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We work with partners across the world to share our knowledge and inspire others while our work and expertise contributes to policy at a regional, national and international level.

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Open Day

Design & Engineering Open Day

A special event where you'll get the opportunity to experience all that AV can offer for Design & Engineering students.


Dorset Indian Mela, Poole Park

Saturday 22 June, from 10am to 5pm at Poole Park, BH15 2SF.

Traditional dances and music, delicious multicultural cuisine, engaging workshops and activities, handicrafts, henna painting,.


Women’s Health Research Symposium

The symposium will include keynote speakers from women’s health research in Dorset and showcase the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, PhD researchers.

- Jul

Aimed at postgraduate researchers and early career researchers, AV’s Digital Methods Summer School will be running from 1 to 5 July 2024. Now in its second year, the week-long event will cover several digital methods from data to collection to analysis and visualisation.


Drop-in for anyone affected by sexual violence

If you or someone you know is having a tough time as a result of sexual violence, The Shores is providing a monthly drop-in at the University Retreat on Talbot Campus. It's completely confidential, no appointment needed, just drop-in and speak to a member of our team.