Ravensbourne hosts spectacular 2023 NaSTA awards ceremony

Students cheer at the awards ceremony

Article by: David Millett

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Ravensbourne University London hosted the 2023 National Student Television Awards (NaSTAs) in a completely student-led extravaganza.

The professional, large-scale event was organised, planned, and pulled together by Creative Capital, a content creation society run by Ravensbourne students.

It took place over three days from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 April in the Ravensbourne building on the Greenwich Peninsula next to the O2, with guests from across the UK attending.

The NaSTAs are the UK’s most prestigious and longest-running student TV awards – and the ceremony hosted at Ravensbourne marked its 50th anniversary. The annual ceremony celebrates all aspects of student-led TV production.

A team of over 30 Creative Capital members were involved in the organisation of this year's event, a collaboration of students from across our BA (Hons) Digital Television Production, BA (Hons) Digital Film Production and BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering courses.

They were involved in all aspects of hosting and managing a live event, which they coordinated around their fulltime studies.


Creative Capital at NaSTAs

In addition to being the host, Ravensbourne also celebrated the wins of several of our Creative Capital students on the night. The team took home one gold and four bronze awards:

  • Gold ‘Comedy Award’ – Chef’s Kiss (Creative Capital)
  • Bronze ‘Light Entertainment Award’ – Goose on the Loose (Creative Capital)
  • Bronze ‘Documentary & Factual Award’ – Out and About (Creative Capital)
  • Bronze ‘Cinematography Award’ – The Haunting of Kat (Creative Capital)
  • Bronze ‘Writing Award’ – The Haunting of Kat (Creative Capital)

With this incredible achievement under their belts, there is no question that these students are ready for great things when they step into industry after graduating.

Lia Saunders, Creative Capital’s Channel Director and a third-year BA (Hons) Digital Television Production student, was instrumental in pulling the show together.

Lia quote

She added: "11 months in the making and it all came down to this, which couldn't have gone any better. It is something that we have put our everything into at Creative Capital and I am beyond pleased with the outcome.

“Seeing the event come together from what was just a small idea was the best experience I could have asked for, and a lovely way to round off my time at Ravensbourne, surrounded by people who worked so hard and care so much to make it happen.”