On Saturday 23rd November, Wessex Scene and The Edge will be co-hosting a prestigious annual conference and rewards ceremony for student journalists at the University of Southampton.
The Student Publication Association Regional Conference (SPARC) is an annual event held for student papers in several areas of the UK every year in November.
As members of the South-East region, Wessex Scene and the Edge will be hosting the conference along with a representative of the Student Publication Association for all student journalism societies in the South East.
The Student Publication Association is a national body that represents, trains, supports and rewards student papers and magazines all over the UK.
The Regional Conference will consist of renowned guest speakers as well as a ceremony for a variety of prestigious student journalism awards. The guest speaker line-up is as follows:
- Author and music critic, Martin James
- Editorial Assistant at Archant, Freya Millard
- Marketing Assistant at British F4, Damian Meaden
- Freelancer for BBC Wales, Cameron Ridgeway
- Freelance Journalist with bylines in Vice, Kerrang and CityMetric, Adam England
- Growth Manager at Tortoise Media, Gurjinder Dhaliwal
As well as a day filled with expert speakers and workshops, there will be several awards up for grabs in a swanky ceremony, including:
- Best Publication
- Best Development
- Best Collaboration
- Best Impact
- Best Journalist
To find out more about the event, you can visit the Facebook event page here.
Tickets cost £5 per person, and can be purchased via Eventbrite here.