Staff profile

Mike Best

Mike Best

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 559
Visiting address:

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Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,

  • NCTJ Proficiency Certificate,

  • University of Leeds Teaching Award Level 2,


Mike is a Senior Lecturer at the Leeds Trinity department of Journalism. Other roles include:

  • Founder and owner of BestMedia Production Company
  • Chair of Whixley Village Hall Management Committee
  • Writer and Producer of Whixley Village Pantomime

Former Chair of BAFTA North and member of the BAFTA Council

Former Chair and board member of Leeds Media

Chair of the Judging Panel for the RTS Student Awards (Yorkshire)

Teaching and Administration

Teaching experience

University of Teesside: Radio Production (part-time lecturer)

YorkSt JohnUniversity: Film and Television Production (part-time lecturer)

LeedsTrinityUniversityCollege: PG Broadcast Journalism (part-time lecturer)


Current Teaching responsibilities

PG Broadcast Journalism (Television production) – Leeds Trinity University

UG MFC: (Television Production) – Leeds Trinity University

UG Journalism (Radio & TV Production) – Leeds Trinity University