Get involved with Student media

Published on 30 January 13

Student media offers loads of great opportunities to try new things, meet new people, have a laugh ... and maybe even help you boost your CV

Fuse FM

Fuse FM is The University of Manchester's student radio station which is run from a professional quality studio from the Students’ Union. You can find their shows and podcasts online at

If you’re interested in getting involved, Fuse FM is always on the look out for new talent. There are many different ways you can get involved in the production of radio, whether you’re an enthusiastic DJ or you fancy snapping up some free CDs or heading along to gigs to give reviews. Take a look at what opportunities are on offer with Fuse FM.

Not only is Fuse FM a fun organisation to be part of, but they can help you if you are interested in getting into the radio industry. Past Fuse FM members have gone on to find work at the BBC and commercial radio stations.

Send an email to if you want to find out more.

Flo (Head of Speech) 

Being on the committee opens up so many opportunities in the radio world, people really take you seriously when they understand how involved you are with the station. It's a lot of hard work but it's rewarding and you get to spend time with fun, like minded people.

Matt (Presenter of 'The Winchester) 

Fuse is a great way to have loads of fun and learn new skills. All the committee are really friendly and welcoming, and Fuse gives you the opportunity to meet new friends as well. Especially if you're thinking of a career in radio, Fuse is a really well run student station where you can get valuable experience.

The Mancunion

The Mancunion is the largest student paper in Europe. Famous past contributors include broadcaster Anna Ford and Guardian and Radio 5 Live film critic Mark Kermode. In recent years the Mancunion has won Guardian Student Media awards and several NUS Journalism awards.

You don’t need to have any prior experience and you don’t need permission. Just turn up to a section meeting and pitch a story, or request an assignment. You can even bag yourself free books/music albums/gig tickets/theatre tickets if you do any reviews!

The Mancunion has 15 sections ranging from Fashion to Features and they also welcome contributions from students interested in photography, and web and graphic design.

Each section is run by an editor, or team of editors, who manage their section, commission articles, and write for the newspaper. Each section has weekly meetings where contributors can come and pitch their ideas. Based on the first floor of the Students' Union building, their open door policy means you can pop in anytime for a chat or to see how they operate.

To find out the names, email addresses and meeting times for the section editors, take a look at their contact page.

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