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AUB receives quality mark for care leavers

Arts University Bournemouth has been awarded the prestigious Buttle UK Quality Mark in recognition of its commitment to young people in and leaving care.

Created by Buttle UK – the largest grant-giving organisation in the country directly supporting children and families living in poverty – the charity awards the Quality Mark to colleges and universities which commit to support a young person who has been in care, to access further and higher education and successfully complete their studies and achieve their ambitions.

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Start up success for the Egg Den

A group of students from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) made it to the national finals of the Young Enterprise Graduate Start-Up Scheme in May, following their university’s first venture into the renowned scheme which has been running for over 50 years.

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AUB Student Winners for Royal Television Society Student Awards

A group of Film Production graduates from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) are celebrating after their graduate film, ‘Dancing in the Ashes’, was awarded the prestigious Royal Television Society Television Award for Undergraduate Fiction at the Awards Ceremony on 17th May.

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, celebrate the best in student television from across the UK. Chaired by Pat Younge, Chief Creative Officer, BBC Productions, the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in four categories: Fiction, Entertainment, Factual and Animation. The Awards Ceremony was attended by key industry figures, students and tutors

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’10 Most Wanted’ at the Museum of Design in Plastics

The Museum of Design in Plastics at the Arts University Bournemouth in partnership with Brighton University and Adaptive Technologies Ltd has been awarded over £119,000 from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts for a project entitled ’10 Most Wanted’ to create an interactive game to encourage members of the public to interact with the museum’s 10,000 artefacts.

Using a concept based on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted website, this project will encourage the public to hunt down ‘missing information’ about cultural artefacts. Outcomes will include an open–source platform and best practice guidelines for game–based crowd sourcing in the arts sector, and an intellectual property rights framework with reusable templates for integrating user–generated content into professionally curated collections.

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Drama UK Recognition for Acting Course

Drama UK the organisation which champions quality drama training in the UK has awarded one of its brand new quality marks to the BA (Hons) Acting course at Arts University Bournemouth.

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AUB courses receive industry accreditation

Seven creative degree courses at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) have been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.

BA (Hons) Digital Media Production, BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, BA (Hons) Make Up for Media and Performance, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Modelmaking have all received the ‘Tick’ kitemark by Creative Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries. These courses join AUB’s existing accredited provision in BA (Hons) Animation Production, Drama UK’s recognition of the BA (Hons) Acting course and the RIBA Part 1 accreditation of the BA (Hons) Architecture course.

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Fashion students awarded Beales scholarships

Seven fashion students from The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) received Beales Scholarships this week in front of an invited panel of guests including Nigel Beale, the ex-chairman of the AUB, Tony Brown, the CEO of Beales, and Professor Jim Hunter, Deputy Principal of the AUB.

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A creative year of success

Over the past academic year, students from The Arts University Bournemouth have created some innovative, creative pieces of work that have been recognised at Award Ceremonies and by industry experts worldwide.

From Milan Abad’s Illustration work being selected for The Ting Tings new album cover in March, to Film Production students winning four awards at the Kodak Student Commercial Awards in May; it has been a busy year with some great outcomes. Below is a round-up of the most recent successes for our talented students, highlighting their innovative designs and their unique talent in such a competitive creative environment.

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Students celebrated at annual summer shows presentation

Graduating students from The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) were celebrated at the annual Summer Shows Private View in a special Awards Ceremony that recognises the work of students who have all shown exceptional dedication to, or inspiration in their studies.

The Awards Ceremony took place during the Higher Education Summer Show Private View on Thursday 21st June where graduating students, parents, industry specialists and members of the public all came onto campus at the AUB to view the innovative work of our talented ‘class of 2012’, before they graduate on Friday 29th June at Wimborne Minster.

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‘Outstanding’ for Prep HE offering

Following a rigorous Ofsted inspection of the Preparation for Higher Education courses during April, The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is pleased to announce it has received ‘Outstanding’ in the Overall Effectiveness of Provision in the report that was published in June.

The Preparation for Higher Education courses at the AUB include the Extended Diploma in Art and Design, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and the Diploma in Photography. Over 400 students study on the AUB campus in Bournemouth, alongside 3,000 students from the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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‘Commercial’ Success For AUB Film Production Students In The Kodak Awards

Students from the Film Production course at The Arts University Bournemouth have once again excelled in the Kodak Student Commercial Awards in London, walking away with first prize in three different commercial categories and third place overall for their commercial ‘Teenage Moments’ for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Olympic success for AUB

The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is celebrating following its ‘Olympic’ success in the 2012 Podium Awards, a prestigious one-off celebration recognising the vital role colleges and universities across the UK play in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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