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Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth
Established 1885[citation needed]
Type Public
Budget £4,159,000 (2013-2014)[1]
Chairman Roger Laughton CBE[2]
Vice-Chancellor Stuart Bartholomew[3]
Academic staff
330 (2013-2014)[4]
Administrative staff
135 (2013-2014)[5]
Undergraduates 2,865 (2013-2014)[6]
Postgraduates 75 (2013-2014)[7]
Location

Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
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Campus Wallisdown Campus
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Website aub.ac.uk
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Arts University Bournemouth (formerly The Arts University College at Bournemouth and The Arts Institute at Bournemouth) is a further and higher education university based in Poole, United Kingdom, specialising in Arts, Performance, Design, and Media.

History

In 1964, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art was formed through the merger of Bournemouth Municipal College of Art and Poole College of Art.[citation needed] The name was changed to Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1980, and the first new building on the present campus was opened in 1984, built at a cost of £2.3 million.[8]

In 1998, the name was changed to The Arts Institute at Bournemouth (AIB) and in 2001 the AIB became a higher education institution.[9] The AIB was one of only a few HEIs that focused exclusively on creative work in contemporary art, design, media and performance.

In 2009 the Arts Institute changed its name to the Arts University College at Bournemouth following the acquisition of Taught Degree Awarding Powers in 2008.[citation needed]

When the Government announced that the qualifying threshold for a full university title was to be lowered from 4,000 to 1,000 full-time higher education students in June 2012, the institution satisfied the criteria for full university title. Arts University College at Bournemouth officially became Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) following approval from the Privy Council on 13 December 2012.[10]

Campus

Most courses are based within one campus which is located in Poole, next to Bournemouth University and Wallisdown. The Campus covers around 3.7 hectares and houses specialist workshops and workspaces, many of which are shared across similar courses.

Notable facilities include:

  • The library, which stores over 50,000 books covering a range of art, design, media and performance subjects.[11]
  • TheGallery, a gallery open to the public and shows international touring exhibitions, work from alumni, staff and students.[12]
  • MoDiP (Museum of Design and Plastics), the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics.[13] It is located inside the AUB library.

Sustainability and Environment

The university ranked 120th out of 151 in the 2015 The People & Planet Green League table with a total score of 31.1%.[14]

Current Developments

Development works for 2014 - 2016 include:

  • A building mainly for photography courses, offering flexible teaching space, IT suites and a lecture theatre.[15]
  • Crab Drawing Studio – the first of its kind to be built in the UK since the 1900s[citation needed], has been designed by Professor Sir Peter Cook.[16]
  • A building that will provide facilities for Student Services, Students’ Union, and Facilities Management.[17]
  • Conversion of BH12 Halls of Residence (on campus) for dedicated teaching space.[18]

Academics

The university offers Summer and Short courses, Foundation, BA (Hons) and MA & Research (MPhil/PhD) degrees. The main focus of all courses lies within the areas of art, design, media and performance.

The institution runs 20 undergraduate and 9 postgraduate programmes organised in two faculties: the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Media and Performance. These courses are validated for a maximum period of five years and, during the final year, a periodic review is undertaken by a process similar to that for validation with the addition to the panel of up to two student representatives.[19]

Rankings
Complete[20]
(2016, national)
57
Times/Sunday Times[21]
(2015, national)
59


Rankings

AUB was named No.1 Creative University in the Which? University 2012 survey.[22] It did not make it into the ranking in 2014 because not enough students took part in the survey.[23] In November 2012, the University also celebrated a 97.7% employment rate.[24] AUB ranked 10th out of 33 in the Guardian’s 2015 specialist institutions league table.[25]

Accommodation

The university manages three off campus halls of residence: Winton Halls, George Close and Madeira Road, overall accommodating for over 450 students. Places are allocated with a priority to students living overseas and to students with disabilities/medical conditions.[26] Madeira Road – the newest addition – was built in 2014 with 378 beds and is located in the town centre of Bournemouth.[27] The University hosts two “accommodation days” before the beginning of each academic year, so prospective students can independently form house-sharing groups and view private rented accommodation.[28]

