Diversity & Inclusion

Providing a platform for sharing stories and experiences

The Radio Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Series aims to amplify and lead the debate about representation in our industry. To date, the events have focused on a series of webinars designed to provide a platform for colleagues to share their stories and experiences, and suggest what the radio and audio industry can do to promote the equality of ambition and opportunity. The series is available to watch online, for members and non-members alike.

R.O.A.R - Race on Audio & Radio

A series of four webinars focused on the lived experiences of Black and South Asian colleagues. Guests included Bobby Friction, Trevor Nelson, Swarzy Macaly, Tina Daheley, Lorna Clarke, and Anushka Arora. Also a series of "Inspirations" audio for Black History Month.

Disability in Radio & Audio

This online event was hosted by Kate Monaghan, presenter of the BBC’s Ouch podcast. Guests included Eshaan Akbar (BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Asian Network), Loren Eley (Bauer Media), Holly Keogh (Wireless) and Victoria Brignell (Producer, BBC Radio 4).

Being LGBTQ in Radio & Audio

Coming soon - a webinar focused on the lived experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer colleagues in UK radio and audio. More details soon.