Falmouth University students and alumni win big at Creative Conscience Awards 2023

11 October 2023

WoolBox Cooler (designed by Falmouth University graduate) on a beach

Cementing Falmouth University’s reputation for championing ethical and sustainable practices, students and graduates across our design and communications courses have been announced as winners in the Creative Conscience Awards 2023.  

Students and graduates from Falmouth University’s Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons), Graphic Design BA(Hons) and Creative Advertising BA(Hons) courses notched up a staggering number of awards at this year’s Creative Conscience Awards.  

The Creative Conscience Awards celebrates innovative projects that focus on social or environmental impact. The Awards are open to students and recent graduates from recognised undergraduate, postgraduate, higher or further education courses, and 100% of funds go towards charity. 

Winning work is displayed on the Creative Conscience website and the creators are invited to join the Creative Conscience Community, which offers media opportunities to help boost their profiles as well as support and mentorships to help bring their projects to life. 

Entries from Falmouth University’s Graphic Design students included a social education app to combat fast fashion, a campaign to promote cleaner travel and a design collective set on educating brands and designers about emotional durability. Four graduates were also announced as winners in the Community, Social Justice and Environment & Sustainability categories. 

The Bigger Picture - Creative Conscience Awards Entry

From turning sheep’s wool into a natural and biodegradable plastic alternative to developing sustainable cardboard costume kits for kids and creating sustainable litter collection bags that can be replicated by councils, Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons) students and graduates also caused a stir with their game-changing projects.  

Simon Andrews, course leader for Sustainable Product Design BA(Hons), said: “The focus on environmental and social sustainability that underpins the course aligns perfectly with the challenges set through the Creative Conscience awards. I am delighted that so many of the Sustainable Product Design graduates have been recognised as real ‘change makers’ through the excellent work they submitted.” 

WoolBox Cooler (designed by Falmouth University graduate) on a beach
Hand holding phone with Pinoculus app open

Creative Advertising student Elliot Attwater’s project for Amnesty International, which aims to combat the use of facial recognition technology by the Hong Kong government, was Highly Commended at the Awards, with graduates Heidi Dixon and Kaspar Wickens-Shaw, and Diana Jasilionyte and Meda Grebelyte, also winning gold for their collaborative projects.  

You can explore all the winning work from Falmouth University’s conscious creatives on the Awards website. 


Explore the winning work  

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