About us

“Estuary Student TV was launched in 2016 as the new iteration of Grimsby Institutes Media Department.

Our core ethos and values are to give learners the training and ability to generate shareable and broadcast content and give them a platform to showcase their work.

Since ESTV’s inception; achievement, retention and satisfaction has all been on an upwards trajectory and content being produced by learners from Level 1 all the way through to Level 6 has dramatically increased in production value.

We use production days in order to give students the opportunity to be creative in their time at College or University and a Channel Manager oversees internal marketing videos, client videos and teaching and learning material.

Meet The Team



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.



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.



Technical Manage

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.



curriculum manager

Ty manages our curriculum area and 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 FE courses at GIFHE



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.



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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Daniel Carter

Programme Leader

An industry professional with over 12 years experience in film and television, as well as corporate work. Dan has worked alongside the BBC, ITV and Ch4, as well as clients such as the Premier League, the Rugby Football Union, and the Football Association. He now manages and leads on both HE TV Production courses, providing the students with support and guidance across a wide range of projects.