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The Radio TechCon bursary schemes are back for the 2021 event, taking place in a virtual format on Monday Nov/ 29, with headline sponsor Broadcast Bionics.
The bursary schemes ensure that the event remains accessible to all and encourage attendance from under-represented parts of the industry.
Lead bursary sponsor Cleanfeed has made the bursaries possible, with the support from The Radio Academy, Wireless, Bauer Media, Brun Audio Consulting, Ann Charles Media, Clockhouse Media and two anonymous donors
For 2021, Radio TechCon is also teaming up with The Radio Academy, which in addition to sponsoring bursary places, is providing a year of free membership for all bursary recipients.
The Organization Bursary supports grassroots organizations in the industry. The Community Media Association, Student Radio Association, and Sound Women Network have each received three tickets to award to members as they wish.
The Individual Bursary is open for anyone who feels under-represented in broadcast engineering or facing a financial barrier to attending the event.
Aradhna Tayal, from organizers TBC Media Ltd., says, “Community is crucial to Radio TechCon. We care deeply about ensuring that our community remains fully accessible to everyone and supports a creative and sustainable industry. Having space to come together, share, learn and celebrate has been a challenge over the pandemic. We are proud that 10% of places will go to bursary recipients once again, with thanks to the support of our industry and individual sponsors.”
Eleven individual bursary places are available. Each applicant must explain how attending Radio TechCon will benefit them and their career and how they will share the knowledge gained with others to give back to the sector.
The application information is on the Radio TechCon website. Entries close at 11:59 p.m on Sunday Oct. 31.
A panel of industry representatives will select the successful bursary recipients.