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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Students work with the Isle of Wight Festival

Southampton Solent University students have been working with event sound specialists Vanguardia Consulting to manage noise levels at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Four students – Mike Crab, Viktor Marinov, Stephen Hale and Harry Lamb – were taking off-site sound measurements at various locations and worked with engineers to actively manage sound levels at all the stages during the four-day event.

Viktor Marinov, 27, originally from Sofia

Viktor Marinov, who has just completed his first year of BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering here at Southampton Solent, really enjoyed his time working in the industry.

“Working as part of such a huge festival was amazing,” says Viktor, 27. “It was a great experience and I highly recommend it to other students.

Stephen Hale, 33, Portsmouth

Stephen Hale, who has just completed a BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering degree at the University, hopes this experience will help him find future employment:

“Over my four years at Solent I have been lucky enough to have gained valuable experience in festival noise, studio design and outside broadcast. These experiences connected my classroom knowledge with real life scenarios and helped me to become a professional members of staff.”

Warren King, Project Manager at Vanguardia Consulting, says: “I wouldn’t be able to run the noise management effectively without the Solent students Jonty recommends to us

“I will be using them again at the NASS festival, as well as Boardmasters later on in the summer. I hope this gives them some good experience – many of the students from Solent have gone on to either work for Vanguardia or other acoustic consultancies around the country.”

To find out more about studying acoustics or audio engineering here at Southampton Solent University, please visit our media technology course category.