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Student media

Entertain, educate, inspire and encourage debate among your fellow students. Be part of award-winning student media.

You could write for a newspaper or an online magazine, produce or direct films, or become a radio presenter. Getting involved in student media is a great way to enhance your CV and impress potential employers.

The York Award

You can also get your skills and experience recognised through the innovative York Award.


US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour being interviewed by Guardian editor Katharine Viner at student-led fashion show, Northern Youth.

Our well-respected student press is a great place to hone your journalistic skills.

Nouse, established in 1964, is York's oldest student news outlet and original student society, printing a 48-page broadsheet newspaper three times a term. They've won lots of awards and been nominated and shortlisted many times over the years. In March 2019, Nouse hosted the annual conference of the Student Publication Association, with student journalists and industry professionals congregating in York for a weekend. 

HARD Magazine is an online magazine covering fashion, culture and photography. They organised an entirely student-led fashion show, Northern Youth which raised £30k for refugee charities.

You could also join:


Our student radio station University Radio York (URY) was Britain's first independent radio station.

They broadcast 24 hours a day during term time and can often be seen around campus covering events. They've won lots of awards over the years, including 'Best Journalistic Broadcasting' in the Student Radio Awards 2015.

Listen live

Fun fact: URY's first show was DJ'd by John Peel in 1968!

URY broadcasting during arrivals weekend 2015.


York Student Television (YSTV) is an award-winning TV station run entirely by and for students. They won 'Best Broadcaster' and 'Technical Achievement' in the National Student Television Association Awards 2014.

You can have a go at writing, producing, directing or presenting. So if you’ve ever wanted to get your face on screen, try out your skills behind a camera, or have a brilliant idea for a show - YSTV is the society for you.

Fun fact: YSTV has been broadcasting since 1967, which makes it England’s longest running student television station.

“From the inspiring teaching staff in the Department of Politics to the invaluable experience I gained at York Student Television (YSTV), my time at York set the course for my career. YSTV gave me fantastic experience of presenting and pulling together a show and the experience I gained in political research was a huge asset to me whilst working in documentaries.”

Kate Bufton, Creator Strategist at YouTube, Google UK (BA Politics, 2005)

York graduates working in the media

A number of graduates have gone on to successful careers in the media for example:

  • Anthony Horowitz (1977), one of the most prolific authors working in the UK
  • Greg Dyke (1974), Chairman of the Football Association and former BBC director general
  • Scott Bryan (2010), Freelance TV Journalist and former TV Editor at Buzzfeed
  • Kate Bufton (2005), Audience Develop Manager at Google
  • Anna Drake (2006), Motion Graphic Designer Bloomberg Television in New York
  • Malcolm Coles (1991), Head of Digital Media at The Telegraph
  • Jani Cortesini (2005), Creative Strategist at Google
  • Rajini Vaidyanathan (2000), South Asia Correspondent at BBC
  • Nicholas Watt (1989), Political Editor at BBC Newsnight
  • Nick Duquemin (2012), Stories Officer for disability charity Scope
  • Charlotte Elliot (2010), Social Media Manager at Debenhams
  • Patrick Greenfield (2014), Reporter and Producer for The Guardian and CNN International
  • Jenny Hackett (2002), Production Manager at the BBC
  • Helena Horton (2015), News Reporter at The Telegraph
  • Victoria Lee (2012), Founder and Director of Socialee Media
  • Alfie Packham (2015), Deputy Editor at Guardian Universities
  • Heidi Blake (2008), Global Investigations Editor at Buzzfeed.