When you arrive (Bournemouth) | AECC University College

When you arrive

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What can I expect?

Get ready for a warm welcome from all our staff at AECC University College and prepare to join our health sciences community.

Starting university may seem daunting at first, but we provide academic and social support to guide you through this exciting chapter of your life. The University College is committed to excellence in teaching, providing you with the best learning environments and materials for your chosen course.

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New Students Welcome Week 2024/25

Our staff and current students have worked together to deliver you a memorable Welcome Week, combining online and on campus activities throughout the week.

Welcome Week September 2024 ScheduleWelcome week details tbc
Welcome Week January 2025 Schedule – Welcome week details tbc

Please Note:
You will need to arrive at the main building reception for registration.

Social Activities Itinerary – Find out more about social activities from our Students’ Union. For the most up to date information head on over to the Freshers Facebook group.

Your timetable will be published during arrivals week – you will receive a notification on your University College email when it is ready to view online on our timetable portal, Publish.

Want to know more about your timetable and how the academic year unfolds? Check the academic year calendar.

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A blended-learning approach to teaching

The emphasis this year is premium on presence. We aim to hold smaller practical classes and seminars on-campus so that you have a greater opportunity to learn, question and discuss topics with staff.

At AECC we take a blended-learning approach to teaching with resources to support face-to-face (synchronous) teaching in both practical and in seminar sessions which can also be provided online via Moodle (the universities virtual learning environment).

Online materials may be provided either in advance of sessions to allow students to fully prepare creating the opportunity for further learning and expansion in class or provided post-session to reinforce and support further exploration of the topic. Importantly these materials are available for students 24/7 (asynchronous), allowing you to utilise at a time that best suits you and your learning style.

Bournemouth Beach

Discover your surroundings

Bournemouth has a long history as a coastal resort, but there’s also a much more vibrant side to this seaside town.

Relax on the beautiful beach, take scenic boat trips, or catch a show at the Pavilion. Looking for adventure? Ride the waves near Boscombe Pier, take up dry slope skiing at Snowtrax, or explore the New Forest National Park.

Bournemouth is a hot-bed for wellbeing and wellness, digital and technology, and outdoor and leisure interests means this is the perfect place to live while you study.

Student Ambassadors at the Bournemouth Air Show event by a table

Become a Student Ambassador

AECC University College are looking to increase the team of Student Ambassadors, Specialist Student Ambassadors and Student Services Student Ambassadors.

If you’re looking for a way to earn money, inspire other students, and have a job which earns you money whilst fitting around your studies – then becoming a Student Ambassador could be for you.

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Discover our campus

Our Parkwood Campus and Garnet Campus’ are located on Parkwood Road, Boscombe, just a few minutes’ walk from beautiful Bournemouth beach. Our campus is home to our learning facilities, onsite clinic and specialist health science environment. Find more detail on our campuses below, including some of the state-of-the-art equipment that our student’s use in their studies and clinical work.


Discover and read all the latest news, press releases and happenings here at AECC University College.


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We hear about Aurora’s work experience within Rugby and why she enjoys studying within the close-knit community at AECC University College.

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