Aug 12

Free Radio Production Course for Manchester Students


A new internet radio production course starts at four libraries across Manchester this month.

The course, which involves one session per week for twelve weeks, is being run in partnership by Manchester Libraries and FC United of Manchester.

Students on the free course will be taught how to produce a radio programme for FC United Radio, the largest volunteer run radio station in the UK.

The free course leads to a qualification from The Manchester College and covers all aspects of producing programmes for online broadcast, as well as offering students the chance to learn new IT skills.

People taking part will learn interviewing techniques, plus gaining new editing and social media skills.

Sessions will be led by tutor Ben Hughes, Station Coordinator for FC United Radio.

Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said:-

“These free radio production courses offer an exciting opportunity for residents who are interested in the media.  As well as promising to be a lot of fun, the sessions will be of real help in boosting students’ skills and providing new paths into jobs and further education.”

The courses will take place at the following libraries:-  

  • Fallowfield Library, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, M14 7FB (Tuesdays) 19 August – 28 October
  • North City Library, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey M9 4AF (Wednesdays) 27 August – 12 November
  • Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Road, Longsight, M12 4NE (Thursdays) 28 August – 13 November
  • Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD (Fridays) 15 August – 31 October

Sessions run from 10am – 3pm, with a break for lunch.

To find out more, contact Ben Hughes 0161 273 8950 /
[email protected]