17th October 2002

 

NATIONAL MULTIMEDIA PRIZE FOR HULL STUDENT

 

A student at the Hull School of Art & Design has become the first to win a prestigious national multimedia award.

 

Timo Koro (23), a Finnish exchange student from Helsinki, received the British Interactive Media Association student award at the Billingsgate Fish Market in London.

 

Altogether four Hull-based students on the University of Lincoln’s Interactive Multimedia degree course were on the shortlist of six, with the other two shortlisted students coming from Bournemouth University.

 

The award was given for Timo’s web site for Hull Film (www.hullfilm.co.uk) which he developed on behalf of the design co-operative Fuzi (www.fuzi.co.uk).

 

“This is the top British student prize for multimedia and is usually won by an MA students, so it’s fantastic for Timo to have won it as an undergraduate,” said Sarah Humphreys, course leader for Interactive Multimedia at the University of Lincoln.

 

“Companies have already been in touch offering work placement and prospective employment for the nominated students.”

 

The other students shortlisted were Alex McKenzie, John Clemenson and Ryan Gibson.

 

Timo spent a semester at the Hull School of Art & Design in Queens Gardens earlier this year and has now returned to study in his native Helsinki.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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