Very positive - I feel very at ease. I would 100% recommend it to future students. It is an experience that you can comfortably do on your own, or with friends. You meet so many people in your field -you're never on your own.
They organised a career's fare for all students
It is an equal balance between tutor and self-led time. Timetable, lesson plans and objectives are made clear to me.
It's great. Our SU leaders host a huge variety of successful events, as well as keeping our social media platform up to date. They are also super approachable; I went to them for advice on accommodation.
Great! Haven't come across anything that I'd need but don't have access to. And a special shout out to the library - can't beat it
Not really - it is very much on the out skirts of Bournemouth. It would take me approx. 45 minutes to walk from my accommodation. It is also quite far from the train station - you would have to cycle or take a bus.
There is a lot available and widely promoted.
Again, I can't complain. I've managed to come to uni with very minimal support from home - I've received all of the support I need from university.
Been ok. very basic the uni haven't put on much in terms of events or social groups to socialise and have people mix friends and get to know one another. Feel more comfortable walking around university/
Needs to be more lecture taught and more structured timetable.
Alright, could be more events.
Somewhat ok, could be better in terms of more social areas
Yes, about a 25 minute walk
Could be more.
Counselling to me is non existant
I love it but I want a career change which is stressful. I love being around my friends and the course is good but I want to do something different now. there is lots of help through the uni with this
adverts and 1 to 1 help if needed
the tutors help so much
great sometimes struggle with space
its a small uni so there isn't too much or many people wanting to get involved
Housing has been a bit of a pain - real estate agents for student housing are absolutely atrocious. That's the worst part of university by far. Estate agents will take advantage of you. The actual university is a blast, really friendly and small so it feels a lot like a community.
We have a whole unit on getting a job
For 9 grand a year, we don't have much actual teaching. In third year, we have a lecture maybe every two weeks? If that. But I like the freedom and informality of the course
Very very good
Pretty good, but small as it's a small university
It's a bit out the way, but a half hour walk so not too bad. Very far from the actual town centre though
A nice range, especially as we can join BU ones as well
very very good
so far it has been a hit in the face but a good one that gets me going in the right direction. I would wish for more help in housing and organising people to share houses with for 2nd year would be so helpful. Its small and cute so I like the structure and people are nice.
the tutorials help me know what direction to take. I dislike the way the help is scarce when dealing with design, you seem to have to know a lot before hand
they do nice things for us, but maybe they could do more social trips to other unis for example.
good, but we have to pay for everything which leaves us with less freedom to do exactly what we wish
The uni is very far away from us but I do get the bus which makes it simple to get to uni.
vast, there is a lot to choose from but you should join at the start of the year to make it worth while
it sounds good, but when I tried to go for counselling it didn't happen. feedback could be done face to face rather than online
it was only bad when I didn't put the effort in. after that its been really good both academically and socially. In my final year so pushing really hard to finish work and meet deadlines but its fun.
there are weeks here and there dedicated to bringing people in who take you through different methods of employment so its pretty good
Both answers are the same thing. the looseness of the way its taught means that you are free to do pretty much whatever you want, however if you get stuck its up to you to get unstuck which I love but also hate.
Amazing representation of all students, it is an art uni and someone would throw a fit if everyone wasn't represented.
toilets and showers are lush if that's what you mean. good spaces for canvas making and well lit areas for painting. guys over at the woodwork making space will cut and bevel it for you as well so that's pretty neat and the online store is cheap for buying canvas.
University is close to a main highstreet and shops. It is also not far from town (30 minutes walk, 10 minute bus) and the local area is really decent.
The clubs are there if you want them just got to put the effort in.
whenever you need a tutor you can find one. counsellors are readily available if you walk into student services. library support is always available.
I've really enjoyed my studies at AUB and don't regret my choice. It's difficult to decide to go to a university over a drama school to study acting but the lecturers go above and beyond to get the most out of you. The curriculum runs parallel to some of the best drama schools in the country so you know you aren't missing out on anything. Having less contact time just means you have to put the work in yourself, which makes you more disciplined as an academic and an actor.
Many lectures are put on for all students which relate well to the specialisms of an arts University. Lectures include freelancing and speakers from specific industries.
The course has much fewer contact hours in comparison to a drama school yet, for the most part, is taught with the same level of intensity. The lecturers will go above and beyond, using their own time to assist you where necessary. By second year, some of the skills classes can become repetitive and you don't seem to be advancing with the skills you've already been taught. However, this does open you up to putting your own time into the course and you get what you put in.
The SU is always creating events to represent many different minorities and unrepresented groups. They also provide great support academically and personally.
The facilities are great. Having over 150 students on my course, across all three years, can make it difficult to find spaces to rehearse at times but the rooms provide us with exactly what we need. There are water coolers all offer campus and several coffee shops. We also have access to the shops at Bournemouth University.
It's a little out of the way but the public transportation is excellent. Using the University buses gets you from Uni into town within 15 minutes which makes everything pretty close.
