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Our Campus

Explore our Parkwood and Garnet Campuses

Situated on Parkwood Road, Boscombe, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Bournemouth beach. Within our campuses, you’ll find top-tier learning facilities, an onsite clinic, and a dedicated environment for health science studies. Discover more about our campuses below, including the advanced equipment our students utilise for their studies and clinical experiences.

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Parkwood Campus

Parkwood Campus is comprised of our main building, Chiropractic Clinic, Cavendish House, and the student Gym. Surrounded by beautiful wooded areas you will also find outdoor spaces to enjoy while on campus.

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Garnet Campus Building from the outside

Garnet Campus

A more recent addition to the AECC University College campus, This site contains learning equipment and facilities for students of Rehabilitation, Sport and Exercise, Health Science, and Psychology, and houses our exciting new Integrated Rehabilitation Centre.

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Cavendish House

Cavendish House is home to our Radiology courses. Here you will find students of Radiology and Medical Ultrasound, either studying, working and or researching in our ultrasound suites, mock ward or digital x-ray clinic.

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Our campuses feature state-of-the-art learning facilities, including an onsite clinic and specialised environment for health science studies. Discover cutting-edge equipment used in studies and clinical work.

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Explore our campus

Our university campus, nestled in beautiful bluebell woodlands on Parkwood Road in Boscombe, consists of Parkwood Campus to the west and Garnet Campus to the east. Just a leisurely 10-minute stroll from 7 miles of award-winning sandy beaches and scenic sea views.

Split into Parkwood Campus and Garnet Campus, located conveniently across the road from each other, our small yet well-equipped site perfectly caters to our specialist institutional needs and fosters a tight-knit community atmosphere. On campus, you’ll truly feel part of a specialist community of like-minded individuals, where everyone knows everyone, fostering a friendly environment where students, staff, and academics often mingle.

Navigating our campus is a breeze, whether on foot between locations or venturing into neighbouring Southbourne and Boscombe. With the beach just down the road, it’s no surprise that our students love to explore the local area when they’re not studying.

Our campus embodies our unique blend of innovation and history, with the main University College building dating back to 1888.

Come and pay us a visit

There’s nothing like seeing our campus for yourself, and we’d love to show you around! Why not come to our next open day? You’ll be able to meet students, talk to a course leader about your area of interest and get to see our beautiful campus for yourself. We also run weekly campus tours, and have the option to arrange a personalised tour at a time to suit you. So, what are you waiting for?

Take a virtual tour

Can’t make it down to visit? We’ll bring it to you. Check out or video below where student ambassadors Mollie and Caroline take us on a virtual tour of the campus.

We also offer virtual open days for those who can’t make it down to see us in person. Head to our open day page to see when our next virtual open day is taking place.

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Q. Where should I go for the Main Reception?

Q. Where should I go for the Main Reception?

A. The Main University College Reception can be found at the front of campus, parallel to Parkwood Road.

Q. Where can I store my bicycle safely?

Q. Where can I store my bicycle safely?

A. There are three bike rack stores available around campus:  Outside Cavendish House, opposite the AECC Clinic and at the rear of the AECC Library building.

Q. Do you have showering facilities?

Q. Do you have showering facilities?

A. Showers can be found on the first floor of the main university college building either side of the DP Lecture Theatre.

Q.What are the opening times for campus?

Q.What are the opening times for campus?

A.Main reception is open 7.30am – 5pm. Although our student bar Toggler’s arms will remain open after 5 throughout the week.

Q.Can I park on campus?

Q.Can I park on campus?

A.The small nature of our carpark means we can only accommodate for staff and visitors. Students are advised to find on street parking nearby.

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