UNIVERSITY of Worcester journalism students live tweeted and filmed the prestigious Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.

Five students filmed the Baird Medal winners, Neil Morrissey of Boon and Men Behaving Badly fame and Jed Mercurio, who scripted Line of Duty, the most watched BBC2 Drama series in the multichannel era.

Annually, the award is presented to someone from the region whose contribution to television has been of national or international importance.

The students received support on the night from well-known West Midlands broadcaster Des Tong, who interviewed the Baird Award winners.

Principal journalism lecturer Claire Wolfe presented the award at the event, which was co-hosted by BBC presenter, Nick Owen, who received an Honorary Degree from the University of Worcester in 2013, in recognition of his contribution to broadcasting.

The students, Chloe Hughes, Saeed Hussain, Adam Spindler, Vito Pauletic and Adam Chowdhury were selected for the role after showing enthusiasm and talent at a journalism boot camp held by the Royal Television Society at the university in November.

Chloe said: "I absolutely loved doing it and can't believe how lucky I am?"

Jayne Greene, RTS Midlands and East Administrator and Event Manager, said the students performed well and were "very professional".

Claire Wolfe said: "The students had gained in confidence through the broadcast news days we run, as these involve them having to work as teams to produce content to tight deadlines.

"We are delighted to be associated with the Royal Television Society and thank them for providing our students with an opportunity to put their learning into practice at such an important event."

ITV News Central (East) won the News programme of the Year. The event was also live streamed by BIFTV.

The award ceremony was held on Thursday, November 30.

The University of Worcester sponsored the Outstanding New Talent category, which was won by Richard Minkley, of Notts TV.