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.

Home Away From Home

Parkwood Campus is nestled in beautiful bluebell woodlands, a 10 minute stroll from 7 miles of award-winning sandy beaches and picturesque sea views.  The perfect setting means you can live the coastal lifestyle while you study.


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


Our Facilities

We’re proud to showcase our on-site state-of-the-art Chiropractic Clinic, School of Medical Ultrasound, Exercise Centre, prosection lab, diagnostic 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, for large capacity student teaching environment with tiered seating

Seminar rooms for smaller more intimate learning setting 

Practice rooms for technique guidance

Science and human anatomy prosection laboratories providing valuable biological science understanding

Purpose built on-site Clinic housing patient treatment rooms, an exercise centre for rehabilitation, a radiography facility for both taking and reading x-rays and open upright MRI to help our students with further diagnosis support

Student Services with private counselling rooms for personal support and medical care

Learning Services, with an extensive library based in the original chapel with quiet study space as well as group tech-enabled pod areas

Students’ Union office where the team meet up

Student bar and lounge area which is a great place for you to eat, study, chill out and relax, or meet with your friends for coffee or hot food or perhaps a game of pool.

Spine & Dine Refectory


Keeping Fit and Healthy on Campus


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

Nearby 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.


Conveniently close-by is Littledown Leisure Centre, 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, Yellow Buses number 737 and 33 all go to the area with a short walk from the bus stop.


Food and Drink

Spine and Dine is our on campus cafe.  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 meetings, 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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