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News Archive 2009


Bournemouth animation expert Sofronis Efstathiou (left) with David Lammy MP (right) during a visit to the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University

Minister recognises BU’s help for graduates
22 December 2009

UK Minister for Higher Education tours Media School to see firsthand how BU supports student and graduate development.

Roman Gerodimos and Dr Lian Zhu were recognised for their development and introduction of special assessment techniques

Media School staff win BU awards for student learning
17 December 2009

Four members of the Media School academic staff were amongst the winners of BU's Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Stuart Allan & Alan Little

Judgement day for modern war reporting
11 December 2009

Student seminar focuses on the role of journalists in reporting war and other types of conflict in the digital age.

Karen Fowler-Watt (left) with Kim Fletcher, NCTJ Chairman

BU achieves top UK performance in journalism
8 December 2009

BU’s renowned journalism degree has been named the best course of its kind in the UK by the top training body for the profession.

Steve North & John Oliver

Hard work and luck make Dave TV a success
2 December 2009

Steve North, Channel Head at UKTV, gave an inspiring lecture to BU Media School students about the launch, development and phenomenal success of the television channel ‘Dave’.


George Scott being presented his award for Sports Journalism from Helen Boaden

Olympic dream spurs award-winning graduate
25 November 2009

‘Excellence in Journalism’ prize for talented sports correspondent.

BIRSt radio presenters at graduation

Radio graduates searching for gold
17 November 2009

Short-listed nominees from BU hopeful of bringing home trio of national Student Radio Awards.

LBC/IRN archive

Audio archive brings radio history to life
17 November 2009

Online radio archive provides a unique insight into the history of UK commercial radio.

Peter Kosminsky

Film-maker urges graduates to shake up TV
16 November 2009

Award-winning director appeals for graduate talent after receiving Honorary Doctorate from BU.

Insomnia Publications logo

BU media student to publish debut novel
10 November 2009

A student from BU’s Media School has had her first novel accepted for publication.

Computer animation work

NCCA becomes the world’s second Houdini Certified School
10 November 2009

BU's National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) has been commended for its use of Houndini animation software.


James Hickson's Nocauda brand on a baseball cap

Student claims gold for branding concept
28 October 2009

BU student James Hickman has been named the UK's most promising young talent for branding and advertising.

Sean Street

Poetry landmark for BU professor
16 October 2009

Broadcaster and BU academic Professor Sean Street has published his seventh poetry collection, bringing together work spanning almost three decades.

Media School staff and Lib Dem MPs gathered around a Tardis

Skills excellence draws Lib Dem attention
2 October 2009

Leading members from the UK’s Liberal Democrat party used a recent visit to the Bournemouth Skillset Screen and Media Academy to focus on the current and future development of skills to support the country’s creative industries.

Dr Tom Watson

Study links PR skills to business strategy
1 October 2009

New BU research will help identify the key skills that PR professionals need to help their organisations survive and thrive in an era of tight budgets.


Nick Clegg's Twitter page

Research finds UK politicians atwitter
25 September 2009

They might be trailing the Conservative Party in the opinion polls but when it comes to using Twitter, the Liberal Democrats and Labour are kings of the House of Commons.

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ITV signs up for Parashoot
1 September 2009

UK broadcaster subscribes to BU's bespoke risk assessment tool devised for the media industry.


3D rendering of a blue and purple creature

BU animated by 'digital' doctorates
26 August 2009

BU has launched a new and unique Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) to foster the next generation of leaders in games, computer animation and visual effects.

BU winner Anna Jerofejeva with her HP mini netbook

Bournemouth University Student Gets 'Best Product Launch/Marketing Program' Award from HP
14 August 2009

BU Public Relations student Anna Jerofejeva who is currently on placement at Hewlett Packard was presented with the 'Best Product Launch/Marketing Program' award in early June.


A new application for iPod Touch and iPhone users

iPod view of BU animation
27 July 2009

NCCA unveils a new application for iPod Touch and iPhone users.

Steve Hubbard presents an animation lecture in India

Animator shares industry knowledge in India
17 July 2009

India visit gives BU animator an opportunity to share his views of the UK digital effects industry.

