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Uni Students collaborate at London Conference

Date posted: 27th June 2023

Our Mixed Economy Group (MEG) project ran by staff at the University Centre Blackburn College was celebrated in London this month at the national Conference.

During the event, Dr Peter Shukie and other staff members were all commended for leading the exciting work on the project.

Over 125 students visited the Blackburn and Liverpool exhibitions, with the full list including:

  • Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
  • Turner Prize exhibition at Tate North, Liverpool
  • Craig Easton Exhibition, Salford

Dr Peter Shukie, the programme leader for Educational Studies, said:

the students have made this project what it is, a vibrant and exciting opportunity to meet each other, speak with staff and students across disciplines and develop their ideas based on alternate perspectives around what art is for

Collaboration was crucial as students from various subjects participated, including:

  • Fine Art
  • Art and Design
  • Education Studies
  • PGCE
  • Counselling/ Art Therapy

The project ran from January to March, and included students writing project bids together, presenting at galleries and working together on their upcoming dissertations.

There are several more collaborative projects in the pipeline across the college and university centre so stay tuned for updates.

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