Facts and key dates

Here you'll find our semester dates, key facts and our University College figures.

Teaching Excellence Framework 

AECC University College was rated Silver in Teaching Excellence Framework. The TEF Panel judged the AECC University College as delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for students.

Read more about AECC University College's Silver RAting

National Student Survey '17

NSS Results 2017 delivered outstanding outcomes for the AECC University College. The 2017 results show that our students are among the most satisfied in the UK with 100%

Find out more about our NSS 2017 results

Let's get down to detail

100% of AECC University College graduates are employed within six months after finishing their course.*

More than 50% of AECC University College students are from outside the UK.

*Based on latest DLHE data


"30,000 is the average salary of an AECC University College student six months after completing their course.

100% student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey results.

Facts and Figures


146 staff members*
50 academic staff members
96 professional staff members

*This includes permanent staff only

Student population

777 students currently enrolled.
49% female
51% male

18-24: 467 – 60%
25-34: 166 – 21%
35-44: 87 – 11%
45-54: 44 – 6%
55-64: 9 – 1%

These numbers are based on statistics for the 2016/2017 academic year from our Student Records Office.

Academic year 2017/18


Introduction and enrolment of new students

Masters in Chiropractic - 11 September 2017

Medical Ultrasound - 2 October 2017

MSc APP - 4 October 2017

Key term dates

Semester I 
18 September 2017 - 19 January 2018

Reading week: 23 October - 27 October 2017

Assessment weeks: 15 - 19 January 2018

Semester II
22 January 2018 - 8 June 2018

Reading week: 12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018

Assessment weeks: 14 May 2018 - 9 June 2018

Results day: 6 July 2018

Winter break: Monday 18 December 2017 - Friday 5 January 2018 inclusive

Spring break: 26 March 2018 - 13 April 2018 inclusive


Key dates for your student diary 2017/18

Fresher’s Week: 11-15 September 2017

A whole week dedicated to getting you involved and integrated into AECC University College life. From meeting your tutors to joining clubs and societies, this week will also give you your first taste of the Bournemouth nightlife! 

Guardian Night:  6 October 2017*

A well-loved AECC University College tradition, fresher's sign up and are then hosted by a house of other AECC University College students for dinner. All groups meet up at a bar later on that night. Take along a bottle of your own choosing and get ready for one of the best nights of the year. A bit intimidated by the older students? Don’t be, this is a great chance to meet the older years, hear some fun stories, play games and have a good night out. 

Christmas Revue: 18 November 2017

Get out your favourite frock and your best smart jacket for the AECC’s University College black tie Christmas event. Held every year at O2 Academy Bournemouth, each year group present a group performance which is then rounded off by the much anticipated clinic year video. 
The night ends with everyone hitting the dance floor with plenty of Christmas spirit! 

Graduation Class of 16/17: - 24 November 2017

Graduation ceremonies are held at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth and are a perfect opportunity to celebrate your achievements here at the AECC. Find out more about this year’s graduation here.

Wellness Week: 13-17 March 2018*

A whole week of events promoting the major role of sport and activity in aiding wellbeing. These events encourage students and staff to try out those activities they wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to. It’s completely free and there are plenty of opportunities for you to win amazing prizes. Last year’s event included a healthy food fair, dodgeball and belly dancing.


*subject to change