Established in 1885 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading university offering high-quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.
We’re passionate about the creative subjects we teach and continue to encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in exploring and pushing subject knowledge and its boundaries.
- A creative community for original thinkers and inventive innovative makers where boundaries are pushed and creative alliances formed.
- A place from which convention is tested, the landscape altered and creative careers launched. A living, breathing, connected academic environment for creativity.
- We are a leading arts university for the creative industries. We relentlessly innovate, collaborate and connect in ways that turn creative talent into careers.
Five reasons to study at AUB
- Excellent teaching
- A campus like no other
- Turning creativity into careers
- Collaboration on every corner
- AUB human
Throughout the course you may expect to:
- be treated fairly and with respect
- have access to accurate information about your course and AUB policies, including complaints and appeals procedures
- receive a high standard of teaching, assessment, advice and guidance from appropriately qualified staff
- be able to discuss academic progress with the appropriate course staff
- have access to the learning resources you need to support your studies
- have access to personal guidance and support from AUB services if appropriate
- be given a timescale and framework for work set
- have clearly defined assessments, assignments and coursework marked fairly and returned with appropriate comments within an agreed timescale
- receive help and support in developing the skills needed for successful study and subsequent progression to employment within your chosen profession
- have the opportunity to express views on the quality of teaching, services and facilities
- receive guidance on careers and future progression routes
AUB Student's Union Responsibilities
Throughout the course you can expect AUBSU to:
- represent the interests of students within AUB, locally and nationally
- ensure that students are aware of their rights
- support students in participating in the opportunities offered by the University
- provide social events, including clubs and societies
- ensure that AUBSU officers are elected fairly and democratically, in accordance with the Students’ Union constitution
Throughout the course you will be expected to:
- take responsibility for your work and actions
- attend regularly and punctually
- commit yourself to work and study outside formal teaching time
- complete your assignments within the agreed timescale
- comply with University regulations and policies, including those governing attendance and student conduct
- conduct yourself responsibly and show consideration and respect towards staff, fellow students and members of the local community
- show consideration and care for University environment, equipment and facilities
Students are reminded that their responsibilities relate to all methods of communication, including electronic and social networking.
This Student Charter summarises the University’s aspirations and expectations. It is not intended as a legally binding contract, or to define or limit the legal rights and responsibilities of the University, the AUB Students’ Union and each student. All students should ensure that they are aware of all policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines published by the University and AUB Students’ Union. Copies of all documents are available on the AUB intranet or from AUB Students’ Union.
s a specialist institute of learning, AUB has a strong reputation in delivering skills-based capabilities across art, design, media and performance. We have multiple levels of engagement including ‘Live Briefs’ for students, staff-led research projects, staff industry secondments, student internship and EU funded innovation projects.
AUB has recently been successful in attracting £1.2m investment from the European Regional Development Fund to support research and innovation projects with Dorset Industry and £1.4 million from the Dorset Growth Deal to develop an Innovation Studio to support start-ups in the region.