Each year those students and societies that put special effort into making student life at the University of Kent worthwhile or/and contributed to the newspaper and radio station are honoured at the UKC Student Activity Awards Night. This year it was on March 28th and apart from covering the night for inQuire, I received one of those shiny glass awards myself. Bragging is healthy once in a while: I am now officially Best inQuire Photographer 2007/8. Yay!
For the pictures of myself on stage I passed the camera on to fellow photographer Dave Cater. All pictures were taken with the Canon EOS 40D and EF 70-200 2.8L IS lens, mostly at F/2.8, ISO 1250 and 1/100.
One year ago, Canterbury saw the birth of CSR FM, 'the first ever community FM radio station in the UK run exclusively by students'. I had then covered the launch party for inQuire. This time CSR asked me directly to cover their celebration party in Kent Union's night club, the Venue. The line-up included DJs from the station itself, the upcoming band Touriste, and a group of breakdancers that performed on the dancefloor - or tried to do so: it seemed to me that they were not too happy with the DJ's choice of music. I've seen their amazing moves last year and was rather disappointed that the act was let down by a DJ who at that point didn't seem to notice what happened around him.
With this post I've also updated the appearance of the blog galleries in which the pictures are displayed. I think it integrates more smoothly into the rest of the site now.