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Students' Union

Led by students, for the students.

Students' Union

Led by the President, Vice President and the Executive Officer Team, the Students’ Union exists to make sure that all students have the best possible experience whilst studying with us. All of our students automatically become members of the Union when they enrol on their course.

As a creative university, we believe our approach has to be as engaging and creative as possible. With this in mind, AUBSU aims to provide platforms where students can showcase their talents and works within the university but also help them engage with the surrounding community.

Check out some of our Clubs, Societies and Networks

University is the perfect time to meet like-minded people, start a new hobby or re-try something old. AUBSU Clubs and Societies are groups run by students for students and there are plenty to choose from to get involved with. Whether you’re a cinephile, poet, or want to try Tae Kwon Do, you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy. And if you can’t find a pre-made group that you love you can always start your own.


Are you a fan of sports? From Football to Surfing, AUBSU has a huge range of different clubs for you to take part in. Check the list below to see the different clubs currently available:

  • Boxing Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Football Club
  • Netball Club
  • Rugby Club
  • Surf Club
  • Tae Kwon Do Club
  • Volleyball Club


AUBSU offers loads of different societies for students to join, including:

  • Animated Short Film
  • Bad Movie
  • Dance Fitness
  • Documentary
  • Feminist
  • Improv
  • Jewish
  • Life Drawing
  • Music
  • People of Colour
  • Tap Dance
  • Universities of Bournemouth Christian Union
  • Texas Holdem Poker

And many, many more.


AUBSU has a great range of networks for you to join, including:

  • BUMF
  • Disabilities and Wellbeing Committee
  • Green
  • LGBT+
  • Mature Students
  • RAG
  • Transgender and Non-Binary

All our networks are run by our amazing Executives.

What we get up to...


The Students’ Union supports students with running our BUMF network, the award-winning student-led publication and gallery.

BUMF:media originally started as a 32-page printed zine consisting of students' work. The development of BUMF:Media has progressed into a multi-platform brand enabling students numerous opportunities to showcase their projects. Our aim is to continuously develop current and future platforms for students and to create more awareness of their incredible creative abilities.

Our printed zine is published once a term. Pop in to pick up a copy of the current zine.

The Students’ Union exists to make sure that all students have the best possible experience whilst studying at AUB. We’re made up of:

  • The President and Vice President – two Officers elected by you, the students, to listen and lead the Union.
  • A team of Executive Officers – students elected in the same way as the President and Vice President, to represent students and help guide the Union.
  • A team of staff – seven indispensable staff members support the Officers and the Union, making sure it keeps running smoothly each year.
  • All AUB students! Yes, even you.

What doesn’t the Students’ Union do?

If you want to join a club, society or network, get involved in volunteering, help to improve your course, run events and campaigns, or even if you just want a chat, the Students’ Union is your place to go.

You can find us in the back corner of the campus, next to the Student Services building. If you’re looking at it from the bike sheds, we’re on the left.

You can also get in touch via email:

Students can also join clubs and societies at SUBU (Bournemouth University Students’ Union), and can train but cannot compete in their sports club teams.

University Music offers a wide range of musical opportunities to students, staff and members of the local community and we cater to all levels of ability and musical interests. AUB students have the same access as BU students.

Students can use the sports facilities at Bournemouth University, just across the road. AUB students pay the same rates as BU students. There’s a gym, and plenty of classes to join – see it at SportBU.