What is the SRA and how can I get involved?
If you’ve had a look at the Smoke Radio Facebook page or joined the station, you’ve probably read or heard someone say the letters ‘SRA’. But what does it actually mean?
The Student Radio Association is a volunteer-run representative body for the UK student radio community. They exist to encourage communication between student stations across the UK, assist in their development and to offer advice.
Their annual awards, The National Student Radio Awards, for which we’re nominated a massive 11 TIMES, are supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global in order to bring the entire industry together to celebrate the best in student radio across the UK. It’s the best of the best in student radio.
The SRA doesn’t just have the awards. There is also the National Student Radio Conference, which is one of the most interesting and successful events on the radio industry calendar. It’s three days of sessions and networking to help you improve your radio and related skills. The event usually takes place during the Easter holidays and we’ll be announcing the dates when we find out in November!
Want to know more about the SRA? Visit their website or talk to the Smoke Radio committee to find out more.