Prof. Andrew Ravenscroft meets delegation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Professor Ravenscroft and other key staff at the University of East London (UEL) shared their Olympic and Paralympic experiences when a Japanese delegation visited the University’s Docklands campus on Monday 30 Jan 2017 on a fact-finding mission to help them prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The visitors from Japanese universities, learned about the key role UEL played prior to the London 2012 Games, including the crucial preparatory work to test the readiness of the public transport infrastructure here at Stratford.   The trip was organised by the British Council and included Andrew’s talk ‘The Westfield Observation Exercise: Evaluating high capacity performance of the Stratford transportation hub in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games’.

UEL was the Japanese delegation’s first stop on a five-day tour of UK universities. Ayako Towatari, education projects manager for the British Council in Tokyo, said, “Japanese universities have just started to plan what they can do ahead of the Games … we’re also keen to see new partnerships between British and Japanese universities developed though this visit.”


“Three minutes away from a good voice presentation can mean six hours of work”

This is how Ana Isabel Ferreira, an expert in voice and communication techniques, spoke about the importance of training in vocal techniques on 22 May 2015, in the CNAI auditorium, Lisbon. The training session had 14 participants from both new and old centers from RadioActive101.  Ana Isabel Ferreira has extensive experience in media training and specialises in oral communications.

The training addressed technical aspects including: how to plan engaging communication, how to make more effective presentations, how to focus on body posture, as well as proposing exercises for relaxation and improving the quality of the voice, breathing, articulation and intonation.

There are plans to expand the training in both Lisbon and Porto and include sessions on radio and sound design.

Vocal Technical Training Lisbon May 2015

Dissemination Workshop

RadioActive Workshop Flyer 26 Nov 2014

RadioActive 101 Dissemination Work-shop

RadioActive101 hosted a Dissemination Workshop on Wednesday 26 Nov 2014, at Dragon Hall Trust, in Covent Garden, Central London.

The sessions covered the practical side of making radio, legal, copyright and licensing requirements and the benefits of implementing a robust Governance Editorial Model.  This workshop had representatives from youth work and other community work; academics and practitioners in education, people from the performing arts and those concerned with employability in general; the creative and digital industries, digital media focussed educators and practitioners, various service users and students.

RadioActivists meet in Porto, 1-3 July 2014

RadioActivists from the UK, Germany, Malta, Romania and Portugal were together in Porto for an extremely productive partner meeting.  As well as getting through lots of project business and planning we also made an exciting live broadcast with the young people of Catapulta youth centre in Porto, Portugal.  The show used music to link together the young people by sharing issues common across the European partnership.  The music that included original recordings made by the young people covered topics that ranged all the way from history, girls in music, countering racism through to discussions on education.