About my position
The Broadcasting Officer is elected by students in March each year. I am in charge of overseeing the smooth running of STAR: St Andrews Radio, starTV, our news and opinions online magazine 'The Record,' and our music journal 'Hearing Aid,' alongside our calendar of events. As part of this, I head up dedicated committee and sit on Councils to make sure student broadcasting is represented to the Union and the University. This year, you can read us online, hear us on STAR, watch us on our YouTube channel, or come along to our careers in the media panel, or hopefully one of our infamous Sounds of Sandy's gigs!
How my position affects you
STAR is here to platform the voices of the students and provide you with a space to voice your opinions and experiement with your creativity. Our radio shows have hosted senior University and Community figures, and The Record has helped to platform student campaigns and manifestos. However, we are also here to entertain you! From tuning into one of our relaxed music shows, or coming along to a gig we've hosted, just remember to listen responsibly!
I'm a fourth year originally from Nottingham and I am studying English Lit. I wanted to be Broadcasting Officer from the moment I arrived in St Andrews and saw how exciting and innovative our student radio was. I'm a sucker for a spreadsheet and I loved the idea of running the coolest society in town. A fun fact about me is that I host my own radio show with two of my flatmates called 'The Theory of Everything' about criticial theory.
Groups I work with
I'm Station Manager of STAR, which involves line managing starTV, The Record, and Hearing Aid Magazine. Check out STAR's website for more info.
My manifesto pledges
Read my full manifesto here.
- Improve show training so that alongside tech training hosts will also get advice on how to structure their show, how to segue, how to lightly edit, and how to create their own jingles.
- Start a podcasting arm headed up by the Head of Production which will produce three fortnightly podcasts to a professional standard. The podcasts will focus on topics such as music, sport, and St Andrews happenings and will have the potential to reach beyond the University community to include local advertising and Scottish wide content.
- Classify shows by genre and create small support groups for shows linked by their content so that shows can more easily find guests, troubleshoot questions, and gain support for their social media.
- Help the Record to develop a more cohesive brand, curating the types of articles publish to ensure a consistent tone. o Help to promote and develop the team of writers to ensure content is produced regularly and in a way that engages with St Andrews current affairs.
- Look at investing in editing software or some funding for editing software to ensure starTV is accessible to all.
- Introduce some training for regular team members to help improve their skillsets