University of Northampton Journalism students to broadcast through the night for General Election results radio show

Date 5.12.2019

University of Northampton Journalism students will be working through the night to bring the nation the General Election results, as they happen.

Multimedia Journalism and Multimedia Sports Journalism undergraduates will be broadcasting an election results programme from 10pm on Thursday 12 December until 6am the following day, on community radio station, NLive.

In the studio, UON students will be producing, presenting and reporting the Northampton counts, while students from more than 20 other universities from across the UK will also be phoning in their results to the show.

The results programme is being broadcast in conjunction with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), which accredits journalism courses in the UK, including the ones at Northampton.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to produce, present and report on the most important General Election in several decades.

“They will be essentially mirroring the BBC’s nationwide election operation, from the NLive studios here in Northampton. This will ensure each of our students taking part will have real-world election reporting on their CVs, which will give them a competitive edge in the broadcast journalism jobs market.”

NLive Station Manager, Martin Steers, is excited by the prospect of the station bringing up-to-the minute reporting of the election to listeners not just in Northampton, but across the globe.

He said: “It’s fantastic that NLive is playing host to a national show which really shows the power of community radio and working in partnership with a great university and its journalism department.

“We look forward to hearing student and community voices throughout the night giving the people of Northampton comprehensive coverage of the election.”

NLive broadcasts across Northampton on 106.9 FM, and worldwide online at and on smart phones and smart speakers via the TuneIn app.