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National Student Radio Conference

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Key Timings

Arrival, Registration & Trade Fayre
Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 5SG
Wednesday 19th April – 10:00

First Session
Wednesday 19th April – 12:30

I Love Student Radio Awards
The Venue, 20 Western Blvd, Leicester LE1 9BH
Thursday 20th April – 19:00

Closing Speech
Friday 21st April – 17:00


The National Student Radio Conference is one of the most interesting, entertaining and successful events in the radio industry calendar. Three days of action have been packed into as many sessions as possible to give you real value for money and plenty to take back to your stations.

Last year’s #SRACon was held in Cardiff with Xpress Radio and you can look back at SRACon 2016 here.

The National Student Radio Conference is a hugely popular event in the SRA calendar, and has grown progressively year on year, to such an extent that is has doubled in attendees over the last few years. This event is three days, usually during the Easter holidays, and is entirely membership focussed; the programme of sessions, entertainment and opportunities is 100% aimed at developing student radio, station programming, show teams, and individuals.


This April, the Student Radio Conference will return to Leicester to be hosted by De Montfort University’s DemonFM…

Some of the biggest names in radio will flock to Leicester in April as De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU)’s DemonFM hosts the Student Radio Association (SRA)’s annual conference. The news, announced at the SRA Awards at London’s Indigo O2 is music to the ears of the student-led station which last hosted the conference on the De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) campus in 2013.

The conference will see hundreds of budding radio presenters and producers from student radio stations across the UK come together for sessions from some of the biggest names in radio. As well as this we are bringing back Demo Factor (A chance for you to have your demo heard by the biggest names in radio) and the I Love Student Radio Awards (An opportunity to honour those that work behind the scenes at Student Radio). More information about both of these huge events can be found in the tabs above!

Speakers will be announced for the event in the lead up to the conference with many big names expected, so far we have announced:

Greg James, BBC Radio 1
Christian O’Connell, Absolute Radio
Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
Stephanie Hirst, BBC
Dick Stone, Capital East Midlands
James Lloyd, Capital East Midlands
Mistajam, BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra
James O’Brien, LBC
Kyle MacDonald, Classic FM
Rhys Hughes, BBC Radio 1
Mike Cass, Newcap Canada
David Lloyd, Radio Guru
Greg Hughes, Capital
Tim Cocker, Virgin Radio
Tom Williams, Smooth East Midlands
Mark Steer, Community Media Association
George Butler, Radiocentre
Tim Johns, BBC Radio 2
Amy Voce, Gem 106
David Manero, Wisebuddah
Sam Van Geffen, Capital Liverpool
Jon Jackson, Virgin Radio
Ryan Arnold, Capital
Chris Huskins, Abrupt Audio
Mo Ayoub, BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra
Jaguar Bingham, BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra
James Hall, Capital Manchester
James Kenny, Wisebuddah
Dave Walters, BBC
Sara Gonzalo, Youtube
Xanthe Fuller, Mixcloud
Will Metcalf, BBC
James Hancock, Triple A Media
Jason Bourne, BBC Radio Leicester
Will Gavin, TalkSport

and there are still plenty more to come! As you can see its going to be an amazing few days so make sure you grab your tickets before the deadline on Sunday 26 March 2017