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What's on campus

What's on campus

Our campus is a living, breathing, compact environment for creativity, where you'll make amazing things happen.

Finding your way

Even on a small campus such as ours, there's still a lot to take in. You can familiarise yourself with the important locations and landmarks on AUB Campus and surrounding areas at your leisure with our 360º Tour, or via MazeMap.

Academic resources

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The Library

The Library at AUB holds an excellent range of print and online collections

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MoDiP is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and specialist research resource

Open space at TheGallery at AUB during the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition 2024.


Our in-house gallery, TheGallery, is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England

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Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio operates as a lab for creative technologies, a nucleus for start-ups and enterprises and an industry engagement hub.

Uniprint shop based on AUB's campus – paints and paper lining the walls


Uniprint is here for all your printing needs, offering services from dissertation printing and binding to business cards and banners.

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Short courses

We're proud to offer the largest number of creative short courses locally in a wide range of disciplines – there's something for everyone!

Outside your studies

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Food and drink

We’ve got plenty of food and drink choices all over AUB campus. We know that you need delicious, healthy and well-priced food when...

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Students' Union

Find out more about what AUBSU does, upcoming on-campus events, societies and support...

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Student Support

We believe people learn best in a vibrant, caring environment, and we want to help you thrive while you’re here

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AUB Futures – Careers and Enterprise

We are providing a wealth of support, advice and guidance to help your career take off in the right direction

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University Music

University Music is a joint AUB and BU department that offers a wide range of musical opportunities to students and staff...

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Lecture Theatres and Seminar Rooms

We have a number of lecture theatres and seminar rooms scattered around campus to assist students with their studies.

Getting to campus

AUB is proud to have achieved a Platinum Ecocampus award, as well as Fairtrade certification, and we have a commitment to reach Carbon Net Zero by 2030. Sustainability is very important to us and plays a big role in how we work.

We encourage you to come to the campus using the most sustainable means available to you.

Bournemouth has great public transport links, and most students catch a bus from their accommodation onto campus.

UNIBUS provides frequent services between AUB campus and our halls of residence in Bournemouth town centre, as well as the neighbouring towns of Poole, Westbourne, Boscombe and Southbourne. You can download the app to buy tickets before you hop on, follow live routes, use the journey planner and timetables.

The UNIBUS app will gain you access to the U1, U2, U3 and U4 routes, plus the Morebus services that stop at campus – 6, 6a, 15, 17 and 36.

MoreBus is Bournemouth and Poole’s main bus provider, which can get you around town and surrounding areas. We’d recommend using the Morebus website too, so that you can find bus routes outside the UNIBUS network including buses to the beach.

Digital ID card

Once you've completed online enrolment and your ID card photo has been approved, you'll be able to download a digital ID card, which can be used to purchase student bus tickets. Your digital ID card will be available through myAUB in your eVision tile.

Bournemouth has a well-established cycle community, with lanes across town making it a great way to travel safely.

Our campus and all halls of residence all have bicycle storage, and we’d recommend using a D-lock or chain lock to keep secure. The Universities Police Team offers free security marking and Hope2Cycle visit AUB monthly for discount bicycles and repairs. You can get a discount at many local cycle shops with your student ID too.

Not got your own bike? Try a Beryl hire. These are available across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and they’re an easy and affordable way to get around town. Check out the Beryl app for bundles, discounts and to see what’s available.

Walking is a great way to get around Bournemouth – and it’s free. Here’s an idea of how long it’ll take you to get from campus from our most popular accommodation spots:

  • Winton – 25-30 minutes
  • Charminster – 40-45 minutes
  • Bournemouth halls of residence – 50-55 minutes

For more information on travel, see our Guide to Bournemouth.

Staying safe on campus

Activities in some of our spaces require you to wear PPE – this will be clearly identified. This could include safety footwear, gloves, protective eyewear or something similar.

We’ll provide you with protective eyewear, but you’ll be required to provide your own safety footwear and gloves where needed.

During your time at AUB, your course may also demand the use of hazardous substances, like solvents and paints, or the operation and use of metal or woodworking machinery. It's vitally important that you comply with guidance provided on safety procedures.

It's important that you inform your course tutors of any medical condition that may affect your health whilst at university, or any medication that may affect your safety in the studios and workshops.

First Aid assistance on campus can be obtained by telephoning 01202 363728 or contacting Reception.

AUB works in partnership with Dorset police to fund the Universities’ Neighbourhood Police Team – two police officers dedicated to policing AUB and Bournemouth University.

  • You can contact the Universities’ Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.
  • In an emergency, dial 999.