Success for UWE Bristol students at national RTS Student Television Awards

Issue date: 01 July 2022


Talented TV and filmmaking students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won an impressive six categories at the national RTS Student Television Awards 2022.

The awards are designed to highlight the talent, potential and enthusiasm of students across the UK, celebrating the exemplary audio-visual work they create. The awards also provide a unique opportunity for students to get their work seen by leading figures within the television industry.

The UWE Bristol winners are:

Undergraduate Factual

EDEN - Charlie Bush, Patrick Whinder-Montague, Barney Janes, Sam Schoettner, Maryam Bahaari, Guy Newland & Ethan Harper.

Undergraduate News and Sport

The Third Man - Curtis Pyke, Georgia Savoie, Ian Bedwell, Jenna Wallace & Edward Lawton.

Postgraduate Sustainability

Flight of the Puffin - Rakel Dawn Hanson.

All three nominees in this category were students at UWE Bristol.

Undergraduate Sustainability

The State of Earth - Innes Letch, Frankie Gray, Drew Graves, Megan Harrison & Eve-Marie Johnson.

Postgraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork

Ghost Ponds - Amanda Sosnowski

Undergraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork

EDEN - Barney Janes

Dr Anna Piasecki, Head of School of Creative and Cultural Industries, said: “Firstly, a huge congratulations to all our exceptional students, who have clearly demonstrated their creativity and skills among some really tough competition.

“UWE Bristol is continuing to attract some very talented people, which reflects the excellent teaching reputation and support the university offers to students.”

Sinéad Rocks, Managing Director, Nations and Regions at Channel 4 and Chair of the RTS Student Television Awards, said: “The standard this year has been outstanding and the future of the television industry will be in great hands with such talented and passionate individuals keen to make a difference coming into it. It was amazing to be able to celebrate the achievements of all the nominees.”

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