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AUB brings UN Summit Pollution Pods to Dorset

Fresh from a powerful unveiling at New York’s UN Climate Action Summit, artist Michael Pinsky’s ground-breaking Pollution Pods will now be seen on Brownsea Island in Dorset.

The Pods, which have been at the centre of continued calls for action over climate change at New York’s UN Climate Action Summit, will now be visiting Brownsea Island on Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast after funding from AUB, hosting from National Trust and a collaboration between Cape Farewell and Activate Dorset.

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Passion for performance? Join AUB’s University Music

Each year, students arrive on campus keen to learn a new instrument, or to become more involved in music and performance.

University Music, which began as a joint department with Bournemouth University in 2012, has seen hundreds of students take part in a wide range of musical activities during their studies, from group trips to professional concerts to performing major works, concertos and recitals in exquisite venues including Romsey Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral and Christchurch Priory.

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AUB named Top Modern University in the South West

Arts University Bournemouth is the top modern university in the South West, according to new figures released by The Sunday Times.

This year, The Sunday Times has designated Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) a top 50 university in its Good University Guide, raising eight places to 43rdin national ranking, as well as the top arts institution for teaching quality, student experience and graduate prospects.

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AUB research looks at how new teaching strategies can help dyslexic students

An Arts University Bournemouth academic is leading research into alternative teaching methods to help develop skills for dyslexic acting students.

Dr. Petronilla Whitfield, an Associate Professor and Lecturer in BA Acting in AUB’s Faculty of Media and Performance, has been studying the ways in which traditional teaching methods can disadvantage acting students with dyslexia.

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Have you got the AUB Advantage?

From September, AUB students will be able to register for a new Career Hub service to gain access to jobs, employability events, careers resources and advice.

AUB Advantage, which launched for alumni, undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation students earlier this month, will feature job listings from across the local area, as well as careers resources and useful advice.

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AUB Fashion graduate exhibits collection at London Fashion Week

Bournemouth-based fashion designer and AUB graduate Janislav Solovjov has exhibited his debut collection at London Fashion Week.

The BA (Hons) Fashion graduate, who moved to Bournemouth from Estonia to study in 2016, developed his collection around his Estonian heritage, fusing together traditional elements of folk dress with more contemporary styling inspired by the observation of dancers Martha Graham and Maya Plisetskaya and their movements.

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AUB-trained artists exhibit work at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation

Three Arts University Bournemouth trained artists have seen their work exhibited at Abu Dhabi’s newly renovated Cultural Foundation.

The artists were sponsored by Abu Dhabi’s Department for Culture and Tourism, and have now returned to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to exhibit their work at the Cultural Foundation, a national centre used to inspire the next generation of aspiring artists, from school to exhibition as artists-in-residence.

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Discover hidden treasures at The Museum of Design in Plastics

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular heritage festival, offering people the chance to celebrate and discover the history on their doorstep.

To celebrate Heritage Open Days’ 25th anniversary, Arts University Bournemouth’s Museum of Design in Plastic (MoDiP), the UK’s only museum dedicated to plastics, will revealing 25 hidden treasures from their stores with Hidden Treasure, an exhibition featuring objects that are not usually on display.

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Photography graduate named Best in Show at national photography awards

BA Commercial Photography graduate Gianluca Urdiroz Agati has been awarded Best in Show for his work at the Association of Photographers (AOP) Student Awards 2019.

Sponsored by Fixation, the Awards were announced at Wex Photo Video in Whitechapel, London, and saw more than 55 finalist images unveiled to more than 200 members, press and finalists across three categories; People, Places and Things.

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The AUB Fine Art graduate bringing the music back to Bournemouth

Rachel DiBiaso studied both Foundation and BA (Hons) Fine Art degrees at AUB, and is Creative Director at Ringwood-based independent recording studio HP Music.

The town of Bournemouth holds a history rich in the literary arts, with Lord of the Rings creator JRR Tolkien retiring to the affluent Parkstone area after a 30-year love affair with the Jurassic coast, and Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson writing his most famed work, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, while living in just up the road in neighbouring Westbourne.

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AUB graduate challenges the stigma of mental health through photography

A surf champion, BBC journalist, musician, student and rugby player are among those featuring in Local Hero, an exhibition by AUB graduate Jon Mackenzie using emotionally powerful imagery to ask the public to consider the subject of mental health.

With more than 80 people taking their own lives in the region each year, AUB BA and MA Commercial Photography graduate Jon Mackenzie has been commissioned to work on a joint project between Cornwall Council, Wavelength and the male suicide prevention charity CALM, to photograph a range of subjects who’ve all been affected by mental health.

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Applying through Clearing as a mature student

We caught up with BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design student Charlotte Lacey-Clarke to discuss her experience applying through Clearing as a mature student.

Charlotte came to us through Clearing in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since…

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