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Leanne Towers

Success for animation graduate at industry competition
23 December 2011

MA 3D Computer Animation graduate takes second prize at the 2011 CG Whiz competition.

Student Newsroom

MA Journalism students visit London Newsrooms
19 December 2011

MA Journalism students visited a variety of the city's top newsrooms.

Chair Tony Stoller

Don’t lose UK’s remarkable radio heritage
16 December 2011

Policy-driven committee to secure the future for radio archives.

New research grant secured

Media School staff secure research grant
16 December 2011

Research grant secured for project looking into the use of news websites in journalism education.

The Rock - Student Newspaper

The Bournemouth Rock newspaper launch
15 December 2011

The Bournemouth Rock - a brand new student newspaper was launched last week on Talbot Campus.

Spit Happens - BAMMJaid Christmas Charity Single

BAMMJaid Christmas Charity Single
12 December 2011

Journalism students and staff release single in aid of the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Transplant Charity.

Recording reels

Broadcast archive policy set for industry-wide shake up
8 December 2011

High profile summit looks at future of Britain’s broadcast archives.

Bournemouth University team with Pete Nash

Bournemouth University first in the UK to gain SADiE accredited status
8 December 2011

BU has achieved SADiE Training Establishment accreditation through the quality of its teaching.

Explosion and aeroplanes of a virtual world extending out a mobile device

Consumer behaviour in virtual worlds
7 December 2011

BU researchers win Consumption Markets & Culture award for cutting edge research.

IPC commends BU journalism graduates

IPC commends BU journalism graduates.
5 December 2011

One of the country's biggest magazine employers - the IPC, has heaped praise on Bournemouth University graduates.

MA International Journalism student

Very successful first term for MA International Journalism.
2 December 2011

A look at new course MA International Journalism in its first term.


Hannah Rolfe working with local community members

Radio collaboration between BU graduates, BBC volunteers and Age UK
30 November 2011

BBC volunteers work with BU graduates and Age UK to create community radio.

Rob Hawkes

Super successful graduate wins Brilliant Newcomer of the Year
30 November 2011

BU graduate scoops award at the 2011 .Net awards ceremony in London.

Andrew Wilson

Internationally renowned journalists and filmmakers visit BU
29 November 2011

One World Media Day brings internationally renowned journalists & filmmakers to BU.

BA Multi-media Journalism students working on showreels

Showreel training
28 November 2011

Multi-media Journalism students aspiring to be TV reporters and presenters get the opportunity to work on their showreels.

Delegates at FRA event in Kaunas, Lithuania

BU Practitioner joins human rights events in Lithuania
25 November 2011

Senior Practice Fellow Vanessa Edwards took part in an event aimed at improving the way journalism influences and reports on human rights.

MA graduate Andy Lockley received an oscar for his work on Inception

BU in Queen's Honours List
24 November 2011

Bournemouth University (BU) has today been awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Stephen Jukes at the Kurt Schork Memorial Awards Evening

The Kurt Schork Memorial Awards Evening
22 November 2011

Stephen Jukes, dean of Bournemouth University's Media School gives the welcome speech at the 2011 awards evening.

Tim Stone

BU student works with Silicon Valley technology experts
21 November 2011

BU student is helping Silicon Valley experts to create mobile phone software tutorials.

BA Multimedia journalism students pitching ideas

Journalism students pitch ideas to experts
18 November 2011

BA Multimedia journalism students have been busy this week pitching ideas to panels made up of lecturers and industry experts.

A student on the course demonstrating their work

BA (Hons) Interactive Media Production changes name
15 November 2011

Course to change its name to BA (Hons) Digital Media Design for the academic year 2012.

Dr Roman Gerodimos

BU’s Roman Gerodimos gives expert views on Greece
15 November 2011

Dr Roman Gerodimos provides expert analysis on events in Greece to media outlets around the globe.

Inspr logo

Launch of ‘inspr’ Magazine
15 November 2011

New creative writing and arts magazine launched by BU students.

Ian Livingstone OBE

Ian Livingstone OBE receives honorary degree from BU
11 November 2011

One of the founding fathers of the UK games industry received the award from BU in recognition of his career in the UK’s creative industry.

The Media School at Bournemouth University

BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism - focus on employment
7 November 2011

BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students attend workshops and lectures designed to boost their employability.


New Practitioner in Residence Adam Lee-Potter
7 November 2011

BU is proud to announce Journalist Adam Lee-Potter as a new Practitioner in Residence at the Media School.

Image of a student writing

1000 Words brought to the stage
7 November 2011

BU students bring their written work to life on stage.

An image of someone writing

MA Multimedia Journalism students sweep the board at BJTC awards
4 November 2011

Three BU graduates receive awards from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).


