Regional Officers

The regional officer system was introduced in the 2013/14 academic year to enable NaSTA to provide better support for stations on a more local level. Several regions were set up and upon affiliation each member station were assigned a region based on the geographical location and distance between their closest stations. 

The designated NaSTA regions currently consist of: Scotland, North-East England, North England, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales, London and South England. Each one of these regions has a desiccated volunteer who is there to offer local support and advice, organise networking events for stations in the area and encourage collaboration between the stations so that you can all learn from each other. 


Gillian Howieson  -  Scottish Regional Officer

Hello! I’m Gillian, former Station Manager of DUSA TV and Psychology graduate from Dundee University.  This is my second year as Regional Development Officer for Scotland and I’m looking forward to working with the new teams in my region and across the UK.  Student television has progressed so much in the past few years and I can’t wait to see where this year takes us.


Siri Hampapur - North Regional Officer

Hi I'm Siri, I'm a film and media student at Lancaster university. I am the North region's development officer! I'm excited to work on improving collaboration and communication with stations all across the north, by arranging conferences and socials! Student television can offer so much, and by helping each other, we can create the best possible content!


OPEN  -  North East Regional Officer


OPEN - East Midlands Regional Officer


Dominic Ryder  -  West Midlands Regional Officer

Hi, I’m Dominic, former secretary of Guild TV. As well as mainly presenting, I have also created my own comedy panel show and sketch show. I’m really looking forward to this year, and working with all the incredible people in my region and in NaSTA to carry on creating high quality videos and giving everyone in my region the opportunites that student TV can offer you.


OPEN  -  Welsh Regional Officer


Catriona O'Sullivan  -  London Regional Officer

Hello! My name is Catriona and I am a Film, Television & Digital Production student at Royal Holloway University of London. I'm currently involved with the student TV station there (Rhubarb TV) - last year as Head of Outreach, and this year as Head of Training. I am really excited to get going with the role of London Regional Officer with NaSTA, especially with making more connections between the London universities with joint training, networking events, studio visits and manager meet-ups!


Christian Mesmar and Christopher Filsell -  Southern Regional Officer

Hello! My name is Christian, former UPSU TV Station Manager and Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering graduate from the University of Portsmouth currently working in broadcast automation systems. I am really looking forward to bringing stations across the South together to showcase content from across the region, discuss issues and hold industrial talks with guests.

Hello, I'm Chris your South West Regional Officer. I've been doing student TV for 3 years and was station manager for XTV last year. I'm currently doing an MA in Literature at Exeter University. If you ever want to chat about anything student or non-student TV related then I'm always happy to talk telly.