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Flock! exhibition: exploration of the diverse and dynamic uses of flock.

Flock? – Flock is an important surface treatment created by fine individual fibre strands (flock) applied to adhesive coated substrates (surfaces).

From wallpaper to floor covering, and toys to car interiors, flock reigns across a multitude of uses. Whilst often mistaken as velvet and referred to as furry or fuzzy, flock has a number of qualities that make it enduring and endearing. Flock can provide a luxury finish; it can protect, insulate and reduce noise; it can provide an intricate and attractive decorative surface; it can aid the grip of an object; it can look and feel good. Flock is important.

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AUB printmakers celebrate international showcase

Printmakers from Arts University Bournemouth have celebrated a hugely successful year after exhibiting their work at prestigious events in both the UK and Spain.

Alongside AUB Technician Demonstrator Preeti Sood, MA Fine Art students Joshua Hill-Walsh, Ida Golebiowska and Connor Brewer have been exhibiting their work at the International Mini Print Exhibition in Spain.

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National Theatre’s Head of Costume talks sustainability at AUB

Carol Lingwood, Head of Costume at National Theatre, has visited AUB to talk to students about a changing industry with a shifting focus on sustainability.

A Costume professional whose work has been seen by theatre audiences of thousands has visited AUB’s BA Costume Design students to discuss the industry and the ways in which costume departments across the world have to adapt to a renewed enthusiasm for greener working practices.

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AUB’s Museum of Design in Plastics features in The Guardian

AUB’s MoDiP, the UK’s only dedicated museum to design in plastic, has featured in The Guardian.

The Museum, which is based at AUB’s campus, houses more than 7,000 objects and is home to the world’s largest online database of design in plastics, as well as a large variety of artefacts relating to the first uses of the material.

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AUB works with Vivienne Westwood to champion sustainable fashion design

Arts University Bournemouth has been working with the iconic Vivienne Westwood fashion brand to develop a sustainable solution to fashion garment design.

The collaboration began in 2018 when AUB graduate Alice Kiernander won the Vivienne Westwood x Lectra Iconic Redesign Competition at Graduate Fashion Week. Alice’s designs were based on 18th century painting, and incorporated elements of tailoring with an emphasis on zero waste pattern cutting.

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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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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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Composer inspired by AUB’s MoDiP to craft chamber opera about the impact of plastics

A composer and musician-in-residence at the UK’s only dedicated plastics museum, MoDiP, has written a chamber opera about plastics, which will be staged in August at The Place in London.

Synthetica, which looks at plastics’ original role as a universal remedy and its subsequent detrimental effects on the environment, has been directed by Katharine Piercey, course leader for BA (Hons) Acting at AUB, and written by composer Karen Wimhurst.

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Arts University Bournemouth wins Gold at Heist Awards 2019

AUB has won a Gold award for ‘Best Use of Innovation in Education Marketing’ at this year’s Heist Awards, which celebrate outstanding work in the education sector.

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AUB’s BA (Hons) Dance programme ranked top in the UK

Arts University Bournemouth’s BA (Hons) Dance programme has achieved a score of 100 per cent for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

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