Student life is centred at Parkwood Campus in Bournemouth, on the beautiful south coast of England, within walking distance of award-winning sandy beaches and surrounded by relaxing woodland grounds.

Open days

Come and visit us! See what life is like as a student with us. We regularly open our doors to welcome you, answer your questions and give you any advice you need on your application.

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Find a place you can call home. We have a range of accommodation to suit your preference and budget. We're excited to offer halls of residence through our relationship with Lulworth Student Company. Claim your room in central luxury halls, only two miles away from campus and a short walk to Bournemouth's bars, restaurants and sandy beaches.

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Home away from home

Our campus is a clear reflection of our personality, combining innovation and history. The main University College building dates back to 1888. 
We’re dedicated to preparing you for a career as a healthcare professional;

encouraging all students to work closely together as you would in a professional setting and providing clinical experience in multi-disciplinary environments.


We’re proud to showcase our on-site state-of-the-art Chiropractic Clinic, School of Medical UltrasoundExercise Centreprosection labdiagnostic imaging facilities and the latest Sports Performance Centre.

We offer plenty of opportunities for you to make the most of your time on campus. Find out how to get involved with the Students’ Union and activities in the wider community.


Facilities include;

  • Two large lecture theatres
  • Practice rooms
  • Science and human anatomy prosection laboratories
  • Purpose built on-site Clinic
  • Student Services
  • Learning Services, an extensive library based in the original chapel
  • Students’ Union
  • Student bar and lounge 
  • Spine & Dine Refectory

Keeping fit and healthy

You can also benefit from our campus gymnasium, housing cardio equipment, indoor football pitch, Olympic lifting platform and climbing wall, keeping you fit and healthy in between your studies.

Chapel Gate
Chapel Gate is a 65 acre sporting venue and is home for international sport in the South, as well as being home to the biggest rugby 7s tournament in the world. Chapel Gate will be AECC University College's venue for all home games.

Chapel Gate is easily accessible via public transport. If you’re traveling by bus, the Bourne Line (B1) will take you to the venue. Chapel Gate also has a large car parking facility.

Littledown Leisure Centre is set in 47 acres of parkland, with its own high ropes adventure complex. Littledown will provide you with courts, studios and some of the best swimming and football facilities in the country.

If you’re travelling by public transport, R1 and R2 (Royal Line) and D1 (Dolphin Line) all go to the area with a short walk from the bus stop.


Food and drink 

Spine and Dine is open Monday to Friday for students, patients and visitors, providing hot and cold drinks and delicious homemade, healthy food at low prices. We also supply catering for pre-booked courses including CPD and Postgraduate weekend events. 

We cater for the pre-lunch time cravings, those that need a smoothie boost, wholesome foodies, vegans, clean eaters, protein fitness fans and much more. 

Rain or shine, there are a number of lovely spaces available to you, eat outside in the Quad, pull up a bench in the Toggler's Arms, relax on a sofa or at a table in our refectory.   

Choose from a wide range of sandwiches (made to order), delicious nibbles, salad bar, fruit salads, omelettes, hot and wholesome (apart from Treat Thursday!) dishes of the day.  Breakfast and fresh coffee is available from 8.30am

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