A technician at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) has been named as the national Media Technician of the Year for his work in developing resources and supporting students. Leigh Evans, who has worked at the University for four years, will pick up the award at the Higher Education Authority Arts and Humanities Annual Conference in Manchester in June.
Leigh Evans with a student in the NUA Media Lab
The award recognises Leigh’s significant contributions to the student experience at NUA. Notably, Leigh solved challenging and complex issues affecting access to specialist computer workstations on campus by developing an online app that enables students to remotely locate and reserve free computers.
Neil Powell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at NUA, says: “We are delighted to congratulate Leigh on earning this very well-respected accolade. It is a testament to the marvellous support he provides to our students and reflects the University’s commitment to employing the best staff in all areas to constantly improve the student experience.”
Leigh holds degrees in Psychology with Biology and Computer Visualisation and previously worked in the computer games industry. His role includes carrying out workstation system builds, delivering 3D animation technical instruction and developing secure systems for online submission of digital student work for assessment.
Leigh says: “I feel very privileged to work at NUA and contribute to the future of the creative arts in higher education.”
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