SW creatives host new interior design show at Plymouth's Royal William Yard

A team of second-year BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design & Styling students from Plymouth College of Art recently welcomed interior design traders and guests from associated industries to the first dedicated interior design trade show at Ocean studios, in Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

The event, which was planned and delivered entirely by students of the college, featured...

New Exhibition - Jerwood Prize Winners

Launched in 2010, Jerwood Makers Open is an exhibition generated by a call-out from a London-based Charitable Trust. Jerwood asks for proposals from UK creatives who want to make new, radical craftwork in the first years of their career but often don't have the means.

Five artists: Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolaños-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll, were...

Drake Circus announces #drakefest

Student Night: Sept 26, 18.30-21.00, Drake Circus, Plymouth

Plymouth’s student community is in for the ultimate shopping experience next week when Drake Circus puts on its first ever student ‘savings festival’, offering bags of exclusive student friendly deals, discounts and treats.

#Drakefest will feature some outstanding offers from some of the leading West Country shopping...

Exhibition: BETWEEN: Arts and Humanities MA Show 2017

Showcasing the latest works created by 2017 Art, Architecture and Design students at Plymouth University, Between features a range of contemporary pieces including: video; installation; sculpture; photography; creative writing and 3D design.

Between is inspired by the Tibetan word ‘bardo’ (loosely translated as in-between state) and the artwork in the Show represents the state of existence between life and death, existence and the unconscious, reality and liberation.

The students involved completed their MA awards in Contemporary Art Practice; MA Photography and the Land;...

Britain's Oldest Surgical College awards place in National Surgical Final to local student

Scalpels were drawn in an interactive, one-of-a-kind, national surgical skills competition run by Britain's oldest Royal Surgical college with the announcement of the winner of the seventh round.

Conor Jones from the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry was a cut above the rest in the South West Peninsula regional round, run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh ( www....

University Student Launches Debut Novel: Trace This Scar

An exciting debut novel by a young writer, Trace This Scar marks a change from the tone of the first offering by Jessikah Hope Stenson.

Following on from her collection of short stories titled A Single Drop Of Perfect & Other Stories, released in February 2016, Trace This Scar is a psychological thriller with a strong crime focus.

Due for release 24th November, Trace This...

Local student runs successful business from her bedroom

According to recent research, graduates regret going to university due to debt, and half reckon they would have landed their current job without having to study for a degree.

Someone who is working to ensure she gets the best out of her time at university is Geography student Katie Parker, 18.

When she first started studying, Kate was struggling to pay travel costs from her...

Plymouth student wins design award

South-West creative agency Toucan is delighted to announce that this year’s winner of its typography award is Plymouth University student Emma Leigh.

Emma, who is a third year undergraduate, beat more than 25 competitors with her project to rebrand an independent theatre.

Josh Beadon, creative director for award-winning Toucan, said although the standard of work was very high,...

Plymouth student to represent SW in national property industry competition

Much has been reported on the damaging skills gap faced by the UK property and construction industry. The Association of Women in Property (WiP) has been working to encourage girls and young women to enter the industry through an extensive education programme that includes its National Student Awards, now in their tenth year.

Madeleine Jury, studying Civil Engineering at Plymouth...

Student entrepreneur bucks trend ahead of government report on youth employment with launch of SolarDock

Second year Plymouth University student and entrepreneur Feyi Ogunyeye, wants to change the way we approach issues like low self-employment rates in the 16-24 age group. This is at a time when statistics indicate that less than 11% of self-employed individuals in the UK are below the age of 30 (J.Deane, Self-Employment review pg 8, 2016).

He says that “Due to the lack of awareness and...