Alumni Fund hits a high note
First year BA (Hons) Economics student Paula Yan has been playing the piano for 13 years. She will now enjoy playing a brand new piano during her time at University thanks to donations to the Alumni Fund. After Paula graduates, the piano will remain at the University for other students to enjoy.
Paula, who achieved her Grade 8 last year, has a passion for music and a talent for memorising pieces. Her granddad played both the piano and violin, so encouraged her to start playing.
She said: "Before University I used to practise at least three times a week, and then I stopped because I did not have access to a piano, so I'm really excited and grateful that one will be purchased for me to practise with while I am here."
>Meanwhile, first year Fashion and Textile Management student Ffion Evans will receive the Clifford Beck Award, given in memory of a former lecturer, which will provide her with funding to put towards music lessons.
Ffion has been playing the flute since she was eight years old and reached Grade 8 level two years ago. She hopes the lessons will enable her to achieve her diploma.
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