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Show of the Week - 26/2/17

This week's show of the week is the soulful sound of Lew's Smooth Grooves! Every week Lewis plays some of the best Funk and Disco tracks on Shock Radio, and if you'd like to check out his show you can listen below!

Hundreds of protesters rally in Manchester against Donald Trump state visit

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Manchester yesterday in protest of Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK. Organised by several groups including the Stand Up To Trump campaign and Stand Up To Racism, the midday protest began at Piccadilly Gardens and continued until the early evening. The action follows an online petition calling for Trump’s state visit to be cancelled, which has nearly gathered two million signatures. Commenting on the US President's term so far, one event organiser said he was "shocked that Trump moved so quickly and used executive orders to implement some of his policies." Speaking of Trump's actions to halt refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, he

Candidates announced for the 2017 Sabbatical Officer Elections

The candidates have been announced for the 2017 Sabbatical Officer Elections! Up to 54 Salford University students have put themselves forward this year - a significant increase from 38 in the 2015 Elections. Here's a full breakdown of the candidates below: The following events will take place across campus as the candidates receive training from the Students Union and campaign their individual policies: Question Time: Friday 3rd March, 3pm at the Adelphi Studios, Candidate Celebration: Thursday 9th, 6pm at Atmosphere Bar & Cafe, Results Day: Friday 10th March, 4pm at Engels Beard. The voting period will open at 9am on 6th March and will close at 5pm on 9th March. You can follow the latest u

Shock Radio's 15th Birthday!

11th February saw Shock Radio celebrate 15 years of broadcasting at University at Salford, so we held a party to celebrate! If you missed it, or just want to relive how amazing it was, our Head of Music, Tom Hinckley, created a video to cement the eventful night in history!

Students hold up collapsed ceiling at The Factory nightclub

Students were left holding up the ceiling to The Factory nightclub after it fell on their heads in the early hours of Sunday morning. Half of the first floor ceiling fell through at approximately 1.30am, showering clubbers with plasterboard, LED lights and glass. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Salford student Beth Holmes was at the scene: "I was on the edge of the dance floor when I felt pieces of plaster fall on my shoulders, some even went in my eye! I turned around and I saw people trying to hold up the ceiling in the center of the room! I'd avoided factory because I've heard that incidents like this have happened before. That kind of thing scared me, but the fact that it was happening righ

Students support the Light Up Salford Petition

The Light Up Salford petition has currently gained over 700 signatures from both students and parents in the effort to improve lighting conditions on Wallness Lane. Located by University House, Wallness Lane is used by students to link up to Frederick Road and the Lower Broughton area, but has raised increasing concerns over student's safety at night. Salford journalism student Niamh Shackleton began the Light Up Salford petition after fellow Student Union worker Demetra Doka was mugged on Wallness Lane. The incident has since become the incentive behind Light Up Salford in order to improve lighting conditions in the area. Speaking to Shock, Niamh explained that it's not just students who ar

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