SUSUtv can now be referred to as nationally award winning after the Southampton University Student’s TV station picked up two awards at this year’s NaSTA (National Student Television Association) Awards.

Andre Pusey reports on it in full on Wessex Scene online. SUSUtv received two awards for Best Drama Programme and Best Comedy, and also received a ‘highly commended’ second for Best Video-to-Music and Best Animation.

SUSUtv’s news show, Current, was unfortunately beaten to the winning post of Best News Programme by the excellent Trent TV – offering us lots of ideas of ways in which we can improve! (Especially the commonly used presenter tut, must master that…)

After establishing only a few years ago, the NaSTA awards were the first that the Southampton student television station had been given, and a great testament to the vast amount the station has grown this year alone – having gone from a small handful of members, to a team that boasts almost 40 students participating in a range of projects.

Stealing the SUSUtv show were first-years Carly Brown, Alastair Mogford and Andreas Day; the former responsible for the winning drama Flat 443 and the latter two for the original comedy, Petty Crimes.

Carly Brown has been at University less than a year and in addition to picking up a nationally competitive Best Drama accolade, she was also responsible for Co-Producing this year’s SUSU Elections Night Live, watched by over 25,000 people.

I can’t wait to see to see what this year’s Freshers get up to in two year’s time.