A warm welcome to the Alumni Network to our new alumni who graduated from the University on Tuesday 2 July 2013. You are now a member of a community of creative professionals worldwide. Through this e-newsletter, Beyond magazine and other communications, we will keep you in touch with developments taking place at the University and what each other are up to.
We have a limited number of Class of 2013 t-shirts available in sizes small and medium, only £10 each. If you didn’t have the chance to get one on graduation day and would like to buy one, please email, stating your preferred size to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a few Class of… t-shirts left for years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 so if you would like to remember who you graduated with, please email email@example.com for details of sizes available.
The latest National Survey of Students (NSS) has placed NUA as the most highly rated specialist arts, design and media university in the UK, scoring higher than all other specialist higher education institutions providing creative arts focused degrees. NUA received an overall student satisfaction rating of 88% with BA Fashion individually scoring 100% for student satisfaction and BA Textiles close behind with 97%.
NUA also received positive results for its learning resources, teaching and academic support; indicating that students have gained the benefits from extensive investment and development of the campus and facilities.
Over 500 postgraduate and undergraduate students celebrated at this year’s graduation ceremony held on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich.
Congratulating them on their achievements was new NUA Chancellor, actor John Hurt CBE, who enjoyed meeting the students and told the congregation: “Our county is world famous for our creativity and I offer NUA graduates my encouragement and to remember that the most important thing is the creativity and the art and not the salary. But – of course – both are ideal!”
Honorary Doctorates were also awarded on the day to Anne Tyrell MBE, NUA alumna and founder of Anne Tyrell Design, pioneering photographer Tim Flach and renowned walking artist Hamish Fulton for their contribution to the fields of art, design and media.
If you are considering furthering your career or continuing your studies with a postgraduate qualification, it is not too late to apply to NUA for MA programmes commencing in October 2013.
All former students of the University also receive a £500 bursary off taught MA course tuition fees, regardless of when you last studied here.
An online catalogue to accompany this year’s MA Degree Show is now available. To view the work by graduating students, please click here
For What It’s Worth is a unique opportunity to see work by Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Jeremy Deller and many other acclaimed artists in The Gallery at NUA. The work has been selected from the Arts Council Collection by MA Curation students for their graduating exhibition. The show explores how artworks, developed in Britain since the late 1970s, represent and challenge the idea and meaning of value, moving towards varied and sometimes surprising interpretations beyond those of mere financial worth.
20 August – 19 October 2013
Open Tuesday – Saturday 12 noon – 5pm.
We are now planning the Winter 2014 edition of Beyond magazine and looking for alumni news stories and entries for the Whatever happened to… section. So if you have any exciting news to share or would like to update fellow graduates on what you are doing now, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Entries for the Whatever Happened to… section should be approximately 100 words and you can also send in an image of a piece of you work or a recent photo. You can also include a web address and if you would like to re-connect with old friends, an email address.
If you have a bigger news story or an idea for an article that you would like to submit, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 4 October 2013.
BA Fine Art (2012) graduate Andrea Girling has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013.Her Untitled drawing was selected as one of 76 to be included from over 3,000 entries and is now in the running for the £8,000 first prize. The exhibition takes place at Jerwood Space between 11 September – 27th October 2013 and will then tour to various venues until April next year.
The Gallery at NUA
For What It’s Worth: Perceptions of Value in Contemporary Art
20 August – 19 October 2013
Selected from the Arts Council Collection by NUA MA Curation Students
Open Tuesday – Saturday 12 noon – 5pm, Admission free
31 October 2013
A one day ‘pop-up’ exhibition of books, textiles and archives by Les Bicknell.
Open 12 noon – 5pm, admission free
Heritage Open Days
13 and 14 September 2013
NUA is opening the doors of the East Garth and Monastery buildings as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. If you would like to learn more about these buildings on campus please come along, tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm both days.
London Pub Night
27 November 2013
Basement Bar, The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX
6pm – 11pm
Due to the popularity of last year’s get-together we will be holding another London pub night, same pub same time so if you would like to join us and fellow graduates for a pre-Christmas drink, RSVP here
18th Norwich Print Fair
9 – 21 September 2013
An exhibition of original prints by over 30 exciting artists
St Margaret’s Gallery, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Tim Stoner – Groupthink
11 September – 5 October 2013
Purdy Hicks Gallery
65 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9GZ
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 6pm
CAMAC 5th Annual Student Wallpaper Competition Exhibition
12 – 22 September 2013
Imago Gallery, Mayfair, London
12 September – 2 November 2013
An exhibition of Norfolk coastal landscapes by Jeremy Webb
Norwich Arts Centre
St Benedict’s Street, Norwich
20 September – 26 October 2o13
Featuring Jade Montserrat
Market Prices is a new piece of work by Jade Montserrat produced during her period of residency at Crescent
Open: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 4pm, other days (except Monday) by appointment
The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW www.crescentarts.co.uk
23 September – 8 November 2013
A collection of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media,featuring Andrew Reeve
The Ark Conference Centre, Dinwood, Basingstoke, RG24 9NN
27 September – 11 October 2013
Featuring Paul Digby
ESA Show Space
Open: Monday – Saturday 1pm – 7pm
14 Warren Street, London, W1T 5LJ
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We have a number of Degree certificates dating as far back as 1981 that we have been unable to send to graduates due to not having an up to date postal address. If you never received your certificate and would like to be sent your copy, please email with your name, course of study and year of graduation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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