Radio TechCon Bursary Schemes launched and more sessions announced


The Radio TechCon Bursary Schemes are back for the 2021 event, taking place in a virtual format on Monday 29th November, with headline sponsor Broadcast Bionics.

Radio TechCon is the UK radio and audio industry’s technical and engineering event. Ticketing opened last week with the first announcement of some of the sessions taking place, including a look at South Africa’s digital radio plans and what is BBC Maker Box.

The Bursary Schemes ensure that the event remains accessible to all and encourages attendance from people from under-represented parts of the industry, with thanks to Lead Bursary Sponsor Cleanfeed and industry supporters.

For 2021, Radio TechCon is also teaming up with The Radio Academy, who in addition to sponsoring bursary places is also providing a year of free membership to The Radio Academy for all bursary recipients.

The Organisation Bursary supports grassroots organisations in the industry. We are delighted that three tickets have been given to the Community Media Association for our members.

The Individual Bursary is open for anyone who feels under-represented in broadcast engineering, or who is facing a financial barrier to attending the event. Eleven bursary places are available. Applicants are asked to explain how attending Radio TechCon will benefit them and their career, and how they will share the knowledge gained with others to give back to the sector.

The application information is on the Radio TechCon website: Bursaries

Entries close at 23:59 on Sunday 31st October 2021. A panel of industry representatives will select the successful bursary recipients.

The Radio TechCon bursary schemes have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Lead Bursary Sponsor Cleanfeed, and support from The Radio Academy, Wireless, Bauer Media, Brun Audio Consulting, Ann Charles Media, Clockhouse Media and two anonymous donors.

Aradhna Tayal, from organisers TBC Media Ltd, says,

“Community is crucial to Radio TechCon. We care deeply about ensuring that our community remains fully accessible to everyone and supports a creative and sustainable industry. Having space to come together, share, learn and celebrate has been a challenge over the pandemic. It is more important than ever to recognise the importance of people working in engineering and technology, keeping us on air. We are proud that 10% of our places will go to bursary recipients once again, with thanks to the support of our industry and individual sponsors.”

More sessions announced
Also announced today are some additional sessions:

  • Addressing in-built bias in music production tools: hear from a graduate music producer who has developed a plug-in for digital editors to work outside of Western music formats and cater towards different ragas or scales in Indian music.

  • Latency mini-masterclass - : what is latency, why does it matter and what tools help us with more effective remote collaboration?

  • Behind the scenes: take a virtual tour around Global’s new LBC visualised studio at Millbank.

And more! The full line-up is coming soon.

Tickets are available at and cost £99 + VAT. The price includes access to the virtual event plus a special Radio TechCon goody box.

Radio TechCon is proud to be sponsored by Broadcast Bionics, Arqiva, the IET, RCS, Broadcast Radio, Vortex Communications and Lawo.