Bournemouth University student Mair Bosworth (pictured) has been given SADiE 6 editing software as part of her award for winning the 2011 Charles Parker Prize for Best Student Radio Documentary Feature.
Bosworth – currently studying for a Masters Degree in Radio Production – won the prestigious prize for a short feature entitled Winterswimming, about the dedicated attendees of Hampstead Heath men’s swimming pool who venture into the water even in the most severe of conditions.
“I was interested in how the ponds bring people from all walks of life together and the sense of camaraderie that’s created amongst those risking hypothermia and heart attack for their morning dip,” said Mair. “I asked the swimmers what drew them to the ponds and found out about the history of this gem of London.”
Bosworth was already familiar with SADiE systems from her course, and will now use her own SADiE software during editing and mixing of her final Masters project.
“I couldn’t afford to buy SADiE 6 for myself so I am very grateful that I have won it. I am also very grateful to everyone who makes this Award possible and would really encourage other students to enter in future years,” said Bosworth, who is particularly keen on the SADiE’s ‘slip’ function.