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London Student wins Best Newcomer Publication at the SPA Awards

London Student has received three awards from the Student Publication Association, including Best Newcomer Publication in recognition of its bold and important reporting.

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Judge Brenda Wong of Voxburner praised its relevance to both student journalism and the UK media saying: “This publication goes above and beyond to prove that they are unparalleled in standard, and I have no doubt they will continue to provide us with the mirror to student life in the Big Smoke we all need.”

In addition, Emma Yeomans was awarded Best Reporter and Ben Jackson received Outstanding Commitment, in recognition of his role relaunching London Student and maintaining its place in the UK’s student media.

Ben said: “London Student is full of some of the most talented and selfless student journalists around. The Best Newcomer award recognises all their hard work this year. All the credit goes to our members, contributors and supporters.”

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James Smith, co-operative treasurer, said: “The awards London Student has won are a testament to the talented writers, editors and other contributors who have made working there so enjoyable over the past year. They are all great friends and excellent journalists and their individual awards were so well deserved.”

The awards were presented at the annual SPA National Conference (SPANC), which was hosted this year by Loughborough Students’ Union and Label Magazine.

Among the other winners were Concrete of UEA, which received Best Publication, and Pi Media of UCL, which won Best Website.

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Posted by Jem Collins on Sunday, 10 April 2016

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