BFX Festival draws to a close
The BFX Festival came to an end following five days of movie screenings, animation workshops and industry insights into some of the best movies of 2014.
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The BFX Festival came to an end following five days of movie screenings, animation workshops and industry insights into some of the best movies of 2014.
Top experts specialising in visual effects and animation will be hitting Bournemouth this month to spread their knowledge at the BFX Festival organised by Bournemouth University.
Five students from Bournemouth University (BU) have just completed four-week internships in Medellin, Colombia to volunteer with families and communities hoping to change perceptions of their country.
A disease prevalent in developing countries could be spread by the changes in rainfall patterns according to a new study by BU researchers.
The BFX Festival returns to Bournemouth this summer to celebrate British talent and creativity in animation, computer games and visual effects.
Bournemouth University student Norman Gregory, currently reading for a Master’s Degree in Film, has been in Tuscany directing his first feature film ‘A Reason to Leave’.
A film created by Bournemouth University students and set during the First World War is to premier in Leicester Square.
Pupils joined Bournemouth University researchers to design structures to improve biodiversity along the area’s coastline
A new archaeological discovery in Dorset uncovers Roman family.
Annette Brooke MP highlighted the research, which investigates how respite care for children affects parental relationships
Gadgets and technological advances showcased during Bournemouth University’s Festival of Design and Innovation.
Bournemouth University’s Festival of Design and Innovation returns in 2014 to celebrate the creativity of designs and prototypes created by students.
Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning has drawn to a close following seven days of interactive, educational and interesting events.
Event hosted by BU Centre for Face Processing Disorders and Tobias Ellwood MP to discuss measures to increase public and professional awareness of the condition
Young disabled poets perform their own work at BU’s Festival of Learning
A project in underway to recreate a sunken shipwreck using the techniques that would have been used by the original builders.
David Willetts MP experienced some of the activities on offer and spoke about the importance of public engagement
Students from across Media School cover European Parliamentary Elections live
Ground breaking ceremony marked start of work on the educational and residential facility for international students
Spoke about contemporary feminism during public lecture, organised by BU Women’s Academic Network
This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.
Professor Stella Fearnley received the prestigious award from the British Accounting and Finance Association for her contribution to the industry
Prospective MEP candidates from seven political parties gathered to debate key topics in preparation for the upcoming European elections.
Visited BU to talk to media school students about his experience in the industry
From giant bubbles to fun experiments and soap-making, there’s something for all the family
Final year advertising students beat competition from across Europe to win Ad Venture competition
A series of reconstructed Neolithic houses have opened at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre, with Bournemouth University research used as the basis for the reconstruction.
Trophy created by Industrial Design student could be handed to winners of the Grand Prix
A Bournemouth University graduate has found success with the publication of a new book for budding football professionals.
Final year advertising students beat competition from across Europe to reach final of Ad Venture competition
More than 150 free events will run from 9 – 15 June, open to students, staff and the public
A project to report on and catalogue the Indian elections is underway at Bournemouth University.
Bob Ainsworth MP spoke to Politics and Media students at Bournemouth University as they look to study the EU Parliamentary elections.
A new Bournemouth University-based publishing house was launched this week during an action-packed event in Bournemouth.
Animated short Espero will be shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
One-day volunteering challenge had students collect food outside Bournemouth supermarkets
The Sport Relief Mile, hosted by sportBU and AFC Bournemouth, raised £1,800 for charity.
Bournemouth University’s men’s football team are celebrating this week, with the 1st and 3rd team clinching promotion to higher divisions.
Bournemouth University is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Valerie Pitt-Rivers as Pro-Chancellor for the University.
Leading London PR Agency Bell Pottinger ran a workshop at Bournemouth University (BU) aiming to give students an insight into the PR industry and assist them with their studies.
Copyrightuser.org developed by experts to share copyright law information in engaging and easily understandable way
Over 270 people attended the Mike Warne Lecture at BU, organised by Marketing students
Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood took the opportunity to promote the work of Bournemouth University graduates during Prime Minister’s Questions.
BU creates two new roles to help the university reach its ambitious goals
Bournemouth University graduates were celebrating last night as their work on the film Gravity was highlighted with an Oscar win.
Bournemouth University (BU) held a number of events as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week to help raise awareness about eating disorders and increase people’s understanding of conditions.
First university to use a Student Cashback Card to give payments to students
Over 400 performers from across the South joined forces on Saturday night to perform Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ at Winchester Cathedral.
Beth Lamont won the Southern Student Prize for Best Entertainment Programme
Bournemouth University students win a Dragons Den-style ‘Big Idea’ competition run by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Number of NCCA stars worked on award-winning visual effects for blockbuster Gravity
An international conference exploring the challenges facing maternal and newborn health worldwide has taken place at Bournemouth University.
Campaign launched by BU and AUB students’ unions in Winton and encourages students to keep properties safe and secure
Awards ceremony took place at Bournemouth University and featured talks by leading industry figures
A topping out ceremony has marked a significant stage in the construction of Bournemouth University’s new state-of-the-art Student Centre.
