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Fatboy Slim honoured by BIMM University and announces new scholarship to foster emerging talent


  • Offers a full 3-year tuition fee waiver for one student starting their undergraduate degree at BIMM Music Institute Brighton in the 2024/25 academic year.
  • This initiative specifically targets candidates from low-income households or groups under-represented in the creative industries, aiming to dismantle barriers and cultivate a diverse and dynamic community of artists.


Accepting his Honorary Fellowship, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim said: “I am humbled and fulfilled to receive this honour from BIMM. Until now both our careers have run in parallel in the same city, both of us working in the music business, both of us contributing to the arts and also charitable causes in Brighton and the city’s unique talents but now our relationship is cemented by this event and honour.”

Cook continued, speaking about the Fatboy Slim Martlets Scholarship“Two of the most vital parts of my life recently have been the world of arts and music and my role as an ambassador for Martlets hospice. Having a scholarship in our joint name allows one student who wouldn’t normally have access to the start in a career that a degree from BIMM will enable to learn from the best in the business in the name of Brighton's unique and wonderful Hospice.”

Professor Louise Jackson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost at BIMM Universitysays: “BIMM University Fellowships are awarded to those who have made an exceptional contribution to the creative industries or creative industries education. As Chair of our Honorary Awards Committee, it is a great privilege to use our university status to celebrate individuals’ work. We are truly excited to be awarding Norman Cook a fellowship in recognition of his substantial impact on music, both as an artist and producer, and also his philanthropic work, particularly supporting the work of the Martlets Hospice in Brighton.”

Claire Kidd, Head of Fundraising at Martlets, also said, “Everyone at Martlets is delighted that Norman is being honoured by BIMM with a fellowship. Norman has been an Ambassador for Martlets for several years, supporting Martlets to keep caring for people in our community facing a terminal illness. To have the scholarship jointly named with Norman is an honour for Martlets, and wonderfully represents Norman's commitment and dedication to supporting people in our diverse and unique city. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting scholarship that BIMM have created and look forward to collaborating with another amazing local organisation”

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