Student Television Alumni Network (STAN)

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.

The role of STAN for NaSTA members is to provide you with access to alumni who have gone on from student TV into a wide range of media related careers: television, online, film, PR, advertising, journalism and more. STAN is made up of a wide network of media professionals who have worked for the likes of the BBC, ITN, Sky, Kiss FM, MediaCom, and the London Evening Standard, to name but a few! These alumni can be available to your TV stations for a number of different things, including; networking events, skills sessions, CV advice, work experience enquiries, awards judging, or even just a quick email exchange. And the best part is: they all want to help; they want to pass on their knowledge to you guys.

The role of STAN for NaSTA alumni is to facilitate the discussion and sharing of information between alumni, the administration of events for alumni, and provision of an online hub for alumni.

Please bear with us while the trustees sort everything out – we are creating an entirely new organisation here, and it’s going to take time and patience – but don’t ever be put off from getting in touch. We’re here to help in whatever way we can.

Please contact dan.orton@nasta.tv (Chair) for any queries and suggestions.

Our mission statement:

  1. The name of the organisation is the Student Television Alumni Network (STAN)
  2. The purpose of STAN is to facilitate the discussion and sharing of information between NaSTA alumni, the administration of events for alumni, provision of an online hub for alumni, and liaison with the NaSTA Executive Committee
  3. Membership is free and open to any NaSTA alumni, i.e those who were members of NaSTA affiliated student television stations at university
  4. Management of STAN will be conducted by a Board of Trustees, made up of a Chair, Secretary, Web Officer, and five Ordinary Members
  5. STAN trustees will meet at least twice a year
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Dan Orton

Chair

Daniel was a member of XTV (Exeter) from 2009 – 2012, eventually becoming Station Manager (2011-2012). He worked for a few production companies in junior production roles after graduating before taking on a job as a video producer at Bauer Media. He is now the Video Editor for the London Evening Standard. He also produces London Film Club, a weekly film review programme, for London Live.

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Emma Bew

Secretary

Emma was a member of YSTV from 2010 – 2013, and was also Association Chair of NaSTA for the year 2013/14. After a couple of years working in Production on various factual shows, she is now working at the BBC Academy.

Julian Waller

Web Officer

Julian was a member of Guild TV (Birmingham) from 2011 – 2015, with the position of Head of Tech for 3 years. He is now a full-time software developer, but still gets involved in Student TV or freelance live video when possible.

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Leah Blackaby

Ordinary Member

Leah was a member of FuseTV (Manchester) from 2010-2013, becoming Station Manager (2012-2013). She was NaSTA Regional Officer for North England for 2013-2014 and has organised two regional conferences. She now works for Sky Media and has recently co-produced her first film with Alt Angle Films.

Rob Sumner

Ordinary Member

Rob was a member of Guild TV from 2012-15, holding the position of Station Manager for 2 years. He then joined NaSTA as the Technical Officer for the year 14/15, and is now working as an Outside Broadcast Engineer for Cloudbass.

Nik Rahmel

Ordinary Member

Kayleigh Chan

Ordinary Member

Kayleigh was a member of Cardiff Union TV from 2011 – 2014, station manager in 2013/14 and NaSTA Regional Officer for Wales in the same year. After graduating, she worked for BBC Worldwide before moving to ITV to work in scheduling.