Written by Matthew Ponting

This year has seen BUMF progress as a real contender in the world of student journalism. We have continued to add to the list of accreditations set by previous years, including a win at this year’s Student Publication Association National Conference. In April, we received an award from the SPA for ‘Best Magazine Design’ of those shortlisted throughout the UK and Ireland.

Issues 10, 11 and 12
SPA Award for ‘Best Magazine Design’

In June, Issue 12 of BUMF was featured at the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Summer Show alongside the work of other graduating students. It then went onto appear at the D&AD New Blood Festival at the Truman Brewery in London in July. It was a great opportunity to share and generate more exposure for the magazine.

BUMF featuring at the D&AD New Blood Festival 2019

It has also been a great year for our Gallery team; scheduling and organising numerous events and exhibitions hosted by ourselves and other talented AUB students. I’d like to thank our Gallery Coordinator Elise Wootton and all of the Gallery Assistants for their motivation to make it each event a success. It was great to see so many students using the space to promote their work.

Issue 11 Launch Event, BUMF Gallery
Issue 12 of BUMF

It has been a pleasure to curate the platform for the past year, having been an incredible experience for all members of our team. Thank you to everyone at the Students’ Union for mentoring us and giving us the opportunity. We look forward to seeing where BUMF goes next!

Onwards and upwards,
Matthew
www.matthewponting.com