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Student media

Entertain, educate, inspire and encourage debate among your fellow students. Be part of some of the UK's oldest and most 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. They've won lots of awards and been nominated and shortlisted many times over the years. Most notably they won Guardian Student Media Awards including 'Best Website', 'Best Features Writer' and 'Best Diversity Writer'. They've also won NUS awards including 'Best Student Media' and 'Best Student Newspaper'.

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:

  • York Visiona tabloid-style newspaper. Vision was first published in 1987. Vision won Guardian 'Student Newspaper of the Year' six times between 2000 and 2014.
  • Circulationan online music magazine.
  • The Lemon Pressa satirical magazine.


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, most recently they won '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!

"I love how much University Radio York encourages its members. Within 24 hours of joining you could be on air with your own radio show, on an actual radio station!"

Alex, BA Sociology/Education and YUSU Award winner 2014


York Student Television (YSTV) is an award-winning TV station run entirely by and for students. They won 'Best Broadcaster' and 'Best Technical Award' 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), UK Entertainment Editor for 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), North America Correspondent at BBC
  • Nicholas Watt (1989), Chief Political Correspondent at The Guardian
  • Nick Duquemin (2012), Stories Officer for disability charity Scope
  • Charlotte Elliot (2010), Social Media Manager at Debenhams
  • Patrick Greenfield (2014), International News Intern for The Guardian
  • Jenny Hackett (2002), Production Manager at the BBC
  • Helena Horton (2015). Data Journalist at the Huffington Post
  • Victoria Lee (2012), Founder and Director of Socialee Media.