NERVE is Recruiting For 2017/18



We are now accepting applications to join NERVE as a committee member for the 2017/2018 academic year! You have the chance to become part of the best student media group in the UK (we’re not biased), and make a real impact on NERVE over the next year.

What are you waiting for? Have a look at the roles at the bottom of this page to see which one suits you the most and get applying! This page contains some important information about the application process, so read it closely.


How Do I Apply?

Click on the links below to look at the role profile for the role(s) you are interested in. Once you’ve found a role that sounds perfect for you, email with the following:

  • A paragraph or two on why you are perfect for the role.
  • Include your previous experiences/responsibilities at Nerve where possible.
  • Include any relevant evidence (audio recordings, articles, designs, etc) that relate to the role you are applying for.
  • Some role profiles have additional information that you need to provide. Read the documents closely.

If you are applying for several roles, please send separate emails for each.

Please DO NOT include a CV.

What Happens After I Apply?

Immediately after you send your application to you should get an automated response back. If you do not receive one soon after please check your spam or junk folders. If you still haven’t received any email from us, please send off your application again, this time copying in (CC’ing)

We will contact you from an email address soon after applications close on the 7th of May. Make sure you have email addresses whitelisted, as we sometimes have issues with email ending up in your spam or junk folders.

Our email to you after applications close will let you know about the next steps. We may ask you to come in for an interview, which will be conducted between the 8th and 19th of May.

If you don’t hear from us for a week or so after the 7th of May, send us an email and let us know.

When Are Successful Applicants Announced?

The roles, and the successful applicants to fill those roles, will be announced at our annual Nerve Awards. We don’t have an exact date for this yet, but it normally happens late May. We will be letting you all know via our website and social media channels as soon as we confirm the date, so keep an eye out over the next week or so.



Nerve Radio is Bournemouth University’s student radio station, and showcases the best of BU student radio talent from 9am – 12am, 7 days a week. Nerve Radio is open to any student at BU, no matter of course! The Nerve Radio committee is responsible for the running and decision making at Nerve Radio, and are a passionate team that care about the future success of our station. Joining the committee offers opportunities to help run an award winning live radio station, meet new people, and gain experience in the radio industry.


Nerve Magazine is Bournemouth University’s student magazine, read by thousands of students on campus and even more internationally online. Comprised of features, entertainment, fashion, comment and sport, the magazine publishes a variety of content on a monthly basis. We are now recruiting for our 2017/18 Editorial Team. If you’re interested in magazines, publishing and/or design – we want you! There are more roles up for grabs than ever before as Nerve Magazine continues to evolve and grow, and we’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic team to take us into the future. All of the roles are below, so if you’re interested – click on the job profiles below for more information about how to apply.



The Nerve Website Editorial Team is a great group of people with many different ideas and perspectives on the things around us. THIS is what makes our content great and gives is the potential to be greater. It is definitely worth getting involved because the only way it’s going to get better and better is if YOU sign up and start putting things on that you would want to see. Whether you’re a writer, a photographer or someone who loves to film, bring your skill set along. This really is a team with space for anyone with skills that can be used online. If you’re looking to get an online related credential for your CV, look no further than the Nerve Website Team. You never know, your future as a leading online figure could start here!


Nerve Tech help manage Nerve’s websites, studios and technical infrastructure to ensure that Nerve can run smoothly. Nerve Tech consists of a handful of students that are committed to making Nerve the best in student media, by creating award-winning technical achievements and continuing to support Nerve’s technical services. The freedom and opportunity to gain real-world experience make a position at Nerve Tech invaluable, particularly for those currently studying on Computing or Audio Technical courses.


As the Student Union’s Television network, Nerve TV aim to continually provide visual entertainment to Bournemouth’s student community. With all of the different departments within Nerve TV, we cater to a broad audience and produce a number of varied videos throughout the academic year. In addition to producing our own content, we work very closely with the Student’s Union to give student events around the university coverage and use our skills for the better of the wider community. If you’re on one of the many media related courses available at Bournemouth University, then Nerve TV would be an invaluable way of building up experience. There’s no limit to who can get involved, with Nerve TV prioritising on the job learning and encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones to learn new skills.

Still got questions, or have any issues with sending your application to us? If so, email