The Oxford Student

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The Oxford Student
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Type Weekly newspaper during Oxford University term time
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Oxford Student Services Ltd
Founded 1992
Political alignment none
Circulation c. 15,000[1]
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 (OUSU).[2]

The Oxford Student is owned by the 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]

Controversies[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 Court of Summary Jurisdiction, but on appeal their punishment was reduced to a fine.[4][5] Foster now[when?] works as Media Correspondent for The Times, and Waite worked for the Sunday Times for a few years after graduating.[citation needed]

In 2014, shortly after Amelia Hamer became editor, the paper ran a news story[6] about the Ben Sullivan controversy[7]which caused an outcry amongst students as it "reinforced rape myths in the press". It garnered negative attention in other student media,[8] and also led to calls for Hamer to resign. Three months later, on 24 September, Hamer was removed from her role because of pressure from student activists.[9]

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]

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