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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

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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

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

My Year in Industry at Focusrite

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

“I’m currently studying Bsc (Hons) Audio Engineering and I’ll be starting my final year in September. I applied to the course because, unlike many people, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My degree title is actually in the name of the company I’ve been working for – Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. I picked this course and University specifically because it stood out head and shoulders above the rest. I visited a few other Universities with much stricter entry requirements before visiting Solent but the team, facilities and course in general stood out by a mile.”

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

Sound Insulation: from Poster Day to Poster Boy

It’s always nice to hear what our graduates are up to and we were especially pleased so see Stephen recently become the face of his profession after Anderson Acoustics produced an infographic showing a day in the life of a sound tester.

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