Students and industry head to Leicester

Three days of discussing radio and presentations from industry professionals has started in Leicester as the Student Radio Conference kicks off.

The event will see around 500 students take part in dozens of sessions, hosted by University radio station Demon FM.

Keynote sessions include those by Ben Cooper, BBC Radio 1/1xtra Controller, Simon Cole, Cheif Executive of UBC Media Group and Brent Tobin, Regional Group Programme Director at the Capital Network.

Speakers include Radio 1’s Aled Jones and Greg James, Kerrang! Radio’s James Walshe, Celador Radio’s James Stodd, Bauer Radio’s Steve Parkinson and Global Radio’s John Cushin, Dick Stone, Mike Walsh, and more.

The event also includes a Pub Quiz, Club Night, Sound Clash, the I Love Student Radio Awards and a Hog Roast dinner!

RadioToday will be reporting live from the event over the three days, with all SRAcon tweets available at RadioTodayLive with Arqiva and on Twitter @RadioTodayLive.

See the official website with full session listings at

Meanwhile, here’s a video from last year’s conference in Bradford with SRA Chair Fred Bradley.

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 1:05 pm by RadioToday UK

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