Robotics, immersive artwork and photography at end of year shows at Oxford Brookes University

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Creative students at Oxford Brookes University will be showcasing their talents at a series of end of year exhibitions, with robotics demonstrations and immersive displays of student artwork, architecture and urban design.

The varied work of students in the Faculty of Technology, Design & Environment will be put on view at the annual end of year shows that begin later this month, where students will also get the opportunity to engage with potential future employers. 

The faculty includes the Schools of Art, Architecture, Built Environment and Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. Shows will be hosted at the Headington Campus across six weeks. 

Beginning on 11 May, the first show will include the work of more than 60 students from BA courses in Fine Art, Photography and Graphic Design. The Glass Tank community exhibition space will host a range of digital art, paintings and photography. Attendees can view the artwork from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day until 16 May.  

From 1-9 June, a second exhibition from the School of Art will host the work of 90 foundation students, who will  be displaying their live projects that they have worked on in the past year. 

On 17 May, the TechShow will take place in The Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, where students from the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics willdisplay their work through live demonstrations. TechShows in previous years have included demonstrations of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the award winning Oxford Brookes Racing team showcasing their own student built race car. Several prizes will be awarded during the show for the best demonstrations. 

From 25 May until 5 July, students from the School of Architecture will host an exhibition across three floors of the Abercrombie Building to show their wide array of work. Prospective employers will also be visiting to engage with students about potential job opportunities. 

Over the same period, the School of the Built Environment will holding its End of Year Exhibition,  celebrating 50 years of  Postgraduate Urban Design education at Oxford Brookes. 

The end of year shows will conclude with the MFA Fine Art show, named ‘Tabula Rosa’, where guests can view the work of 17 student artists who have completed a one or two-year programme. The Glass Tank will host the exhibition from 14 June, forten days.

Professor Joe Tah, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, said: “We are excited to once again be able to put on this year’s collection of the End of Year Shows, which gives our students the chance to showcase their hard work this year. As well as these events being a brilliant opportunity for current students to engage with potential future employers, we also welcome any prospective students to come along and take a look at what opportunities are available to them at the University. 

“At Oxford Brookes, we have a fantastic history of educating creative minds who can produce high quality engineering, design and artistic work. I would also like to pay tribute to our dedicated members of staff, whose unwavering commitment to educating our students is evident each and every day.”

The full programme can be found on the Events web pages.