Student Life

Plenty to eat, think and do

We believe people learn in a vibrant, caring environment. You won’t just live here, you’ll thrive.

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Our Students’ Union always have activities going on and there’s volunteering activities which could help you use your specialist skills in a completely different way, or develop a range of new skills.

If you do fancy getting away from it all you could always take advantage of the Exchange program and study abroad for a few months.

On campus, you’ll find lots of great resources, facilities and, most importantly, a friendly environment. Lots of the courses overlap or collaborate, so you’ll meet plenty of new friends studying other subjects.

What’s more, the courses are small enough that teaching and support staff to know students personally.

Getting around

The subsidised bus that runs from the University is called UNIBUS. You have lots of options for buying tickets – an annual pass, a 10 trip pass, or a single fare.

Bus travel can be paid for online using The Bus for BU key card. You can load tickets onto the key in advance and paid for online, making paying for your bus journeys easier. Register online for your key card.

More Bus offers routes all around Bournemouth and Poole.

There are also Yellow Buses – routes 6,  25, 26 and 26 all stop close to the University.

AUB strongly supports cycling – we have 184 racks, on site bike pumps, locks, puncture repair kits etc. Bournemouth has plenty of cycle routes.

Parking on campus is not available to students – with the exception of disabled badge holders or those with a medical condition. However, the Car Park is open access to all students from 3.30pm every day and you are allowed 30 mins drop off / pick up time.