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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tom is a third-year History student at the University of Southampton. For the last two years, he has lived and breathed student media with experience in everything from print to radio. But, it was student television that caught his imagination and since taking part in European Union referendum coverage for SUSUtv, he has gone on to create a variety of content from sketches to General Election content and is currently Director of Factual Production at SUSUtv. As Regional Development Officer for the South Coast, his aims include; more collaboration between the stations in the South, a regional convention with industry guests and a South Coast Awards Night in the summer. If you are in the South and do student television, don’t hesitate to contact him!