With webinars, online tutorials and smaller in-person academic sessions filling the education-shaped void of the COVID-19 pandemic, academic institutions are now in the process of opening their doors, on a university by university basis, to students across UK. One such student looking to return to the University of South Wales in September to complete the final year of a (BSC) Lighting Design and Technology is Freelance Lighting Technician, Joel Luther-Braun.