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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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MA Commercial Photography student shortlisted for the Magenta Flash Forward Award

MA Commercial Photography student Luke Archer wins award for the Magenta Flash Award; Emerging Photographers Competition, alongside other artists

Luke’s work that made the shortlist was a series documenting the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London. 

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Have You Got Four Candles? Alumnus book brings Poole history to life

BA (Hons) Graphic Design alumnus, James Addison, is delighted to have released his first book, exploring inside one of Britain’s oldest hardware stores.

The book goes behind the scenes at W.E. Boone & Co – well known locally for its Aladdin’s cave interior filled with unexpected delights. Addison documents its 195 years of heritage that includes scandal, fire and the effect of two world wars. James worked with Photographer Rose Duffy who graduated from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography in 2011.

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Degrees Worth Shelling Out For

AUB celebrates 97.7% graduate employment rate* – a result which puts AUB in the top 5 of all the 160 plus universities and colleges awarding degrees in the UK.

If there was any doubt it also proves that creative degrees lead to careers.

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Great resources to help you put together a winning CV

It is important to stand out in today’s crowded job market. These days, some jobs are receiving hundreds of applications, of which only a few will be selected for interview. So time taken getting your CV just right is likely to be time well spent.

The Careers Service at the AUB has put together a selection of recommended links to help you pin down the essence of what makes a great CV.

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Vibrant Hew Locke Exhibition

From 17th March – 29th April 2011, The Gallery at The Arts University Bournemouth is exhibiting the work of internationally renowned artist Hew Locke in collaboration with ArtSway, the contemporary visual arts venue in the New Forest.

Hew Locke was born in Edinburgh in 1959 before moving to the newly independent Guyana when he was seven and later returning to London in the 1980s. He studied for a BA Fine Art in Falmouth in 1988 and then completed an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1994. He now lives and works in London, exhibiting extensively in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was shortlisted for London?s Fourth Plinth.

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