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Palatinate's TV branch, PalTV, was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year in April by the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) at its awards ceremony in Manchester.

The NaSTA Awards is the highlight of the student television calendar in the UK with 20 categories, recognising all aspects of television production. The annual event brings together student journalists from across the UK to celebrate success across the industry.

Full list of awards for 2024

As well as retaining the coveted Broadcaster of the Year category, PalTV also celebrated receiving several other awards:

Gold Award for Broadcaster of the Year
Gold Award for News and Current Affairs
Gold Award for Post-Production
Gold Award for Title Sequence
Silver Award for Light Entertainment
Silver Award for Technical Innovation
Silver Award for the Mars El-Brogy Award for Multimedia Content
Bronze Award for Documentary and Factual
Bronze Award for On-Screen Talent
Bronze Award for Live Broadcast
Bronze Award for Event Coverage

About PalTV

PalTV is an independent student-led modern media organisation which was established in January 2021. With over 110 members, PalTV produces a wide variety of content including factual documentaries, news reports and entertainment videos.

First female station manager

Sydney Davies was appointed as PalTV’s first female Station Manager in November 2023. Sydney commented: “To be nationally recognised in 11 broadcasting categories, including the prestigious ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ award, is both an honour and a testament to our team’s outstanding creativity, hard work, and incredible talent. Congratulations to all whose work was nominated and awarded, and thank you to NaSTA for this opportunity.”

Student enrichment at Durham

PalTV is just one of many societies and activities offered across all parts of the University including sport, music, theatre, volunteering and media. Whether you’re looking to try something new, learn new skills or meet new people, there's something for everyone to enjoy and get involved with.

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  • Feeling inspired? Visit our study webpages to learn more about undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Are you looking for a new hobby or a society to join? Find out more about the enrichment opportunities at Durham
  • If you're interested in joining PalTV, you can contact the team and apply here