UK Music Announces Liverpool graduate as winner of OMG Awards 2023


Congratulations to Lizzy Wood, a graduate from the University of Liverpool, who has been named as the winner of the Outstanding Music Academic Partnership Graduate Awards 2023.

As as student, Lizzy played an integral role in developing the University of Liverpool record label Merciful Sound. She also engaged in an impressive and comprehensive range of extra-curricular activity while studying, including fundraising gigs that raised over £2,000 for charity.

After graduating in 2022 with a first-class BA (Hons) Music and Law degree, Lizzy has since secured a full-time A&R position at Polydor (UMG).

The awards took place at Phase One, Liverpool, on Thursday 27 April, with Eurovision and music legend Sandie Shaw presenting the winners award, which were run in partnership with Sound City, the independent festival for new music.

Special mentions on the night also went to University of Liverpool Music & Technology with Philosophy graduate Ema Gazdík, who now works as a as Production Manager at Future Yard, Wirral.


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Head of Music Undergraduate Studies at the University of Liverpool, Dr Mathew Flynn said: “Given the exceptional field of candidates, Lizzy Wood winning the 2023 OMG Award and Ema Gazdik receiving a special mention is a truly wonderful achievement.

“The University of Liverpool’s Music Department and colleagues across our Careers and Employability team work hard every year to equip and enable our students to fulfil their professional ambitions.

“Both Lizzy and Ema were beneficiaries of our degree’s numerous career development activities, and the work placement opportunities we offer across the Liverpool City Region’s vibrant music sector.

“On behalf of all of my colleagues, we are delighted to see Lizzy and Ema’s achievements recognised by UK Music, proud to have played a small part in their career journeys, and wish them, and all the other brilliant OMG nominees, many more successes in the future.”