The NaSTA Regions

About our regions.

Affiliated stations of the National Student Television Association are divided into regions of the country. Each region has a Regional Development Officer for an academic year. Each officer is responsible for looking after stations within their region. With the increasing number of affiliate stations, Regional Development Officers have become vital in retaining a more personal and informal level of communication with member stations. Each region is unique, meaning the style of activities will vary by region however general responsibilities include:

  • Establishing a means of communication with station managers/representatives in the region
  • Relaying NaSTA related information and news to stations in the region
  • Acting as first line support to stations in the region, dealing with any queries or difficulties they may face
  • Providing NaSTA with updates on any recent developments to stations in the region
  • Coordinating the organisation of regional events, whether it be a regional convention with sessions held by guest speakers, or trips/outings to a place of industry
  • Instigating the opportunity for stations in the region to perform cross collaboration by providing links where appropriate
  • Liaising with local businesses, companies and television stations on potential future developments with NaSTA

Our regional Officers.

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Andreea Alexa

Scotland (Alba)

Andreea is a fourth-year Media student at Robert Gordon University. She has always been passionate about student television and was a member of RGU:TV for two years before undertaking the role of Station Manager for the academic year 2016/2017. Andreea was responsible of ensuring the day-to-day running of the station and this experience has given her a set of skills that she believes will help her as Regional Development Officer for Scotland. Andreea is looking forward to working with all stations across the country and further supporting each station in producing and promoting their content.

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Grace Downer

Northern England

Grace is working alongside Oli as a Regional Development Officer for Northern England. She joined YSTV in her first term at the University of York and was elected Deputy Station Director and then Station Director in her second year. During her time with the station her enthusiasm for student television had really developed as has been inspired to aim to pursue a career in the television industry. As your Northern Regional Development Officer, she hopes to create opportunities for Northern stations both in terms of industrial experiences and collaborations with each other. Feel free to get in touch with any ideas!

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Oli Welham

Northern England

Oli is working alongside Grace as a Regional Development Officer for Northern England. As a student, Oli was heavily involved with Student Television in his role of Station Manager for NSU/TV at Northumbria Students’ Union. This was a role he held for 2 years, volunteering over 800 hours with his involvement as a Writer, Actor and Producer in projects such as Stigma (a series about Male Mental Health) and Sabb Life: A Mockumentary (A mockumentary style look into the life of Northumbria’s Sabbatical Officers). Outside of NaSTA, Oli is working for Northumbria University travelling the country promoting University life to potential students. Feel free to drop him an email with any questions or issues.

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Craig Searle

Eastern England

Craig is currently studying Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. He’s been involved with student television since he started university back in 2014. He was involved in a variety of shows that LSUTV produced and he’s currently Station Manager. As well as LSUTV, Craig helped with LA1:TV and YSTV with ‘Roses’ for the last 2 years. Craig looks forward to helping and collaborating with all stations in Eastern England this year.

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Charlie Knights

West and Wales (Cymru)
Charlie is a former Station Manager of CUTV in Cardiff, his big aim is to get everyone working together and organising big regional conferences and nights out. Charlie is also a Regional Officer for the Student Radio Association, and the ‘Students with Disabilities Officer’ at Cardiff University. If you are having any issues across broadcast or working with your Students’ Union let him know! He wants to be more involved with everything, so expect him bothering you on a regular basis!
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West Midlands

This position is currently vacant and applications are being taken.

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London and Home Counties

This position is currently vacant and applications are being taken.

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South Coast

This position is currently vacant and applications are being taken.

Regions and affiliated stations