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University News - 7/9 - Arts University Bournemouth

Promoting Resilience and Wellbeing with AUBe Happy

Cast your mind back to lunchtime Tuesday 30th January. AUB courtyard transformed into a swarming hub of activity, all in aid of AUBe Happy.

University doesn’t come without its stresses, which is why the AUB Students’ Union and Student Services teamed up to create AUBe Happy. The aim of the afternoon was to promote wellbeing by taking action on happiness and nurturing our mental health.

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Lucienne Day: Living Design moves to The Oxfordshire Museum

Lucienne Day: Living Design, an exhibition curated by AUB’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Emma Hunt and Paula Day opens on Saturday 13th January in its next location: The Oxfordshire Museum.

First showcased in TheGallery at AUB, Lucienne Day: Living Design launched a year-long nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, award and collaboration for 2017 across leading cultural organisations, galleries and creative institutions in partnership with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

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Architecture Course Celebrates 10th Birthday

Our BA (Hons) Architecture course has now been running for ten years. To celebrate we hosted the RIBA Wessex Annual Open on campus with members of the course team, Faculty and industry guests attending.

On Thursday 2nd November we hosted the RIBA Wessex Annual Open Forum 2017, sponsored by Fineline Aluminium, to celebrate ten years of Architecture courses at AUB. Bournemouth had been without an undergraduate/RIBA Part 1 architecture course between 1971 and 2007, but earlier graduates included Professor Sir Peter Cook RA (awarded, with Archigram, the RIBA Gold Medal 1994) and Sir Michael Hopkins RA (RIBA Gold Medal 1994).

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AUB’s Best of 2017

As it draws to the end of the year, we’ve put together our ‘Best of 2017’ as we look back over the year’s highlights. We hope it will keep you inspired and up to date with what our creative community have been making and the University’s latest news, all in one place.

In June, we were awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching and we celebrated in our own unique way. Read the full story.

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New Entrepreneurship Workshops Launched

AUB Knowledge Exchange and Employability launch new workshops for students to develop professional business skills.

Workshop sessions are co-hosted by Bournemouth based agency, Sam Howell Consultants, who specialise in mentoring, business strategy, personal development and management training.

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Writers & Artists Publishing Event

Writers & Artists recently teamed up with AUB to host a writing and publishing workshop on Saturday 28th April.

The event took place on campus and included a two-hour workshop with one of three professional writers, panel discussions with leading publishers and literary agents, and networking opportunities for current BA (Hons) Creative Writing students and members of the public.

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AUB awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017

AUB is celebrating after it was announced that its BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has been recognised as a centre of excellence by The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017.

The prestigious award is organised by The Royal Anniversary Trust, an independent charity promoting world class excellence and achievement through The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. AUB has been awarded the prize for ‘distinguished degree level education in costume design for the UK’s leading creative industries’.

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Lucienne Day exhibition opens in Vertical Gallery, Manchester

Lucienne Day: Living Design, an exhibition curated by AUB’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Emma Hunt and Paula Day, opens today in its second location: Manchester School of Art’s Vertical Gallery.

The exhibition is part of Design Manchester 2017, the city’s fifth annual festival of design, with talks, exhibitions, workshops, films, fairs and parties.

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AUB Cube to make an appearance at Arts by the Sea Festival

This weekend Bournemouth’s annual Arts by the Sea Festival returns with this year’s theme Plastic Beach.

AUB’s Cube is joining Arts by the Sea’s Lead Open Call and World Premiere installation, ‘Turning the Tide’, by artist Mick Stephenson.

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AUB attends Lord Norman Foster’s ‘Future is Now’ Forum in Madrid

Following Lord Norman Foster’s visit to AUB earlier this year, where he commissioned students to reconstruct the Reichstag dome, AUB’s BA (Hons) Modelmaking students and staff were invited to attend the official and inspiring launch of the Norman Foster Foundation this summer in Madrid.

The forum questioned preconceived ideas about the future of our cities through discussions and debates. Lord Norman Foster said: “I believe that cities can change the world for good. They are doing so. Cities are the future now.”

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AUB ranked Top Modern University in the region

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has just been voted the highest-ranked modern university in the Southwest by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

This follows £17m of improvements completed between 2014 and 2016, which included the first drawing studio to be built at a UK art school for 100 years.

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AUB’s new Innovation Studio Facility Planning Application Approved

AUB has submitted planning for a new state-of-the-art Innovation Studio to help support and develop the digital and creative industries.

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