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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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Dame Vivienne Westwood appointed Honorary Fellow at AUB

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, architect Mike Davies CBE, Morph creator Peter Lord CBE, and BSO Chief Executive Dougie Scarfe, have been awarded Honorary Fellowships at AUB.

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AUB rises more than 80 places in National Student Survey

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has risen more than 80 places in the National Student Survey (NSS), confirming its position as the UK’s leading specialist arts university.

A sense of community among students and staff, a positive response to student feedback and opportunities to use skills learned during studies, were areas of praise highlighted in the questionnaire.

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Announcement of the appointment of Professor Paul Gough as new Vice-Chancellor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Paul Gough has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor at Arts University Bournemouth.

Professor Gough will take up the role of Vice-Chancellor on 1 January 2020, succeeding Professor Stuart Bartholomew, who has led us with distinction for the past 22 years.

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AUB Celebrates Eco Campus Gold Certification

AUB is one step closer to establishing a sustainable future and raising awareness of environmental issues at our specialist GOLD institution.

EcoCampus is a flexible phased approach to introducing an Environment Management System. The university achieved Bronze certification in October 2017, Silver in October 2018, and now we have achieved the Gold Award in April 2019.

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AUB Celebrate Breaking Ground On New Student Accommodation Plot on Campus

Last week AUB held a ceremony to break-ground on a new student halls of residence.

The accommodation will be home to 300 students and is situated on AUB’s Wallisdown campus. Designed to fit in with the campus’ cutting-edge design aesthetic, the building will feature eight-bed clusters with communal kitchens and dining areas centred around a landscaped courtyard. The high quality accommodation includes roof-top solar panels, assisting in reducing the building’s energy demand, leading the way in sustainable living.

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AUBRIETA Awards, SAUBS and AUBSU Thank You Awards Ceremony

On 28th March, AUB held the annual AUBRIETA, SAUBS and AUBSU Thank You Awards Ceremony, in place to showcase exemplary members of staff at our TEF Gold institution.

AUBRIETA (AUB Recognition for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Awards)

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Stone Sculptor Tim Harrisson visits AUB to deliver guest talk

British artist and sculptor Tim Harrisson visited AUB on Thursday 14 March to provide a lecture about his practice.

The talk was introduced by Professor Simon Olding, Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts and Honorary Fellow of AUB, with Tim speaking about the meaning of his works donated to AUB.

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A magical collaboration between AUB students and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Students from multiple courses at AUB have collaborated on a project in response to a live brief set by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

The collaborative project between AUB and BSO, coordinated by TheGallery AUB is now in its fourth year running.

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University Music to Perform Mozart, Faure & Rachmaninov in Christchurch Priory Concert

University Music’s Christchurch Priory Concert

University Music is a collaborative department that exists to provide musical opportunities for all students at AUB and BU, promoting a full programme of professional and student performances on and off the campus. To find out more about University Music See here.

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