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University News - 6/9 - Arts University Bournemouth

Innovate UK: Creating New Industries and Changing the World

On the 15th March James B Heydari from Innovate UK came to AUB to talk about his government funded agency, their projects, and how students can get involved.

Innovate UK supports and connects ideas for products and services from any technology and any part of the economy. They work within the UK and internationally to maximise opportunities and provide access to different markets.

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The AUB Human Symposium Returns with Innovative Futures

Following on from last year’s success, the 6th March 2018 saw the AUB Human Symposium return with Innovative Futures.

The inspiring event comprised of workshops and keynote talks from a range of award-winning industry speakers and AUB students, accompanied by a pop-up cinema made from straw bales.

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Lucienne Day Exhibition Relocates to New Brewery Arts in Cirencester

17th March – 20th May 2018, New Brewery Arts

On the 17th March 2018, the Lucienne Day: Living Design touring exhibition opens at its newest home, the New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. New Brewery Arts has been an advocate for all things craft in the Cotswolds since 1978. They boast an impressive range of courses and workshops, along with an exhibition gallery showing the best of British craft.

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A Visit From Professor Sir Peter Cook

Architecture students and staff were treated to not one but two inspiring lectures by Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook.

An esteemed architect, lecturer, and influential writer, Professor Sir Peter Cook’s career began right here as a student in Bournemouth, where the picturesque Dorset coastline and enriching Landsdowne Library facilitated his creativity.

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Students Represent at Buckingham Palace for Queen’s Anniversary Prize Win

We caught up with BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, Nicole Cuddihy and Jack Walker, to get all the gossip on their 22nd February Buckingham Palace visit to celebrate the course’s success in the 12th round of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize.


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Lewis Gilbert OBE: 1920 – 2018

AUB’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Bartholomew, remembers the late Lewis Gilbert OBE:

“We received the sad news of the death of Lewis Gilbert OBE an Honorary Fellow of the Arts University. With a career starting as an apprentice to Alexander Korda and shortly after with Alfred Hitchcock, his film making spans 60 years.

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AUB Foundation Diploma Awarded ‘Outstanding’ in Recent Ofsted Review

The Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection.

AUB achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating for Overall Effectiveness and in all four criteria; effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for learners.

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Chancellor Christopher Frayling Brings ‘Frankenstein’ to Life in Lecture

Join AUB’s Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, on Tuesday 20th February 2018, for Frankenstein themed lecture organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Media History.

Frayling’s insightful lecture, ‘It’s Alive! The First 200 Years of Frankenstein’, is a forerunner to the 2018 Shelley Frankenstein Festival, and will take place at Mary Shelley’s burial place of St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth.

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The Creative Exchange: Invite to Industry Open Day

On February 13th, AUB opened its doors to local businesses to encourage future commercial collaborations through EU match-funding and access to exemplary equipment and skills.

The event was curated by Adele Keeley, Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course, Daniel Cox, Knowledge Exchange Manager for AUB, and Lucy Devall, Innovation Officer at AUB, and included a panel discussion, campus tour, workshop and networking lunch. It concluded with a private viewing of The Creative Exchange exhibition, a showcase of collaborative projects between AUB and the industry.

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Bestival Brings the Festival Magic Back to AUB

AUBSU & Bestival Presents Open Lecture: Festivals as a Platform for Art

After receiving an energetic welcome when AUB ran its annual project, AUB24, and end of term party with the award-winning boutique music festival in May 2017, on Monday 12th February, students at AUB welcomed Bestival back for an Open Lecture.

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BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design Course Invited to Buckingham Palace

The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course were invited to Buckingham Palace on 22nd February 2018 to celebrate their win at The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017.

This exciting news follows on from last year’s success when the course was recognised as a centre of excellence and awarded the title ‘distinguished degree level education in costume design for the UK’s leading creative industries’.

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The Incredible Value of the Design Industry

The Design Council’s new research recognises the imperative value the design industry makes to the economy, highlighting the skills design occupations will require in the future.

AUB recently attended the launch of the Design Council’s new research report ‘Designing a Future Economy’. The report identifies that “design skills are vital to UK productivity, but that businesses face a growing skills gap“, demonstrating the need for specialist art and design education. It is the first time that the contribution of design skills to the UK economy has been measured so thoroughly.

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