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Arts University Bournemouth

Poole | South West England

Creative Town By the sea

Ucas code: A66

The Arts University Bournemouth is one of the most successful and popular higher education specialists in the UK, with an excellent national and international reputation; it is committed to providing the highest quality, industry-relevant creative degrees. It currently offers more than 20 degrees in art, design, media and performance.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 235 comments (65 students)
    • The downside

      Help with accomodation

      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

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    • Everyday expenses

      Bournemouth is really expensive. The cheapest mode of transport is to cycle. Secondhand bikes are sold once a month on campus...

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      2012, 1st year, Textile Design

      Everyday expenses

      Bournemouth is really expensive. The cheapest mode of transport is to cycle. Secondhand bikes are sold once a month on campus and low-income students can request bike vouchers. Food-wise, its best to bring your own if you want to save money although the canteen and cafes offer a wide selection at different price ranges. You are limited to buying what's available on campus as there are no shops nearby. There is lots of opportunities for part-time work in Bournemouth, as its a tourist town. Studying art courses is really expensive as you need lots of equipment. The university will not provide you with everything you need for your projects - fabric, wool, sketchbooks, embroidery thread, beads etc. You will also need to invest in equipment - screens for printing, sewing machine maybe, knitting machine maybe depending on what interests you. Factor this into your costs!

      2012, 1st year, Textile Design

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    • The upside

      Collaboration and the use of other course facilities. Because the university is so diverse in its creative courses, there are...

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      2017, 3rd year, Photography

      The upside

      Collaboration and the use of other course facilities. Because the university is so diverse in its creative courses, there are lots of chances for collaboration (e.g. photographers working with fashion and make up) Also you can learn how to use resources from other courses - screen printing from fine art, frame making in the wood workshop etc

      2017, 3rd year, Photography

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    • Nightlife

      The nightlife is diverse to some extent. However it really needs a revamp and new ideas.

      2014, 2nd year, Photography

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    • The upside

      The creativity on campus, the SU and student body are always striving to be better

      2017, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      its not a bad thing if you go into private accommodation, both ways you still meet new people. halls is much easier and...

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      2012, 3rd year, Architecture

      Accommodation

      its not a bad thing if you go into private accommodation, both ways you still meet new people. halls is much easier and practical but not for everyone.

      2012, 3rd year, Architecture

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

We haven't been able to speak to enough students to get reliable descriptions of this institution yet, but we have labelled it 'creative' because it specialises in one or more areas of the arts.

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

3,240

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

97%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

1%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

71%

of students are female

Young / Mature

5%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

15%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

League table rankings

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