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News Archive 2012


Poster for The Second Meeting

BU Master's student brings together former war enemies for documentary
18 December 2012

Zeljko Mirkovic's documentary The Second Meeting tells the story of the two men meeting again and forging a friendship

Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal visits Bournemouth University
12 December 2012

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

Audience watch the Seen But Seldom Heard documentary at premiere

Poetry project Seen But Seldom Heard has documentary premiere
7 December 2012

The project saw teenagers with disabilities working with BU academics and performance poets to express their feelings.


Prize creator Dr Jim Pope with winners Katharine Norman and Kristi Barnett and if:book’s Chris Meade

New Media Writing Prize announces winners.
30 November 2012

The competition celebrates new and innovative styles of writing – with two winners this year.

Image of Journalism students provide live coverage of Leveson report

Journalism students provide live coverage of Leveson report
29 November 2012

Students cover as part of newsdays and give live comment on BBC Radio Solent.

Image of BU’s John Vinney and Stephen Jukes with Peter Truckel from VFX and Sulley at the BFX Launch in Bournemouth

New animation and visual effects festival to come to Bournemouth
22 November 2012

The first BFX festival will take place next summer, celebrating the best of British visual effects.

Some of the students and staff from BU’s Media School in the TV studio, following their live overnight coverage of the US Election

BU students work through the night to provide live coverage of US Election
12 November 2012

Over 200 students from the Media School provided live TV, radio, and internet reports of the US Presidential Election.

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin, who received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University today

Visual effects supervisor says Bournemouth University (BU) Honorary Doctorate "more special" than winning an Oscar
9 November 2012

Paul Franklin, who received Oscar and BAFTA for visual effects work on Inception, became a Doctor of Arts at BU graduation ceremony today.

A group of students doing group work

The Business School and Media School launch new BSc (Hons) Marketing degree
6 November 2012

Bournemouth University launches new BSc(Hons) Marketing degree.

MA 3D Animation student Leo Crane

BU Master's student wins animation prize
1 November 2012

MA 3D Animation student Leo Crane won student award at MIA Animation Festival.

Image of an American flag

BU students providing live US Presidential coverage
1 November 2012

Over 300 Bournemouth University students are working through the night on 6 November 2012 to provide live coverage of the US Presidential election.


BU Computer Animation student Simone Giampaulo (right) receives the audience award at the One Minute Film and Video Festival in Switzerland from Michael Berger, one of the festival’s founders.

BU students win two international awards for short film
29 October 2012

Media School students win awards at festivals in Switzerland and USA for one–minute film created as part of coursework.

Media School students with Radio 1 breakfast show host and Skyfall stars

BU Media School students interview Skyfall stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris
26 October 2012

Friends won competition organised by BBC Radio 1 breakfast show to interview stars of the latest Bond film.

ITV newsreader Alistair Stewart with BJTC Website of the Year winner Michelle Browne

BU Journalism student wins top web award from industry body
19 October 2012

Fifth year running that a Master's Multimedia Journalism student from BU has won the BJTC website prize.

First year BA(Hons) English student Sarah Wall receives her certificate from programme coordinator Dr Jim Pope

Poem inspired by battlefield trip wins Thomas Hardy Society prize
18 October 2012

BA (Hons) English student at BU Sarah Wall wins Thomas Hardy Society prize.

Olympic judo silver medallist Gemma Gibbons (left) presents the Volunteer of the Year award to Roseanne Blaze

BU student wins volunteer award for work at London Youth Games
18 October 2012

Roseanne Blaze meets Olympic stars at glittering awards ceremony.

Hugo Lucas-Rowe performing his poem

Seen But Seldom Heard returns for local festival
12 October 2012

Poetry project had its third performance at Bridport Open Book Festival.

Image of Bharat Nalluri

Director of Spooks and Life on Mars comes to Bournemouth University
5 October 2012

Bharat Nalluri tells BU media students that degrees important to break into the film industry.

Sophie Johnson, who has been named as one of the top 50 funny women to follow on Twitter

Follow funny Sophie!
1 October 2012

BU graduate named as one of top 50 funniest women to follow on Twitter.


Chris MacDonald

BU Master’s student wins national editing competition
26 September 2012

Chris beat media students from across the country to win industry-standard editing equipment.

Tobias Ellwood MP (left) chats with  Carrie Hodges, senior lecturer in the Media School (right) and young people from Victoria Education Centre who have taken part in the Seen But Seldom Heard project

Bournemouth MP among guests at BU Seen But Seldom Heard event
25 September 2012

Tobias Ellwood MP heard poems written and performed by young people with disabilities, as part of Bournemouth University-led project.

Suzanne Wood

BU graduate now writes speeches for Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
25 September 2012

Suzanne Wood back in Bournemouth for the UK Speechwriter’s Guild Conference.

