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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.

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.

Meet the team

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Dr Alex Blower

Access and Participation Manager

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Dr Aliki Tennant

Senior Research and Evaluation Officer

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Emily Phillips

SUN Project Coordinator

Support at AUB

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Support at AUB

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

AUB Campus

The Southern Universities Network

As an institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a member of the Southern Universities Network (SUN)

AUB Open Campus Bursaries

We're proud to champion access for all to creative education and careers. Check out the different bursaries available and apply today.

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AUB Open Campus Bursaries

We champion access for all to creative education and careers, and we’re delighted to offer eligible students the AUB Open Campus Bursary.

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, advisers, 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 more


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