Rycote and University of Southampton announce educational audio engineering partnership

Rycote and University of Southampton announce educational audio engineering partnership
The University of Southampton and audio equipment manufacturer, Rycote, have announced a partnership to train a new generation of audio engineers.

The partnership originated as an extension of the vision of the late Rycote founder John Gozzard, who left a substantial donation in his will to fund opportunities in audio engineering.

The collaboration aims to support students and bridge the gap between academia and the AV industry, providing accessing to the real-world impact of academic research by offering placements and internships to ISVR students, as well as sponsoring awards, facilities, and equipment.

Rycote is also exploring the possibility of launching a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, where industry partners can sponsor research students on applied research projects.

Dr Daniel Lurcock, principal consulting engineer, University of Southampton, commented: “At the University, we are firm believers in the value of partnerships with industry. Strong links with partners like Rycote improve access to our academic findings, and help our research to be focused and applied to real-world problems. Thanks to the recent renovation of the anechoic chamber, we can confidently continue with a variety of measurements to continue our research, teaching and consultancy in acoustics.

“There is currently an industry-wide scarcity of fresh talent in engineering, and as such we are investing our efforts in promoting acoustical engineering to young and emerging engineers. This partnership with Rycote symbolises our dedication to nurturing the future of our industry."








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