In honour of the 75th Anniversay of Leeds University Union (you’ll hear us banging on about the ol’ anniversary quite a lot this year), the lovely Liz Kershaw dropped in to tell us how to be radio big shots. Here James Shakeshaft interviews Liz about her many achievements since leaving Leeds University.
After a hectic week of presenter training, Leeds Student Radio is finally back on air. We’ll be with you from 9am tomorrow; helping you to nurse away that mid-week hangover, guiding you through those horribly long hours in the library, and providing the perfect soundtrack to your predrinks.
If you can’t wait until 9am, here’s an interview that we did with Ella Eyre last week to get you ready for a semester full of SMASHING radio.
Perhaps to a student audience living in Leeds, mention of an evening in Canal Mills would have certain connotations. On Friday the fourth of October I attended the Brewers Market at this reputable club with certifiable beer experts Jack.. and Mark Ball. Having spent time in the Mills at ungodly hours the first thought I had as I arrived was that it seemed smaller. But, as I picked up my free pint glass and wandered into the main room, [+]
So you want to join one of the biggest and best student radio stations in the country? You’ve come to the right place! Students from all across Leeds are welcome to join in. We’re looking for presenters, producers, sound engineers, gig reviewers, news reporters, and sports commentators. If this sounds like something you might be interested, head to our welcome meeting on Thursday 25th September in Stylus, Leeds University Union, at 3pm. We can’t wait to meet you!
Sir Alan Langlands is the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Leeds. This basically means that he is the Chief Executive of our university. As a student, you might not have the opportunity to meet him until your graduation ceremony, and even then the handshake will be swift and no-nonsense. Which is why the two biggest media societies at Leeds University Union decided to take this opportunity to ask questions on your behalf, and find out exactly what the V.C. thinks about graduate employment, funding cuts, and Freshers’ Week.
Our music team have been to some pretty cool festivals over the summer, and met a whole host of different artists. This week our featured artist is Newton Faulkner (think folk classics like Dream Catch Me). Our new Head of Music, Emma Rice caught up with him at Cambridge Folk Festival to talk about skipping, a trip to Japan, and their mutual friend Sam Brookes.
Here at Leeds Student Radio, we’re pretty proud of all the exciting things our members get up to. So proud, in fact, that we just want to tell everyone. It’s not that we want to take credit for their hard work and enthusiasm, but we like to think that LSR played a tiny little role in their success stories!
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to camp in the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by wonderful food and perfect music? Well, you lucky little sunflowers, here is your chance. Ex-Head of Music, Robbie Russell, gives you a quick round up of Beacons Festival 2014. Click here to find out which food extraordinaire gets Robbie’s allusive and completely fictitious LSR Stamp of Approval, and which artist he calls ‘one of the most exciting names in Hip Hop’.
Head to the Beacons Featival website for more info. Early Bird tickets for Beacons 2015 are now on sale.
Arguably one of the best festivals to grace the UK’s summer every year, attracting some hundred thousand people to each event, Leeds Festival is almost upon us. Whether you wear skinny jeans and too much eye liner or have an obsession with triangles, Reading and Leeds is guaranteed to suite your musical tastes and to provide everything in between. It’s lucky that we trotted along to the local press day to meet the festival organisers and some local bands isn’t it? You lucky sods.