Whether you're into water or wheels, boards or boats, get down to

Bournemouth University's Design Show this month. Students' designs and

prototypes this year include a range of innovative developments in extreme,

water and board sports of all sorts.

Designs this year include:

* Scuba air system that allows the diver to change between air

supplies without having to remove their mask;

* A mess-free snowboard "Waxa";

* For sailing, a Main Sheet Control Winch to make the control of the

main sail a single-handed operation;

* A detachable brake system for skateboards and longboards;

* A Kitesurfing shackle-release system;

* A buouyancy aid for use with sailing dinghies.

The annual show offers the business community an excellent opportunity to

meet the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. With free entry throughout the weekend,

the show is also open to the public who can view over 150 designs, which

also include a range of other products, interior and fashion design.

"Students will be ready to demonstrate and discuss their designs with anyone

who takes an active interest in their work" said David Foot, Marketing

Manager for the University's School of Design Engineering and Computing,

"Visitors from industry often use this event as an opportunity to recruit

graduates directly into employment".

The Design Show will open to the public from Saturday 29th June 10am - 5pm.

It is also open on Monday July 1st 9am - 8pm and Tuesday July 2nd from 9am -

6pm at Bournemouth University's Talbot Campus.

For further information, please contact David Foot at Bournemouth University

on 01202 595506 or email: dfoot@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Please note:

Photographs of students working on their prototypes are available to

accompany this story, if you would like to receive an electronic copy,

please reply to this email.

A Catalogue Preview, listing all designs on show, is also available. Please

contact me for further details by replying to this email.

Vicky Noden

Press and Public Relations

Bournemouth University

Email: vnoden@bournemouth.ac.uk