28 Nov 2018
Students presented with arts scholarships.
LU Arts presented nine scholarships to creative students at the University for the first time. Of the nine, two were awarded to Design School students, Michael Harry and Hannah Rayner.
The scholarships cover a variety of art forms, including creative writing, spoken word, performing arts, instrumental, choral and songwriting. Michael is a Design School PhD student and won the Singer-Songwriter/Contemporary Solo Artist Award, and Hannah who plays the flute and is studying Industrial Design & Technology BA won the Instrumental Award.
Director of LU Arts, Nick Slater, commented: “LU Arts is offering the scholarships to those students who exhibit both passion and ability within a range of artform areas.
“The scholars will receive tuition or mentoring that support their creative development, and in return, we are requesting that they act as ambassadors for their artform and support activities that engage more students in it, at a variety of different levels. Over time, we hope the scholars will help create more opportunities for participation in the arts and more visibility for the arts on campus.”
The students were presented with certificates at a formal presentation earlier last week with the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Robert Allison.
Speaking to the students, he said: “There is clearly a significant group of students here at Loughborough who do great things in the arts, and I want that to be one of the many things at the forefront of what the University offers.
“The arts needs to be more visible to current students, staff members as well as the local community and I look forward to seeing what the scholarship students achieve as part of this great initiative.”
Congratulations to Michael and Hannah.