LEEDS CREATIVES Leeds Creatives was an afternoon of presentations concerning the arts, theatre, musical education and culinary innovation, alongside a buffet provided by The Real Junk Food Project and music by LSR DJs. Completely free of charge, this event is organised for students’ inspiration; celebrating the ever-expanding culture of Leeds and students’ participation in its growth. LEEDS TALKING After the success of Leeds Creatives, Leeds Talking aimed to inspire those who envisage their future in the world of communications. Television, Marketing & PR, Print and Radio were all represented by industry professionals who discussed their individual career paths. We then hosted a Q&A, giving our students a chance to question the truth behind working for a commercial or independent media outlet. NORTHERN CONNECTION In a response to the Student Radio Association focusing on the South of England, we decided to take matters into our own hands. Pooling our resources and alumnae, Leeds and Sheffield Student Radio are made history by collaborating to bring together industry day like no other. The day consisted of panels, keynote talks and workshops from industry professionals such as BBC’s Introducing Rich Legate, Capital FM’s Greg Hughes and CEO of The Prison Radio Association Phil Maguire. For LSR this event was more than just a conference. It is the first time that we had come together with a fellow student radio rather than fuelling a fake sense of competition between us that has existed in the past. This event set a new precedent of partnership, mutual learning and most of all joint aspirations to make amazing on air content.

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