Training and career advice – links

We are often asked for information on where to look for career advice and training in radio. Here are some leads to help you. (Please note that Women’s Radio Group is not responsible for the content of other websites and does not endorse any particular provider or course.)

Industry bodies and contacts
Policy makers, professional networks and membership organisations, plus other sources which offer career and/or training advice
~ BECTU – specialist trade union for the media industry
~ Broadcast Journalism Training Council – The BJTC accredits UK journalism courses within Higher Education
~ Community Media Association – membership association for individuals and organisations in community media
~ Community Radio Tool-kit – needs (free) registration to see some of the resources
~ Creative Skillset – the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual industries (broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging)
~ Creative Skillset Careers – professional careers advice for anyone trying to get in or get on in the media
~ Mediawomenuk – forum for women in media (email/online)
~ NUJ (National Union of Journalists)
~ Ofcom – the regulating organisation for the whole of the broadcasting industry
~ The Radio Academy – Professional association for people working in radio in the UK – runs regular Masterclasses and networking events – also has an online Knowledge Bank
~ Sound Women – network of women working in audio
~ Women in Film and Television – membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK
~ Women in Journalism – for women journalists working in all the written media
~ Young Women Working in Media

Training providers offering courses which include radio
Please let us know of other providers which you think should be included.
~ University of the Arts, London – London College of Communication
~ University of Bedfordshire – Department of Media, Art and Design
~ Birmingham City University, Birmingham – Media and Communications
~ Bournemouth Media School at Bournemouth University
~ Canterbury Christ Church University College – Department of Media
~ University of Chester – Media Department
~ City University – Department of Journalism – London
~ De Montfort University, Leicester
~ Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College – runs A Level and BTEC courses
~ University of East London – including courses in the School of Media & Cultural Studies
~ University of Gloucestershire – School of Media
~ Goldsmiths College, University of London – Department of Media and Communications
~ University of Greenwich – School of Humanities
~ University of Kent
~ Lambeth College, London
~ Lancaster University – Media and Cultural Studies
~ Lincoln University – Faculty of Media and Humanities
~ Napier University, Edinburgh – School of Communication Arts
~ Point Blank Music School, London
~ Royal National College for the Blind
~ University of Sunderland
~ Teesside University – School of Arts & Media
~ University of West London – Ealing School of Art, Design & Media
~ University of Westminster – School of Media, Arts and Design (based at the Harrow campus)

Specialist media
~ Broadcast – online broadcasting industry news from Broadcast magazine
~ Media Guardian – the Guardian’s Monday Media section plus more reports and information
~ – comprehensive online resource including media jobs (was Media UK)
~ Radio Today – radio industry news website, based in Media City in Salford, run by Roy Martin

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