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On Wednesday January 30th from 5pm, SonarTV co-hosted NaSTAvision with Staffs TV. NaSTAvision was a huge live broadcast in association with NaSTA, bringing together student TV stations from all over the country for a night of musical acts, celebrity judges and friendly competition.
Check out the on-demand version here!
NaSTAvision – LIVE from 5pm on January 30th
On Wednesday January 30th from 5pm, SonarTV are co-hosting NaSTAvision with Staffs TV. NaSTAvision is a huge live broadcast in association with NaSTA, bringing together student TV stations from all over the country for a night of musical acts, celebrity judges and friendly competition.
Tune in live at nasta.tv from 5pm on January 30th!
Solent Students’ Union Graduation Ball 2012
Following a week on Graduation Ceremonies in Southampton Guildhall, the Graduation Ball is the finale of an emotional week for many. Taking place in Provenance, the acts for the evening included Arp Attack, Fly Frankie Fly and Tinchy Styder.
Filmed by Greg Spreadborough, Georgina Brown, Melissa Vernon, Rowan Johnson and Peter Hughes. Edited by Graham Fitzgerald.
SonarTV at #Demo2012
On Wednesday 21st September, SonarTV will be travelling up to London with Solent Students’ Union to attend NUS’s #Demo2012 in a bid to raise awareness of issues associated with education. We will be on hand to capture the event and bring you coverage of the day.
The national demo is called ‘#demo2012: Educate, Employ, Empower’. It will take place on Wednesday 21 November, and will involve a march through central London.
The current government has put the future of an entire generation at risk. Jobs are hard to come by, students are saddled with unprecedented levels of debt, it’s a struggle to get onto the property ladder, and state pensions are being phased out – it’s easy to feel despondent.
But NUS members have decided to take action. At our National Conference in April, delegates voted to hold a national demonstration in the first term of 2012. We need your help to show the government how angry we are at their betrayals and broken promises.
We’re doing everything we can to make sure that #demo2012 is as effective and peaceful as possible. We’re negotiating the route, carrying out risk assessments, and working to set a tone which shows how passionately we feel without jeopardising anyone’s safety.
We all have a responsibility to make sure that our actions don’t alienate any supporters. But we should also remember that the right to protest is a part of our democracy, and we shouldn’t be afraid to use it.
What’s the demo about?
This demonstration is about three things:
Education is a good thing in and of itself – it enriches the lives of individuals and communities.
But for most, education serves a simple purpose: to create opportunity. The government has placed this under attack from all fronts – by scrapping the EMA, slashing undergraduate teaching funding, increasing tuition fees, introducing draconian restrictions on international students, cutting funding for post-graduate students, hiking fees for adult learners looking to gain basic skills, causing funding chaos in the nations…
It is clear that we can wait no longer. We demand a properly funded tertiary education system, accessible to all, in which all students are properly supported and encouraged – so that anyone with the ability and aspiration to study has the opportunity to do so.
Month after month, we’ve seen youth unemployment rise – it has now reached over 1 million in the UK – and it threatens to cause permanent scars to our economy and society.
We do not need degrading, exploitative and humiliating workfare schemes – we need fair work and fair pay; sustainable jobs are a necessary building block for a sustainable future and a just society.
Politicians have a lot to answer for. Many of them lied to our faces about how they would vote on tuition fees, and at the next general election we must do our best to make sure that those who claimed to represent us can’t betray us again.
But we can’t just sit back and wait for the next election. A new generation of activists was created two years ago, many of whom are now leading our students’ unions, and it is our responsibility to channel their creative energy, passion and commitment.
Politicians have let education and employment slip off the agenda, but now we have an opportunity to create a movement that empowers us to take back our future.
We need to work together with our teachers, our families, our friends, our communities and other students to build formidable alliances for change.
The student movement was built on the value of democracy, equality and collectivism. It’s time for us to build on those values by standing together on the streets on London.
On Wednesday 24th October 2012, NaSTA (the National Student Television Association) will be broadcasting their annual live event ‘Freshers TV’. This is a live broadcast between every NaSTA affiliated station across the country and is this year hosted by York’s YSTV.
As a NaSTA affiliated station, SonarTV will be featured on the programme and will be filling our five minute slot with a tour of our station and highlights from Solent’s fantastic Freshers Fortnight. Make sure you tune in to Freshers TV from 4PM on Wednesday 24th October to avoid missing out!
SonarTV and Radio Sonar announce Freshers Fortnight 2012
On Thursday 16th August at 5pm, your student stations Radio Sonar and SonarTV teamed up to announce the exclusive Freshers Fortnight 2012 schedule live from Solent Students’ Union’s Wi-Fi Lounge. If you were out celebrating your A-Level Results (we don’t blame you) and want to watch the broadcast, it is now available on demand for your viewing pleasure above.
Hosted by Radio Sonar’s Ryan Hunter, the show revealed the full schedule, allowed viewers to win superb prizes and was the first place to hear the line ups for Freshtival, Freshers’ Rave and Freshers Ball.
If you enjoyed our broadcast be sure to keep an eye out for SonarTV and the rest of the Sonar Media family throughout Freshers Fortnight as we bring you our coverage of all the best events.
For more information on Freshers Fortnight 2012 head to solentsu.co.uk/freshers
For more on Radio Sonar head to radiosonar.co.uk
And for videos and to get involved with SonarTV head to sonartv.co.uk
Competition prizes provided kindly by Solent Students’ Union, and Student Day Care (studentdaycare.com/our-trips/uni/southampton-solent/)
SonarTV at Nova Festival 2012
From the producers of the Big Chill comes Nova Festival a festival of Arts & Music in Bignor Park, West Sussex, from the 5th July through to the 8th July.
Along with Rado Sonar and Sonar Magazine, SonarTV is pleased to be providing coverage of Nova Festival 2012. We’ll be grabbing interviews with the acts from the heart of the festival and bringing them to you right here.
For more information about the festival and their student deals visit http://www.novafestival.co.uk.
Here is our complete coverage of the festival:
- Mother Feather [Interview]
- London Drawing (Featured above)
- Greenpeace at Nova Festival
- ActionAid Golf Course
- David J Roch [Interview]