ACC Industry Week

ACC Industry Week 2020

Access Creative College is really excited to have launched its second Industry Week on Monday 2nd March. To celebrate National Careers Week, we have partnered with a range of Music, Media, Events and Games leaders. They were speaking to our students about every aspect of their career and industry.

The week gave students the opportunity to take part in activities and events lead by businesses and industry professionals. We also had an impressive line up of guest talks taking place across all of our campuses. Check out who we welcomed through our ACC doors!

Adrian Bushby 

Adrian Bushby is an engineer, mixer and producer. He won his first Grammy back in 2008 for recording the Foo Fighters album ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace’ and went on to win a second in 2011 for Muse’s multi-platinum album ‘Resistance’. He has worked for The Strypes, Skunk Anansie, Everything Everything, The Kooks, Feeder, Funeral for a Friend, Maximo Park, The Feeling, The Coral, Depeche Mode, Will Young, New Order, Smashing Pumpkins, Spice Girls, U2, Massive Attack, Human League and My Bloody Valentine.

Debs Wild 

Debs ran Coldplay’s fan liaison service for many years, which saw her working closely with label, management & web developers to keep fans informed of news, live shows, exclusives etc. She has worked as an A&R Consultant for Warner Music Group, Universal Music, V2 Records, Epic Records and Windswept Publishing. She also worked in tour management for Kaleef.

DJ Yoda 

DJ Yoda, is a hip-hop turntablist who uses samples to create an animated musical style. He is known for several awards and media industry achievements. He has won a DMC DJ of the Year award in the Scratch DJ category (2001) and was one of six nominees for best UK hip-hop DJ in the UK Hip-Hop Awards. He has been a regular guest on BBC Radio 1 appearing alongside Steve Lamacq and Annie Mac. In 2015 he was Dr Dre’s first choice to record a guest mix on his inaugural Beats 1 show for Apple Music.


Cassell the Beatmaker is an Ivor Novello award winning song-writer, producer and world renowned drummer. Cassell’s musical career has lead him to work with an impressive list of established and new artists including names such as Plan B, The Streets, Akala, Ady Suleiman, John Newman, Duffy, Jeff Beck, Rizzle Kicks, Keziah Jones, Mahalia, Natasha Bedingfield, Pixie Lot, Dionne Bromfield, Garou, Axelle Red, Sophie Delila, Jacob Banks, Will Heard, MNEK, Daniel James, Claire Maguire, Terri Walker, Beverly Knight, Kele-le-Roc, Pino Paladino, Faith SFX, New Machine, Lowkey, Ms Dynamite, Nina Nesbit, Tiggs Da Author and many more.

Andy Burgess 

Andy is an Internet filmmaker, who found an audience on Snapchat and Instagram stories, in 2017 when he was living in New York, and quickly became one of the most recognised creators on the platform and became a 2018 Shorty Award finalist for Snapchatter of the Year. Now based in East London Andy’s focus has moved to YouTube where he is creating visually beautiful explainer videos about communities and cultures around the world that peak his curiosity and share their stories with his audience. Andy also spends a lot of time talking about the creative process to young creators and works with brands like Joby, Red Bull, Boosted Board and Samsung, creating exciting and engaging social content. 

Dr Kirsty Fairclough 

Kirsty has significant experience in leading international and UK partnership development in the creative industries as well as in the degree sector, with a particular emphasis on North America. She has lectured at international institutions including The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Second City Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, Middle Tennessee State University, The University of Copenhagen and Unisinos, Brazil. With an international research career, she has published widely on popular culture, chiefly celebrity studies and the audio-visual mediation of popular music. She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal Celebrity Studies (Routledge) and has most recently published on celebrity with a particular emphasis on ageing narratives and female celebrity.

Pete Wallace 

Pete Wallace lectures in video within Guildhall’s Performing Arts Department. His background includes visual design for stage and the events industries, where video mapping and performative choreographed playback is a key component. His prior career in 3D animation and visual effects for film have allowed a keen interest in new technologies as they apply to the design and delivery of shows big and small. At Butch Auntie he has a great roster of designers, animators, audio-visual technicians and video artists which rise to any challenge, keeping guests entertained inside, outside, on dance floors and at tiny / premium venues alike. 

Nate Williams 

Nate  is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer, arranger, artist and part-time teacher. He has worked with some incredible musicians including Eliza Doolittle, Markus Feehily (Westlife), Vula Malinga (Basement Jaxx) Joss Stone, Katy B and has just finished touring with Jamiroquai – Keys, Guitar, BVs., drums and is now off to start a US Tour with Steve Winwood supporting Steely Dan.