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The Trident Spotlight: Who Are Future Islands?

Jono Godlee Happy Easter, everyone. Hope you’ve all enjoyed all of the easter eggs (time to hit the gym now, folks)! So, as the current Head Of Radio at Trident Media, I thought that I’d introduce two new features coming to Trident Media called Trident Spotlight. Also, over next the few months on Trident Radio, the team will be introducing a new batch of radio shows called ‘The Spotlight Sessions’, so watch out for those. This Trident Spotlight will be all about the Baltimore

Student Spotlight: Matthew Widdicombe

By Sam Carman Student Spotlight interviews undergraduates, postgraduates and other academics about their schooling achievements, be it studying abroad, running a society or finishing a work placement. Joining a sports team is a decision many make or even aspire to do in their first year of studying at the University of Hertfordshire. But what does being part of a sports team mean? Will it enhance your ability to work? What is it really like to captain a university sports team

André Graça, AKA Midnight Ambassador

By Robert Wheatley and Matt Dowse It’s hard enough to make it as a musician, let alone do it all the while studying and working abroad, but with a fanbase growing by the day and three incredibly distinctive tracks released to Spotify already, André seems like he’s well on his way to making his dream a success. The Trident sat down with the artist in the Trident Media radio studios to discuss his musical origins, his artistic influences and what we can expect to see next from

Student Spotlight: Tom Boon

Student Spotlight interviews undergraduates, postgraduates and other academics about their schooling achievements, be it studying abroad, running a society or finishing a work placement. Employers aren’t just looking for a degree and a good mark: work experience, according to UCAS, is sought out by two-thirds of employers when looking for graduates, to ensure they have a greater understanding of their chosen field. Some university courses even require it, so getting on top of

Student Showcase: Jamie McComb, third-year VFX student

Image: Robert Wheatley [Robert Wheatley | Lifestyle Editor] The University of Hertfordshire was one of the highest ranking universities in the world for its Visual Effects (VFX) course in 2015, and is still one of the highest rated courses in the UK. The students on the course have worked with many high profile companies and organisations including the BBC’s 2010 Olympics presentation and The Mill. Trident Media spoke to Jamie McComb, a third year VFX student about his experi

Meet the Lecturer: Dr Allan Jepson

[Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] In the first of our new Meet the Lecturer features, we meet Dr Allan Jepson, a senior lecturer in the Business School and researcher in Event Studies. Jepson referred to himself as an “average student” during his childhood; who had to work hard to achieve the grades he wanted. Following his early school career, Jepson decided he wanted to change paths and not stay on at sixth form; a decision that surprised his former teachers. Jepson decided to