From our annual national conference to training days and conferences around the country, we aim to present a range of affordable and useful events for student journalists.

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Training & Tools

We’re building a huge database of online resources and tools to help you make the most of your time in student journalism, with new material every week.

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Awards & Competitions

We hold our prestigious national awards every year, as well as keep track of scholarships and competitions across the UK.

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With a network of regional and national officers, we aim to give a swift reply to any member needing advice or support, as well as create a strong community.

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Promoting, supporting and training student journalist across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland The Student Publication Association is made up of more than 70 publications across two countries and is free to join. Whether we're helping student papers fight censorship, running a masterclass or negotiating exclusive deals for our members, we're always working for student journalists.
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SPA Members can take advantage of a huge number of benefits from events and training to online tools and support.

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Hardly any job and grad scheme websites include a compilation of all the journalism graduates schemes. But don’t worry – we’ve fixed that.


The SPA is pleased to have partnered with to offer a free online course in Media Law.


Every Tuesday we cover a different topic that you might not find in basic training or your degree.