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Winners announced for RTS Student Television Awards 2016

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The awards recognise outstanding work produced by undergraduate and postgraduate students during the 2014/15 academic year.

Comedian Mark Dolan hosted the event which welcomed over 250 students from around the country.

The Student Television Awards 2016 were chaired by Sky Arts Director Phil Edgar-Jones and celebrate the best in student television.

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Open.

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RTS Student Television Awards 2016

The Awards celebrates the work of student television across the UK, attended by key industry figures, students and tutors. Comedian and TV presenter Mark Dolan will present the awards.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

1.00pm: Registration and Lunch 

2.00pm: RTS Student Television Awards Ceremony

3.30pm – 5.00pm: Drinks Reception

 

To see the nominees for the 2016 Student Television Awards, click here