Our very own student-run radio station, Surge Radio, has won a gold and a silver award following three nominations at last night’s 2016 Student Radio Awards (SRAs) at the Indigo at the O2, London.
The nominations were announced on Wednesday 12 October, with Surge receiving three nominations: Best Entertainment Programme with ‘The Lowdown with Tom Cross’ (Gold Award) and ‘Don’t Touch Me I’m Famous’ and Best Male – Tom Cross (Silver Award).
The SRAs are an annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association, where student radio stations across the UK are recognised for the work they do across all aspects of radio production.
Union Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries, Cameron Meldrum, says “Huge congratulations to Tom for winning his awards for Best Male and Best Entertainment Programme – this is such an incredible achievement and I wish him all the best in future experiences in the radio industry!
“This year has been a fantastic achievement for Surge; the station being nominated for three awards shows the dedication that volunteers put into their work can really pay off. I really hope this inspires students to pursue some of the many opportunities our Union has to offer – be it in Media or our many other student groups – because who knows? It could be you in a few years winning a nationally recognised award for your time and effort!”
The prestigious award is supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global and is considered to be a significant accolade for students wanting to break into the broadcasting industry.

If you’re interested in getting into the Creative Industries, look out for our Creative Industries Careers Sessions coming up between Monday 28 November – Friday 09 December. The full timetable of events will be announced shortly.