Surge is SUSU’s award-winning student radio station, bringing you music, news and entertainment over the airwaves. In the last seven years Surge has been nominated for 25 gongs at the National Student Radio Awards, winning an impressive 11 titles along the way.
Broadcasting over the airwaves live during Freshers Fortnight and the lead up to the Students’ Union elections, listening to Surge is a great way to keep updated on the latest new music and Union activities. With previous Surge DJs interviewing the likes of Feeder, The Maccabees and The Big Pink, getting involved with the station means you could be meeting some top class bands for yourself.
If you’re a budding journalist then sign up for the increasingly expanding News Team, bringing students weekly news bulletins on a range of relevant topical issues. If you see yourself as more of a music boff then sign up to become a regular radio DJ with your own show or join the Live Music Team where you will get to interview bands, run your own Surge sessions and get to go to gigs for free. If you’re more of a whizz kid then you can get involved in production or join the Technical Team.
Tune in to SUSU’s award-winning student radio station online at www.surgeradio.co.uk/listen, or keep your radio to hand for Freshers’ fortnight where they’ll be broadcasting live over FM.
SUSUtv is your local student TV station. Launched in 2007 and run by students, it looks to build on your creativity and guide you through the processes involved in making high-quality television.
In 2010 SUSUtv set a new standard for all Students’ Unions around the country as they became the first to broadcast elections night live in HD. Over 6200 people from over 24 different countries watched the elections live online, as your sabbatical team for 2010/ 11 were elected. The team reached unprecedented heights, leaving many amazed; Brighton Students’ Union tweeted saying they were ‘absolutely astounded’ by the quality of show.
SUSUtv is ultimately there for your use so if you have an idea for a show or want to get involved at any level simply e-mail the Station Manager at email@example.com
Don’t see yourself as a media-tycoon? The aim is to make television about students, for students. So simply sit back and watch our shows online from the comfort of your student accommodation.
Pick up your copy of the Wessex Scene from around the Union, or check out their website at www.wessexscene.co.uk. Interviews with porn stars, meeting the Prime Minister, and the latest gossip from Hollywood names and film premiers held on campus all things The Wessex Scene got up to last year.
There’s never been a better time to get involved, as this year’s editorial team is initiating a pledge to publish work submitted on an online platform minimum. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories and work, or if you just want to find out more.
Not a writer? There is still a place for you – the Wessex Scene is always on the search for new talent. As well as writers, we are in need of photographers, designers, cartoonist and anyone with some spare time and a good idea.
The Edge is SUSU's very own entertainment magazine, covering everything from live music and film to gaming and TV, to entertainment new and reviews. The Edge has had the chance to interview bands such as Feeder, Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club and Tinie Tempah as well as getting press passes to Kaiser Chiefs and Lostprophets to name just a few of the great possibilites available. Additionally, our writers have had opportunities to attend Beach Break and Truck Festivals, and attend film premieres for free. It really is an unparalleled opportunity that you can't miss.
With content produced both online and a copy on campus available perodically, getting your name in print can be a reality. You don't need prior writing experience to get started; no matter your style or talent as long as you're interested our editorial team will help you out along the way. And if you're not interested in writing, there is still a place for you in areas such as photography, distribution, publicity and design. If you want to get involved, email email@example.com with any questions, ideas or suggestions you have.
To find out how to get involved, or just for the latest entertainment news, make sure that you check out The Edge website www.theedgesusu.co.uk