The National Student Television Association, or NaSTA (as it is more commonly known) is the only group of its kind in the country: a representative body designed for and governed by student television for student television.
Student Television itself has been active in the UK since 1964, and the NaSTA awards date back to 1973.
NaSTA exists to not only draw new and existing student television stations together from across the United Kingdom, but also to provide the platform upon which stations can ask each other for advice, overcome problems and nurture a like-minded community of students & student television stations from across the country.
NaSTA, the National Student Television Association, aims to:
- encourage and facilitate the communication between student television stations.
- offer support and advice to new student television stations.
- bring together stations for an annual conference and awards ceremony.
- represent student television stations on a national level and push for greater recognition among the industry of the work of student television stations.
In order to ensure NaSTA meets these objectives & works towards the demands and expectations of Student Television on a local, national and international level, the Association has in place a national executive committee whose mandate is to oversee the running of NaSTA & ensuring that these core aims are met.
The NaSTA Executive Committee comprises of 4 Elected positions: The Chair, The Development Officer, The Technical Officer and the Marketing Officer who all work alongside a member of the Host Station who sit as the Host Executive Officer.
Student Television stations can become members of NaSTA by paying an affiliation fee. All monies raised from the affiliation fee are spent only on achieving the aims of the Association.