Learning from the best!

Students at the University of Chester have been getting advice and tips from the best in the business. 

The Student Radio Association held a regional training day at the Warrington campus which is home to the University’s award winning campus radio station The Cat Radio: www.thecatradio.co.uk

The SRA holds two regional training days a year as well as a national conference. Those who work in the industry give talks and hold workshops.

National radio presenter Darryl Morris spoke to students about interview skills “You don’t just need these kinds of skills to work in radio. Interview skills feed into a lot of what you will do in life. You need to be able to interact with people.”. Darryl currently presents on Talk Radio and BBC Radio Manchester. He’s previously worked for The Hits, Key 103 and Rock FM to name a few.  Darryl gave tips on what to do and most importantly what not to do!  

Presenter, voice over and podcast maker Natalie Silverman spoke to students about her career and the most recent success of her podcast – The Fertility Podcast.  She gave tips to those aspiring to work in the industry and advice about launching a new podcast. 

Former University of Chester student John Isherwood spoke to the students about what makes a good presenter. He gave tips about how to be successful and stand out from the rest. 

The event was held on the Warrington campus on what was World Radio Day. 

Radio Production Programme Leader, Michelle Ponting: “I get a lot of industry guests in to speak to students I think it’s really important for them to hear their advice and wise words. It was great that the SRA asked us to be hosts for such a valuable event.”

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We offer both BA and MA courses at the University of Chester: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/radio-production-combined/201909