The Cat Radio’s Master Technician…

Andy Nixon, a long-serving member of staff based at The University of Chester, Warrington Campus has graduated after studying for his degree with the University’s pioneering work-based study system. Andy graduated with an MA in Popular Music with Digital Radio Technologies.
Andy studied through the flexible Work Based and Integrative Studies
(WBIS) course, which offers part-time, negotiable study that rewards workplace learning.

“Completing my degree has given me a sense of accomplishment and the confidence to proceed with more study, should I wish to continue.” said Andy, a Media Production Technician at the School of Arts and Media.

He has worked in his current role for 20 years. He said: “I didn’t study for a degree when I was younger, so through the WBIS programme I gained my BA(Hons).”


“I did most of my modules with the Performing Arts Department at the Kingsway Campus as a part-time student. Lectures were generally in the late afternoons and evenings, which was tough with a full-time job and young family.


“I had previously started the Popular Music Studies MA and completed all the core modules, but didn’t finish my final major project.”

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