We’re halfway through March, and the SPA National Conference 2023 (#SPANC23) is now just around the corner. If you’re coming along in-person, you’ll be getting a confirmation in your inbox in the next few days giving you all the details you need. However, one of the most important things we’ll…
Bidding opens to host #SPANC20
The SPA’s biggest weekend of the year could be coming to a campus near you. Bidding for #SPANC2020 is now open, with all of the SPA’s members across the UK and Ireland eligible to apply to host the annual conference. #SPANC2020 is the biggest weekend in the SPA’s calendar. For…
Notice of General Meeting – 23 October 2019
SPA Chair Owain Evans has called for a General Meeting of Members to be held on Wednesday 23 October. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss constitutional changes to the SPA. The proposed Constitution and Bye-laws can be found on the SPA’s issuu, here. A full agenda for the…
Statement: University Times
The SPA is extremely concerned to see attempts to remove funding from member publication the University Times. We strongly believe that the actions of the University Times, while unorthodox for a student publication, were proportionate to the overwhelming public interest in reporting on hazing. Student publications carry out the vital…
Flash Friday 29/07: Norwich Pride, Transgender Athletes and Uber
As July comes to an end and we enter the hottest month of the year, student journalists across the country have been locked up and covering the news across the globe.
Flash Friday 22/07: Trump, Tuition Fees and Black Lives Matter
The previous month has been one of the busiest news months in history, as usual you guys have got it covered! Here are some of the highlights from student publications for the last week.
Flash Friday 24/06: EU Referendum Special
So, it actually happened – Britain has left the EU. It might be the most historic moment of our lives so far, in a few hours we’ve had a Prime Minster resign, a vote of no confidence in the leader of the opposition, and the First Minister declaring another referendum in Scotland – here’s…
#SPANC16 Award Categories Revealed
The SPA is delighted to finally reveal its 2016 suite of awards, to be presented at #SPANC16.
Free media law lecture for SPA members
Student journalists across the country have been able to take advantage of a free online media law lecture this month, as part of a special partnership with JournoTraining.com.
SPA votes to oppose unpaid internships
The Student Publication Association has formally voted to oppose unpaid internships, in a vote by the executive committee this week.