Press Release

16 December 2011

A Canterbury Christ Church student has been awarded the Soundcraft Student of the Year award for outstanding musical achievements made whilst studying.

Andrew Chua, Winner of the Soundcraft award with module tutor, James Shears
Andrew Chua, Winner of the Soundcraft award with module tutor, James Shears

Andrew Chua, a third year student studying Music Production at the Broadstairs campus was awarded the prize at a gig at Horizons, the campus’ venue for music and events performances.

Andrew was praised for his outstanding improvement, commitment and attitude to his studies.

Talking about his award, Andrew Chua said: “I am very grateful and appreciative to Soundcraft for the Student of the Year award and am truly honoured that my work from the previous year has been recognised. 

"This award will spur me on to better myself in my final year of studies.”

Andrew won an MFXi mixer, a versatile piece of production equipment specifically used for live sound.

James Shears, Tutor for the Live Sound module at the University, said: “The Live Sound module at Christ Church gives students an opportunity to develop a well rounded understanding of all the basic principles involved in running live music events. 

"It’s great that students become familiar with this technology as I have no doubt that they will go on to use many more Soundcraft consoles in their future careers."

James Dean, Programme Director for Commercial Music and Music Production at Christ Church, said: "Soundcraft have a very highly regarded reputation around the world in the area of pro-audio technology and we are excited to be developing a relationship with them.

"Links with major manufacturers in the music industry opens up some great opportunities for our student's future careers and we are extremely grateful for Soundcraft's generous support of this annual award."

David Neal, Senior Marketing Manager for Soundcraft added: “Links with colleges and universities such as Canterbury Christ Church are really important to us, and we’re very pleased to support Andrew in his work in this way.”

Notes to Editor

Notes to editor

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the third highest university in England for student employability, with 94.3% of our recent graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating*.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • In 2012 we will celebrate our Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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