KULDIP SINGH is the first technical expert working in the field of arts and media to have been appointed a fellow of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST).
Kuldip, of Springwood, heads a team which ensures that the increasingly advanced technology used by staff and teachers in the University of Huddersfield's School of Music, Humanities and Media meets all the demands placed on it.
So when, after half a century in existence, the IST decided to develop its support and professional recognition for technicians, specialists and managers working within the creative area, Kuldip was an ideal candidate.
“The institute is very keen to support professional recognition for a number of disciplines in the creative arts side,” said Kuldip, who was personally invited to apply for a fellowship.
After his fellowship was confirmed, Terry Croft MBE FIScT, chairman of the IST, said: “We were delighted to award Kuldip fellowship status to recognise the excellent work he has done at Huddersfield and we are keen to recruit more members and fellows from arts and creative media and to build a strong voice for them on a national scale.”
Kuldip’s career began as an audio-visual technician at Dewsbury College in 1987, before he arrived at the University of Huddersfield 12 years ago.
In that time he has seen the role of the technician grow.
Kuldip’s remit will be to keep on top of all the latest technology and integrate new gadgets into university systems.