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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.

CPD for Teachers/Advisors

Arts University Bournemouth is dedicated to championing the creative arts throughout every stage of the education journey. We recognise the vital role teachers and advisors play in nurturing students’ creative aspirations, and we're committed to supporting this through dedicated continuing professional development opportunities.

Our CPD events are designed with you in mind, with a range of virtual and in-person events throughout the year, all of which are completely free. For more information about any of these events please contacts our team at

Being a Boy CPD

AUB are pleased to be co-hosting the Being a Boy Teacher/Advisor online CPD series in partnership with the University of Portsmouth and University of Winchester. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom with one partner university hosting each event.

During the series of ‘Being a Boy’ CPD events, we will be joined by expert guest speakers, focusing on the educational challenges experienced by working-class boys. The series will examine attainment-related issues including masculinity, socio-economic inequality, peer pressure and mental health.

Being a Boy: The Weight of Inequality

Date: 15 June 2022

The University of Winchester are hosting the final event in the series for this academic year on 15 June 2022 16.00 – 17.30. That will explore the implications of socio-economic inequality on the chances of boys’ educational ‘success’. The session will examine the complex intersections of masculinity, inequality and educational expectations which influence boys’ engagement in formal educational spaces.

We will be joined by guest panellists including:

  • Professor Nicola Ingram, Director of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Education and Social Research Institute and author of the book Working Class Boys and Educational Success.
  • Dr Craig Johnston, Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester and author of Where are all the men'?: Working-class males and care-based degrees.
  • Susan Morgan, Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies at Ulster University. Her work has a specific focus on informal education; civic engagement; gender equality and gender conscious practice. And Dr Andrew Hamilton, Research Associate.

Creative Futures Conference

Date: 13 July 2022

Join us on Wednesday 13 July for our Creative Futures Conference, our first in-person CPD event for teachers and advisors since 2019.

The conference will explore innovative methods to engage young people with the creative arts and ways in which this can be turned into successful, sustainable careers in the creative industries.

We’ll be joined by guest speakers from Creative UK, Arts Emergency, Dorset’s Cultural Hub and design agency Bond & Coyne, as well as AUB academic tutors and outreach staff. The programme will be full of lively conversations and interactive sessions designed to excite and empower educators working with young people and share knowledge to support the development of creative pathways.

The event will be held on AUB campus between 10.00-15.00. Lunch will be served and there will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues from schools, colleges, universities and the wider creative industries.

There are limited spaces available for this event, so please register your interest to secure your place.

Previous CPD events

AUB hosted the first in the series on 9 February 2022 16.00 - 17.00 with Mark Roberts, author of Boys Don't Try?: Rethinking Masculinity in School, a leading expert in issues relating to boys and educational success. Mark provided invaluable insights into what it’s like to be a boy in contemporary classrooms and what steps we can take as educators to support them.

Mark Roberts, “To tackle gender attainment gaps, it's going to take a collective effort. Teachers, academics, parents and, of course, boys themselves will need to strive to overcome the key barriers to academic success. I'm delighted that AUB have facilitated this session for teachers and advisors and am looking forward to sharing some of my solutions to 'The Boy Question'.”

Lucy Hensher, Teacher, Thomas Hardye School – “ Some of the strategies suggested in the Being a Boy training I found I could certainly implement into my teaching such as positive reinforcement to ensure conflict is deescalated quickly and learning can begin. This might ensure more boys staying in lessons, having more positive interactions with teachers, and therefore rewriting some of those labels that are all too often given to them from a very early age.”

The University of Portsmouth hosted the second event on 24 March 2022 16.00 - 17.00 with Heidi and James from Ripples Wellbeing, who shared their own stories of turning negative experiences to positive ones. As well as providing advice and tools that can be utilised in your own role to support the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Lesson resources

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On-campus activities

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