Student life

All students of the Arts University Bournemouth are automatically a member of the Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union (AUBSU), a registered charity affiliated with the National Union of Students.[29] It runs over 30 clubs and societies,[30] organises Freshers’ Week, volunteering and fundraising events, trains course representatives and hosts annual general meetings for all students.[31] Each year, elections are held for both sabbatical (President,Vice-President) and all volunteer (e.g. Events Officer, Communications Officer and Equality and Diversity Officer) posts.[32]

AUBSU also publishes a free, completely student led magazine called BUMF. It is published once a term and includes content ranging from all courses the university offers, but also music, poetry and writing.[33]

The students’ union was awarded Gold in the Green Impact Students’ Unions environmental accreditation programme in 2013/2014.[34]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Income and expenditure by HE provider 2013/14 and 2012/13 (£ thousands)". hesa.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Governing Body Member Profiles 2014/15" (PDF). aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stuart Bartholomew (Vice Chancellor’s Office) - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  4. ^ "All staff by HE provider, academic contract marker and mode of employment 2013/14". hesa.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  5. ^ "All staff by HE provider, academic contract marker and mode of employment 2013/14". hesa.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  6. ^ "HE student enrolments by HE provider, level of study, mode of study and domicile 2013/14". hesa.ac.uk. Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved May 2015. 
  7. ^ "HE student enrolments by HE provider, level of study, mode of study and domicile 2013/14". hesa.ac.uk. Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved May 2015. 
  8. ^ BPCAD, Leek, M. (ed.) (1984). Grand Official Opening. Bournemouth: Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.
  9. ^ The Independent (2010). Getting Into University: A-Z Unis & Colleges: Arts University College At Bournemouth, The. Retrieved 16 Jan 2011
  10. ^ "Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) - A-Z Unis & Colleges - Getting Into University - The Independent". independent.co.uk. 
  11. ^ "The Library - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  12. ^ "TheGallery - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  13. ^ "About us - Museum of Design in Plastics, MoDiP". modip.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  14. ^ "People & Planet University League 2015 - University Profile - People & Planet". peopleandplanet.org. Retrieved May 2015. 
  15. ^ Development Works 2014/15 - Arts University Bournemouth. aub.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  16. ^ Development Works 2014/15 - Arts University Bournemouth. aub.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  17. ^ Design Engine, Student Services | Arts University Bournemouth. designengine.co.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  18. ^ Development Works 2014/15 - Arts University Bournemouth. aub.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2015
  19. ^ "Institutional audit - The Arts University College Bournemouth, May 2011" (PDF). QAA. 
  20. ^ "University League Table 2016". The Complete University Guide. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2015". Times Newspapers. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Which? (2012)[1]. Retrieved 04 March 2014
  23. ^ Hughes, Rebecca. "Top creative unis: Which? University Student Survey 2014". http://university.which.co.uk. Which?. 
  24. ^ 2011 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey – HESA. Percentage includes post-graduate studies.
  25. ^ "University guide 2015: Specialist institutions league table". theguardian.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "Halls of residence - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  27. ^ "(BH1) Madeira Road - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  28. ^ "Accommodation days - Arts University Bournemouth". aub.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  29. ^ "Structure & Partnerships - AUBSU". aubsu.co.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  30. ^ "AUBSU Clubs and Societies". aubsu.ac.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  31. ^ "About Us - AUBSU". aubsu.co.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  32. ^ "UCAS Search tool - Arts University Bournemouth". ucas.com. Retrieved May 2015. 
  33. ^ "AUBSU - Your Union - BUMF". aubsu.co.uk. Retrieved May 2015. 
  34. ^ "Green Impact Students' Unions". nus.org.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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