The university has a number of halls of residence available for students in their first year. Students are expected to find their own private accommodation for further years of study. The halls range in type, including self-contained studios to flat shares with a communal living area and en-suite bathrooms.
The three main accommodation options for first years are:
Campus Halls – new for 2021, these en-suite cluster flats are situated on campus and include some self-contained studios.
Madeira Road – closer to the town centre and with an easy busy journey to campus, these halls have shared flats with six or eight rooms, depending on where a student is assigned, with all bedrooms being en-suite.
Skyline – another option closer to the town centre amenities, these en-suite cluster flats range from five- to seven-berth flats and again have en-suite rooms.
Students can only apply for halls accommodation once they are confirmed as accepted onto their course of study. Any students who wish to live with friends should look at StudentPad, a third-party website which helps to connect students with more reputable landlords for private rooms.
For students to succeed in arts courses, they need excellent facilities to give them experience in using the tools and exposure to the working environments of the industry, and AUB certainly delivers in this department. It has industry-leading facilities both in its studio spaces and conventional learning environments so that students can always get the most out of both their practical and theoretical tuition.
And when it comes to further reading, students have access to a comprehensive library stocked with every material they might need, including both print and digital resources. The library also has a silent reading room and multiple study spaces for individuals and for groups.
Students will easily find a place to relax and grab a bite while on campus, with various coffee shops providing the ideal spot to catch up with friends over a drink. The campus is only a short bus ride from the town centre too with its excellent food and drink options.
Students also have permission to use the facilities at nearby Bournemouth University, including their excellent sports centre.
Arts University Bournemouth students on Whatuni say:
“Really good equipment that most universities don't have, staff are very experienced and we have a lot of guest speakers as well as the tutors who used to work in big companies.”
“Our facilities are really good and we have plenty of space and special machinery to use as well which is really good because we can experiment with all sort of stuff.”
“Huge studios with good and robust equipment as well as good space for each student. The exterior and interior of the school is modern and up to date which gives me more energy that makes the school day more productive. The school and staff care about cleanliness so everyone can have a good experience while working and it also is a key factor to prevent dangerous situations with equipment in our studios.”