So far it has been very exciting, having made some great friends. I like where I am living and I also like my course. It is all very different to A level but I have welcomed the change & am finding this new part of life very enjoyable
Yes, I am in my first year and we have an internship opportunity in our third term this year, we also get to see a range of guest speakers and visit trade fairs to understand the business
The course is very hands on, and coursework based, rather than examined, this suits me well. There are lots of opportunities to experience the industry also which is very good. The only negative I have is the lack of a consistent timetable, making it hard to get into a routine.
Our students union offers range of interesting opportunities from societies to beach cleans, although their facilities are quite small, but this suits as we are only a small university anyways.
Brilliant. Anything you could want to make/do is pretty much accessible on campus. If you had some wild idea that was not possible within the university facilities, they have a range of sources and contacts which you could contact to do so.
It takes me a 10 minute bus to campus, which is easy enough, and buses run almost constantly. The accommodation is only a 2 minute walk to a superstore, or a 15 minute walk into the town centre. It is nice to not live on campus, since we get a change of scenery.
Not amazing, but it is only a small university so I understand they cannot offer everything, although we do have the opportunity to join societies etc. at Bournemouth University next door should we wish, but are not allowed to compete in any team of theirs since we are not enrolled at their university.
We have a small group tutorial about once every other week, and frequent check-ins during our workshops, the feedback is great and the tutors are all approachable. There is access to counselling and guidance at the student services desk, this is welcome to anyone who simply asks for it.
I love it! I think AUB has a really good community. Everyone is genuinely passionate in their courses... it's really nice to be surrounded by so many creative people
good effort in helping us to be employable people and the support is there if you want it
We are taught lots of skills but it can be repetitive
they give a good variety of events
fairly good...could do with a few more things though
from my accommodation to university does require a bus journey- which takes about 15-30 minutes depending on traffic and specific times. the accommodation is however in a great location for nights out, shops and of course the beach!
not as many as bigger universities
we get regular feedback from staff. personal help is offered to you and you feel supported
When we have work to do it's great. Though sometimes the course can be slow as everyone has to be brought to the same level. Communication between lecturers and students could be improved as well as more active support with our work. Sometimes our hands are held tightly and other times we're expected to already know what we're meant to do.
We work a lot with outside companies and people. AUB has a good reputation in the field of my degree which helps.
The lectures all have relevant experience in their specific fields so the information they provide is valuable.
It seems good enough. I don't really have an opinion of it. Though the diversity of the leaders is good in terms of race, religion, LGBTQ etc.
For Graphic design they're great. There are windows and Apple Desktops available in all buildings and laptops from the library. We have a wide selection of kit including laser cutters and print and binding rooms with electric guillotines.
Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University are right next to each other which means we can use the shops, cafeterias etc. from both which is useful. The U1 bus runs every quarter of an hour into town which is also helpful as it only takes about 15 minutes.
AUB and BU share societies which means there are lots of options for anyone at either university.
It's good when it's organised though sometimes there can be a lack of communication between lecturers and students. Counselling and Nurse visits are easy to get.
My overall uni experience so far has been amazing. I am loving the social life, accommodation, friends and uni course. I'm learning so many new things and enjoying everyday. Definitely one of the best decisions that I have made coming to Bournemouth!
In second year we will receive work placements which I think is amazing to get us all out into the real world and know what it's actually like to work in the industry.
I like the fact that there is diversity to our projects that we have done so far. I like the least that sometimes the work is hard to follow and the lecturers arent always at easy reach to communicate with
I think that the Students' union is very good and feel that I definitely have somewhere to go to voice my opinions and views on things.
Our uni facilities are really good, the library has some amazing resources and you can also take out laptops for the day which is really helpful
Yes, 100% Everything is a short walk away which is brilliant and means I dont have to spend money on transport all the time.
I'm not in any societies myself but I believe that there are a big variety of societies and sports that people can get involved, which i think is brilliant for socializing
Good and bad. Sometimes I feel that there isn't much support from my tutors and the feedback is also quite negative sometimes. But I also believe that if I needed support from the uni as a whole then I would definitely get it and feel satisfied.
It is what I expected and more. I cannot describe how much I love the whole experience, making new friends, going out, doing a course that I love. It has made me the happiest I have been in years. I couldnt recommend it enough.
