About The SRA


The Student Radio Association is the volunteer-run representative body which supports and acts on behalf of the UK student radio community. We represent any radio station that is based at or linked to a place of education (such as a school, college or university), or that has students participating (including youth projects and stations that are run by local councils, communities or charities).

We exist to encourage and facilitate communication between student stations, to assist in their development, and to offer support and advice to new stations.

Our key values and aims are as follows:

  • Empowering – empower all our members to become the future of radio
  • Innovative – embrace new opportunities and change in the needs of our members and in the industry, as leaders, not just followers
  • Reliable – continue to hold a trusted position in the world of radio as a supportive partner

Our two flagship events are the annual Student Radio Awards supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global, which brings the entire industry together to celebrate the best in student radio across the UK, and the National Student Radio Conference (SRACon), which brings together hundreds of students from our member stations over three days to learn, develop and network. We additionally hold regional training events throughout the year and spend time developing other opportunities for our stations to get involved in.