The University’s radio station, URN, took home eight awards at the recent Student Radio Awards. The nationwide competition, sponsored by the BBC and Channel Four amongst other high-profile companies, nominated URN for ten awards, more than twice the number of any other university.
Amongst the eight awards were five Golds, including the prestigious ‘Best Student Radio Station’. Overall, URN received awards for ‘Best Specialist Music Programming’, ‘Best Journalistic Programming’, ‘Best Entertainment Programming’, ‘Best Live Event / Outside Broadcast’ and ‘Best Technical Achievement’.
Speaking of URN’s recent success, Sameer Mohammed, Head of Music for the station, stated: “Everyone at URN was really happy with our success. It was our highest tally of awards ever and most importantly, three of the Gold awards and the two Silver awards won were team efforts, proving that URN is not just a station of individuals but also a hard working team”.
“Our success this year has left the bar at a very high level but we’re always looking to go one step further; hopefully, this year’s technological improvements will show that we’re moving forward with technology and not resting on our laurels”.