BU graduates celebrate Interstellar BAFTA

A number of Bournemouth University graduates are celebrating after being recognised for their visual effects work on the film Interstellar. Interstellar won the Special Visual Effects BAFTA at the 2015 Awards ceremony, with BU graduate Andy Lockley and one of BU’s honorary doctorates, Paul Franklin, invited on stage to pick up the award. Lockley and… Read more »

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Bournemouth University braced for further Oscar success

A number of Bournemouth University graduates are celebrating as their work was included in the announcement of Oscar nominees. Graduates from the University’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) have worked on four out of the five films nominated in the Best Visual Effects Category. Andrew Lockley is among the graduates who could be celebrating on the… Read more »

BU graduate grabs dream job with help of AFC Bournemouth experience

Jasper Taylor studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, graduating in 2014. He has subsequently gone on to work for Sky Sports News as a Junior Sub Editor. During his time at BU, Jasper worked for AFC Bournemouth, making feature videos and running a match-day blog. Jasper said, “Four multimedia journalism students joined AFC Bournemouth in… Read more »

Pedal2Medal with sports students

On Sunday 25 May, a team of sports management students hosted the event Pedal2Medal at Ensbury Velodrome. Students explained that the aim of the event was to create more awareness for the track and raise funds for ‘Wessex Accessible Cycling Club’, a local charity for disabled riders. Spectators were able to enjoy refreshments, and experience a… Read more »

Dragons’ Den experience at School of Tourism

The Innovation unit this year involved working with nine local organisations across the Events Management and Events & Leisure Marketing programmes. This year the organisations included: The Print Room, Aruba, Bournemouth International Conference Centre, The Langtry Manor Hotel, Haskins Garden Centre, The Captains Club, The Green House Hotel, Chapel Gate and QE Leisure Centre.  The… Read more »

BU graduate ‘scores’ publishing deal with football book

A Bournemouth University graduate has found success with the publication of a new book for budding football professionals. Dean Caslake, an Accounting and Finance graduate, wrote ‘The Footballer’s Journey’ alongside current professional footballer Guy Branston to offer practical tips on becoming a professional footballer.‘The Footballer’s Journey’ is aimed at young footballers, parents, amateur coaches and… Read more »

Ad Venture winning team

BU student team wins European-wide advertising competition

A team from Bournemouth University (BU) has won a student advertising competition that received entries from across Europe. The team – made up of four BU final year Advertising students – won Ad Venture, an annual competition organised by the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) for students across Europe. The competition aims to give… Read more »

Tourism students on field trip to Malta

Level I BA Tourism Management students recently spent seven days in Malta as part of their studies. The students were investigating tourism development, planning, operations and tourist behaviour during the field trip. During the trip students met with a number of tourism industry professionals, including representatives from Visit Malta, Air Malta, The Malta Hotels and… Read more »