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GIVING LEARNERS A VOICE

We are committed to helping students create broadcast quality productions and give them a platform to showcase their work.

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CHRIS CURTISS
Channel Manager

Chris manages Estuary Student TV. Having worked with the likes of Liverpool Football Club, Ford, Nissan, Bauer and Universal Chris brings a wealth of production skills and project management experience to our team. He is responsible for all aspects of production, as well as final delivery and over sees the learners in their working environment.

EMMA FORREST-LEIGH
Associate Principle

Emma is the proud Associate Principal for Arts Faculty Digital and Creative Industries. She has worked in the creative sector within education for 18 years to date, is an External Verifier and School Governor. Emma has experience in Erasmus+ European placements for learners, has led a team to final ranking in VMI World Skills and has been awarded a JISC AoC Award in Leadership of Innovation.

TOM HUGHES
Curriculum Manager

Tom has 10 years of professional video production experience, working with a range of clients, including Endemol, Setanta Sports, BBC, Humberside Police, Yorkshire Coast College, The National Trust and Estuary TV. He is responsible for overseeing the media curriculum and developing the technical attributes of our learners to allow them to produce a high quality of work for ESTV

LEE HOWARD
Technical Manager

Lee is an Apple OS X network administrator who specialises in creating dynamic media environments. His responsibilities with the Institute Group are Apple Mac computers, TV studios, Radio studio and media equipment. He has been in the field for nearly 16 years, aiding all areas or production ensuring all media equipment and facilities are in full working order.

TYRON TRIST-MAGER
Programme Leader

Ty started his career in London as a Post Production runner at Granada Television and then moved on to in house technician and editor at a world renowned drama school, working on individual and group showcase projects, managing all production equipment and has taught on BA and MA courses. He provides our learners with support and guidance during their time on HE courses at GIFHE

RICHARD MOORE
Programme Leader

Richard is the Programme Leader for the BTEC Extended Diploma Photography and the BA (Hons) Commercial photography. Richard joined the Royal Navy firstly as an aircraft engineer then jumping ship to the photographic branch having 12 years as a photographer. On entering civvie street he undertook his photography degree at Lancaster University then onto Huddersfield for his PGCE.

ELIZABETH KENNEDY
Programme Leader

Lizzy studied at GIFHE and has gained qualifications in Photography, Art & Design and her BA Hons in Motion Graphics. She is now the program leader for FE Media, maintaining a clear understanding of what our learners need to become successful in employment or higher education.

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