The Cheese Grater
The contents are a mix of (student) political news stories, exclusive investigations and humorous items, particularly cartoons. It most often concerns itself with activities of UCL Union, of which its writers are generally strongly critical.
In February 2011, The Cheese Grater published documents from UCL Academic Board meetings which revealed the potential impact of government higher education cuts at UCL. The findings suggested a £35 million budget shortfall for UCL even if it were to charge the full £9,000 undergraduate tuition fee. Following the publication of this article, the documents revealing this were removed from the UCL website. The article was later picked up by Times Higher Education, who published a piece using the magazine's findings on 24 February 2011.
In March 2012, The Cheese Grater investigated UCL's bid to build a second London campus in Stratford, uncovering local residents' objections to the potential demolition of their homes and inadequacies in Newham Council's consultation process. The story was later picked up by The Guardian and other national news sources.
The magazine won Best Student Publication at the UCL Union arts awards in May 2006, May 2007, May 2008, May 2009 and June 2011. It was short listed for the award in 2010 and 2012 but lost out in the final stages. In November 2006, The Cheese Grater won Best Small Budget Publication at The Guardian Student Media Awards, and in November 2007 was nominated in the Best Magazine category.
- "Guardian Student Media Award for The Cheese Grater". UCL. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
- "No limits: time to ignore Hefce?". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
- Keating, Matt (2006-11-13). "Education Guardian, Monday 13 November 2006". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-09-13.