The University of Salford enjoyed a successful night at the RTS North West Student Television Awards in February, winning the Comedy and Entertainment, Drama, Factual and News categories.
Manchester Metropolitan University students took home the Animation prize with Luz and the University of Central Lancashire’s Jamie Walsh won the Short Form award with Tia.
BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent presented the awards, which were held at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. The special guest was former Coronation Street actor and co-star of new BBC One sitcom, Scarborough, Catherine Tyldesley.
Earlier in the day, RTS North West held its annual Student Media Conference at the Lowry Theatre.
The afternoon’s programme included a session with Lime Pictures’ Hollyoaks digital team, who explained how they use social plat- forms to drive engagement and build audiences.
Tania Basile, lead talent manager at BBC Children’s and Education, offered advice on landing a job in television. At the end of the conference, there was a networking session with TV industry professionals from across the North West region.
RTS North West Student Television Awards winners
Animation - Luz, Maria Samaniego, Sasha Gallagher, Robert Lallement, Ollie Jones, Remi Rabillat and Tristan Pike, Manchester Metropolitan University
Comedy and Entertainment - Upcycle It!•Molly O’Donnell, University of Salford
Drama - Fantopia, Owen Siry, Aaron Smyth Wallace, Charlie Brookes, Lewis Evers, Sam Davies and Harriet Buckley, University of Salford
Factual - Farm or Flight, Dillon James, University of Salford
News - A Roof Over Our Heads, Pien Meulensteen, University of Salford
Short Form - Tia, Jamie Walsh, University of Central Lancashire
Craft Skills – Camera - Dead of Night, Victoria Barrera Howarth, Univer- sity of Salford
Craft Skills – Editing - Penitence, Joe Preston, Edge Hill University
Craft Skills – Production Design - Zero Lives Left, Rebecca Turner, Manchester Film School
Craft Skills – Sound - Zero Lives Left, Lorena Diaz Negrin, Manchester Film School
Craft Skills – Writing - The Redefinition of Us, Thandie Ndlovu, University of Bolton