Final year BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control (CLC) student, Ash Holdon, has been awarded a bursary by leading stage electrical company SLX.

The new Student Bursary scheme was open to all second and third year lighting students across England and Wales, providing 5 successful students, including Ash, with equipment, support and opportunities throughout the academic year.

Jo Sunners, Business Development Manager at SLX described the inspiration behind the scheme

“After a few months of consulting with drama schools and industry professionals we wanted to launch a new way of supporting the next generation of technical talent in our industry, something myself and SLX are extremely passionate about. I’m really excited to work with and support the successful applicants in the coming months.”

On receiving the bursary, Ash said;

“Being a successful applicant for the SLX Student Bursary will enable me to further expand my knowledge of the industry, the professionals within and also allow me to have invaluable support from SLX upon my transition into post graduate employment.

Just meeting with Ruari Cormack and Katy Lowe for the interview process allowed me to gain an insight into the working world that I have not seen before. Both had a clear devotion for the industry and reaching out to a younger generation. I am thrilled to now be able to unite my passion for the entertainment industry with this fantastic opportunity which shall hopefully allow me to get a head start in the world of professional work.”

Rachel Nicholson, BA (Hons) Creative Lighting Control Programme Director said;

“I am delighted that Ash has been recognised in this way. His success is a reflection of the level of passion, dedication and enthusiasm for the industry that he embodies. He is an excellent technical manager and a brilliant ambassador for the course and Rose Bruford College.”