Category Archives: News & Events

A New Home for the Media Technology Blog

The Media Technology blog has been migrated to a new home on the Solent domain. We’ve been given our own space where our posts can be more closely integrated with content from the course, School and University.

As such future posts will be added at: www.solent.ac.uk/mediatechnology

Many thanks for following our exploits!

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Value Added Degrees in the News

The Economist recently published a guide to which Universities add the most value to their undergraduates. We’re pleased to say that Solent did rather well.

Their investigation predicted what graduates would be likely to have earned regardless of their University education based on several factors such as their subjects and exam results from school, age, family income, whether they were privately or state educated and where the University was located. They then compared this to actual earnings to determine the value added.

Read more: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/media-technology/2017/value-added

RTS Young Technologists of the Year

Congratulations to Live and Studio Sound graduate Kath Gray who has just been named Young Technologist of the Year by the Royal Television Society. Following her graduation in 2013 Kath has worked for NEP Visions as a guarantee engineer.

Read more: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/media-technology/2017/rts-young-technologist

Glastonbury 2017

Last month Media Technology students were on hand at Glastonbury festival to offer technical support for some of the media operations. A team of our students spent a sweltering week at Pilton’s Worthy Farm, guaranteeing the department’s outside broadcast production vehicle.

Read more: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/media-technology/2017/glastonbury-2017

Hats Off to Our Latest Graduates

Yesterday saw Southampton Guildhall Square filled with folk in funny hats and billowing gowns for the graduation ceremony of the School of Media Arts and Technology. After a foreword by Vice Chancellor Graham Baldwin, students were presented for admission by our Chancellor Admiral the Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead.

Read more: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/media-technology/2017/hats-off-to-our-latest-graduates

My Year in Industry at Dolby Laboratories

I recently caught up with Dan, who is about to finish his year placement at Dolby; here are his thoughts and reflections.

“Over Easter 2016, I was looking at my CV and although I was happy with what I had achieved at University thus far – I had partaken in enough work experience and society events for my satisfaction – I decided I needed to throw myself out of my comfort zone. I looked at placement years, but thought why would I want to take a year out? An opportunity came up at Dolby, so I applied, thinking the best scenario would be some invaluable interview experience and some handy pointers on how to improve.”

Read more: https://www.solent.ac.uk/news/school-of-media-arts-and-technology/media-technology/2017/my-year-in-industry-at-dolby-laboratories