Creative Spaces Developments
This summer and autumn we’ve made some developments to our creative facilities – a brand new photography studio, updates to the Surge Radio, new technology fitted in Media Resources and speakers installed in the Multi-Purpose Studio (MPS).
3 years ago, we built a brand new student television studio, and since then SUSUtv have made an impact on a national scale. This year, we’ve built a whole new photography studio and dark room on level 1 of the SUSU building (next to SUSUtv). Here’s what the Photosoc President, Robert Hayes, had to say:
“The new photo studio space is a big improvement for our society and the Union in general. We are now leading the field into the digital age by being one of the few Student Unions in the country to offer both dedicated photographic and video facilities. Most importantly I’m very excited that it offers members of our union the ability to use a fully equipped studio whenever they want!”
In Surge, the studio (on Level 2) has been repainted with new signs soon to be installed. In addition, new strip lighting has been installed, which has made the studio much brighter and more user-friendly. There’s also a new touch screen computer and various other small additions to maintain the high standard of the studio.
In Media Resources (behind the Stag’s), a room for our media groups and other creative teams, we’ve also secured funding for two new Macs, with microphones and screens so that the space can be used for more groups. The latest software for editing and design has also been installed so that we can continue to create awesome content such as the latest issues for The Edge and Wessex Scene.
Finally, in the MPS (on Level 1), a room used primarily by our dance groups, we’ve solved a long standing problem with poor audio by installing speakers around the room which will ensure our award-winning dance teams will be able to practice to the best of their ability!
If you have feedback on these changes, please do send them to me. These improvements should benefit our groups for years to come!