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.
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