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The SPA National Awards and Conference is back for another year!
Fresh off of our most successful year yet at Glasgow in 2023, #SPANC24 is coming to Bristol from 12th - 14th April 2024 with a top lineup of speakers, workshops, networking meet ups and the UK’s largest student publication awards.
Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary by bringing a record-breaking number of talented student journalists from up and down the country together in one place for a weekend of Scottish fun.
This time around we’re taking SPANC to the South West for the first time ever and taking over the city of balloons, bridges and Banksy. For all you need to know about #SPANC24 click here.
All-in accommodated ticket
Including two-nights in a twin room in an SPA-approved hotel, entrance to our awards, and all your meals.
Conference and awards ticket
Full access to our awards and conference, and some meals, but you find your own accommodation.
This gets you into our full conference, but does not include our awards do or accommodation.
A welcome social on Friday (with food!) giving you the chance to meet other student journalists and let off some steam.
Access to the full conference programme with panel discussions and keynote speaker events from top journalists.
Access to one-to-one drop in sessions with senior industry professionals, as well as workshops to get bespoke feedback on your work.
Your chance to run for election to be part of the SPA’s executive committee next year and put on an even better event.
A goody bag full of freebies, last year’s included sweet treats, magazines, our glossy brochure and more.
Meet students from across the UK and Ireland, network, and swap copies of your student publications.
A reserved seat at the SPA Awards, including a three-course sit-down dinner and drinks, as we celebrate the best of student journalism.
Meals during the conference itself on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Accommodated tickets also include breakfast and a bed in a twin room at a hotel in central Bristol.
An opportunity to vote at our AGM to shape SPA policy for the next year (this year we added three new awards categories based on last year’s motions).
We’re thrilled that News Associates, who provide the UK’s number one fast-track NCTJ Multimedia and NCTJ Sports Journalism courses, is our headline sponsor again this year.
Lucy Dyer, editorial development director at News Associates, said: “We’re delighted to be a headline sponsor of the Student Publication Association National Conference for the fourth year in a row! We are huge fans of student media, and we love being part of celebrating your successes each year.”