Exclusive Student Opportunities at DIY Magazine’s Class of 2022

16 December, 2021

Our exciting partnership with DIY Magazine continues. Several BIMM Institute London students had the chance to work at DIY’s Class of 2022 celebrations, gaining exclusive events industry experience and interviewing performing artists on the night.

Our partnership with DIY Magazine spans many years. More recently, DIY offered journalism students exclusive internships to celebrate our Music Made Us campaign. These internships provided students with insightful mentoring sessions from DIY’s editorial team, the opportunity to interview artists, and the chance to be published in the pages of the magazine.

DIY Magazine’s Class of 2022

Class of 2022 took place on Thursday 9th December at London’s House of Vans, with BIMM Institute Brighton graduates Lime Garden taking to the stage. The band killed their set. They are undoubtedly one of the most promising talents the underground music scene has to offer, and have recently signed to So Young’s record label. BUKKY, a BIMM Institute London graduate, opened the show, exclaiming on stage: “I was busking last week, this is incredible!”.

Not only did graduates BUKKY and Lime Garden get to perform, but several current BIMM Institute London students had the opportunity to work at the event in multiple capacities. For example, Journalism students Leticia Kormos and Jack McGill interviewed the acts before the show, while Event Management students Beatriz Conceicao, Francesca Gelli, Melanie Balbrick and Zofia Alaya acted as runners.

Other performers included issue cover stars (and DIY’s Class of 2022) Yard Act – already known for their thrilling live shows and post-punk bangers – and Lauran Hibberd. Lauran brought her infectious slacker-pop bops to the stage alongside English Teacher, a fast-rising Leeds quartet who were exciting late additions to the line-up.

DIY’s Class of 2022 also included:

“It was so great to be able to revive our live music scene.”

– Rupert Vereker, Head of Music Brand Partnerships, DIY Magazine.

Rupert Vereker, DIY Magazine’s Head of Music Brand Partnerships, added: “It was so great to be able to revive our live music scene and give opportunities to the students from our long term music education partner BIMM Institute, with the return of the sell-out DIY Class of 2022 at the House of Vans.

“Not only did BIMM Institute London alumna BUKKY set the tone for the evening with a very professional performance, but the Event Management students worked tirelessly from 2 pm to midnight, and the Journalism students got backstage to interview two of the Class of 2022 acts. I look forward to seeing their work displayed on BIMM’s website.”


Want to discover more about our partnership with DIY Magazine? Just click here. You can also check out Working with the Creative Industries to find out more about our exclusive brand partnerships, internships, and work opportunities.

© 2022 BIMM Institute
British and Irish Modern Music Institute