Key Information

Date: Fri 27 May, 12.30-6pm

Location: Coventry University TheHub, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

Price: £10 for members
£20 for non-members which includes £10 off future membership

What do you get? Five hours of talks with industry leaders from all areas of radio and audio. Light refreshments during the day and first drink free in the evening!

Radio Academy Training Day
Coventry University, 27 May

We had a fantastic day in Coventry on 27 May, hosted by Coventry University, with visitors from all across the midlands, and further afield. Our incredible line-up of speakers shared their wisdom, and our delegates got to ask their burning career questions, as well as socialise in the bar afterwards.

The full line-up of speakers was:

  • Greg James - Presenter, Radio 1 Breakfast
  • Chris Sawyer - Producer, BBC Radio 1 Breakfast
  • Aled Haydn Jones - Head of Station, BBC Radio 1
  • David Salt - Regional Content Director, Greatest Hits Radio and Hits Radio
  • Stuart Morgan - Managing Director, Audio Always
  • Gareth Roberts - Executive Editor, BBC CWR and BBC WM
  • Adele Cross - Producer, BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast
  • Bron Mills - Producer, BBC CWR Breakfast Show
  • Serena Takhar - Presenter, BBC Asian Network
  • JD - Presenter, Free Radio Breakfast
  • Heather Davies - Producer, Teach Me A Lesson Podcast, with Greg and Bella
  • Sophie K - Presenter, Kerrang! & Absolute Radio
  • Jamie Griffiths - Content Director Smooth Radio, Communicorp UK
  • Linzi Symons - Social Media Lead, BBC Pop Radio
  • Ushma Mistry - City of Culture Reporter and Producer, BBC CWR
  • Terry Goodwin - Executive Producer, BBC CWR
  • Libby Merry - Producer, BBC CWR
  • Shivani Dave - Presenter, Virgin Radio
  • Mitch Mansfield - Reporter, BBC Newsbeat
  • Mollie Finn - Presenter, Reprezentz & Trickstar Radio, & AP BBC London
  • Sam Darlaston - Presenter, KISS
  • Sean Thorne - Presenter, Mark Andrews' Love Letter to Wrestling, & Fun Kids Breakfast Show
  • Will Short - Producer, Magic
  • Rufaro Faith Mazarura - Podcast Producer, Audio Always
  • Charlie Smith - Producer, BBC Sounds
  • Louise Easton - Senior News Editor for Bauer Radio
  • Joel Mitchell - Presenter, BBC Leeds
  • Chris North - Founder/Owner, North Media Talent

What are Radio Academy Training Days?

The Radio Academy Training Days are an opportunity hear from the best in the business, on programming, music, news, speech, imaging, technology, presenting, podcasting and more. They're also a great way to meet other brilliant people in the industry, with plenty of opportunities for building your network.

Each Training Day includes a programme of talks from industry experts from across radio and audio, following by an evening of networking drinks to meet new people and make new contacts.

Feedback from our Exeter Training Day

"Great to have industry leaders, and a variety of people in the audience to meet and exchange tips."

"A great day and everyone in our party enjoyed it. Big Thanks."

"A great day all round. Great speakers and presentations throughout. Will definitely attend more."

"Look forward to the next one ...... thanks for a great day!"

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