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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.

Stephen graduated in 2015 with a first class honours degree in BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering and an Institute of Acoustics (IoA) Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement. Since then he has worked for a number of events companies and is now employed by Anderson Acoustics as an assistant acoustics consultant.

Stephen’s interest in sound started from music production and DJ’ing and his time at Solent introduced him to acoustics. He became interested by the challenges posed by the field and comments that he enjoys pushing himself and his knowledge through projects. Of course he still finds time for music production in his spare time! The full infographic is reproduced below with kind permission and the original is available via Anderson Acoustic’s website. Well done Stephen and we hope to see you again soon.


An Alternative to Industry…

If you’ve ever spoken to our students or course team, you’ll be aware that our graduates benefit from excellent employment rates. But not everyone wants to head directly into industry and there other options.

Sound Engineering graduate Hugo recently checked in to let us know that he’s now enjoying working towards a master’s degree by research at the University of Sydney, Australia. He originally signed up to a MArch Architectural Science (Audio and Acoustics) but found his knowledge and experience from Solent put him too far ahead! His Dean suggested he peruse his research interests directly instead.

Hugo is now researching acoustic ceiling systems and will be working with Australian architectural firm BVN on the design of their new head office in Sydney. BVN are world-renowned and have been involved in major projects such as Olympic venues.

Hugo has been very complimentary of the course team at Solent and says “the Sound Engineering degree from Solent is one of the most valuable degrees in acoustics out there, as I discovered when I was applying to different masters and asking around”. He also highly recommends Sydney University and their facilities if anyone feels like travelling half way around the world to get a masters!

We wish Hugo all the best for his studies and future projects.

We can’t provide the Australian climate but Solent alumni could be eligible for up to a 50% reduction of tuition fees if returning to study a postgraduate course. More information here: https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/tuition-fees/discounted-fees