“I wanted to try and bridge the gap between teenagers and people in wider society using public spaces. If you show people that teenagers are not bad, they will learn that by getting to know them you’ll understand that they are valuable members of society with lots to offer.”
Illustration student Ziyoo Hwang, meanwhile, has produced a book and animation relating to the mental health of young people.
Ziyoo said: “I make still and moving images, mostly about my personal life and youth mental health issues. I am really interested in human behaviours.”
Of her time at the university, Ziyoo added: “It was amazing. If you look at the projects I did in my first year, they look completely different from what I’m making these days.”
3D Design and Craft student Annabel Lumby, has made plastic puppet sea creatures – Larry the Lobster and Manuel the Manta Ray – to raise awareness of ocean pollution. Annabel said her aim was to “enlighten the audience through humour and an underlying message”.