Why AUB?

Do more than dream: Achieve

We’re a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers.

Our alumni constantly return with incredible stories of things they’ve done, business they’ve created and awards they’ve won. Read their stories here.

Graphic Design student wins prestigious packaging competition

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Student Course news / Industry news / Achieve – Published 26th Apr 17

Level 6 BA (Hons) Graphic Design student, Emily Braybrook, has won the prestigious packaging competition brief set by Joyo Bank Ltd. based in Mito City, Tokyo and supported by British Council.

The brief, set to UK Universities, was to package a new powder format Japanese Tea developed by Makinohara. Emily’s prize is a trip to Tokyo in August to view her design being manufactured and displayed in store.

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Graphic Design student awarded first place in Shine Awards

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Course news / Industry news / Achieve – Published 24th Mar 17

Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Ben Gale has won first prize £2000 and a 3 month paid placement at Coley Porter Bell as part of the Shine Awards. 

The annual competition is run by branding and packaging company, Coley Porter Bell. This year the project brief was to prepare a concept for RAF ‘ACTIVITY’, a range of events run across the UK during Summer festivals and shows. The aim was to connect a younger audience (9-25) with the world of the RAF. This required the design of a brand identity flexible enough to be applied across a broad range of physical environments and digital platforms.

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Acting Alumni production to show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Course news / Industry news / Achieve – Published 3rd Mar 17

BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady’s production, FLESH & BONE will be showing at Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having won £10,000 as part of the Charlie Hartill Fund.

The pair started Unpolished Theatre Company in September 2016 and Flesh and Bone is their first show. Described as “A show that gives the gritty residents of an East London Tower Block a stage, through their wickedly eloquent voices we are thrust into their stories, held by the scruff of the neck, and made to listen” FLESH & BONE follows the lives of five characters, three of which are played by AUB Alumni, Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alessandro Babalola.

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FAD win for Fashion student

BA (Hons) Fashion Student Course news / Achieve / Industry News – Published 22nd Feb 17

BA (Hons) Fashion student, Sophie Whatling, has been awarded runner up at FAD Competition 2017.

Described by Vogue.com as an “undeniable springboard”, the FAD Competition exists to inspire, support and promote young designers at the earliest stage in their careers.

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

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography / Graphic Design Alumni Course news / Make / alumni / Achieve / Industry News – Published 26th Sep 16

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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