Arts University Bournemouth

2016 League Table Ranking 57
2016 Overall Score 650
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Entry Standards 318 Help
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Student-Staff Ratio 15.3 Help
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Research Quality 2.30 Help
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Academic Services Spend 484 Help
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Student Satisfaction 4.08 Help
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Facilities Spend 166 Help
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Graduate Prospects 65.9 Help
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Degree Completion 92.3 Help
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Good Honours 66.2 Help
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History

  • The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) was founded over 125 years ago as a specialist arts institution.
  • It became a full university in December 2012.
  • It offers a range of art, design, media and performance degrees at further, higher, postgraduate and research level as well as a range of short courses.

 

Location and Transport

  • Situated on the south coast of England, with good train links to London and ferry/air routes to Europe.
  • Dorset has outstanding natural beauty with seven miles of wonderful beaches and unspoilt countryside (including the New Forest and the Purbeck Hills).
  • Much historic and artistic interest with large towns such as Bournemouth also offering a vibrant, youthful environment.

Entry Standards

  • The university welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who have the potential to gain a degree.
  • Offers to most courses are made on the basis of interview and portfolio, but all courses have minimum entry requirements – visit our website for more information.
  • Application is online via the UCAS website www.ucas.com.

Student Mix

The 2,940 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Undergraduate
97%
Postgraduate
3%
Mode of study
Full Time
98%
Part Time
2%
Domicile
UK
87%
EU
5%
Other
7%
Student gender
Male
28%
Female
72%

Course Flexibility

  • Students on all courses undertake a range of self-directed project units which lets them focus on areas of particular interest.
  • There is a large culture of collaboration across all the courses at the AUB.

Teaching Standards

  • The university received 86% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Academic Strengths

  • Excellent reputation for courses in the creative arts and design.
  • Over 97.7% of students have secured employment or further study within six months of graduation – in the top 5 of all UK universities in the 2011 DLHE Survey.

Student Facilities

  • AUB has committed to a £17-million investment project which will take place from 2014–16, and includes a Drawing Studio designed by Sir Peter Cook.
  • One of the largest, specialist purpose-built libraries outside London, with a unique Museum of Design in Plastics located on campus.
  • The Gallery at the Arts University Bournemouth offers a unique space in the south west for the arts including design, media and performance.
  • Excellent IT facilities (PCs and Macs); campus is Wi-Fi; state of the art facilities and workshops; contemporary gallery space.
  • Industry standard equipment across the range of courses.

Disability Services

  • f you’d like to talk about anything or find out what support is available to you, please contact the Disability and Wellbeing team on +44 1202 363291 or email wellbeing@aub.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • At AUBSU, we strive to work closely with students in order to provide necessary support in all areas of university life, including education, welfare, employment, sports, clubs, events and societies as well as a whole host of other platforms.
  • In 2014, the SU planted a tree for each new student to contribute towards carbon offsetting their time here.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

AUB has committed to a £17-million investment project which will take place from 2014–16 and includes:

  • New photography building offering flexible teaching space.
  • IT suites and a lecture theatre.
  • The Crab Drawing Studio – the first of its kind to be built in the UK since the 1900s and has been designed by Professor Sir Peter Cook (AUB Visiting Professor).
  • A new Student Services building with a dedicated space to meet with student advisors.
  • New in September 2014, our BH1 halls of residence provide accommodation for 378 students in the centre of Bournemouth.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Students are eligible to apply to go onto the Student Workbank to undertake paid work for the university.
  • Wide range of part-time work available in the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation.
  • Careers Service provides details of some part-time opportunities.

Careers Guidance

  • 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.

Notable Alumni

  • Simon Beaufoy – Simon is an Oscar-winning screenwriter who studied film and television at the AUB. Simon penned the scripts for The Full Monty and the multi award-winning Danny Boyle film Slumdog Millionaire. Most recently, he was the Artistic Director for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Nick Love – Nick is a producer, director and writer who studied Film at the AUB. His film credits include The Football FactoryOutlaw and most notably The Business. He has recently released a remake of The Sweeney starring Ray Winstone.
  • Wolfgang Tillmans – Wolfgang studied photography at the AUB. He is a critically acclaimed photographer who has been published in magazines such as i-d and Vogue and he is the first photographer to win the Turner Prize.
  • Edgar Wright – Since Edgar studied at the AUB, he has achieved huge success as a writer, director and producer. He is most famous for his collaborations with Simon Pegg which include the Channel 4 television series Spaced and films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
  • Mel Giedroyc – Mel studied film in at the AUB in the early 1990s. She is a prolific actress, television presenter, comedian and writer who is perhaps best known for her comedy collaborations alongside Sue Perkins and as a writer for French and Saunders.
  • Nick Knight – Nick studied photography at the AUB. He has photographed some of the world's most famous people and is a multi award-winning fashion photographer and owner of SHOWstudio. He recently directed Lady Gaga’s award winning Born This Way video.
  • Sara Sugarman – Sara studied film and television at the AUB in the 1990s. She is an actor and directing auteur whose directing credits include Mad Cows, Very Annie Mary and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen starring Lindsay Lohan.
  • Suri Krishnamma – Suri studied film at the AUB. He has directed several films, including A Man of No ImportanceNew Year's Day, and Wuthering Heights as well as several episodes of the BBC drama Waking.

For further information

Web
  • www.aub.ac.uk/
Email
  • general@aub.ac.uk
Phone
  • +44 (0) 1202 533011
Address
  • The Arts University at Bournemouth
    Wallisdown
    Poole
    Dorset
    BH12 5HH
UCAS Code A66

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