RTS Student Television Awards 2024

Awards Ceremony

Friday, 21 June, 2024
IET London
Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The nominations have been announced for the RTS Student Television Awards 2024, sponsored by 4Skills - Channel 4’s nationwide training and development strategy.

The winners will be crowned at an awards ceremony held on Friday 21st June at the IET, Savoy Place, hosted by rapper, author and broadcaster Guvna B. 

Across the 24 competitive categories, which honour the best audiovisual work produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK, 25 institutions were nominated. This year, the National Film and Television School led the way with 10 nominations across postgraduate categories followed by the University of the West of England who received four nominations for projects Cowboys vs Prairie Dogs, Singularity, Death at Sea, and Grasping The Nettle.

For 2024, the categories for Factual content have been updated and separated to Factual Short Form and Factual Long Form. Projects nominated in the undergraduate Factual Short Form category include Beyond Borders from Sheffield Hallam University, Dragons from Bath Spa University, and Strongwoman from University of Stirling. The new Factual Long Form category saw three nominations for postgraduate projects all from the National Film and Television School. Furthermore, the Environment and Sustainability category has been renamed Saving The Planet and has shortlisted three undergraduate projects and three postgraduate projects from Aberystwyth University, UWE, Bristol, University of Cumbria, University of the West of England and the National Film & Television School, respectively.

Sinéad Rocks, Managing Director, Nations and Regions at Channel 4 and Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards, said: “It feels like every year, we are taken aback by the standard of work submitted to the RTS student awards - and this year is no exception. The new categories have opened up the awards to even more incredible projects from across the UK, demonstrating that the future of television production is looking very bright indeed. I look forward to celebrating this excellence alongside some of the key figures in our industry at this year’s awards ceremony in June.”

The RTS Student Television awards are designed to highlight the talent, potential and enthusiasm of students across the UK, celebrating the exemplary audiovisual work they create.

The Craft Skills categories for Camerawork, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Writing will be announced during the ceremony.

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Please see below the list of nominations:  

Undergraduate Animation


Michael Blake & Martin To
University of the West of England


James Watt, Nyah Deamer, Marta Smielewski & Steven Watt
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Curse of Dracular

Jack Paterson
Norwich University of the Arts

Undergraduate Drama


Jagoda Tlok, Jess Kelly, Euan Farmer, Juno Glover & Team
(Screen Academy Scotland (Edinburgh Napier University)

Night Light

Oscar Bell, Thomas Ellison & Madeleine Reddy
Staffordshire University


Corinna Elleschild, Ellis Cate, Louis Barron-Forde, Charlie Guy-Jones & Team
UWE Bristol

Undergraduate Entertainment and Comedy Drama

Lulu's Zoo

Sarah Baker
University of Salford

The Other Half

Alina Ilin & Benjamin Bogdan-Hodgson
Middlesex University

Worst Thing

Jayme Bartlett, Bobby Donaldson, Hayley Louise McGuire, Petra Crace & Team
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Undergraduate Factual – Long Form

Simme Tutt’uno

Alice Franchi, Yasmin Boxall, Freddie Logan & Alice Sacco
University of Westminster

Thank you, Final Fantasy VII

Mark Stiles
University of Sunderland

Walking the Labyrinth

Jessica Doherty, Conor Farrelly, Megan Hughes, Kim Stewart & Team
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Factual – Short Form

Beyond Borders: Mo's Story

Oliver Burke, Searus Aynsley & Max Clibbon
Sheffield Hallam University


Tyrese Shipp, Sophie Taylor, Harry Orr & Alex Chiles
Bath Spa University


Kyla Miller, Ewan Patrick, Jodie McMail, Katrina McEwan & Remi Peron
University of Stirling

Undergraduate Journalism

ANGLE NEWS Final Newsday

Kaleigh Pritchard, Aoife Harkin, Meg Griffiths, Isaac Lewis & Team
University of Gloucestershire


Carla Basu, Lauren Fitzpatrick & Adam Millar
University of the West of Scotland


Kay Proctor & Team
University of Gloucestershire

Undergraduate Saving the Planet

Fibres - The Roots of Industrial Hemp

Matthew Tyler-Howells, Vic Kolbe & Emily Hogg
Aberystwyth University

Forgotten Fibre

Tristan Patrick Sherfield, Alex Stevenson, Maurice A Wren, Robert Loud & Team
UWE, Bristol

Tails of Cumbrian Heritage

Georgia Costin & Abbey Wilkinson
University of Cumbria

Postgraduate Animation

Crab Day

Ross Stringer, Aleksandra Sykulak, Bartosz Stanislawek & Donya Maguire
National Film and Television School

Mum’s Spaghetti

Lisa Kenney, Emma Grazette, Martina Buendia Silva, Jack Maraghy & Team
National Film and Television School


Conor Mullin, Alexander Leeming Froudakis, Joe Flowers, Pip Denning & Team
University of the West of England

Postgraduate Drama

Jellyfish and Lobster

Elizabeth Rufai, Yasmin Afifi, Linda Wu, Max Reynolds & Team
National Film and Television School

Killing Boris Johnson

Musa Alderson-Clarke, Solomon Golding & Team
National Film and Television School


Siqin Qu, Yifei Yue, Xianglong Zhang & Shengshuo Hou
University of York

Postgraduate Entertainment and Comedy Drama

7 Day Expert

Julia Waller, Hannah Dodge & Team
National Film and Television School

Tastes of the Past

Shu Wang, Anastasia Adruzova, Marcin Mazurek & Fleur Capocci
National Film and Television School

Why Don't You Stay For Tonight

Guilherme Pires, Yegor Chmilewsky, El Hakim & Gundham Onorati
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Postgraduate Factual – Long Form


Benjamin Kodboel, Frederik Ribergaard, Itzel Gonzalez Estrada, Jack McCartney & Team
National Film and Television School

Lettre à Elie (Letter to Elie)

Alexis Grigorieff, Louise Bernard Pallas, Harry Foster, Ciara McKenna & Team
National Film and Television School

With Woman

Mia Harvey, Yu-Pu Pon, Luke Barnfather, Diana Duah & Team
National Film and Television School

Postgraduate Factual – Short Form

Death at Sea

Sara Pipernos, Mikey Sneddon & Nyal Mueenuddin

My Dad and the Volcano

Gavin Reid & Brendan Swift
The University of the West of Scotland

My Mum Rita

Qiqi Hou
University of the Arts London

Postgraduate Journalism

Charlton Upbeats Football Fundraiser

Lili Sheppard & Shivansh Gupta
City, University of London

Ukranian cafe

Lili Sheppard & Tiffany Muthee
City, University of London

Under The Sky - The Homeless of Calcutta

Rini Ghosh
Nottingham Trent University

Postgraduate Saving The Planet

Cowboys vs Prairie Dogs

Alexander Crisp
University of West England

Forgotten Forests

Robyn Dean, Lauren Wynter, Siim Skepast, Jack McCartney & Team
National Film and Television School

Grasping the Nettle

Mairi Eyres, Leo Alexander, Mikey Sneddon, Ningjing Wang & Team
University of the West of England

The nominations have been announced for the RTS Student Television Awards 2024, sponsored by 4Skills - Channel 4’s nationwide training and development strategy.