Our very own music department are holding a virtual concert with performances from both students and staff members.
‘Lockdown Live’ will see 19 different acts from the department perform original music via a live platform that people can tune into directly. The team have taken the decision to use the event to raise invaluable funds for our student welfare team.
Sarah-Louise Neesam, Student Welfare Manager said: “We are so very proud of our music students and staff for deciding to run this money raising event for us. The need to support students with increased mental health resources will be ever greater as we come out of this pandemic.
We anticipate that students may need more counselling to talk through certain situations and we will use any money raised to add additional counselling hours to our offering. We would like to again thank the team and we hope everyone enjoys what looks to be a fantastic event.”
Joe Stocking, Head of Music and Media said: “Lockdown Live demonstrates what can still be achieved when the cards are stacked against you. It’s been business as usual for the Music and Media department, with projects such as Lockdown Live and our short film Maximus, massively enhancing the student experience and bringing everyone together to raise money for such a valuable cause.”
Joe continued: “Our student welfare department provides such a valuable service to thousands of students. When some form of normality resumes, our students may need the services provided by welfare, and we as a team are certainly aware of the additional stress and anxiety placed on our students during this time. The personal and social wellbeing of our students will continue to take as much prominence as their vocational study as we continue to work remotely, and eventually in person.”
‘Lockdown Live’ takes place on Friday 19th June from 7.30pm. The event can be streamed on fb.com/lockdownliveWSC and people can donate via the following link: