Unlock Your Voice (Manchester)

The Gaydio Academy, in partnership with Children in Need, is delivering radio skills training, peer support and mentoring to give participants their first steps in radio, a look at the industry as a whole and then creating content for participants to take away with them to help them into future volunteering roles & work experience. All participants will see themselves enrolled into the industry whilst benefiting from one-to-one support and volunteering opportunities.

This course will see you in five informal training sessions, over a single week, located at our central Manchester HQ. Training will focus on:

Course Layout

  1. Introduction to Radio and how to become a radio presenter

  2. Show content & news presenting

  3. Other roles in radio & a look at music

  4. Creating your own station and preparation for the creation of your podcasts

  5. Podcast creation, a session exploring the next stage progression tailored to participant's specific needs and next steps with Gaydio and other radio station.

Location, Dates and Times

Location: Gaydio, Manchester One Building, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LF

Date: 8th to 12th April 2024

Time: 1pm to 4/4:30pm


  • You must be 14-18 years old

  • You must be Greater Manchester Based

  • Must be available for the dates above

  • Must not have done a previous 'Intro into Radio' course with Gaydio


Personal Information

First and Surname
Date of Birth *
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Overall or anything help that you have above (Disability/Access/Allergy Needs)
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Address Information

Emergency Contact Information (2 Needed)

Addtional Questions

E.g. Social Media, The Princes Trust, Salford Uni, Manchester Council, Job Centre etc
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With Thanks

  • Children in Need

    BBC Children in Need believes that every child should have the chance to thrive and be the best they can be. We are committed to being there for children across the UK when they need us the most. Together with the BBC and our partners, we inspire the nation to support this work.