Students benefit from our excellent links with key professional bodies. These include the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Institute of Acoustics (IoA), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineering (SMPTE) the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) and the Institute of Professional Sound (IPS). Members of the course team hold key roles on both national and regional committees for several of these organisations.
Staff also have strong links with a number of companies across the sector. Businesses such as NEP Visions, Vanguardia Consulting and Dolby regularly recruit graduates from the department.
Guest speakers regularly present seminars and workshops, which have recently included Mark Murphy and Jim Griffiths (Vangardia Consulting), Simon Holt (Head of Development, Focusrite) and Solid State Logic.
The University also hosts regular industry events and conferences to which students are invited. These include the SMILE! conference, which is run annually at the University, and the Mic to Monitor event.
The University’s own acoustics consultancy, Solent Acoustics, provides businesses with consultancy and training on all aspects of acoustics and noise control. Working with Solent Acoustics is the ideal way for students to get their first taste of industry work.