2019 was an incredible year for our creative community.

We were named Top Modern University in the South West, and climbed up the national rankings to be a top 50 university in The Sunday Times Good University Guide. We celebrated our graduating students, and welcomed fashion Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, architect Mike Davies CBE, Morph creator Peter Lord CBE, and BSO Chief Executive Dougie Scarfe as Honorary Fellows.

We achieved Eco Campus Platinum, due to our provision of sustainable initiatives including coffee cup recycling points, an electric car in the university fleet and a charity drop off point for clothes and books, too. In October as part of AUB Human (an initiative which encourages social, ethical and sustainable creative practice), we bought artist Michael Pinsky’s ground-breaking Pollution Pods from the New York’s UN Climate Action Summit to Brownsea Island in Dorset.

To celebrate our student and graduate achievements in 2019, we’ve compiled a 12 news stories to keep us inspired in the new year.

As we’re only sharing a small selection of our stories, don’t forget to explore our news for more!