AECC University College


  • Location: Seaside, Town

Student life

The combination of our stunning location, impressive campus and vibrant learning community means you will be studying at a university college where opportunity exists both on campus and in the local area.

Mix your studies with your interests and activities and live out your best life.


Our Student Services

Student Services offer support, guidance and information to help you make the most of your time at AECC UC, offering support to students whether it's academic, personal, or medical.


Our Students' Union

Our fresh, vibrant Students' Union provides a hub of activity on campus and beyond, bringing a positive attitude and fresh new ideas – students representing students!


Sport and Social Clubs

We are big on health and well being, so it's only natural that we have a number of sport teams and societies on campus.


Find a place you can call home.There are a range of residences to suit individual preferences and budgets. Student Services can guide you to find the right accommodation..

What's it like to live in South West?
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The South West of England is made up of seven counties, with key student cities including Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, and Bath.

This largely rural corner of the world is a go-to for those seeking peace, tranquility, and mindfulness. That said, it also hosts Glastonbury – ideal if the festival is on your bucket list.

Cornwall, Dorset, and Devon are coastal favourites, with idyllic beaches and waves to test the bravest surfers.

Cider and cheese buffs will be more than content, with both produced locally. You can always walk it off in Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks – but watch out for the ‘Beast of Exmoor’, an elusive big cat spotted roaming the wild terrain since the 70s.

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What's it like to live in Bournemouth?
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Beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, and a bounty of parks all help to make Bournemouth a number one student destination.

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Campus and facilities

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.

Our campus is split into Parkwood Campus and Garnet Campus, located just across the road from each other. Our small but well-equipped site reflects our specialist institutional needs and tight knit community feel. While on campus you really feel like you are part of a specialist community of likeminded individuals. Everyone knows everyone and you will often see familiar faces with students, staff and academics mingling together.

Our university campus is super easy to get around. You can walk between locations, or into neighbouring Southbourne and Boscombe and with the beach down the road it’s no wonder that student’s here love to get out and explore the local area when they’re not studying.

Course locations

Main Site

Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2DF

AECC University College

Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2DF