Radio Presenter confirmed as guest speaker at Midlands Media Student Awards

A talented young radio presenter will be guest speaker at the Midlands Media Student Awards, being held in Birmingham on Wednesday, 10 April.

Alex Noble (pictured), a graduate from the University of Nottingham, showcases new musical talent on the radio programme, BBC Music Introducing in the West Midlands.

BBC Music Introducing, first launched in 2007, is dedicated to discovering and supporting new music. It allows undiscovered artists to have their tracks played on BBC local radio shows and also provides up-and-coming artists with broadcast opportunities on TV and online, as well as the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases.

Alex, who has also worked as a BBC producer in the East Midlands, said: “Showcasing some of the best in new music from one of the most vibrant areas in the UK is a delight. But, as a freelance social media strategist myself, I’m also well aware of the emerging talent amongst the region’s media sector so it will be great to meet and discuss the future with our next-generation media specialists.”

The Midlands Media Student Awards, originally introduced in 2015 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Birmingham Press Club, the event organisers, are this year being held on 10 April at Mama Roux’s, the home of Digbeth Dining Club.

Individual tickets are priced at £30, including VAT. To make a booking visit

Birmingham City University, the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Northampton have all confirmed sponsorship, together with the Press Club’s overall sponsor, HSBC UK and the main sponsor for the evening Amazon.

Speaking of the decision to team up with the Awards ceremony, Neil Williams, Community Relations Manager for Amazon said : “It’s a tremendous opportunity to work with the Birmingham Press Club to both encourage aspiring journalists and recognise the best emerging talent. It’s great to see the world’s oldest press club looking to the future with the Midlands Media Students’ Awards which we’re delighted to support.”

Award categories include broadcasting, culture, data journalism, features, news, social media and photography. Event organisers said that the deadline for receipt of entries was 7 March.

  • Lincoln University student Natasha Turney, chosen as Student of the Year at the inaugural awards, is now a BBC broadcast journalist, while Worcester University student Conor Rees, who took the accolade in 2016, is publishing a lifestyle magazine.

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