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News Archive 2010


R-L Dan Hogan, Sheena Daymen, three second year Journalism students

BU awards come with extra Hope
24 December 2010

Hope FM and Bournemouth University join forces in new award scheme.

Interactive Media

PR students work with local business
23 December 2010

Public Relations students gain valuable practical skills, whilst helping a local business.

L-R Jay O'Connor, Tom Watson and Jane Wilson

PR questions answered
14 December 2010

Q&A with Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Sophie Petzal

All Mixed Up scriptwriting winner
10 December 2010

BU Scriptwriting student wins award in BBC Writersroom competition.

WiDrive project

WiDrive project wins BIMA accolade
8 December 2010

2010 Bournemouth University graduate recieves British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) accolade for final year project "WiDrive".

Professor Tom Watson

PR courses recieve European recognition
6 December 2010

BU PR courses are recognised in ’Communication Director’ magazine.


Gary Kurtz

3D or not 3D - that is the question
24 November 2010

Expert panel discusses the merits of 3D asking the audience to decide whether it’s a fad or the future of cinema.

Mog aka Lee McIntyre

Silver for BU Radio student
19 November 2010

A Bournemouth University radio student has scooped silver at a prestigious award ceremony in London.

Michelle Farr

'Whites' produced by BU graduate
15 November 2010

Television Production graduate is behind BBC hit comedy 'Whites'

Third place winner Charlie Boddington

London Screenwriters Festival
9 November 2010

Scriptwriter Tony Jordan presents second and third place awards to BU Scriptwriting students

Alex James

Alex James on Bournemouth and cheese
5 November 2010

Alex James expresses his love for Bournemouth and cheese as he receives his Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University.

Lorenza Samuels, Poole Literary Festival winner

Evidence Interactive
4 November 2010

Bournemouth University (BU) student’s unique interactive detective story wins New Media Writing Award at Poole Literary Festival


Ketchum's Mindfore project

PR students excel with global clients
21 October 2010

Bournemouth University PR students are praised for their creativity working with global companies including Wendy's and Philips.

David Murray (l) and Phil MacGregor (r)

Award is twice as nice for MAMMJ
19 October 2010

For the second year in a row an MA Multi-Media Journalism (MAMMJ) graduate has scooped a prestigious industry award.

Multimedia Journalism

Actively selecting students
14 October 2010

Bournemouth University’s BA Multimedia Journalism course employs an innovative selection procedure to spot Undergraduate talent.


Unplugged - A global media experiment
13 October 2010

24 hours without media. No internet, no mobiles, no TV... The biggest global media experiment. Ever.

Poole Literary Festival

Finalists for New Media Writing Awards
12 October 2010

Two Bournemouth University Media School students are finalists in the Poole Literary Festival New Media Writing Awards.

Media Writing: A practical introduction

Academic & former student publish book
5 October 2010

A Bournemouth University academic has joined forces with a former student to pen a unique media writing publication.

Dreamlab editing studio

Beijing students’ Dreamlab visit to BU
4 October 2010

Beijing’s winning Dreamlab students are inspired by Bournemouth University (BU) visit.

'The Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as Consumer

Academics collaborate on HE publication
4 October 2010

‘The Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as a Consumer’, edited by Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion and Lizzie Nixon.

Left to right: Serena Cullen, Adrian Jeffrey, Damien Rayfield and Jake Wallis Simons

Practitioners in Residence
4 October 2010

High flying professionals from television, journalism, animation and advertising join Bournemouth University’s Media School.


Rob Hawkes's HTML5 animated Google logo

Student creation becomes internet hit
27 September 2010

Bournemouth University student Rob Hawkes has become an internet sensation after recreating a Google logo.

One World Media

Developing a brighter future
22 September 2010

Making a difference to reporting the developing world with One World partnership.

BU’s Screenwriter in Residence John Foster, of Emmerdale and The Bill fame

'Little Boy' gets big response
15 September 2010

Bournemouth University (BU) hosted an exclusive showing of Screenwriter in Residence John Foster’s latest piece.