A good variety of societies although I am not apart of one as I don't have the time to do so outside of my course. It's very easy to start your own society if you feel like there are none that fit what you want.
Tutors give a mixed array of feedback overall. Marking is inconsistent between lecturers at times. Certain lecturers are very supportive along the way and their marks at the end of the unit reflect what they've been telling you while others are much less clear about how you're doing until they grade you. The SU had 12 councilors on-site and the wait time for an appointment is just 2 weeks. I have yet to make use of this but it is very comforting to know that this is so easily accessible. On a more specific note, my had of year is trained in mental health support, meaning our whole course has another point of contact so needed.
It's been great. I thought that since I was going straight into the second year that I wouldn't be able to find any friends but everybody were so nice and welcoming. I've met some amazing people from different courses. I got really good grades and the tutor told me that he wished all his students were like me.
There are workshops and lectures with industry professionals and previous student about how to put yourself out there for work opportunities.
I like how the tutors are willing to help you and you can always turn to them if you have a problem. We had some issues with our course this year since it was the first time the tutor was teaching the unit, but halfway through the term we brought up our concerns and the unit was modified.
They are open and approachable, they're really active on instagram and keep us updated with everything that is going on.
There could be more space in my course, there are about 30 sewing machines for 1st, 2nd and 3rd years so it's difficult to get a machine to actually do your work. You sometimes won't be able to keep to a schedule because you're waiting for a machine.
It could be closer to town, but I don't mind it
There is a huge variety of club to join. I wanted to join a lot of societies but since I'm a direct entry into the 2nd year I don't have enough time for them
Very good. The tutors are always reminding us that we turn to them of the Student Services if we have any problems. The tutors have put a basket in the common area of our course and they and the students (who can afford it) buy food and put it in the basket for students who are struggling which I find amazing.
Most of the material I've had to learn myself, lectures are far and few in between and tutors are hardly there. However, the facilities for photography make up for it.
My University host a number of talks by guest speakers on topics such as employability and starting a freelance business. There are about 10 talks per term in which you can sign up for oftentimes they're are rather limited on spacing.
I like we have freedom to use the studios for photography as we please. however, our contact time with tutors is so limited I can at times be 1 hour a week which I think is very poor.
They are very involved in trying to better the campus experience. facilities are limited at times.
After visiting other University up north with similar courses to mine i found we had the best all-round facilities.
AUB is good in terms of accommodation locations you can find private housing for rent all around ranging from a 2 - 10-minute walk to campus. University run accommodation is far about a 20-min bus drive from campus so beware. However, they're building new accommodation next to the University which will hopefully be completed next year.
there is a large variety of clubs to join, many of them are done alongside the Bournemouth University students as the universities are both right next to each other.
its difficult because we have so little contact time with our tutors as theyre also never in office
So far the only times I haven't enjoyed uni were the first few weeks, feeling homesick and getting freshers flu, but my tutors were very accommodating during the time and keen to make sure my wellbeing came first. the most difficult things were living alone, all my stresses were not to do with the course or being on campus.
There are many guest lecturers that come in and give talks in those areas. They also support you and aide you n looking for placements as well as help you gather your portfolio you will need to get a placement.
They mix workshops in the print room for example with with lectures and taught technical workshops so you're not sitting down all day everyday listening to someone talk and taking notes, you're making work. It can feel like a bit of slow start on the course and sometimes it feels like you haven't got much to do but that's because you are given a lot of independence so its really up to you to do work. But equally you will find some days you have a tonne of work so it varies.
In terms of facilities there aren't a lot however we are welcome to use the BU SU in town, The Old Firestation which is AUB and BU students only. Its a great facility and always a fun night out. The AUB SU are always putting events on, like cactus potting, or bake sales, vintage clothes shops, trips to London etc. so there's always something going on.
We have everything you need for an arts university, Mac suites, print rooms, a very big library in terms of resources that's specialised in the arts.
Its about a 15 minute bus ride to town/ 50 minute walk into Bournemouth however the unibus is very frequent and easy to use, so its not really an issue. there are also cycle lanes and many people do ride their bikes to and from uni. The accommodation in town is easy to get to with the units, with the bus stops specifically located near the different accommodations so its not a long walk from the bus. there is also accommodation on Campus from 2020. Otherwise its about a 25 min walk to Winton, where there is a high street with a Sainsburys, Tescos and Waitrose amongst cafes and other shops. This I also where most 2nd and 3rd years live. You're never too far from anything you need. There is also a local doctors surgery neighbouring the campus that is very good.
AUB itself has many different societies and sports with more changing and being made each year. It also partners with BU so you can join their societies and sport clubs too and meet people not just from AUB which is a great opportunity as its a new bunch of people and they have many more clubs etc.
The tutors are always there to talk to if you want to, with regular normally weekly tutorials and you can request more if you wish. The student services is great, any problem you have at all, you can go to them and they will help you out from minor problems to wanting someone to talk to. Your wellbeing is very focused on by the uni and SU, they want you to have all the support you may need.