The Radio Academy’s next Foot in the Door event to be in Manchester

The Radio Academy’s next Foot In The Door training and connections day will be held at The University of Salford on Wednesday 26th June 2024 12.00-5.30pm, followed by a social event.

Foot In The Door is for people at entry and early career level in audio to build skills development and give access to people and expertise, through training workshops and a speed-networking session.

This will be the third of these events, following one in Glasgow this February and one in Leeds last November.

The Glasgow event saw around 150 delegates and industry guests come together at Glasgow University’s Student Union, with speakers including Clyde 1’s George Bowie and Cassie Gillespie, Capital Scotland’s Fat Brestovci and the BBC’s Gully Singh.

The Radio Academy is holding the Manchester event with Salford University’s student station, Shock Radio.

Foot In The Door travels to different cities across the UK, partnering with universities, colleges, local and community stations and student radio, to bring together people just starting their audio careers with senior industry experts.

It is sponsored by The Radio Academy partners All In Media/Xperi, Arqiva, BBC Sounds, Broadcast Bionics, MusicMaster/OnAir, PPL, PRS and RCS.

Aradhna Tayal Leach, The Radio Academy Managing Director said: “Foot In The Door opens access to skills, knowledge, contacts and jobs in audio and radio.

“Many people can find it difficult to find out what the different career opportunities are and they don’t know people who can help them.

“This is a chance to make those connections and ask everything you ever wanted to know. From live radio presenting to creating your own podcast brand, and across technology, journalism or sales, at Foot In The Door you’ll meet others who love audio and develop your own journey.”

A three-hour programme of training workshops and talks with national, regional and local audio industry leaders and practitioners will start shortly after midday, covering sessions on programme production, podcasting, social media, brand development, music radio, news and speech audio, imaging, and technology.

This will be followed by a 90-minute facilitated speed-networking session, where delegates will meet a cross-section of audio professionals and learn about opportunities and career paths available in different areas of audio.

To close the day, The Radio Academy North West Branch will hold an informal social event for Radio Academy members. The event will also see the launch of The ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 2024.

Tickets are available now at £6 for Radio Academy Members, or £12 for non-members. Tickets include light refreshments on the day and the first drink in the bar.

The non-member ticket price also includes the offer of £5 off annual membership to The Radio Academy. There is no cost for members to register to attend the social event and 30 Under 30 launch only.

For more information, tickets and previous events visit