Is HAPpiness cause for concern?
4 November 2011

BAFTA playwright explores the comical cause for the governments £2million a year research survey.


Image of an iPhone

Politics Online: Democratising or Distracting
18 October 2011

Media School debate questions the internet’s influence in political spheres.

Dr Carrie Hodges

Dr Carrie Hodges at the Public Relations Practitioner Association of Puerto Rico
14 October 2011

BU’s Dr Carrie Hodges gives keynote speech at international conference.

Matt McKenna and Sarah Townsend of McKenna Townsend PR

CIPR awards two fellowships to McKenna Townsend PR
14 October 2011

Two BA (Hons) Public Relations graduates announced as fellows of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Oliver Milburn directing

Two BU graduates to have horror film released in 2012
14 October 2011

Two Media School graduates to release their first feature film in 2012.

Stephen Jukes and winner Imran Khan

BU English student wins Thomas Hardy Prize
13 October 2011

BA (Hons) English student at BU wins the Thomas Hardy Prize for best creative writing by a first year student.


Coca-Cola to Give Outstanding Students the Chance to Carry Olympic Flame
13 October 2011

Coca-Cola’s London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign heads to BU’s Talbot Campus.

Students filming a football game

Bournemouth students train for Olympic broadcasts
7 October 2011

BU students receive training from the Olympic Broadcasting Service.

Jude Brownhill

BU animation graduate achieves global success at Pixar
5 October 2011

BU graduate now working for Pixar Animation Studios.

Stephen Jukes in Parker Hall at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

Media School postgraduates join leading scholars & practitioners in global Academy
4 October 2011

Three students attend Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change with support from The Media School.


An image of pens and a laptop

New media writing by Dan Franklin - Random House
29 September 2011

Ahead of BU’s New Media Writing Prize we hear from Random House’s Digital Editor.

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Media School Practitioners in Residence
27 September 2011

BU welcomes the 2011-12 Practitioners in Residence

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BU student receives prestigious PR award
27 September 2011

PR student given nationwide accolade by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

A still from ‘Rosie’

Film Festival success for BU graduate
23 September 2011

BU graduate takes first prize at film festival judged by the UK’s top film critic.

Student using a computer

Have you got a techno-tale to tell?
21 September 2011

Bournemouth University celebrates new media writing.

Mog McIntyre

BU Media School graduates collaborate on children’s radio broadcast
16 September 2011

New radio programme produced by BU graduates.

PRCA logo

BU public relations courses endorsed by PR body
9 September 2011

BU one of 11 UK universities now in partnership with the PR Consultants Association (PRCA).


BU graduate Richard Senior on set with Matt Smith

Graduate directs latest Doctor Who
24 August 2011

BU TV graduate is behind this weekend’s ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ episode.

A student demonstrating their work

Interactive Media Production innovation at BU
17 August 2011

A showcase of the constant innovation shown by students on the Interactive Media Production course at Bournemouth University.

Image of a deck chair

Dorset: Not so family friendly?
15 August 2011

Creative Enterprise Bureau Research into tourism in the county.

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National Conference on Dance and Technology
12 August 2011

8-10 September 2011
Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth (UK).

(L-R) Professor Jonathan Githens-Mazer from the University of Exeter, Professor Barry Richards from BU and Inspector Alan Jenkins from Dorset Police

Responding to Extremism
9 August 2011

Exploring Islamism, the BNP & new media channels.


(L-R) Nilay Akhan, James Gater, Micheal Heap and Aysegul Yigitbasi, Dr Sukhpreet Singh

BU Students win European Case Challenge
18 July 2011

Students from BU awarded first prize for their pitch at an international competition held in Strasbourg.

Paul Campion

BU & The Devil’s Rock
18 July 2011

NCCA star returns to BU on 28 July 2011.

An example of animation

Skillset Animation Showcase
15 July 2011

The Skillset Animation Showcases the next generation of UK animation talent. .

L-R Keynote speaker Ray E. Hiebert and IHPRC organser Prof Tom Watson

15 July 2011

Is there a more honest term to describe public relations? International conference assesses the merits of the discipline amid turbulent times.

Professor Sean Street

Don’t be “a society with Alzheimer’s”
13 July 2011

‘Saving the Sound, Spreading the Word’ by Professor Sean Street.

Cover of ‘Time Between Tides’

Time Between Tides
5 July 2011

Poetry of Professor Seán Street inspires Atrium Gallery exhibition.


AiMM logo

Advances in Media Management (AiMM)
27 June 2011

BU’s AiMM to become Europe’s leading edge forum for the study of media management.

Tobias Ellwood MP

BU praised in Parliament yesterday
17 June 2011

Comments from Ed Vaizey MP & Tobias Ellwood MP.

BIRST - Bournemouth Internet Radio Station

BIRSt launch
13 June 2011

Bournemouth Internet Radio Station launches today.

