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Access and Participation - Outreach
Access and Participation

We support the principle that people from any background with the potential to benefit from higher education should have the opportunity to do so.

Progression to HE

Access to our specialist courses in art, design, media and performance can be gained through non-traditional entry routes, providing a variety of progression pathways and are open to a wide range of full and part-time learners.

Our fair Admissions Policy and associated procedures respect equivalent entry qualifications from vocational learners.

Several initiatives specifically related to the Arts University’s offer have been developed to support our aspirations in widening participation and increased access to Higher Education.

Our Initiatives

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Creative Careers

Having access to creative careers advice can open new doors for future progression.

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Master Classes

Intensive Master Classes lasting a day give an opportunity to complete a short creative brief.

Example of a student's Portfolio for preparation session


Portfolio! Is an initiative which, through targeted links, aims to support students from diverse backgrounds to access university.

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Year 12 Online Summer School 2021

Year 12 Specialist Summer School aims to encourage students interested in the art, whatever their background, to apply to higher education

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School Workshops

TheGallery offer a diverse program of activities for schools that offer young people the unique opportunity to engage with AUB's TheGallery

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AUB aim to ensure that all those with the potential to benefit from higher education have the opportunity
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We offer activities and opportunities to help those from under-represented groups to raise their awareness of the creative industries
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Care Leavers

AUB is committed to providing support for young people leaving care who wish to study at the university

Summer School Show

Check out the creative artwork from our Year 12 Art Summer School students that were inspired by resources and virtual workshops!