TV Production at BU

BU graduate’s production company works on new Joss Stone video
24 September 2012

Poole-based company did post-production work on music video for the singer.

An image of a writing pad

Speechwriters in Bournemouth for conference
20 September 2012

Delegates from around the world at Bournemouth University for UK Speechwriters Guild conference.

An image of Sophie Petzal

BU student wins prestigious scriptwriting prize
19 September 2012

Sophie Petzal beats entries from around the world to claim Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award.

Seen But Seldom Heard Event
19 September 2012

Performers from the Victoria Education Centre.

An image Mog McIntyre

Professor Phlegm is back!
18 September 2012

Children’s radio series created by BU students and graduates gains second series.

BU stars at Olympic and Paralympic Games

Students and staff members look back on a memorable and successful Olympics
11 September 2012

Students and staff members look back on a memorable and successful Olympics.

An image from the Politics and Media Research Group’s ‘Engaging the Public’ conference

BU students win plaudits in project for car manufacturer
11 September 2012

Ten Bournemouth University students have come out on top in a project for car manufacturer SEAT, in a bid to help raise awareness of their brand.


An image from the Politics and Media Research Group’s ‘Engaging the Public’ conference

New appointment in the Media School
8 August 2012

BU welcomes Dr. Heather Savigny as Senior Lecturer to the Politics and Media degree launching in September 2012.


Pull Together screen shot

Student film to be shown at the Olympics
16 July 2012

BU student dedicates Olympic film to the memory of ‘a great flatmate’.

NCTJ award winner

Best NCTJ Shorthand student in the UK
10 July 2012

Bournemouth University student wins national journalist award.


BU 100+ Directory

BU 100+ Directory in The Times
29 June 2012

BU’s 100+ Media Directory featured in an article in The Times.

A discussion at the event

Brainstorming the Creative & Digital Economies
28 June 2012

BU’s Advances in Media Management (AiMM) research group holds event investigating New Economic Models in the Digital Economy.

Harriet Rose-Gale with her award and Adam Lee-Potter

BU graduate wins Dorset Journalist of the Year
27 June 2012

BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism graduate Harriet Rose-Gale wins the County’s top journalism prize.

Oliver Milburn directing

Graduates’ film to be released on DVD and iTunes
27 June 2012

Two BU graduates to have their debut film released on DVD and iTunes in July.

Professor Tom Watson

Professor Tom Watson: ‘Anyone can call themselves a PR person’
14 June 2012

BU’s Professor Tom Watson calls for the PR industry to value itself more highly in an interview with Speed Communications.

John Gusman

NUS Rep of the year
14 June 2012

BU student wins NUS Rep of the Year Award at the NUS conference in Nottingham.

From left to right: Rose Pickard and Emily Ridgwell by their winning campaign poster

BU students star in advertising campaign for Aquafresh
13 June 2012

Students from the BA (Hons) Advertising course star in their own campaign for Aquafresh after their winning pitch.


Learning whilst earning
7 June 2012

BU’s Rosie Cullen speaks to The I about the benefits of part-time learning.

Victoria and her award

Television Production graduate scoops Al Jazeera documentary award
7 June 2012

Victoria Musguin, a BA (Hons) Television Production graduate wins Al Jazeera award for her documentary A Different Face.


Lord Young

Lord Young visits Bournemouth University
31 May 2012

David Cameron’s enterprise adviser visits BU to promote the StartUp Loan scheme.

Two members of BU’s winning team

BU students win prestigious Ad Venture student competition
31 May 2012

A team of four BU final year Advertising students have won the Europe-wide competition run by the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA).

Joe Casey with his BAFTA

Multi-Media Journalism graduate wins BAFTA
30 May 2012

Multi-Media Journalism graduate scoops BAFTA for special Panorma report.

Weaverfish Poster

BU graduates produce award winning film
29 May 2012

Two BU graduates receive accolade for their new film.


Frontline seminar series launches in London
29 May 2012

The Media School at Bournemouth University launches summer seminar series bringing its top research to the journalism industry.

The Magic Tate Ball app

Award-winning graduate designs app for Tate Modern
23 May 2012

BU graduate has designed a unique ‘Magic Tate Ball’ app for the Tate Modern.

BU students working together

BU students collaborate in enterprise competition
8 May 2012

A team of BU students have won 4th prize at the ‘Rise To’ enterprise challenge.

Alex Terrell at the National Lottery Olympic Park Run at the Olympic Park in East London earlier this year

Game on! Graduate’s Sun job spawns a dream Olympic future
4 May 2012

MA Multi-Media Journalism graduate working in his dream role covering the Olympics for The Sun.

Winners Derek English and Marta Clayton

BU graduates scoop top awards from BJTC
1 May 2012

Two BU graduates win national awards for their journalism at this year’s BJTC awards.