Professor Sean Street whose poem recently featured on BBC radio 3

Poetry emotion for BU Professor
10 July 2009

An original poem by BU Professor of Radio, Sean Street, has featured on BBC radio as part of the broadcaster’s recent poetry series.



BU graduate has Wimbledon all a-twitter
30 June 2009

BU graduate David Ornstein has a bird's eye view of Wimbledon this year.

CIM logo

BU tops new universities for Communications and Media
29 June 2009

BU and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) are proud to re-launch the new and improved CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, formally known as the CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

Woman wearing a headset

BU tops new universities for Communications and Media
23 June 2009

Bournemouth University's (BU) Media School is the UK's number one new university for Communications and Media, according to the latest Good University Guide 2010 published by The Times.

Animation still of a figure climbing a hill to a tree with a green and yellow sunset

BU graduates blaze a trail to Edinburgh
23 June 2009

A group of final-year students from Bournemouth University (BU) are at the centre of a poster campaign to promote the University's Media School.

Advertising and Marketing Communication students feature on bus stop in Winton

Six good reasons to study Advertising and Marketing Communications
9 June 2009

A group of final-year students from Bournemouth University (BU) are at the centre of a poster campaign to promote the University's Media School.

people at the ScreenGrab show

BU students weave web of interactive design
2 June 2009

The innovative projects of nine Bournemouth University (BU) media students are featured in the May issue of Web Designer magazine.


BU graduate and RTS winner Christopher Poole

BU Graduate Wins Royal Television Society Award
15 May 2009

Bournemouth University (BU) graduate Christopher Poole has won this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Award for Best Entertainment.

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

BU archives reflect Thatcher’s legacy
6 May 2009

On the 30th anniversary of Thatcher's rise to Prime Minister, a BU collection reveals her legacy on British broadcasting.


Award winners Verena Vogt, Simon Essex and Kyriaki Karadelis

MA Journalism students scoop top awards
23 April 2009

Three BU students are “thrilled” after winning national online journalism awards.

animated red bird hanging upside-down staring into the camera

NCCA launches two new courses
7 April 2009

The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University is proud to be launching two new undergraduate courses.

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Bournemouth University advertising students pitch to Europe's elite
7 April 2009

For the first time four teams of Bournemouth students studying Advertising and Marketing Communications degree have submitted a campaign plan into a European competition called Ad Venture.

Ryan D'Cruz, Andy Le Duc and Rob Healey

Bournemouth University and CIM attracts top speakers and full house
7 April 2009

A dynamic marketing event attracted 200 students and marketers on the 4th March in Dorset. The Media School and Chartered Institute of Marketing's Annual Communications Lecture was heralded as a fantastic success.

Actors on a stage

Talent on Show in Screenwriting Showcase
7 April 2009

Showcase event highlights the screenwriting talent of recent BU graduates.

female student reading a book

BU students enter the Dragon's Den
7 April 2009

Third year students on the BA Communication and Media studying the Writing, Editing and Publishing unit entered the Dragon's Den.


Mark Thompson, BBC Director General

BBC Head Marks TV's Future
19 March 2009

BBC Director General points to the film industry model as a way for broadcasters to beat the recession, during his BU masterclass.


MA Multi-Media Journalism Students Win National Awards
18 March 2009

Three students from the MA Multi-Media Journalism course have won top national awards from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

Digital Effects

Digital Effects Projects Updated on YouTube
10 March 2009

MA Digital Effects students have updated their YouTube channel with their first term project, 'Dry for Wet'.

Media Short Courses

BU Launches Groundbreaking Media Courses
2 March 2009

Bournemouth University has launched a series of exciting new short courses uniquely aimed at media professionals.


International Students

Deadline coming for £1000 a year International Undergraduate scholarships
13 February 2009

The opportunity to apply for the special programme of £1000 per year scholarships is getting closer to its March 31 deadline.


BU's HD Studio

Screenwriting talent takes the stage
15 January 2009

Showcase event in London to highlight the screenwriting talent of recent BU graduates.

Students using Macs

Come and see us at Broadcast Video Expo
9 January 2009

Earls Court 2, London, 17 - 19 February 2009

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