Monday 8 July 2019
This week we celebrated the graduation of the latest batch of Media Technology students. In total 43 of our graduates will receive awards across the programme including:
BEng (Hons) Acoustics | BEng (Hons) Audio and Acoustic Engineering | BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering | BSc (Hons) Broadcast Systems Engineering | BSc (Hons) Live Sound Technology | BSc (Hons) Music Technology | BSc (Hons) Televisions Production Technology | MSc Applied Acoustics
We were pleased to see a healthy number of students achieving top awards with 24% gaining first class degrees and 32% taking away an upper-second class award. It takes a sustained effort across a wide range of subjects to achieve a degree within our field so each and every one of our recent graduates is to be congratulated on their success. Further congratulations to Adam Slaymark who received the KP Acoustics Prize for the best undergraduate project in the field of acoustics and to Daniel Reeves who was awarded the Ed Boyce Memorial Prize. A large number of the class have secured employment with several having already started between the end of term and this week’s ceremony.
The ceremony itself was overseen by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Julie Hall, and Dean of the School or Media Arts and Technology, Paul Marchbank. Head of Television and Sound, Stuart Ray presented the students for their awards.
An Honorary Doctorate of Arts was also presented to veteran visual effects supervisor and founder of DNEG Paul Franklin. President of the British Computer Society and IT guru, Michael Grant, received an Honorary Doctorate in Technology. Both gave extremely insightful speeches that highlighted the potential rewards for graduates who work hard and push themselves; both Paul and Michael have been leaders in the field and provided encouragement and sage advice.
We wish the best of luck to all our latest graduates. You are joining an active and successful community who will welcome and support you into this exciting industry. We hope you’ll stay in touch, visit us and update us with the wonderful things that you go on to experience and achieve.