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Graduate Spotlight – Steve Jones

Steve Jones, a 2002 graduate of the University of Derby’s live events programme, has achieved remarkable success in sound engineering, currently serving as the Head of Education & Application Support at d&b audiotechnik. He emphasizes the practical application of theory, a lesson learned from former programme leader (now retired), Simon Lewis, a pivotal influence in...
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Staff Spotlight – Jon Burton

Meet Jon Burton, our featured staff member this week, bringing a wealth of experience as arguably one of the top live sound engineers in the world. Jon’s expertise spans audio engineering, acoustics, event management, and more, enriching programs like BSc Sound Light and Live Event Engineering, BA Event Management, and MSc Audio Engineering. His current...
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Graduate Spotlight – Aaron Marcus

Meet Aaron Marcus, a 2021 graduate from our BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology programme, currently working as a Vision Guarantee at Cloudbass. Aaron chose Derby for its industry-standard equipment, experienced lecturers, and networking opportunities. Initially aspiring to be a remote camera systems operator, Aaron’s focus shifted during the course to vision engineering...
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Graduate Spotlight – Lewis Chalmers

Lewis Chalmers, who graduated from our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Engineering programme in 2019, initially aimed for a career in lighting design. However, his university journey led him to discover a passion for sound engineering. Since then, as a freelance audio engineer, he has toured internationally and recently secured a role with...
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EARLab visits ISVR

Electro-Acoustics Research Lab (EARLab) co-leads, Adam Hill and Bruce Wiggins, were invited to give a talk at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, on 8 February. Adam Hill presenting his research on safe listening at live music events Adam started the talk with an update on his work surrounding safe listening...
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