They offer all the support you need for the future. Offering work placements, having contacts and most importantly they give you advice if you are struggling.
I do enjoy having lectures and how they also split us up into smaller groups and rotate us around so we get to mingle with the whole course on a more personal level. I would like to have more interactive trips away
There is nothing to fault about the student union. The facilities are great, everyone is very helpful and they always put the student first.
The facilities are great, I especially love the on campus bar. The food is good and they have all the facilities i need for photography.
The uni is very easily accessible with the Unibus which is very helpful and makes my life a lot easier. It has everything I need on campus which is perfect.
There is a huge variety of societies and sports to join which is great. You even have the option to start your own society which I think is a really good idea.
The tutors offer one to ones all the time which is great when you are struggling. The counselling facilities are also very helpful as you can walk in and talk to someone if you need advice and help.
very good, freiendly campus, facilities are very good and the student services very supportive. Shame no parking facilities for students. Not very central to town but there are bus links from Uni
facilities are good not enough one to one tuition or tutor guidance
no but there are bus links to town
I am not sure. I like it here, everything seems right, but I haven’t felt right yet. Having a lot of doubt about myself and the course, though I think I did make the right decision. I think everything about uni in general was far too hyped up and I am still waiting for the feeling of everything being amazing to come. I think overall it is ok. It’s not amazing, it’s not awful , but it’s just not as much as I hoped or expected it would be. A bit disappointed but there’s nothing horrifically wrong. The course is taught weirdly sometimes, though it is getting better and I am starting to find it enjoyable (before I wasn’t). It being ok isn’t a bad thing, and maybe I will start to grow to like it more.
Very good, had a great meeting with the careers department, it’s one of the main reasons why I chose here, they seem very business savvy.
They are not clear enough about the subject criteria, and some of their marking is too subjective. Different modules are structured differently, I much much prefer the highly structured module where they are setting workshops as tasks, rather than “just do what you feel is right” sort of approach.
Seems pretty good, they are very approachable nice people sometimes they take a little while to get stuff done though
If you don’t ask you don’t get. They have a lot of great options and facilities but you need to ask about them, they’re not paraded about
Little far from uni for me, but there is a bus stop nearby, and it’s very close to some fast food places (good and bad!) and a 15/20 minute walk to a range of supermarkets. It’s a little distance from some clubs, very close to others. Generally quite good
It’s a small uni, there won’t be many but there’s more than I expected. The ones I attend are very well organised and run and I really love them
Counselling was terrible do not recommend, felt like they were impolite and insensitive about my issues. Tutors are ok, their feedback is to be taken with a grain as salt, as a lot of it is purely subjective and therefore useless. You have to really sift through their ideas in your head as a lot of it is just what they like in art and they will contradict each other a lot. However, sometimes they do give out really excellent advice.
I would say so far my experience has been pleasant and enjoyable. I feel the people here are down to earth and sociable, There has been too much work lately but it's doable.
We are advised to boost our skills and knowledge to a professional level by participating in workshops through the week.
The course, in general, is good, The lectures seem down to earth and supportive. However, I feel the course is not providing trips which would be good for a change.
Student Union has been helpful anytime I needed assistance.
The uni is located 15min from the accommodation by bus, which is perfect for me.
I feel there's not enough sports or activities being provided by the uni at the moment and it would be better if there where trips provided too.
amazing, id reccomend being open to trying everything. there are many opportunities I have missed already! make use of the facilities and the staff as they can improve your learning
I like the contact Hours some of it isn't completely relevant
very good! loved the dog therapy!
not amazing but there is opportunity to build societies
I had to say I expected more for what I got nest year I think to find a different course I couldn't get financial support for my needs instead of bus ticket when I don't need one cs I am driving and need to pick up quickly my baby from nursery
not a good place to find work everything is in London and not in Bournemouth and I would prefer to find work in Bournemouth or Dorset
like everything about my course but can see that tutors got no time to catch up with me if I need them so they got no time for me and prefer if I research stuff at home so I feel like I pay so much and don't get enough support
had no chance to see if they can help me with anything
University has nothing for babies to play and as a mother of small baby it would be great to have some place where she could play and I could have time to talk with my tutor
not to bad
not enough options
not good enough I paid so much and tutors got no time for me when I need them