University of the West of England School of Art and Design

Outreach Working Group

Inspiration is all around you

The UWE School of Art & Design Outreach Group have designed three projects for students in KS1 - KS5 to explore the creative world, and your place in it.

You’re invited to get inspired, to imagine and to unlock your creative potential. 

About the projects

The fun, expressive projects you are about to embark on are designed to enable students to consider how Art and Design disciplines influence our everyday life and the future. They take about an hour to complete and are self – led with tutorials delivered though a mixture of video, text and graphics.

Themes include sustainability, storytelling, written and visual language, imagination and cultural communication.

Click the links below to begin a project:

︎These Books are RUBBISH

︎Digital Museum of THINGS

︎Design for the FUTURE

︎CLICK HERE to access notes for Teachers/Parents/Carers


These Books are

︎Explore ‘the book’ as a way of expressing creativity:
Investigate sustainable creativity to create recycled publications and develop a narrative, let’s revaluate waste materials by adding value to what would otherwise be discarded.

︎CLICK HERE to start the project

︎CLICK HERE to view Gallery of participating schools contibutions.

Digital Museum of THINGS

︎ Everyone has things at home, things that mean something to us, things that say something about our identity and culture.
Proving that inspiration is all around us, our everyday world will offer up prompts, ideas and themes to inspire. 

︎CLICK HERE to start the project

︎CLICK HERE to view Gallery of participating schools contibutions.

Design for the FUTURE

︎Explore ‘the future’ as a design tool:
Design is all around us, the buildings that we live and learn in and the seats we are sitting in, these often-commonplace items are the result of not only aesthetic decisions but also practical solutions for everyday problems such as the need for shelter, the urge for comfort and the desire to acquire knowledge.

︎CLICK HERE to start the project

︎CLICK HERE to view Gallery of participating schools contibutions.

About the TEAM

︎ Future Quest delivers a targeted Higher Education Outreach Programme to schools with students in identified postcode areas, where Higher Education progression is lower than might be predicted from GCSE results. 
︎CLICK HERE for more information

︎Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.
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︎UWE’s School of Art and Design Outreach Working Group are a team of students and academic staff from the School of Art and Design working collaboratively to design, develop and deliver creative projects that engage and inspire young people to consider study in Higher Education.
︎CLICK HERE for more information on UWE School of Art and Design
︎CLICK HERE for UWE resources for Year 12 students.
︎CLICK HERE for UWE resources for Year 13 students.

Outreach Working Group Lead: Mian Ng 
Briefs created and developed by: Anneliese Paul and Jo Barnfield
Student Team: 
These Books are Rubbish: Kaynat Kader
Digital Museum of Things: Jade Ayino
Design for the Future: Tamara Johns
Filming and Editing: Clarenz Gutierrez Badlis and Josh Caroll
Website: Jo Barnfield and Tamara Johns

Animation Effects (Digital MUSEUM): Katy Smith and Matt Wood
Special Thanks: These Books are RUBBISH Inspiration: Gin Saunders (ABC Book Club)