The Oxford Student

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The Oxford Student
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Type Weekly newspaper during Oxford University term time
Format Compact
Owner(s) Oxford Student Services Ltd
Founded 1992
Political alignment none
Circulation c. 15,000[1]
Official website www.oxfordstudent.com

The Oxford Student is a newspaper produced by and for students of the University of Oxford; it is sometimes abbreviated to The OxStu. The paper was established in 1992 by the Oxford University Student Union.[2]

The Oxford Student is owned by OUSU and run through the Student Union's commercial subsidiary, Oxford Student Services Ltd (OSSL). The newspaper's constitution grants the paper editorial independence.

Accolades[edit]

The Oxford Student was named "Student Newspaper of the Year" at the Guardian Student Media Awards in 2001, was shortlisted in 2004 and 2012, and awarded the runner-up prize in 2007.[3]

Exposition Magazine[edit]

Every term, the Oxford Student's sister magazine, Exposition, is released along with the penultimate issue of the paper. Exposition is primarily written by university post-graduates "covering politics, society and the arts and encompassing a diverse array of disciplines: from Art History to International Relations, Urban Anthropology to Legal Ethics." [4]

Controversy[edit]

In 2004, the newspaper gained national publicity when two reporters broke University rules to expose security flaws in the University's computer network; the student journalists responsible, Patrick Foster and Roger Waite, were rusticated by the University's Court of Summary Jurisdiction, but on appeal their punishment was reduced to a fine.[5] Foster now works as Media Correspondent for The Times, and Waite worked for the Sunday Times for a few years after graduating.

In 2014, shortly after Amelia Hamer became editor, the paper ran a news story[6] revealing facts about the Ben Sullivan controversy[7]which caused an outcry amongst radical feminist groups as it was perceived as reinforcing rape myths in the press. It garnered negative attention in other student media,[8] and also led to calls for Hamer to resign.

Contributors[edit]

Former contributors include Laura Barton of The Guardian, Mark Henderson and Rob Hands of The Times, and Karl Smith of The Independent.[citation needed]

The editors for Michaelmas Term 2014 are Amelia Hamer and Jessica Sinyor.[9]

Former Editors:

  • Nick Toner and Rosalind Brody - Trinity 2014
  • Ruth Maclean and Miles Dilworth - Hilary 2014
  • Tom Ough and Sarah Poulten - Michaelmas 2013
  • Alis Lewis and Charles Walmsley - Trinity 2013
  • James Restall and Jonathan Tomlin - Hilary 2013

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