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Arts University Bournemouth

AUB is one of a small number of higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design, media and performance. The University has been providing specialist education for over a century and enjoys a strong reputation, both nationally and internationally.



The Arts University Bournemouth, established in 1885 as a specialist institution, is now a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.


We have a great reputation for creative education. But we believe we can always do better. We’re committed to providing a better environment for both staff and students. By pushing boundaries, nurturing research and encouraging new ideas, we want to improve everyone’s experience.


At Arts University Bournemouth our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.


The Careers Service at Arts University Bournemouth is based in Student Services. It offers careers advice and guidance to help students and recent graduates explore, manage and develop their career ideas.

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Student services

We offer extra help to anyone who needs it. If you’re disabled or dyslexic, or could just do with some confidential advice, we provide a range of specialist services to make managing your studies easier. If English is not your first language we can offer support with academic skills and language development. Whatever your needs, speak to us and we’ll try to help.

Housing services

Leaving home for the first time is a big lifestyle change. You’ll face problems and issues you’ve never experienced before. Don’t worry. Whatever it is, no matter how small, don’t keep it to yourself. Talk to us, we’re here to listen and help.

Library services

The Library has over 50,000 books covering a huge range of art, design, media and performance subjects. These can be found through the Library catalogue. A further collection of e-journals and more than 120,000 e-books can be found and accessed through Library Search.

Medical services

Medical care at AUB we want to support you as much as possible during your time as a student.We strongly encourage you to register with a local doctor as soon as you start your studies at AUB to make sure that you can see a doctor quickly if you fall ill or need routine medical care during the course of your studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is a living, breathing, academic environment for creativity. It’s where you’ll make amazing things happen. With a backdrop of head-turning architecture, you’ll be in a community of like-minded makers and thinkers.

Student clubs

Students’ Unions exist in nearly all colleges and universities. On enrolling at the Arts University Bournemouth you are automatically a member of the Union. AUBSU is affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS) and you are eligible for a free NUS card and all of the associated benefits such as discounts and available promotions.

Student Reviews

Collaborative AUB
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

AUB is a very live and dynamic Art school which allows you to collaborate with other Art disciplines all the time. Also, the workshop facilities are really high level to encourage students to be more creative.

Honest experience of AUB
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Aub is a very inclusive and diverse university that really accepts and welcomes with open arms people from all walks of life. There’s a lovely mix and feel good feeling around the campus which is great to come to and makes you want to come in and work at uni (rather than stay at home) . If you’re looking for a university that’s going to engage with you and actively wants...

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom