ARTS University Bournemouth (AUB) is now making offers based on teacher assessments for A-level students and offering places through clearing on some course.

Following the government U-turn on the results process for further education grades, universities have been working quickly to formalise their position.

A statement from AUB said: "We recognise how challenging this year has been for students and applicants, and following the government's recent decision on examination results, we are doing everything we can to enrol those that wish to study at AUB this coming Academic Year.

"We are now able to make offers based on Centre-Assessed Grades, and will continue to support those who are currently appealing their results, or are considering their options as a result of the recent policy change. We continue to admit all offer holders who have met their offer conditions, and their position remains unaffected by this latest guidance."

Following the lifting of the student number control cap, AUB is offering select places across a number of courses through Clearing, including:

  • BA Creative Events Management
  • BA Design
  • BA Photography
  • BA Visual Effects for Television and Film
  • BA Costume
  • BA Creative Writing

The statement added: "We’re working with UCAS and responding to updated government direction to ensure that we are complying with all relevant policy, offering places on our competitive courses where we are able in line with capacity, and are acting fairly for all students."

Professor Paul Gough, AUB vice chancellor, said: “Across the world this year we’ve seen a period of unprecedented change and this has been particularly challenging for those looking to continue their creative and academic journeys through university study, but we’ve seen great demand for places from those seeking a unique and rewarding university experience.

“We’re glad to be able to offer places to the vast majority of students who’ve seen their final year of study disrupted by this global pandemic, while supporting a host of ambitious and talented individuals that will greatly contribute to and enhance a number of creative arts environments across the globe.”

He added: “We’re positive that our students will enjoy our unique on-campus teaching experience where studio and workshop-based teaching and learning is prioritised, and we look forward to welcoming all of our new students to our vibrant AUB community over the next month.”

All students that wish to discuss their study options at AUB should call 01202 363228/01202 363225 or email