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Sennheiser UK Ltd presents scholarship to Bucks New University Audio and Music Production student
Leading audio manufacturer Sennheiser UK Ltd has presented its second annual scholarship award of £1,500 to a Buckinghamshire New University Audio and Music Production student.
The scholarship is awarded to students based on their academic performance in their first year, and is part of an education partnership between the University, in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, and Sennheiser.
It was presented to Callum Paxton, who was among six students shortlisted who were interviewed by Phil Cummings, Sennheiser’s marketing projects manager, and singer-songwriter Nellie Bell, who is sponsored by Sennheiser UK Ltd.
Callum, who is a second-year student, also received a Neumann TLM 103 microphone as part of his award. He said: “The money will help to pay for recording equipment and to set up a covers band I will be playing with to finance my university studies.
“I also plan to use the money on high-quality and innovative sounds for a website for the covers band.
“It is great that the University has this partnership with a manufacturer of the calibre of Sennheiser and is one of the reasons I feel Bucks New University stands out.”
Phil Cummings said: “All of the candidates interviewed well and it was a tough choice to give the scholarship to Callum over the other students. Sennheiser is committed to developing the future of audio music production and is proud to be associated with Bucks New University.”
Nellie Bell added: “I am extremely impressed by the facilities at Bucks New University and the standard of students. All were enthusiastic and answered the questions well.”
Runners-up Rob Cadman, James Collet, Jim Mitchell, Elliott Newman and Mark Timms, who also all study BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production, each received a pair of Sennheiser HD25 headphones.
Natanya Ford, senior lecturer in audio and music production at the University, said: “I was extremely impressed with the knowledge and expertise demonstrated by all of the students.
“Each had a unique answer for how they would benefit from the scholarship and I am sure that Callum will now be able to put the funds to great use to aid his studies.”
Sennheiser is an official education partner of Bucks New University, creating industry-linked opportunities for students and focusing their employability. The first scholarship was presented in 2013 to student Bradley Rolling.
In picture: Callum Paxton with Phil Cummings of Sennheiser and singer-songwriter Nellie Bell.
10th October 2014
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