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Wire – Summer 2017

It’s summer time which, as well as exam results (gulp), means one thing… no, not rain, FESTIVALS!

Last month, 124 of our students undertook 1435 hours of work experience at Nottingham’s sold out Splendour Festival – and we’ve covered all the action in this edition. From interviews with the bands to sneaky peeks behind the scenes, we’ve given you an access all areas pass to the day’s action. Including exclusive interviews with Splendour headliners Kaiser Chiefs and former Confetti student Josh Wheatley after his set on the Confetti stage.

Also in this issue, our student reporter talks to Irish band Kodaline about their latest album, and our HE Games Student of the Year Akshay, reviews the latest, most exciting gaming releases.

Our Confetti roots are planted firmly in music and our fantastic partners at PMT have summed up the top 5 amps you can buy as you prepare to move into student accommodation, so that you can rock out in your room without getting complaints from your neighbours. They have also drummed up another exclusive offer for our students.

A new term means new students and new tutors. Turn to page 10 to meet Chris and Nicky, two of our new Film and TV tutors.

And don’t forget if you want to stay up-to-date with all our latest news throughout the year make sure you follow us on social media.

Wire – Spring 2017

It’s been a busy start to the year at Confetti with our exclusive one of a kind event – Industry Week!

If you didn’t manage to grab tickets to some of our sold out talks, workshops and lab sessions, don’t worry, this Wire edition is jampacked full of Industry Week 2017 interviews and reviews with some of our amazing industry guests!

From an in-depth interview with renowned documentary filmmaker and Industry Week headliner Nick Broomfield, to live event production tips from the woman behind Arcadia Spectacular’s productions at festivals like Glastonbury, Burning Man and Bestival – this mag is bursting with industry advice.

Wire – Winter 2016

We’ve filled this issue with some of our favourite moments from the past year and all the exciting things we’re looking forward to in 2017…

We’ve spoken to the lads from Amber Run and got the chance to catch up with everyone’s favourite Industry Week guitar hero – Mikey Demus. With the UCAS deadline quickly approaching, we’ve also put together everything you need to know to complete your university application. As you head gleefully into the Christmas holidays, flip through our guide of the most exciting movies and events coming up next year and start planning!

Wire – Autumn 2016

This edition of The Wire has all the info you need to get you started – advice about how to get support, interviews with some of our alumni and current students working in their dream roles, as well as advice on applying to uni. We’ve also got an exclusive interview with pop-star MØ and info on the best events coming up in the Creative Quarter – GameCity and Hockley Hustle. Keep reading to find out all that’s happening this autumn in Notts!

Wire – Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of Confetti student magazine ‘The Wire’, features a whole host of reaction to our Degree Show and an interview with Notts born Alice Levine.

Be sure to check out our interview with Confetti tutor Mark Pearson and find out about his label Leftback. We’ve caught up with former Confetti student Michael Jobling who told us all about his experience on the top-up degree at NTU and working with local TV station Notts TV. There’s also an interview with up and coming Reading band Sundara Karma and local talent, ASHFIELDS.

In addition, we have some great student finance advice, as well as a list of the best summer events to spend all that free time you lucky people have coming up!

Wire – Spring 2016

2006… Jack Sparrow was number one at the UK Box office, Gnarls Barkley was going Crraazzyy and in Nottingham, guests including Warp Films, and the late music mogul Tony Wilson, were heading to Nottingham for the first ever Confetti Industry Week. Fast forward 10 years and the IW guest list reads like a who’s who of the creative industries. Read on for our feature on the highlights of the week.

Also in this issue – we’ve got an interview with Confetti band, Super Furniture, tips on how to make the most out of the summer term, and a list of the best films to watch through 2016.

Finally, this is your mag and we’re really happy that so many of you want to get involved – whether you’ve got something to shout about or a story to share, email us at

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Wire – Winter 2015

Has it really been three months? As you head gleefully into the Christmas holidays, we thought you’d appreciate a few discounts and offers. As well as some nice little freebies, this issue is packed full of news about what Confetti students past and present have been up to; what you need to do if a degree is your next step and what’s going on in Notts over the coming months.

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Wire – Autumn 2015

The Autumn edition of Confetti student magazine ‘The Wire’ is back! Inside you can find interviews with former Confetti students who’ve created successful careers, as well as EXCLUSIVE information about GameCity10 straight from festival director Iain Simons. 

As usual, we’ve packed it full with special offers and discounts and a quick summary of what’s on in Nottingham!

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Wire – Summer 2015

The Wire Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 edition of Confetti student magazine ‘The Wire’ features a whole host of reaction to our Degree Show and an interview with Student of the Year, Gemma Rowe. Find out why she revealed that “The night is definitely the proudest moment of my life so far.”

Be sure to check out our interview with ex-confetti student Luke Gentry who, after graduating with an FdSc in Music Technology back in 2008, is now a sound designer for the legendary Pinewood Studios!

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There’s also an interview with Kemet FM’s own award-winning Nottingham girl, Leesha-Lee, who shares her top 5 favourite tracks of all time.

We also give some great graduation advice as well as a list of the best upcoming summer events to spend all that free time you lucky people have coming up!


The Wire – Spring 2015

Confetti's Student Magazine

Have you got the post-Industry Week blues? We certainly have. Fear not! We’ve got the perfect cure. Confetti’s student magazine WIRE is out now right here –> WIRE SPRING 2015

This edition includes all your reviews from what proved to be Confetti’s biggest Industry Week yet at #IW15. We also get up close and personal with Sleaford Mods and PlayStation’s Hollie Bennett (who both gave inspiring talks at Confetti’s Industry Week earlier this month). Not to mention more on Professor Green’s eye-opening chinwag and our ultimate festival survival guide.

There’s even a chance to WIN 2 x VIP backstage passes to this summer’s Splendour Festival. If you’d prefer a freshly printed paper copy of WIRE you can actually keep, grab yours in reception or from the library now.

Enjoy! –> WIRE SPRING 2015