Sennheiser presented a total of five Sennheiser Student Achievement Awards and £2500 in prize money at this year’s LIPA Graduation ceremony. Sennheiser UK managing director Paul Whiting presented the awards during the ceremony in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, conducted by lead patron Sir Paul McCartney, principal and chief executive, Mark Featherstone-Witty, and members of the Council and Trust. The winning students, all studying for or graduating with Sound Technology BA Degrees and Theatre Performance Technology DIPHEs, were nominated by peers and tutors for outstanding work in the course of their studies. Winning projects ranged from radio drama production, to songwriting, recording and production and theatre stage management, and included work from first and second year, as well as graduating students. Included for the first time were specific Sennheiser Awards for the TPT DIPHE, for both group and individual project work.
Graduating this year, with a BA Honours Degree in Sound Technology was Chandra Fleig from Cologne. Among the most able and hard working students to have participated in the Sennheiser Scholarship Scheme, Chandra earned considerable praise from colleagues during a work placement opportunity with BBC Resources at Television Centre and is already working with a television production company in Berlin.
Sennheiser funds a number of ongoing sponsorship initiatives at LIPA, principal among them the international scholarship for students studying for the Sound Technology BA degree. There are currently three Scholarship students studying at LIPA. Further support is provided by the donation of professional theatre and studio equipment to assist in expanding the resources available for teaching and production activities.