I’ve been the Station’s Head of Computing for the past three years, and I’ve seen and helped Insanity grow into what it is today – something unique and irreplaceable to Royal Holloway.
Radio is becoming an inreasingly digital medium, and I have the knowledge to provide the best real world applications of this.
By re-energising our brand through better use of social media, we'll be able to connect with new audiences and push our fantastic content further. Read More
This year, we’ve done some fantastic work to push Insanity further into the local community and beyond. We’ve covered one of the biggest festivals, put on some ecstatic events, and now it’s time to go further and do more of this.
Due to the fantastic work of our previous station & assistant managers, we’re one of very few student-led radio stations in the UK to have a FM broadcast license, and one of even fewer who don’t have a sponsoring academic department. Let’s exploit this together.
What we need to do now is make sure that our on-air and off-air teams work together like clockwork, which is something we’ve struggled with in the past.
After being elected, I will immediately call a station-wide meeting to get everyone's input on how we can tackle this.
I believe the best way to elicit the biggest positive change is with the feedback of everyone involved, so let's work on that together.
There is so much untapped potential in terms of collaborating with other groups and brands. By working more closely with other radio stations (such as BBC Radio London), we can provide better training and workshops for everyone.
Also, think of the networking potential.
Insanity has alumni in almost every broadcast organisation within the UK. These are links we can use to increase employability for members and help develop and nurture budding talent.
Last year, I spearheaded and wrote our DAB “expression of interest” (the first step in gaining the broadcast license), and will continue to push Ofcom and the College into letting us do this.
Once approved, we can use this as a new revenue stream to help reinvest money back into the Station and the Union, meaning more student group grant allocations for other societies, clubs and outlets.
It will also increase Insanity’s broadcast reach from about 5 miles to 25, bringing in thousands of new listeners and making our brand huge, and the voice of our student presenters go further.
I’ve been at Insanity for the past 4 years, and in this time I’ve seen a lot of different managers and boards, so I’ve learnt what works and what doesn’t. I'm the longest serving Board member.
I’ll work closely with our members (and anyone else interested) to improve communications, transparency, and accountability through focus groups and workshops.
I've worked closely with some team members in recent months to come up with a Strategic Plan, which I am aiming to introduce in the next academic year.
Voting in the SU elections is all done online. Voting opens on Monday 4th March, and is open to all current students of Royal Holloway.
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