We’re here to help student journalists get ahead, and stay there.

Up-to-date industry standard training

We know that writing for a student publication, or editing one, can feel like a minefield.

The SPA offers live training throughout the year, online events with top professionals, and the biggest student journalism conference to help you network and hone your skills.

Coming up

Do you want to host the biggest event in the student journalism calendar, but you’re not sure where to start? Bidding is open to host #SPANC24 at your university, but we know the process can…
Wed, 20 Sep,  04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Get a glimpse into life as a journalist with our breaking news session. We’ll get you covering a mock breaking news scenario, and everyone will get feedback on their work. It’ll be fast-paced and a…
Thu, 12 Oct,  06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Get a taste into life as a sports journalist with our interactive sports journalism workshop. We’ll get you covering a mock, very busy, day at a sporting event, and everyone will get feedback on their…
Mon, 20 Nov,  06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
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Tell us

We want to hear what training you would benefit from. Email Ella on training@spajournalism.com

We’ve got your back

We know student publications sometimes need extra support, and they can’t always get it from their universities or unions.

If you’re facing censorship, funding cuts, or just need some help, we’re here fight your corner.

We have a trustee team of industry professionals and have successfully lobbied for our members for a decade.