Sean Lancastle will propose ideas on How to recruit tomorrow’s engineers and how to equip them for future trends like IP production and invite discussion. we them meet the students of the SMPTE Student Chapter and have a close look and walk through of Solent’s technical facilities, including the OB truck.
This is a great opportunity for students and industry to mix over a topic that is currently gripping the industry. With IP there is flexibility but also challenges in live production. Combined with 4K and HDR, new skills and workflows are required. How can tomorrow’s engineers be equipped with these skills and where will they come from?
Sean Lancastle started his career with BBC television in Bristol and spent some time as Technology Manager for Global Radio before joining Southampton Solent University to run its Media Technology Group. Sean has recently taken on a new role as Broadcast Business Development Manager for the University, specifically targeting new ways to engage with the industry and develop partnerships for education and training. Sean represented the UK’s universities at the recent EBU/IABM summit on the broadcast engineering skills shortage, and has a particular interest in getting young people enthused about the industry.
The main entrance to reception is on East Park Terrace, opposite the park. Lecture theatre 1 is very close by and will be clearly signed.
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Travelling by car
Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London and 21 miles (34km) from the Channel ports.
From the north-east (London)
From junction 12 of the M25, take the M3 towards Southampton. At junction 14, take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here, take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.
From the north (Birmingham)
From junction 9 of the M40, take the A34 towards Oxford. Follow the A34 to a roundabout with the M3. Take the M3 to Southampton. At junction 14 take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.
From the east (Dover)
Follow the A27/M27 and leave at junction 5. Take the A335 for Southampton, bearing left to stay on it at the traffic lights. Turn left onto the A33 and then at the roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.
The University has limited parking on site but there are several car parks in the immediate vicinity.
Travelling by train
The closest train station to us is Southampton Central Station.
If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the hilly footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.
If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.