Get Involved

Here at URN we want to represent the diverse and talented student body at the University of Nottingham and always welcome more students to join the station.


You can get involved with URN as a presenter, producer or reporter and you’ll get all the training you need to make it on-air. Many of us had never done radio before we joined URN, so don’t worry!


In the past year, we have raised over £6500 for Comic Relief with a live, improvised sketch show and a 24 hour livestream of a 50 mile race back to Nottingham. We commentated the biggest Varsity Ice Hockey match outside of North America and we hosted the Students Union Elections Night live on stage and on air. We also launched 2 huge projects, URN24/7 and URN: Malaysia. We now have student created content playing all day every day and we have a whole new station, based on the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. All of this is why we are the best student radio station in the country and why we produce such talented individuals. If you want to get involved, but aren’t sure of what aspect would best suit you, there’s a handy guide to our station below.


Helpful Info and Contacts

Daytime is all about entertainment, chat, music and competitions – it’s the likes of Scott Mills, Clara Amfo and Greg James. This runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday through term time and is the best avenue to express your creativity. If this sounds of interest, talk to Jack (


After Dark kicks off from 7:00pm and runs until 3am, showcasing the best of specialist music, from rock to rap. If you have a passion for a particular genre, then this is for you, contact Dom for more details (


Speech at URN encompasses a huge array of journalistic shows. Ranging from our daily news show The Pulse, to our Sport shows and podcasts that cover every facet of Sport, we’re certain there’s a show for you. With 18 hours of broadcasting a week with topics that range from Film, Identity, Politics and Science , there’s a huge variety of shows to get involved in. If this sounds like your area, drop Harry an email (


News is another important aspect of URN. Our headline readers research, write and report current affairs on our headlines once an hour from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The headlines cover anything from campus news to international affairs. As well, at 5:00pm every week day our news team is responsible for The Pulse: an hour long news show covering the top stories of the day in more detail. If you’re interested in getting valuable experience in broadcast journalism contact Bessie (


Sport coverage on URN ranges from a Saturday football show to a huge number of podcasts which cover all different areas of sport. URN also offers exclusive live coverage of the Varsity series in the new year, live broadcasting from such iconic venues as Meadow Lane and the Motorpoint Arena. We also have access to press passes for all Notts County FC fixtures Jeremy can help if you have any questions (


Drama produces two hours of live content a week as well as working on several radio dramas throughout the year, as partners of the New Theatre, we get exclusive interviews with the actors and production teams involved in their main season. Jack is your port of call for drama based programmes (for actors, screenplay writers etc.) (


Technical is all about servers, cables, web design and the like. If this is more your thing then drop an email over to Johnathan (


None of the above? If you’d like to get involved in radio but none of the above seems to fit with what you want to do, drop us an email and we can help you out:


You can also get in touch with us by messaging us on Facebook and we’ll do our best to get you through to the right people.

University Radio Nottingham Facebook Page

URN New Members Facebook Page


General questions: Email