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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.

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Eleanor Ball Access and Participation Administrator

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We pride ourselves on the support we offer to help students make the most of university life.

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We're proud to champion access for all to creative education and careers. Check out the different opportunities below

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All Access AUB

At AUB we believe that every individual should be able to access creative activities and explore new opportunities, no matter their...

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AUB Open Campus Bursaries

We’re delighted to offer eligible students the AUB Open Campus Bursary, providing fully-funded Short Course and Saturday Art School places.

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Being a Boy student opportunities

Check out and apply for our student workshops...

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Learning to ‘Level-Up’? Supporting Working-Class Boys’ Progression to Higher Education

Join us for the Learning to ‘Level-Up’? Supporting Working-Class Boys’ Progression to Higher Education conference.

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Saturday Art School Funded Places

We're committed to equal access to creative education and offer a limited number of funded places on our Saturday Art School courses.

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Teachers and Advisors CPD

Find out information about our CPD for staff...

What we do

To meet the ambitious targets Arts University Bournemouth have set out in our Access and Participation Plan, we work closely with schools and colleges to provide an extensive programme of outreach activities with groups who are currently underrepresented in Higher Education.

This includes students living in neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education, those encountering barriers related to their socio-economic position, and those navigating a range of other challenges which have been linked with inequality of access to university.

If you'd like to discuss how the Access and Participation team can support your learners, email Dr Alex Blower, Access and Participation Manager

We work with parents and supporters, teachers, advisors, and community partners to:

  • Provide educational activities and opportunities aligned with successful participation in Higher Education. Our activities are designed to enable young people to frame studying at Arts University Bournemouth as an expectation should they decide that a creative degree is right for them.
  • Support students’ transition from school/college to university, helping them to acclimatise to study within Higher Education, making the most of their time as a student.
  • Engage in activities exploring how our degrees link to careers in the creative industries once students graduate into the world of work, gaining the necessary resources to start their career as a successful creative graduate.
  • Provide financial assistance to eligible students for things like food, transport and educational trips.

Listen to Alex Blower talk more about our Access and Participation Plan:

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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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On-campus activities

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

Our in-school 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.
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Global Schools

AUB offers workshops, talks and presentations to global schools. Get in touch with our team to find out more