PhD, MA, BA
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Widening access to AUB
All those with the potential to benefit from higher education, no matter their background, deserve the opportunity to do so. At Arts University Bournemouth, we’re committed to making that happen.
We value our strong relationships with schools, colleges, and the community in delivering activity to widen access to opportunities in creative education and employment.
Access and Participation Plan for 2024/25 – 2027/28
Summary of 2024/25 – 2027/28 Access and Participation Plan
Access and Participation Plan for 2020/21 – 2024/25
Summary of 2023-4 Access and Participation Plan
Access and Participation Plan for 2020/21-2022/2023
Access and Participation Plan 2019-20
Access Agreement: 2018-19
Access Agreement: 2017-18
Access Agreement: 2016-17
Access and participation plan monitoring Provider impact report 2019-20
All Access AUB
At AUB we believe that every individual should be able to access creative activities and explore new opportunities, no matter their...
Being a Boy
Pre-16 flagship programme exploring the themes of masculinity and identity...
Support for care-experienced students, estranged students and young adult carers
Here at AUB, we offer support for care-experienced and estranged students, as well as young adult carers. For students in this position...
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.
The Southern Universities Network
As an institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a member of the Southern Universities Network (SUN)
Get involved – upcoming events
University is for You!
University is for You! is a free event series presented by South West Universities Care, a group of universities passionate about working...
All Access AUB Exhibition: Inside Out – Thinking Through Materials
Now in its third year, AUB's All Access programme welcomed a group of Year 12 students over the summer to give them a taste of what it's...
Festive Fun Day
AUB, in partnership with AECC and Bournemouth University, is hosting a free Family Fun Day for foster families and anyone who has...
Being a Boy celebration and documentary premiere
The Access and Participation Team invites you to join us for this year’s Being a Boy celebration event.
What we do
Listen to Dr Alex Blower talk about our Access and Participation Plan
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.
Explore the impact of our projects and initiatives:
All those with the potential to benefit from higher education, no matter their background, deserve the opportunity to do so. We’re committed to making that happen. Take a look the reports below and see how we're making an impact through our recent projects and initiatives.
All Access AUB 2022
All Access AUB is our flagship post-16 access programme, specifically designed to support entry to creative Higher Education. Take a look at the report from our first cohort of students in 2022 to learn what impact this scheme has had on the participants.
Being a Boy 2022
Our Being a Boy project provides space for young men to creatively engage with the role of masculinity in their day-to-day lives. Read about our key findings from the Being a Boy 2022 activity and recommendations for future iterations of the project.
Meet the team
MA, BA (Hons)