Why AUB?

Do more than attend: Live

We want students to live life to the full, on campus and off.

This shouldn’t be difficult when you’re surrounded by the New Forest, great beaches, and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth boasts a great nightlife and culture too. Oh and London is just two hours away.


Make / Live / Industry News – Published 29th Sep 16

A giant retro ghetto blaster will be seen on the roads of Bournemouth for the next academic year, thanks to an innovative bus design from AUB.

Unveiled today, the wrapped 11m x 4m double-decker bus has bass speaker cones for wheels, a tape deck between its windows and is covered with over 80 dials, switches and speakers. The long top window takes the place of an AM/FM radio display.

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Visual Communication alumni runs ‘Count on Me’

BA (Hons) Visual Communication Course news / Make / Live / Industry News – Published 24th Jun 16

Count On Me is a community campaign designed to bring the people of Bournemouth together in a collective way of counting to show that we care, and that we can make a difference.

The campaign is run by Angela Fendley, who began her studies at the Arts University Bournemouth in 2011 as a mature student studying a part-time Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. She enjoyed this so much she stayed on to complete a BA (Hons) Visual Communication.

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Drawing Studio and Student Services building win RIBA South West Award

BA (Hons) Inspire / Live / Industry News – Published 3rd May 16

Both the CRAB Drawing Studio and the Student Services Building have won at the RIBA South West Awards 2016.

The Drawing Studio was designed and completed by renowned architect and AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). It was officially opened on 3rd March 2016 by Dame Zaha Hadid who closed her speech with “I simply love this building.”

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AUB students celebrate Bournemouth Student Pride

Students' Union Student Live / Industry News – Published 1st Mar 16

Students from AUB have taken part in Bournemouth Student Pride celebration.

The LGBT event, which took place on 23rd February, saw students from AUB, Bournemouth University and Bournemouth and Poole College come together to celebrate.

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Charlotte MacKay

Student case studies / Live

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management student.

“I am Dorset born and bred so I have a slightly biased opinion of the beautiful county! After spending most of my childhood growing up in various places, I was excited to find a University in my hometown offering the course I wanted to complete. I’m a country girl, so having no city in Dorset is perfect, if you don’t mind the hustle and bustle of a city; London is a short two-hour train journey away.

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‘Making it Happen’ 24 hour design challenge focuses on dementia

BA (Hons) Architecture / Fashion / Graphic Design / Interior Architecture and Design / Modelmaking Course news / Make / Live / Collaborate / Industry News – Published 25th Mar 15

The challenge: Making Poole a Dementia Friendly Community and Environment.

Students from BA (Hons) Modelmaking, BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Fashion are working in cross-course collaborative teams on a 24-hour design challenge.

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