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No Matter What

We're celebrating all that makes us brilliant, highlighting the very best of our diverse and creative community!

No Matter What

No Matter What celebrates all that makes us brilliant, highlighting the very best of our diverse and creative community, from our outstanding award wins to our student successes, and everything in between.

Our creative community has come together throughout the pandemic and beyond. Join us as we share exciting and imaginative projects, and delve deeper into entrepreneurial and innovative ways of teaching, learning and creating from across our subjects.

It’s about what we can do, not what we can’t, no matter what.

Our Summer Shows

This year saw the launch of our first-ever virtual Summer Shows, with students from across AUB showcasing a range of awe-inspiring and creative works, including several award-winning pieces.

Our 2020 shows have been made all the more spectacular by the incredible dedication of both staff and students determined to show the world their work, spirit and resilience, no matter what.

View our Summer Shows

A Thriving Community

Nobody said it would be easy; but in such difficult times, we’ve been more than okay. We’ve flourished. We roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. We're a community that values creation, collaboration and innovation.

Throughout lockdown, our staff and students pushed their work in new directions, exploring unusual ways to keep entertained, energised and positive. Despite the times, we never stopped, and we never gave up.

International awards from the likes of our Fashion, Modelmaking and Textiles courses showcased some of that familiar AUB brilliance, and university successes in the Graduate Outcomes Survey, National Student Survey (NSS) and the Sunday Times Complete University Guide demonstrated just how much our students love being here, and why we’re known as the UK’s top specialist arts and design university.

We’re proud to be AUB.

Our Community Champions

Introducing our new Community Champions, drawn from across a range of year groups, courses, faculties and nationalities. They're working to keep our community safer, greener and cleaner.

Assisting students both on and off campus with their university experience, from clubs and societies to welfare and academic support, the team will also head out into the local area to meet local residents, and regularly visit our University Halls residents.

Community Champion: Keitija


Keitija is a second-year BA (Hons) Creative Events Management student

Community Champion: Kieran


Kieran is a postgraduate student studying MA Historical Costume

Community Champion: Iva


Iva is a third-year BA (Hons) Animation Production student.

Community Champion Phoebe


Phoebe is a second-year BA (Hons) Illustration student

Community Champion Udo


Udo is a third-year BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student.