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Student radio station offers free academy for local young people

28 June 2012

An innovative new summer academy for young people in the region is hoping to find the next big thing in radio thanks to student station, CSR FM.

Taking place on 16 August 2012, the radio station run by the Students' Union at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, is hosting a number of free workshops and master classes to introduce young people aged between 14 and 19 to the radio industry.

The academy will host a series of sessions to teach the youngsters about the day-to-day running of a community and student radio station, the process of production, editing and industry software, as well as the licencing rules and tips for presenting.

Jessie Martin, Deputy Manager at CSR, said: “The CSR youth academy is a great way for us to give back to the community and give young people the all-important media experience that is now essential for getting into the broadcasting industry. It is a great opportunity for those who aren’t sure what they want to get into yet, as well as those who have made up their mind. The best thing about the day is that it is free.”

The CSR team of volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to provide industry experience, advice and knowledge. Attendees will even get the chance to present in a special 20 minute ‘on-the-air’ session from the studio at the close of the day, hearing how they sound when they’re presenting live.

Applications for the scheme are now open. The academy will take place at Studio Blue, Canterbury Christ Church University's campus studio. There are limited places so to register your interest or request more information, please email CSR FM Deputy Manager, Jessie Martin on j.martin@csrfm.com.

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Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the third highest university in England for graduates in employment, with 94.3% of our most recent UK undergraduates employed or in further study six months after completing their studies.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2009/10 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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