Bournemouth and Poole offer a range of stores that sell art and crafting supplies, from independent stores to large chains. There are also plenty of secondhand and charity stores that are perfect for picking up bargains and reusing items, reducing the amount of unnecessary waste thrown out in the UK.
Uniprint is an art supply and printing shop located on AUB campus, found on the front corner of University House (just by the shop). Uniprint offers competitive printing prices, dissertation printing and binding, and various art supplies for your course. They are also able to order in items on request, where you can then pick it up directly on campus. Find out more about Uniprint's services here.
AUB Students' Union has a good relationship with the Dorset Scrapstore - who sell all sorts of art materials that otherwise would have gone to landfill. We try to buy from there whenever we can to ensure our events and campaigns aren't contributing to the global waste crisis. Their stock is donated and changes regularly, so make sure to keep checking in to see what they have on offer. Check out the Dorset Scrapstore website here for their location and opening times.
Your NUS Totum card can give you various discounts and offers, including discounts on art supplies at certain stores. It is also accepted at many high street stores, saving you money each time you use it.