Two-time Academy Award-winning British costume designer Jenny Beavan OBE has said her Honorary Fellowship and MA from AUB are “rather marvellous”

Speaking at one of AUB’s three graduation ceremonies held in the Pavilion Theatre, Jenny showed her gratitude to the university as well as praising its staff.

She said: “I have to thank Arts University Bournemouth so much and I had absolutely no idea I was going to get an MA as well.

“I find it all quite odd as I didn’t get a single qualification from my years of education at all – I was too busy actually working for the various tutors who taught me to gain a degree although I did study at what was then ‘The Central School of Art and Design’.

“So, while many of my friends are now retiring, I seem to be revving up and getting back to being a student again. It’s great and I think it’s a marvellous idea.”