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Our Alumni

Alice Levine

BBC Radio 1 DJ, podcaster and presenter Alice Levine studied English at The University of Leeds. During her time, she was an active part of Leeds Student Television and was voted "Best On-Screen Female" at NaSTA in 2008.
Levine stars in and co-wrote the award winning podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno alongside Jamie Morton and James Cooper who she met through LSTV.


James Cooper

Cooper is an actor, writer and producer who studied History at The University of Leeds. He was an active member of LSTV taking on roles such as presenter, entertainment producer and Station Manager.
He has since worked as a website editor and content producer for The Voice UK and a writer/producer/director for X Factor Online.

Jamie Morton

Director, digital creative and screenwriter Jamie Morton graduated with a 1st in Cinema, Photography and Television from The University of Leeds in 2008. Morton was a member of LSTV, meeting his co-stars for My Dad Wrote a Porno, in which he reads his father's amateur erotic novel, Berlinda Blinked.
His credits now include The X Factor, Neighbours (2013) and Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast.

Emma Mackey

The French-English actress had her breakthrough role in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education playing the quick witted Maeve Wiley.
Mackey studied English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds, and gained her first acting credit appearing in Badger_Lane in 2016 which won "Best Drama" at the NaSTAs.

Joe Mason

Mason studied Journalism at the University of Leeds and was a huge part of LSTV throughout his years at university, winning a NaSTA for "Best On-Screen Male" in 2014.
He now works as the social media producer for the Eurovision Contest and Junior Eurovision. And has presented projects commissioned by Walt Disney World, SVT and BBC

Alice Salfield

2011 Journalist graduate Alice Salfield became LSTV's Station Manager in her final year at the University of Leeds and won a NaSTA for "Best On-Screen Female" in 2010.
She's currently a presenter, reporter and Producer at BBC London TV, covering topics around in and around the city.

Kyle Shiels

Whilst studying Journalism at Leeds, LSTV played huge part of Kyle's student life, being elected to be on committee for two years running as Head of Live and Head of Marketing. As well as receiving a Highly Commended for his "Best On-Screen Male" NaSTA in 2017.
He now works for BBC's A Question of Sport, as the shooting and editing researcher. Shiels has also written an episode of the series which was broadcast on BBC One.

Elliot Binks

Binks became LSTV's Head of Sport in 2012 and produced two NaSTAs for "Best Sport" winning in 2014 and receiving a Highly Commended in 2013.
He now works as a producer for Optus Sport, and has previously had experience live producing at a Champions League game and an hour-long documentary for BBC Radio 5 Live

Olivia Laydon

Laydon was elected for a role in committee two years in a row for News Editor and Head of Live. She also had a few entries for NaSTA "Best News", "Best Live" and "Best Cinematography", as well as putting together parts for the Highly Commended "Best Broadcaster" in 2014. Olivia now works as a casting assistant/associate, working with BBC on shows such as Doctors, Eastenders, Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway.

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