UWE welcomes local schools and colleges to Creative Arts Degree Show

Issue date: 11 June 2010

UWE's School of Creative Arts will be hosting visits from more than 800 young people from schools & colleges across the region that are interested in art, design and media at the 2010 Creative Arts Degree Show next week.

Schools visiting this year's show at UWE's Bower Ashton Campus include pupils from Fairfield School who have worked on a collaborative project with UWE Graphic Design students throughout the year to develop a University Visit Pack which will be used by over 600 students during their visits this year.

The aim of the pack is to encourage young people to think about their future aspirations and to consider their own planning for careers after they finish their studies at school. Pupils from Cabot Primary school will also be visiting the show to see the work of UWE Creative Arts student ambassadors who they have worked with on costumes for their parade in the St. Pauls Carnival which takes place in July.

Visits by schools and colleges to the Creative Arts Degree Show are part of a large programme of work that takes place at UWE and in local schools throughout the year. Events include taster days, lectures, workshops and projects with Creative Arts students from a range of courses which include Fine Art, Graphic Design, Animation, Fashion & Textiles and Photography.

The Creative Arts Degree Show offers a fantastic opportunity for young people who are interested in art, design and media to come to the University and see the exciting and innovative work that students at undergraduate and postgraduate level have produced throughout their courses.

Sam Thomson, Co-ordinator of Engagement with Schools, Colleges & Community in the School of Creative Arts says of the visits:

"The relationships that UWE Student Ambassadors build with young people through the collaborative projects that take place are important in ensuring that UWE continues to support the really strong partnerships that we have with schools and colleges in the region.

Our Student Ambassadors do a brilliant job of working with young people both at the degree show and throughout the year, and we're enthusiastic to extend this work to make the University as accessible as possible to young people who are excited about the possibilities open to them- the creative arts, design and media are a really exciting area to study and to work in."

Schools and colleges can book visits from Monday 21-Thursday 24 June by contacting Sam Thomson at sam.thomson@uwe.ac.uk

The Creative Arts Degree Show is open to the public and takes place at UWE's Bower Ashton Campus, from Saturday 19-Thursday 21-24 June.

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