Edinburgh University scoops two media student awards

EDINBURGH University was among the winners last night at one of the most prestigious and longest-established student media awards.

The university’s student newspaper, The Journal, picked up the ‘Publication design’ title at the Guardian Student Media Awards, with Catherine Sylvain chosen as ‘Critic of the year’.

But the big winner on the night was the University of Cambridge, which won five of the 14 prizes on offer. This was the 31st Guardian Student Media Awards, which are open to Britain’s colleges and journalism centres.

Prizes included cash and work experience placements at the Guardian, Sky News and the NME and this year’s judging panel included Guardian editor, Alan Rusbridger, Channel 4 broadcaster, Jon Snow, and BBC radio presenter, Colin Murray.

The winners:

Student journalist of the year

Patrick Kingsley, University of Cambridge

Newspaper of the year 

Leeds Student, University of Leeds

Magazine of the year

The Oxymoron, Oxford University

Reporter of the year

Michael Stothard, University of Cambridge

Feature writer of the year

Zing Tsjeng, University of Cambridge

Photographer of the year

Stuart Capper, Blackpool & The Fylde College

Publication design of the year

The Journal, University of Edinburgh

Website of the year

nouse.co.uk, University of York

Critic of the year

Catherine Sylvain, University of Edinburgh

Broadcast journalist of the year

Steph Oliver, Nottingham Trent University

Sports writer of the year

Ben Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge

Diversity writer of the year

Jessica Tabalba, London School of Economics

Travel writer of the year

Clyde Macfarlane, University of Manchester

Columnist of the year

Charlotte Runcie, University of Cambridge