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

The SPA’s training materials are currently being reviewed by the Development Officer. Until changes are made, archived training materials and other resources can be found here.

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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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From 2015 to 2016, the SPA provided a weekly training blog on the various issues that student publications can face. The following content is provided for archival purposes only during a review of the SPA’s training materials. While most of the advice given below is still valid today, it is…