The University of York Students' Union has some of the oldest and most respected student media organisations in the country.
An impressive number of York graduates have gone on to successful careers in the media, including BBC foreign correspondents, newspaper editors, radio presenters - and Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC and now Chancellor of the University of York.
University Radio York, which broadcasts across campus and around the world, was Britain's first independent radio station, student or otherwise. It was recently named Best Student Radio Station by the BBC and has won a number of Student Radio Awards.
York Student Television is the oldest university television station in the country. It broadcasts a range of programmes over a campus cable network and online to the world.
There are also two student newspapers, Nouse and Vision. Nouse began as a magazine, growing into a quality paper which places special emphasis on the arts, music and politics, while Vision is a more news-based tabloid. In recent years both have won a string of awards in the Guardian Student Media competition. The web-based Yorker is a recent addition to this lively and competitive media universe.
The sheer number of societies we have at York is amazing. I really would urge people to get involved with as many of them as possible. I mean when else in your life are you likely to be able to write for a nationally renowned newspaper, take part in a Broadway-style musical, learn to skydive, or even make your own TV show?
Steve, History, 2nd year