The Student Radio Association is delighted to announce that the next Chair of the Student Radio Awards, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global, is Stephanie Hirst from BBC Radio Manchester.

The announcement was made at the National Student Radio Conference 2017 at De Montfort University in Leicester, where Stephanie gave a keynote speech to a room of over 200 delegates.

Jonty Usborne, Chair of the Student Radio Association said “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome such a passionate advocate of new student radio talent as our new Chair of the Awards. Steph has consistently and enthusiastically supported all of our events and it’s really great to have her on board.”

Heart’s Rich Clarke has been Chair of the Awards for the past three years and we send our biggest thank you to him for his help, support and kindness during that time.