Bournemouth University celebrated Chinese New Year with traditional entertainment organised by BU’s Chinese Student and Scholar Association (BU CSSA).
Successful Media School alumni share advice and top tips with current students
BU’s re-launch of the #BUProud campaign has begun with a new set of pictures displayed on the entrances to some of the university’s buildings.
Winners will be announced during awards ceremony at Bournemouth University
Ben Mallaby, who did MA Television Production at BU, nominated in the Short Film category for the 2014 BAFTAs.
Bournemouth University’s Centre for Face Processing Disorders (CFPD) has been awarded a four-figure sum from the British Psychological Society to raise awareness for prosopagnosia, or face blindness, in the UK.
Working with Access Dorset to help people with disabilities learn how to produce videos
Bournemouth University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney, spoke to the Guardian to give his thoughts on George Osborne’s plans for the future of Higher Education, announced during the autumn statement.
Joshua Longmore won for his multimedia project Crossing the Bridge, which looks at ethnic tensions in Kosovo
Recent BATV graduates shortlisted in several categories for the Royal Television Society Student Awards
Guidelines written by BU and Intern Aware and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Bournemouth University Media School students’ radio coverage of the US 2012 Presidential election has won a Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) award for best radio news day.
Investigated simulated crime scenes including bomb plot and railway death
Young filmmakers will share work inspired by his The Spirit of ‘45 film, at Centre for Excellence in Media Practice event
The simulator, developed by BU and Poole Hospital, will help doctors to perform epidurals and make the procedure safer
Multi-million pound grant from the EPSRC will fund Centre for next eight years
A project to help and support communities living in mountainous regions across the world is to start at Bournemouth University.
The free smartphone app has been developed by BU and Poole Hospital Diabetes Centre
Matt Stroud won the Best Animated Film award for his Master’s project Dark Places
Online radio station won two Silver awards in Best Station and Kevin Greening Award categories
Over 5,000 BU graduates celebrated this week as they were handed their degree certificates during six graduation ceremonies.
Bournemouth University graduate Jimmy Headdon is a Technical Lead for McLaren. He offers his advice to current students about succeeding in industry.
Tobias Ellwood MP visited Bournemouth University today to talk to a group of Media School students about the current political situation in Syria.
The four-year partnership will provide opportunities for students, graduates and the community
Jack the shih tzu is the first full time therapy dog in a UK university
Chaos by Design focuses on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and will be performed at The Winchester
Scheme open to all staff and students to encourage more people to cycle
Economic Impact Study details how much BU and its students and staff contribute to the region’s economy
Bournemouth University participated in World Mental Health Awareness week by hosting a number of guest lectures and events, hoping to inform people and raise awareness of mental health.
Bournemouth University’s M.A.D. About the Wreck project has been nominated for the Dorset Archaeological Awards.
3D scanning technology used to reveal the identity of the largest Roman statue ever found in Britain
Student community wardens to offer help and advice to residents and students in the area
Local MPs and political party representatives speak at event organised by BU students
More than 50 students took part in The Big Feed event, collecting food from supermarkets in Bournemouth and Poole
The BFX Festival, a festival that celebrates the visual effects industry in the UK, has opened in Bournemouth.
International competition showcases innovative storytelling for digital media
The £7,500 will help Mawusime Blewuada complete a Master’s in 3D Computer Animation at BU
BU gained one of the biggest leaps in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014
A new research project looking at the history of chickens is hoping to shed light on how the relationship between people and chickens has developed over the last 8,000 years.
Bryce Dyer gave the prestigious Isambard Kingdom Brunel award lecture to a full house at this year’s British Science Festival.
Kevan Jones MP spoke about his own personal experience of depression at the conference, organised by the University Department of Mental Health
Bournemouth University has achieved a “commended” judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). This is the first time the judgement of commended for this category, the highest award possible, has been given to any university.
A former BU student has raced to victory with a gold medal display at the Duathlon World Championships.
The prestigious Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award lecture at the British Science Festival 2013 is to be delivered by Bournemouth University’s Bryce Dyer for his research and work with prosthetics.
New common room, outside space and refitted flats and bedrooms among the improvements
The rudder from the 17th century ship raised by marine archaeologists from Bournemouth University
National Student Survey results show BU student satisfaction at highest ever level
Paul Whittington created the SmartATRS app for his final year project
Master’s graduate Christiana Brockbank won nationwide competition to find most promising comedy writers
Work on the building – which will enhance the experience of all students coming to the University for years to come – was marked with a ground-breaking ceremony
The students wrote, directed and will star in the play Chaos by Design, which will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer
Ben Robertson, who attends Southlands School in Lymington, is thought to be youngest person in the country to have completed the industry accredited course.
Students picked up Institute of Travel and Tourism Awards at the House of Commons
Hundreds visit the archaeological site in Dorset, including youngsters from across the region
Speakers at the AEME Making Waves conference included MP Nick de Bois
Digital Effects graduate Pramod Lj won Computer Graphics Student of the Year
90 per cent of BU students graduate with work experience on CV – more than any other university
More than 170 final year students showcased their designs, models and prototypes to the public and industry
Jane Cummings shared her thoughts on compassionate practice at the Phi Mu nursing society conference
BU successfully maintained Fairtrade University Status following a renewal application submitted earlier this year.
