URF stands for University Radio Falmer, and it’s been a part of the University Of Sussex’s campus since 1976. We’re Sussex University's online, student-run, and unplaylisted radio station!
Want to give us a listen? Head to our website at www.urfonline.com and follow the links, you'll be hearing a fellow sussex student braving the airwaves in no time.
But if you fancy having a go at being on the radio yourself...
URF is open to everyone, you don’t need any prior knowledge of how to be on the radio, because URF is here to give you that experience. Once you get inside the URF studio, everything else is up to you. You could turn your hour-long radio slot into ANYTHING!! It could be a soapbox for your opinions, or a showcase of the music you love, or maybe it could be a platform for your very own brand of comedy!
Talking isn't the only thing we do...
There are quite a few different roles you could take in URF; Presenters who do all the talking, producers who organize the shows, but also do a bit of chatting too, the tech team who pop up and organize the sound equipment, the news team who deal with current affairs, and then there’s the music team who pick new songs, and interview bands. You can mix and match any of these teams; you could help produce a show, whilst doing an interview later that day, it’s up to you!
Being the radio station of a university next to Brighton gives us loads of great oppurtunities. URF members have interviewed Bastille, The 1975, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Frightened Rabbit, Alt-J and many more (so many that I genuinely can’t keep talking about them).
If you combine all of the things I’ve mentioned, not only does it mean that URF is a ridiculous amount of fun, BUT it also looks really good on a CV (especially if you want to get a job in the radio industry).
So if you want to have some fun doing what you love, whilst getting some great experience then...
Contact us by emailing Station.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Or heading to our facebook page; www.facebook.com/URFOfficial
We look forward to hearing from you!
What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.
Groups can work towards nine leaves:
Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:
The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.
Student Voice Leaf
The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.
The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.
The Community leaf is awarded to groups taking practical action in the service of others to create positive change. This can be through involvement with activities and events on campus, but they will also have made an impact on the wider community by engaging with activities, campaigns and events at a local, national or international level.
Team Sussex Leaf
The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.
The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.
The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.
The Events leaf is awarded to groups who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis. Such groups have also made the effort to hold joint events with other societies/sports clubs and/or the Students’ Union and the University. They have also gotten involved in cultural and community events.
The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.
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