L-R BU’s Dr John Oliver and Jeff Dodds from Virgin Media

Virgin Media & BU in UK First
7 June 2011

Virgin Media Executive Director Jeff Dodds undertakes Professional Doctorate of the Creative Industries at BU.

BU Media School Marketing students during their visit to Moor Hall with CIM Chief Executive, Rod Wilkes (far right)

Professional Body Recognises Bournemouth University Marketing Students
3 June 2011

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) praises Bournemouth University Marketing Students.

BU Media School Marketing students during their visit to Moor Hall with CIM Chief Executive, Rod Wilkes (far right)

Graduate behind headline-hitting Panorama
2 June 2011

Journalism graduate Joe Casey was part of the team behind the BBC's Panorama care special


Peter Gibbons with Melody

Music to your dancing, Touch Tune & Melody
31 May 2011

Some of the innovative ideas showcased at Launch, 24-26 May 2011.

Representatives from BU and WCSC

NCCA and Media School host visit from Wuhan Commercial Services College
26 May 2011

Bournemouth University (BU) strengthens ties with colleagues in China.

Image of the sea

‘The cold poetry of information’
26 May 2011

Professor Seán Street’s poetry is set to music in remarkable performance to celebrate the Shipping Forecast.

A still from ‘Shadowed’

Royal Television Society Award
24 May 2011

Bournemouth University Television Production graduate wins prestigious award.

Dr Roman Gerodimos

Prestigious political science award winner
4 May 2011

Dr Roman Gerodimos wins the Arthur McDougall Fund Prize.


Professor Anthony Lilley

Lecture by BAFTA winner Anthony Lilley
27 April 2011

Visiting professor Anthony Lilley to give cutting edge lecture at ‘Launch’.

Josh Appignanesi filming

Director to make film based on BU research
21 April 2011

London-based filmmaker chosen to direct short film reflecting research at BU.

Author Jake Wallis Simons

The English German Girl
19 April 2011

Critically acclaimed novel by Bournemouth University (BU) Practitioner in Residence has sold out of first print run.

Radio student at BU

BU student wins Gold Charles Parker Prize for BIRSt radio piece
12 April 2011

Mair Bosworth’s piece, Winterswimming, has won this year's Gold Charles Parker Prize.

Computer Animation at BU

Sofronis Efstathiou to take part in Guardian Careers chat
11 April 2011

BU animation expert to guest on a panel for a live Q&A session on the Guardian website.

Various quotations from students around the world who took part in the study

Students can’t cope without media
8 April 2011

World Unplugged Study finds under 25s are addicted to media.

Hamish Anderson receiving the Content is King award from BU academic Fiona Cownie

Royal Television Society award
7 April 2011

BU Television Production graduate makes the shortlist for prestigious industry award.

Dr Richard Berger

Royal Wedding, Diana & the Media Monster
5 April 2011

‘Will the forthcoming Royal Wedding expose republic fissures in British society?’ By Dr Richard Berger.


Professor Thalmann's ‘Virtual Try On’

Lecture by world-leading animation expert
25 March 2011

International human body simulation expert, Professor Nadia Thalmann, gives guest lecture at BU.

Professor Sean Street

Professor Street hosts Radio 4 programme
18 March 2011

Professor Sean Street presents Radio 4s Archive on 4: Wall of Sound on 26 March 2011.

Andy Lockley with Oscar and Bafta

BU graduate wins Oscar for Inception
11 March 2011

NCCA graduate Andy Lockley wins Oscar for Inception visual effects.

Cinema lights

Oscar & BAFTA win for Paul Franklin
2 March 2011

BU Guest Lecturer Paul Franklin wins Oscar and BAFTA for ‘Inception’.


Andy Parfitt helps a Media School student

Radio 1's Andy Parfitt visits BU
11 February 2011

Programme Controller of Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra talks about keeping ahead in a changing industry.

Professor Tom Watson

Representation of PR
10 February 2011

A Bournemouth University (BU) professor has produced a collection of resources depicting the rollercoaster world of public relations.

Creative Enterprise Bureau logo

Creative Enterprise Bureau
9 February 2011

New marketing communications agency opens for business.

An example of a student's work

Animation courses set ‘shining example’
3 February 2011

NESTA praises animation courses at Bournemouth University.


Student using radio equipment

Boss of Radio 1 to visit BU
31 January 2011

Andy Parfitt in conversation on 7 February at 2pm.

Clip from James' film of the robot and Earth

Smile for London
24 January 2011

TV student brightens the January commute with one off footage from a helium weather balloon.

Student using a computer

£50k graduate on degree benefits
21 January 2011

High flying BU graduate shares his story with the Guardian.

Student using the HD studio

BU's HD facilities
21 January 2011

The Media School's industry standard equipment is praised on

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