Staff profile

Ben Sams

Programme Leader Sound, Light and Live Event Technology

Ben Sams wearing glasses, smiling


Entertainment Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I worked on a number of small live events before coming to the University of Derby to study the Sound, Light and Live Event Technology (BSc Hons) degree, whilst studying I worked as a maths mentor for a struggling local secondary school. Upon graduation, I worked as a conference technician, classroom audio-visual engineer and then learning technology advisor before becoming a lecturer in Live event technology. 

Programme Leadership

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Teaching responsibilities

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Professional interests

Research interests

My main focus of interest is around streaming standards and 360 degree live video. 

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Undergraduate Education

Post-Grauduate Education

Recent conferences

A crowd at YNot festival

Ben Sams, Lecturer in Media Technology at the University of Derby, gives the key ingredients to running a successful UK music festival.