Arts University Bournemouth
Poole | South West England
Ucas code: A66
What students say about this university235 comments (65 students)
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Bournemouth is really expensive. The cheapest mode of transport is to cycle. Secondhand bikes are sold once a month on campus...
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!×
Collaboration and the use of other course facilities. Because the university is so diverse in its creative courses, there are...
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×
The nightlife is diverse to some extent. However it really needs a revamp and new ideas.Report
The creativity on campus, the SU and student body are always striving to be betterReport
its not a bad thing if you go into private accommodation, both ways you still meet new people. halls is much easier and...
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction81%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students3,240
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate97%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time1%
of students are part-time
Male / Female71%
of students are female
Young / Mature5%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK15%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction67%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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