NaSTA is an association that unites nearly 50 student television stations across the UK. Working with partners across different areas of student life and the television industry, we are a representative body designed and governed by student television, for student television.


Every year over 40 student TV stations enter the NaSTA Awards, the most prestigious and longest running student TV awards in the UK with 20 categories recognising all aspects of television production. The NaSTA Conference & Awards is the highlight of the student television calendar. Students, alumni and industry leaders meet together for a weekend conference with industry sessions, networking and challenges, culminating with the prestigious awards ceremony. The 2018 Awards will be hosted by Sheffield’s Forge TV.


Student television in the UK is over 50 years old and NaSTA itself has been going for over 45 years. We have grown from an annual meeting of a few stations showing off their videos to a community of 48 stations regularly working together and sharing ideas. We organise the longest running student media awards in the country, run regional events across the UK, help students meet, learn from and network with television professionals and help our member stations develop their content, audience and stations.


Affiliated stations


Years of Student TV


Annual Conference Delegates


Award entries submitted this year

NaSTA Events.

6:00 pm
The SMPTE ST 2022 suite of standards provides a reliable way of using IP to transmit signals that were traditionally sent over serial interfaces. ST 2022-2, -3, and -4 carry MPEG-2 transport streams over IP rather than the asynchronous serial interface (ASI) conventionally used for
Online Webcast
6:00 pm
Jon Karafin, CEO of Light Field Lab Inc., will detail the very latest developments in light field and holographic display technologies, including insights into the creative and technical implications for content creation. Karafin also will analyze the data requirements and solutions for streaming holographic media,
Online Webcast
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Atomos, in partnership with Visual Impact, would like to welcome you to an HDR event opening with a seminar that will de-mystify the elements around HDR video and provide you with a sound understanding of the technology and its relevance commercially. The introduction of 4K
Visual Impact
12:00 am
IBC is THE event for you to see the best products and services in broadcast industry. The IBC exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI and hosts over 1,700 exhibitors spanning the creation, management and delivery of electronic and media entertainment. At the conference hear
RAI, Amsterdam
12:00 am
NaSTA will be teaming up with MADE for a special broadcast looking at getting into the television industry.   Specific broadcast time and details to be announced.
Online Broadcast
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
5:00 pm
Just a little thing we’re doing in London because hardly anything to do with Student TV happens in London because they’re all too busy doing like real TV or something. Who even knows. We don’t even have a London regional officer. Though Chris might as
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Demon TV
9:00 am
The Media Technology Day is an all-day exclusive industry event brought to you by Procam, in partnership with Broadcastmagazine. Taking place at the luxury Ham Yard Hotel in Soho on November 1st, this one-day event will focus on innovation in productionand camera technology, and will comprise of: Seminars and panel discussions Networking opportunities Hands-on
Ham Yard Hotel
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day
12:00 am
More info coming soon!
Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Rd, Sheffield S10 2TG

NaSTA Projects.

NaSTA hosts national and regional events connecting student TV stations with each other and with industry. NaSTA also helps oversee collaborative national broadcasts that lets one station lead an exciting production that other stations submit content for and some even contribute live!

Over the past year, we’ve been working on shifting the regional structure to ensure that stations are well connected with their neighbours of close proximity. Affiliated stations of the National Student Television Association are divided into regions of the country. Each region has a Regional Development Officer who is responsible for engaging with stations within their region and organising regional events for members of stations within the region. The regional structure helps NaSTA ensure that its activities are spread across the nation to benefit all stations.

  • Scotland

  • Northern England

  • Eastern England

  • West Midlands

  • Wales and Wales

  • London and Home Counties

  • South Coast

The Teams Behind NaSTA.

NaSTA is a body run by volunteers from within student television and those who have moved on to successful careers in the industry. One thing unites them all — the love of seeing students succeed in making television. They all work to develop opportunities for stations and link individuals with partners in the television industry.

The NaSTA Exec is made up of 7 elected members who look after specific areas of the organisation. They are led this year by Chris Osborn who is the Chair of NaSTA.

Working with the elected Development Officer, Regional Development Officers are appointed to help develop a specific number of stations within a geographical area. They also look after running regional conferences and events.

This years conference and awards will be brought to you by the University of Sheffield’s Station: Forge TV from the 13th to the 15th April 2018. As they go into their 10th anniversary year. Lead by host officer Tom Mason, the team will be bringing you fantastic conference sessions by industry experts at the number one Students’ Union in the UK.

The Student Television Alumni Network (STAN) was formerly known as PaSTA. Up until 2016 it was an organisation within NaSTA, and an Alumni Officer sat on the NaSTA Executive Committee as a non-executive member. In 2016 it was decided to split the two organisations, to help both bodies achieve their aims, which will in turn benefit their respective members.