SPARCs and SPA Regional Awards 2017
The brand new way the Student Publication Association recognises excellence in student journalism is here, along with the return of
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We’re excited to announce that the bidding process for hosting the Student Publication Association’s Annual Conference 2018 (SPANC) is now
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Splash Sunday – 01/10
Ahhh Freshers’ Week. Its easy to look back with rose-tinted, snakebite-fogged spectacles now, at the wise old age of twenty-one,
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Tears, tantrums and typos: What I learnt in a year as a student editor
Being a student editor was hands down the best thing I’ve ever done. I applied for the job thinking I
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Promoting, supporting and training student journalists from 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.

Below are just some of the advantages our members benefit from

SPA Training Hub

This section of our website is designed to help give student journalists and student publications all the training they need to improve their articles and make their publications the best that they can be. If you want help improving an aspect of your journalism skills that’s not explained in our…

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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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Standardised Style Guide

Sub-editing can be a tricky job at the best of times, so make your life easier with a standard set of rules.

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