Making Waves: International Conference on Events and the 10th AEME Forum will run from 3 – 5 July
Final year PR students beat competition from students across the country to win work experience at Grayling PR agency
Placed 11th among the 45 most ethical and environmental-friendly UK universities
Key players pledge to make Dorset an international hub for the creative and digital economy
Jo Mockler and Emma Knott jointly received the award after raising £4,500 for Dorset County Hospital
(Don’t) Mention Dementia was created by artist Derek Eland and the BU Dementia Institute
BU’s Bryce Dyer has been selected for the Award Lecture at this year’s British Science Festival
The public meeting explored issues including staff development, nutrition and care standards
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis also advised tourism ministers at the UNWTO conference in Costa Rica
BU has been given approval by Poole Planning Committee to build our new state of the art student centre at the heart of the Talbot Campus
Paola Palma and Dave Parham passed on their knowledge during the Prison event.
Hinton Firs Hotel recruited students during a Part-time Jobs Fair on campus
MSc Forensic Osteology and Archaeology students worked together to locate, record and excavate the graves
Dagenham and Redbridge FC Managing Director Steve Thompson sings the praises of his two BU placement students
Films created by Bournemouth University and Dorset Healthcare feature people talking about their mental health problems
The Dorset Alliance to Prevent falls and Promote independence will bring organisations together to share ideas and best practice
‘Asset rich, cash poor’ pensioners sacrificing social activities because of fear of debt and may be more vulnerable to exploitation
Guy Watts – co-founder of charity Streetscape – is representing BU in the the Start-up: A Story scheme
The simulator will help train doctors to perform epidurals, and has been shortlisted for prestigious awards
Student mentors have been working with pupils to help see university as an option
First time BU has held the SOCNET International Social Work Week
Group will play Zelda games on campus 24 hours a day for a week to raise money for GamesAid
The Poole and Purbeck Portal will also help create collaboration opportunities and build links with the community
Dr Sarah Bate has set up an e-petition for prosopagnosia, or face blindness, to be formally recognised
Gulliver Moore won YouTube Digital Innovation Award at the 2013 First Light Awards
The two teams from BU are the only UK finalists in the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge
Team has been awarded the first International Fellowship for Midwives
Government has used the research findings to propose a new copyright exception to allow parody
Tom Heyes in running for Undergraduate of the Year Award in Commercial Excellence
Nominees and winners in a number of categories at this year’s awards ceremonies
Professor Ebdon, Director of the Office for Fair Access, visited BU and spoke about the importance of equal access to higher education
Sitcom writer Laurence Marks visited BU to talk to postgraduate students
Events aimed to raise awareness of the conditions and support available
BBC South Today presenter Roger Finn visited BU to talk to Media School students about a career in broadcasting.
Woman’s Hour presenter was first live interview on revamped BIRSt radio, run by MA Radio Production students.
Professor John Vinney wrote an article for the guide, outlining plans for university-business collaboration
Ben Godbold hopes to inspire others and raise £100,000 for charities close to his heart
Prize sponsored by industry firm Mazars, with a representative judging the final year students’ presentations
Local company 3 Sided Cube help students develop skills to create their own mobile phone applications
Charlton Clarke fundraising by doing 34 gym classes in one week
Entries are now being made to the six week student visual effects competition, running this summer.
Academics, media industry experts and journalists all joined together at Bournemouth University to discuss media reform
Final year student Jessica North sat in operating theatre tweeting throughout two-hour procedure
Atrium Art Gallery at BU hosts event to show off art from the first part of its year-long exhibition
The Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia discussed opportunities for future collaboration between BU and the country
Schoolchildren came up with innovative business ideas for a competition sponsored by BU
BU graduate returns to create giant sand-sculpture of NSS camel mascot on campus
Felicity Spector led Media Masterclass on reporting the 2012 US Presidential Election
Law students from the Business School will act as lawyers for design students as they work on developing a product.
Former British Champion judoka Tom Reed encouraged BU students to take up the sport
Conference was organised by The Media School and explored what multiculturalism means in Britain today
The SMARTwobble is first to use wireless technology to measure balance and proprioception performance.
Posthumous Professorship in Nursing to be given in recognition of his achievement as a scholar
Award recognises work undertaken to improve the working conditions and career development of all staff undertaking research
The government grant will allow Fluvial Innovations Ltd to develop a new FloodBrick for use instead of sandbags.
BU journalism student wins international competition to travel to Miami and meet Justin Bieber
Nat Hawley won Education Achiever of the Year Award, and may now get to meet the Prince of Wales.
Alumni who have done well in the creative industries come back to BU to give advice to Media School students.
The Princess Royal spoke to students who worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games and heard about the ground-breaking research taking place at BU.
Team will now develop a game around genetic inheritance for Make Something Unreal Live 2013 competition.
Film charts progress of poetry project with young people with disabilities.
If you’re interested in having your bike serviced free of charge, visit the new Dr Bike service on campus.
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