Ms Adrienne Noonan

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About me

Adrienne is responsible for professional practice, enterprise and industry-focussed curriculum design and extracurricular initiatives across undergraduate and postgraduate Art and Design programmes. 

She works closely with the creative sector to support curricular content development and oversees work-based learning; encourages partner engagement in programmes, including ‘live’ student projects and mentoring schemes; promotes student engagement in external events, competitions, festivals, and exhibitions via the department's HEIF5-funded Enterprise Office. She’s worked closely with programmes on Creative Skillset accreditation and development.

She was a Co-Investigator on Bristol & Bath by Design, an 18-month project measuring and mapping the impact of design on the Bristol/Bath city region funded by the AHRC and Design Council. Project partners include UWE Bristol School of Art & Design, UWE Bristol School of Film & Television, UWE Bristol Business School, Bath Spa University Bath School of Art & Design, University of Bristol Faculty of Engineering, West of England Design Forum, Bristol Media, Creative Bath, and the West of England LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership).  She was also Co-Investigator on the University of Local Knowledge project, led by University of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre, funded by the EPSRC.

She is an active member the BBC ​​​Bristol Partnership’s Innovation Group, West of England Design Forum, Bristol Media and the West of England LEP, working on talent development and retention in local/regional capacity. 

Prior to joining UWE in 2007, Adrienne directed publications at Maryland Institute College of Art and was an editor/producer at (Condé Nast) and Martha Stewart Living (Time Inc.).    

Area of expertise

Industry Engagement and Partnership; Professional Practice and Enterprise Curriculum Design; Content Development, Design and Curation; Writing/Editing/Design for Professional Audiences


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