Endowment Prizes

Each year, a number of endowment prizes and awards are made at our Graduation ceremony to deserving students.

These are the result of bequests or donations by individuals who have or who have had special association with the University and are administered by the Arts University Bournemouth Charitable Foundation. Current prizes include the following:

Ossie Morris Prize for Cinematography

An objective of the British Cinematography Scholarship Trust was to preserve the memory and reputations of some eminent British cinematographers by endowing scholarships in their names. Ossie Morris was one of these cinematographers whose career spanned over six decades. The Trust was dissolved in 2003 and the funds generated over the years were dispersed between film schools offering their cinematography scholarships. AUB has continued to make an award in Ossie Morris’ memory to a selected Film student.

Anne Corkett Prize for Photography

Anne Corkett was a dedicated and much-respected member of the institution’s staff from 1968 until 1988. In February 1988, Anne sadly passed away. The Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design, as AUB was known then, wished to remember Anne in a tangible way and thus ‘The Anne Corkett Memorial Prize’ was established. The accolade has been awarded annually by the AUB Charitable Foundation to a selected Photography/Commercial Photography student.

Harriet Craigs Prize for Film and Animation Productions

The Charitable Foundation at AUB administers a memorial fund for Harriet Craigs, a student of Film, who tragically died in 2002. From this, an annual award is made to a graduating Film student and presented at the Graduation Ceremony.

Nigel Beale Prizes for Costume & Performance Design, for Graphic Design, for Make-Up for Media & Performance

Nigel Beale has a long-established association with AUB, having served as Chair and member of the AUB Governing Body for many years. He is now a Trustee and Chair of the AUB Charitable Foundation. He has contributed to a number of prizes over the years for students in the creative arts and currently prizes for Fashion, Graphic Design and Make-up are awarded in his name.

Jean Hunnisett Prize for Costume Design

Jean Hunnisett was a regular visiting tutor to AUB. On her death, Jean bequeathed monies to be used by the University for the benefit of students studying Costume. In addition to the prize awarded at the Graduation ceremony, the bequest has been used to provide bursaries to enable students to travel in connection with their course of study and to buy extra special materials not normally provided by AUB for projects.

Ede & Ravenscroft Prize for Costume

Ede & Ravenscroft supply the Graduation robes for AUB staff and students and also provide the photography service for students on the day of Graduation. They have been associated with AUB for many years and recently wished to provide a prize to a selected student studying on Costume.

Paul Elliott Prize for Acting

Paul Elliott has been a leading personality in the world of entertainment for over fifty years and has had a long and diverse show business career which has seen him take on the roles of Actor, Director, Producer and Author. He became an Honorary Fellow in 2012 and was awarded an Honorary Master in the Arts at the 2015 AUB Graduation Ceremony.

Terence & Annette O’Rourke Prize for Architecture

Terence O’Rourke is a member of the AUB Governing Body and is the Chair of the AUB Estates Committee. Terence is an architect and town planner and has been associated with the AUB for many years and wished to offer the prize to encourage students to travel and explore the many aspects of architecture nationally and internationally.

Nicholas Durbridge Prize for Collaborative Work

Nicholas Durbridge served as a member of the AUB Governing Body for many years and was Chair of the Governing Body from 2007 until 2012. On his retirement he wished to continue his involvement with AUB by offering an award to a group of students from different disciplines who have worked together to produce work of excellent quality to a professional standard at Level 6.

Dorset Visual Arts Prize

Dorset Visual Arts award an annual prize to a graduating student studying either Illustration, Graphic design or Fine Art/Printmaking. The prize is given to the student who demonstrates the best synthesis of creativity, research and making skills, and needs to meet the interests of Dorset Visual Arts.

The Turland Award

Frank Turland was the Head of Graphic Design in the then Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design in the 1970s. The Award was established in his memory and is presented by the Poole Maritime Trust.

WestBeach Prize

This is administered by WestBeach, Bournemouth, and is open to all Level 6 Final Major Project groups of BA (Hons) Creative Events Management. It is awarded to the group of students who have shown extraordinary skills in the areas of: Marketing, PR and press, event management, entrepreneurial practice, use of web-based promotion and social media, awareness of how the industry is changing and adapting.

Fred Spur Award

Fred Spurr first became involved with AUB when he produced our Fashion and Costume shows which were held on the AUB campus, and subsequently our Graduate Fashion Week catwalk shows in London. The Awards for Design and Communication were established in Fred’s memory to acknowledge his contribution to AUB and to encourage Fashion students in their studies.

Dean’s Prizes

A number of Dean’s Prizes are awarded to students annually on the basis of the following criteria: creativity, experimentation, understanding of environmental issues, studentship, intellectual rigour, research skills, collaborative endeavour.

peter bell prize for Interior Architecture and Design

From 2017, Peter Bell has agreed to sponsor an annual prize to be presented at Graduation for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course. Peter, who has been associated with the Arts University Bournemouth Charitable Foundation through his work as part of the firm of Investment Bankers working with the Foundation, is sponsoring this prize in his personal capacity.