Student Media Awards 2016 Shortlist Announced

Hannah Mason, Editor-in-Chief

The UCLan Students’ Union Student Media Awards have announced the shortlist.

The awards is set to take place on Monday 25th April in 53 Degrees Club Space and plays a part in the Students’ Union’s Celebration Week.

The shortlist is as follows:

Pluto Editor of the Year

Joe Young
Caitlin Mclaren
Jack Wynne
Emma Rosemurgey

Pluto Reporter of the Year

Ashleigh Clarke
Luke Meyers
Sam Johnson
Joe Young

Pluto Article of the Year 

#OscarsSoWhite Comment Piece by Renaye Roberts-Sinclair
Student Sex Workers Feature by Emili Peake
Fishergate Bomb Scare by Joe Young
American Football Report by Tom Whitehead


PSTV Manager of the Year

Sam Alsop
Aaron Smithies
Charlotte Lancaster
Ariana Scott

PSTV Crew Member of the Year

Francis Bannon
Gavan Jackson
Luke Meyers
Thomas McDonagh

PSTV Programme of the Year

Red Hot Review
Head to Head Sport
Elections Coverage
Natter With Haigh

Frequency Radio Manager of the Year

Luke Meyers
Ryan Sheff
Haydn Jeavons
Georgia Brown

Frequency Radio Host of the Year

John Collins and Jamie Kehoe
Emili Peake
Ryan Livermore
Rimsha Tariq

Frequency Radio Show of the Year

Japan Airwaves
The Rock Show
48 Hour Children in Need Show
The Writer’s Block

Cross Platform Awards

Best News Coverage

Pluto News Team
Fry Up News Bulletins (Frequency Radio)
UCLan News (PSTV)

Best Sports Coverage

Ryan Livermore and David Johnson (That one time they were on Frequency Football Live)
Head to Head Sport
UCLan Sports Live
Pluto Sport

Best Entertainment

Writer’s Block
Red Hot Review
Pluto Lifestyle Section

Technical Excellence Award

Haydn Jeavons
PSTV Elections Coverage
Dean Machala
Ryan Sheff

Student Media Best Newcomer

Gracie Donoghue
Thomas Gardner
Caitlin Mclaren
Thomas McDonagh

Special Recognition

There will be three special awards given to three individuals on the night of the awards.


All winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony and any student is invited to attend to support the awards.

There are three further awards given for those who volunteer for student media at the Union Awards on Wednesday 27th April. The categories are as follows;  Media Contribution of the Year, Platform of the Year and Media Volunteer of the Year.

“Congratulations to all who were nominated, I hope to see you all there on the night!”

– Hannah Mason, Media Officer

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