A group of BU students

Design and Art Directions Awards success
30 April 2012

BU students win ‘Best in Year’ prize at a prestigious design and advertising competition.

Computer Animation at BU

BU in Animation Career Review’s top 20 universities in the world
27 April 2012

BU’s NCCA in top 20 universities to study animation, gaming and design in the world.

From left to right: Anna Adams; Newsnight, Tom Giles; Panorma, Louise Tickle; Freelance, Nick Ryan; Freelance investigative journalist

So you want to be a journalist?
27 April 2012

Find out more about what happened at the all-day conference ‘So You Want To Be A Journalist?’, which was partly sponsored by BU.

Dr John Oliver

Media School academic elected to the Board
16 April 2012

BU’s Dr John Oliver has been elected Deputy President of the European Media Management Association.

The business card inside the balloons

Chatterbox event a burst of success
5 April 2012

BU students launch their Chatterbox campaign with an event in Bournemouth Square.

James Ewing

BU Radio student wins prestigious Charles Parker Prize
5 April 2012

James Ewing becomes the second BA (Hons) Radio student in a row to win the Charles Parker Prize.

Chatterbox logo

Outstanding students win £1,500 to help market local disability group
2 April 2012

BU students will help promote the Chatterbox team and their magazine.


EU flag

Developing software to improve quality of life for disabled people
27 March 2012

The NCCA at BU is involved with the SHIVA project, aiming to improve quality of life for disabled people.

A picture from Marta Clayton’s winning Dale Farm project

MA Multi-Media Journalism graduates scoop top BJTC prizes
26 March 2012

Two BU graduates have both won awards from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

BU graduate Sue Rowe

BU graduate a pioneer of International Women’s Day
8 March 2012

BU graduate is the only female Visual FX supervisor in the UK and possibly Europe.

Maria Williams during her talk

Broadcaster Maria Williams speaks up at BU for International Women’s Day
7 March 2012

Maria Williams delivers a talk calling for a fairer gender playing field in Radio as part of International Women’s Day.

Nicola Barnes collecting her award for Best Factual

BU student success at RTS South awards
5 March 2012

Two BU graduates both win awards at the Royal Television Society Southern region Awards.


BU to Host Prestigious European Media Conference
1 March 2012

BU’s bid success to host Media Conference.


Jackie Fast, who will be giving a talk at the event

Annual Marketing Communications Lecture taking place at BU
29 February 2012

BA (Hons) Marketing Communications students organise this year’s Mike Warne Annual Marketing Communications Lecture.

BIRSt on screen

BIRSt launch at BU
29 February 2012

The national launch of BIRSt was celebrated at BU on 24 February.

BU graduates walk the red carpet at the Oscars

BU at the Oscars
28 February 2012

BU proves to be a hothouse for Oscar talent.

BU graduate Andrew Lockley (second right) receiving his Oscar

BU receives top education honours from The Queen
27 February 2012

BU visits Buckingham Palace to receive Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Joe Casey

BU graduate scoops top award at the RTS Television awards
24 February 2012

BU graduate wins Young Journalist of the Year and the John Schofield Trust bursary at the RTS Television awards.

An image of the article

The Times paints BU graduate as face of overseas success
23 February 2012

BU Computer Animation graduate featured in an article in The Times on UK graduates who work abroad.


Bournemouth alumnus shaping the future of web technology
20 February 2012

BU graduate’s coding work makes a big impression on the Google Development team.

Students speaking to an employer from Tesco

Marketing and Communications careers fair
17 February 2012

Specialised Marketing and Communications careers fair held at BU’s Kimmeridge House.

Jo Tyler

BU’s Jo Tyler speaks at leading broadcast industry exhibition
15 February 2012

BU’s Jo Tyler gives speech at one of the biggest broadcast industry events: the Broadcast Video Expo.


BU conference in Ecuador
10 February 2012

South American conference on media, power and citizenship being co-organised by BU for May 17-18.

Students working

Bright Blue Day for BU Graduates
10 February 2012

An ongoing partnership between BU and a top South Coast creative agency provides graduate’s with employment opportunities.

Computer Animation at BU

BU graduates at the Cartoon Network Animation Academy
10 February 2012

Graduates from BU Ley partner the Cartoon Network Animation Academy help finalise two new Cartoons.

Business consultation

BU communications experts offer free business consultation
1 February 2012

BU’s Creative Enterprise Bureau to hold free business consultations for a week from 6 February.


Professor Seán Street and Cecilia McDowall. Image courtesy of Fiona Alsop

BU Professor’s poems premiered on anniversary of Scott of the Antarctic’s death
24 January 2012

Poems written by Bournemouth University Emeritus Professor Seán Street to be performed to music as part of the Scott 100 Festival of Events.

Stephen Jukes

New Postgraduate Scholarships announced
3 January 2012

The Media School announces ten new Postgraduate Scholarships.

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