Arts University Bournemouth

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Student Accommodation

  • The university has accommodation options to suit all living styles, from modern self-contained studio flats to more traditional en-suite cluster flats in halls of residence. They’re a great way to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • All cluster flats have a shared kitchen and dining area. Studio apartments have their own kitchen facilities.
  • There’s the option to rent privately too, which Student Services can offer guidance and information on.
  • For 2020 entry, on-campus halls will be available for applicants.
  • There’s a one-off £150 deposit for accommodation.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £155 to £170 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Bournemouth is home to seven miles of sandy beaches, a thriving arts scene and areas of outstanding natural beauty. While most of the action is centred around the town, there’s still much to do in the surrounding areas. Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door are all close by, and the New Forest is only a 30-minute train ride away.
  • Whether you’re after contemporary or traditional art, Bournemouth is rich in creative inspiration. Every September the town hosts the Arts by the Sea festival, a showcase of art from comedy and music to visual arts and literature.

Nightlife and Culture

  • AUB is in a town with two universities, so the local area is buzzing with students. From nightclubs to bars and lounges, there’s something for everyone – and student nights most of the week.
  • Nearby venues including the O2 Academy, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Pavilion Theatre, Pavilion Dance South West and the Lighthouse regularly feature music, theatre and comedy. There are also some smaller venues that host events like open-mic nights.


  • The university is committed to sustainable commuting: walking, cycling and public transport. On-campus parking isn’t available to students, with the exception of disabled parking badge-holders.
  • AUB is well-connected with buses to the town centre, train station, halls of residence and other student areas (like Winton, Charminster and Lansdowne).
  • Bournemouth has a good network of bike lanes, with AUB having sheltered cycle racks on campus and at the halls of residence.