Get Involved

SOAS Radio would not exist without the support of its dedicated volunteers. To date many of the duties associated with developing the station have ranged from coordinating volunteers, running the studio and radio desk, fundraising, editing, program making and web-design. Training can be provided in all fields, and we have well-established systems, so please don’t feel daunted if you are a complete beginner, a willingness to get involved and be dedicated is enough!

Call for Volunteers

SOAS Radio is seeking qualified volunteers to assist in the operation of our dynamic web-based radio station. Whether your are interested in the day to day operations of a radio station, marketing and public relations, audio editing, archiving experience, graphic design, broadcast journalism or production there are many opportunities available at SOAS Radio for you to pursue your passion. Not only will you gain relevant experience, but you will be contributing to the overall goal of providing relevant education and musical programming to our many listeners world wide!

SOAS Radio is currently seeking individuals who have the following skills or seek to develop them in:

  • Wednesday Live Studio Manager
  • Music Programme Editor
  • Speech Programme Editor
  • Audio Editing
  • Online Editing
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Events
  • World Radio Day Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Development Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Promotion & Outreach

Read more under SOAS Radio Internships


Call for Presenters:

SOAS Radio is seeking to recruit presenters with specific show ideas based on the fields that SOAS covers. Have an idea for a great radio show? Get in touch with a one paragraph blurb about the show itself (and tell us why you’re interested in that topic separately). Please keep in mind that studio time is at a premium so we cannot offer every show proposal a recording slot.

Email your proposal to: studio@soasradio.org

SOAS Radio is currently recruiting presenters to develop and produce: Music shows (country/region or genre specific), Documentary programming, Current Affairs programming, Foreign Language programming


SOAS Radio Development Communications Internships

During the summer of 2013 three students from SOAS Radio completed a development communications project in Accra, Ghana with a sexual health and gender equality NGO. One project manager and two radio editors conducted a training programme in recording and editing for radio and a pilot radio drama was produced with a group of women from the community. This pilot was aired on FM radio in Accra during the project and included live phone-in interactions, where people from across Accra called to take part in the show. The project focused on the role of communications in raising awareness about women’s rights, HIV/AIDS and gender equality. For more info take a look at the project blog – http://cargocollective.com/teamghana. For more information on new projects please visit https://soasradio.org/get-involved-soas-radio/development-communications-internship


Opportunities for CISD students:

For students studying at the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS Radio offers a media internship, covering CISD conferences and guest lectures. For more details please see http://www.cisd.soas.ac.uk/ipg/soas-radio-internships,11478823  


Requirements for All Volunteers:

The only thing we ask of potential volunteers is to dedicate a few hours a week to the station, and to be reliable. Although we understand the pressures of being a SOAS student all too well, it isn’t too difficult to manage your time effectively, and we have had plenty of issues with people who don’t turn up or turn up late disrupting the smooth running of the station. Because of this we reserve the right to drop the show/replace those who repeatedly fail to turn up (on time) without letting us know first.


Benefits for Volunteers:
Plenty of those who have moved on from the station have been back in touch to let us know how useful their time at SOAS Radio was in getting them a job, and we find that those who put the time and effort in do reap the rewards of SOAS Radio when it comes to eventually finding a career, regardless of what industry they find themselves wanting to move into.

If you are interested, then drop us a line at studio@soasradio.org

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer and Presenter posts are available for SOAS Students and Alumni only.