Well Good Afternoon to you! If anybody thinks that this job is all glitz and glam, they’re wrong – I’m currently sat in a Yates’ with a Diet Coke (I know, wild!).

Anyway on with the update, as we approach the Student Radio Awards, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio we get busier and busier as we get all the entries judged, the big event all ready and on top of that organise seven Regional Training Days and seven Nomination Parties

This week is all about the Regional Training Days and Nominations Parties though and your Regional Officers have been hugely busy organising them – highlights include the Midlands event at Capital FM Birmingham, include a tour of their brand new facilities at BrindleyPlace, a pizza party being held at the South East event in Portsmouth hosted by our very own Oli Ing, and a great session with last years Best Female, Hattie Pearson, now on XFM at the Manchester event.

If you don’t know where you event then make sure you find out and get down there because you don’t want to miss them! The good news is that this morning I received the top secret nominations from the judges and they are now busy deciding who get’s those illusive Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Congratulations if you are nominated on Wednesday, you’ve now got another month of sleepless nights worrying! There were six hundred entries this year (18% more than last year!) and the quality was amazing, so if you aren’t nominated don’t be disheartened, you will receive feedback on your entries following the Awards night and you can always try again next year!

Make sure you attend your nominations party to find out if you could win big, but if you can’t attend Emma the Twitter Goddess will be tweeting the results all night @SRA, and putting them on our webpages. And finally, make sure you get your tickets to the evening, on November 7th at the indigO2 – they are on sale now at SRATickets.co.uk.

Elsewhere in the SRA, our Music Officer, Lisa has been busy organising Regional Showcases, a chance to get unsigned music heard around our regions, and has has twenty stations interested to get involved. ICRadio, this Sunday, hosted the first National Student Radio Chart Show of the year, and twenty-five other stations will join them throughout the year, so tune in 3-5pm every Sunday to find out who the biggest artists are in student radio.

Anyway, enjoy the festivities of this week, tonight I’m off to see lucky six selected to be the hosts of The Selector, so make sure you check out there new shows when they start in a couple of week and remember if you need anything you can always tweet me @stumanton or drop me an email.