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Mr Charlie Watts

Academic Lead (Partnerships)

Charlie Watts


I am a principal lecturer, course leader and Avid editor. I have extensive experience in post-production, teaching and learning, and television acquisition and delivery. I have worked for a range of UK and International broadcasters, production companies and corporate companies (Meridian, Channel 4, Wyatt Media and Oasis, etc) before joining the University of Portsmouth as an academic.

I became an Avid Certified Instructor in 2011, and in 2012 embedded the Avid curriculum within Level 4 and 5 taught units. Students can utilise this learning by taking an accredited Avid User Exam for Avid Media Composer version 8.0.

The Faculty CCi TV channel is operated and managed by my course – BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting – and the course consistently delivers live broadcast quality content on a weekly basis. The focus on teaching industry skills, combined with weekly live TV programming and outside broadcast recording, helps form the heart of a unique and exciting student experience.

in 2018 my course was awarded the NewTek National Award for Best UK Content for the Live OB - The Mary Rose Live: Human Endeavours by BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting students at University of Portsmouth, and I received NewTek UK Tutor of the Year. 

In 2019 my course received two NewTek National Awards for the TV programes NHS70 Live (winning Best Live Broadcast) and The Wymering Manor Investigation (winning Best Factual Content)

Research Interests

  • Development of web decisions trees to aid pedagogy
  • Holistic approaches to industry and HE collaborations
  • HE Live Broadcasting Transmission
  • Digital archiving via media creation

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