Peter Nash of SADiE with Sounding Out organisers Prof Sean Street and Dr Alain Renaud

BU conference celebrates world of sound
10 September 2010

Bournemouth University (BU) hosts international conference Sounding Out 5.

Film reel

'Keeping it Real' with the latest media
10 September 2010

Bournemouth University’s ‘Keeping it Real’ symposium examined the role of narratives within politics, social media and broadcast to inform and engage audiences.

Poole Literary Festival

Poole Literary Festival - Deadline looms
6 September 2010

Last call for entries for Poole Literary Festival’s New Media Writing Awards, sponsored by Bournemouth University.

Graduate 100 finalist and BA Scriptwriting for Film and Television student, Isaac Parham

Graduate 100 award nominee
6 September 2010

A Bournemouth University Scriptwriting for Film and Television student has been shortlisted for a prestigious graduate award.


National Certificate winner Kimberly Middleton

Journalism graduate wins industry award
31 August 2010

A Bournemouth University journalism graduate has excelled in the industry’s National Certificate awards.

Lawrence Martin

Channel 4 sends BU student to BAFTA
10 August 2010

Bournemouth University (BU) student Lawrence Martin has wowed competition judges and been invited to BAFTA in November.

Sophie Petzal

First year screen writer scoops bronze award
5 August 2010

A BU first year Scriptwriting student has impressed industry judges with her unique creation, ‘As He Was’.


New Media Writing prize - an Apple iPad

Entries open for New Media Writing prize
14 July 2010

The Media School at BU, in partnership with the Poole Literary Festival, is pleased to establish a prestigious international prize for New Media Writing.

Legendary writer Alan Plater

University remembers legendary writer
1 July 2010

Staff and students from Bournemouth University's renowned Media School are mourning the loss of one of Britain's best-loved writers, Alan Plater, who died recently at the age of 75.


'Nymph' created by animation student Alex Betancourt

Animation student inspired to win placement
29 June 2010

BU animation student Alex Betancourt has won a placement opportunity with one of the world's leading film visual effects houses.

Build your own creative media MA with BU

Build your own creative media MA with BU
9 June 2010

BU has linked with Skillset to offer media professionals the opportunity to build their own career-oriented MA.

BU students in MediaCom poster

BU students shine in picture-perfect pitch
8 June 2010

Town centre location for prize-winning poster after BU students win campaign planning pitch.

Sky-Caper to be screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival

Sky's the limit for graduate film
4 June 2010

A graduate film inspired by the animated 'Iron Giant' will be screened at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.


Sam Shetabi receiving his BBC Blast and BAFTA Youth Screen-Skills Award

BU celebrates double BAFTA delight
26 May 2010

BU is celebrating a double success following this year's British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Seminar guest Tony Stoller with Professor Sean Street

Industry seminar attracts cream of UK radio
19 May 2010

Top experts from British radio share their insights into how to get ahead in the industry at a recent BU seminar.

Vanessa Procter

PRIME opportunity for PR Masters student
12 May 2010

BU student Vanessa Procter has won the UK’s first Grunig PRIME Research Fellowship.

Paul Mylrea

BBC PR head appointed Visiting Fellow
10 May 2010

The BBC’s new Head of Press & Media Relations, Paul Mylrea, has been appoined as a Visiting Fellow to BU’s world-renowned Media School.

Prof Tom Watson

Professor of Public Relations appointed by BU
10 May 2010

Tom Watson has been appointed as Professor of Public Relations in the Media School at BU achieving only the second professorial appointment in the field of public relations in the UK.


Sundial logo

Keynote speakers announced for IHPRC
20 April 2010

Leading historians to set the scene at global PR conference in July.

BA Public Relations graduates and lecturers

PR degree celebrates 21st birthday
8 April 2010

BU’s highly-regarded BA (Hons) in Public Relations (BAPR) is celebrating its 21st birthday this year.

Still from Reaching Albion

Award-winning screentest for BU graduates
1 April 2010

A group of BU graduates have swept three major awards at this year’s Screentest Festival, the UK’s only National Student Film Festival.


