to tackle real-life problems.

Further details of these events will be released soon – if you are interested in getting involved, please complete the enquiry form below and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Year 12 Specialist Summer School and aims to encourage those students who can benefit most from what we have to offer, whatever their background. Our range of activities and approaches will offer students the opportunity to explore their artistic interests and passions. Students will be supported in expanding their portfolio whilst honing artistic skills.

This short ten-day course is designed to give your students a taster of studying at higher education level. The sessions will allow students to develop their creative thinking, contemporary contextual understanding and specialist learning. Alongside, they will develop skills in team building, problem-solving and communication, enhancing their artistic potential, and if appropriate continue to study Art at a higher level.

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We know that inspiring your students, whatever their ambition, is at the heart of what we do in creative education.
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Widening access to AUB

Those with the potential to benefit from higher education, deserve the opportunity to do so. At AUB, we’re committed to making that happen.
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Schools outreach

Our Schools Outreach activities have been designed to support your students in discovering more about Higher Education and creative pathways
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Lesson resources

We have a range of learning resources at AUB that can support your teaching either in the classroom or online.
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Helping your students apply

We appreciate that navigating the process of applying to university can be a daunting time for students – we're here to help.