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Type Monthly newspaper
Format Magazine
Owner(s) Scotcampus
Editor Laura Blackhurst
Founded 2001
Political alignment None
Headquarters Glasgow

Scotcampus is an independent student magazine in Scotland. The paper is put together using a combination of freelance journalists and student writers from across Scotland. It is distributed throughout various locations in all of Scotland's major towns and cities.


Scotcampus was founded by Graeme Barratt and Anna Purdie, who launched it in 2001. The magazine operates as a lifestyle publication, using approachable and inspiring journalism to reach student readers across all campuses in Scotland.[1] Since it was founded Scotcampus has interviewed a number of different high-profile musicians, politicians, actors, directors and people of interest. Some of the most notable have included The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, Alex Salmond, Michelle Mone, Alastair Campbell, Armando Iannucci, Howard Marks, and Sir Tom Hunter.

Freshers' Festival[edit]

Since 2007, Scotcampus has hosted a Student Freshers' Festival, taking place in Glasgow annually.[2][3] The Freshers' Festival attracts more than 10,000 students and young people from across Scotland by offering up a selection of bands, DJ's and free gifts.[4] Previous exhibitors at the Festival have been wide-ranging and have included Urban Outfitters, Royal Air Force, Domino's Pizza, Ernst & Young and YO! Sushi.[2][5] In 2010 the Freshers' Festivals expanded into Edinburgh. Both events are also set to be powered with renewable energy.[6]


  1. ^ "Youth Marketing". The Drum. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "On The Agenda". The Herald. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "STUDENT GUIDE: Price is right for fun in city". Glasgow Evening Times. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Jump Into Student Life". The Metro. 15 February 2008. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Exhibitors". Scotcampus. 26 July 2008. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edinburgh Freshers Festival". Events Edinburgh. 2010-06-23. Archived from the original on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 

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