Operators in a TV studio control room

Skillset bursaries to support BU postgraduates
31 March 2010

Postgraduate students applying to join BU’s highly respected Masters degrees in media production can now apply for financial assistance to support their study.

Game Developers Conference 2010

Soundtrack student wins Composer's Challege
30 March 2010

MA Soundtrack student Joe Thwaites has won a major competition held during the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

BU graduate Andy Oakes, publisher of New Media Age, at IAB Talent Roadshow

Roadshow opens doors to the digital world
24 March 2010

The first talent roadshow organised by the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Talent Taskforce drew a capacity audience at BU.

Cara Parish, Sam Nickerson and Beth May

BU’s social media support for PR summit
24 March 2010

A trio of BU Public Relations students have been selected to serve as social media advisors for Europe’s leading PR event this summer.

Kevin Marsh

Kevin Marsh debates with BU journalism students
19 March 2010

Students from BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism and MA Multi-media Journalism met our visiting fellow, Kevin Marsh, this week.

Phil Mitchell in Eastenders

Eastenders role for BU graduate
15 March 2010

As the infamous ‘doof-doofs’ signal the end of each episode of ‘Eastenders’ this week, keep a close eye on the closing credits and stay alert for the name of a BU graduate.

Media students in a production studio

BU journalism sets professional standard
12 March 2010

Flagship journalism degree is re-accredited by the profession’s leading skills organisations in the UK.

Charles Elder in a production studio

BBC joins BU to launch Production Masters
4 March 2010

BU-BBC link results in first Masters level qualification aimed at production managers.


BU graduates and staff celebrating regional RTS success

RTS rewards BU graduates’ talent
25 February 2010

The film–making talents of a group of BU graduates have been recognised at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) regional awards.

2009 RTS winner Chris Poole

Record year for BU nominees at RTS awards
18 February 2010

A record number of BU entries have been short-listed for honours this year by the regional Royal Television Society (RTS).

Journalist presenting news

BU selected to offer journalism bursaries
15 February 2010

Students applying to join our MA Multi-Media Journalism course in September 2010 will have the opportunity to apply for a new bursary.

BU filming their own Doctor Who episode

Lights, camera, action for Academy Pictures
9 February 2010

A new initiative unveiled by the Bournemouth Skillset Screen and Media Academy will help BU media production students and alumni fulfill their ambitions of seeing their work reach the silver screen.

Phill Jupitus with the BIRSt team

Student radio back for 10th anniversary BIRSt
9 February 2010

BU’s innovative Masters Degree in Radio Production is is celebrating its first decade of success with the help of devout ‘radiophile’ Phill Jupitus.

Oscar trophies

Oscar bid for BU animation graduate
5 February 2010

Lead animator for Star Trek is short-listed for his first major awards.


Animation still from Star Trek showing a space craft in orbit around the Earth

BAFTA nomination for BU animation graduate
27 January 2010

Lead animator for Star Trek is short-listed for his first British Academy Film Award.

A satelite

BU launches new PhD studentships
26 January 2010

BU is offering 25 fully-funded PhD studentships commencing in October 2010.

Adam Shaw with his BAFTA

BU makes real impact on virtual world of Avatar
20 January 2010

Avatar’s success at the box office and on the awards circuit is owed, in part, to the work of some amazing BU graduates.

Adam Shaw with his BAFTA

BU students meet the father of reality TV
20 January 2010

New master classes bring students closer to leading practitioners in the television industry.

Adam Shaw with his BAFTA

Radio students capture Bournemouth history
20 January 2010

Bournemouth’s new virtual museum will come to life with stories from local people thanks to BU’s radio production students.

Adam Shaw with his BAFTA

BU animation graduate enjoys BAFTA success
11 January 2010

Best Breakthrough Talent honour awarded to co-founder of leading animation studio.

Prof Sean Street (right) at Cupids Cove

BBC feature reveals Newfoundland history
11 January 2010

Radio 3 feature reveals earliest settlement in Atlantic Canada.

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