University of Cumbria students win trio of Royal Television Society Awards

University of Cumbria students win trio of Royal Television Society Awards name

Three awards recognising up and coming talent in the TV industry have been made to University of Cumbria students at the annual RTS North East and the Border Awards.

Students from the university gained recognition in the Regional Student Award: Factual, Student Craft: Camerawork and Student Craft: Sound at the event categories at the event held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel on 25 February 2017.

Chair of the awards, Graeme Thompson said: “This year’s ceremony showcased the next generation of TV and digital talent. And the great thing about these winning entries is the confidence and new ideas exhibited across the categories. We are delighted to be able to recognise these new players who are the future leaders of the sector.”

BA Hons Adventure Media student Chris Vyvyan Robinson’s film, An Adapted Generation received the factual award. The production tells the story of people from the Azores who have changed from hunting whales to taking tourists to see them.

Ben Woolner’s camera work in a music video for Cumbria musician Flora Cash was rewarded with the BA Hons Adventure Media student receiving the Student Craft: Camerawork award.


A film profiling the work of Carlisle-based artist Paul Leith by final year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production students Ben Howard, Owen Hamer, Sam Bowman and Shane Briddick received Student Craft: Sound at the event.

“We were delighted to have such a strong showing in the awards which are recognised throughout the industry,” said Principal Lecturer, Media Arts Michael Mitchell. “The whole team at Brampton Road are so proud for the students who I’m sure will go on to great things.”

More than 400 guests attended the sell-out event hosted by Jayne Secker of Sky News.