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Tuesday 28 June 2016

Take a peek at the latest summer degree show

Students from Solent’s School of Communications and Marketing showed off their creativity and innovation at a recent degree show, wowing the public with international ad campaigns, a faithful recreation of a thousand-year-old castle, and much more.

Just the latest in the University’s summer degree shows, the communications and marketing show really brought home why Southampton Solent is recognised by Which? University as one of the UK’s most creative universities.

As well as staff and students, professionals from industry organisations including Web Fest, Hampshire County Council and Business South attended the evening to learn what the next generation of creatives and communicators had been up to.

Students showcase their work  to the Vice-Chancellor at the end of year degree show.

Among the works on display was an interactive 3D game developed by student Vasileios Tsagkaropoulos, from BA (Hons) Computer and Video Games, who gave attendees the chance to step back in time to 1067 and explore Winchester Castle – one of that city’s main tourist attractions – as King Henry III might have seen it.

On the PR side, Emily Mackin, Ajie Sillah, Patrice Daniel and Vincent Halle showed off their #GiveAPenny campaign for the Society of St James.

Designed to raise awareness of the charity among 18-25 year olds, the seven-week campaign brought together a variety of events, viral videos and social media activity – and awareness of the charity grew by 40% during the lifespan of the campaign, making it a great success.

‘This was a great opportunity for our students to showcase the portfolios they’ve developed against live industry briefs,” says Professor Suzanne Dixon, Director of the School of Communications and Marketing.

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“The variety of work on display was testament to the hard work of students and staff throughout the year.”
Students from across the University have been showcasing their work at this year’s summer degree shows.