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London Student is the number one news source for students. We publish the most relevant and talked about stories.

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Charlotte England
Freelance foreign correspondent and writer for Vice
London Student served as a bridge between writing for the shitty student newspaper at my university and freelancing for national media… I don’t know if I could have become a journalist without London Student

Ben Jackson
Sub-editor at the Daily Mail
Joining London Student will definitely make you more employable. My time on London Student has, without doubt, helped me get a job in journalism, and I’ve made some friends for life

Anita Anand
Presenter of Any Answers? on BBC Radio 4
After working at London Student, I knew I wanted to be a journalist

Oscar Webb
London Review of Books writer and photographer
Working at London Student was one of the most fun and engaging things I’ve ever done… I’d recommend it to anyone


What can we do for you?


For us, the most important co-operative principle is education. That means we believe our journalists should get something in return for their work, whether that’s skill-sharing or training sessions.

We want to help you reach a job in journalism. Some of our students have gone on to work for companies such as the BBC, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Vice, the Sunday Mirror, the Guardian, Dazed, the London Review of Books, and Share Radio.

London Student journalists have gone on to join the BBC, the Daily Mail and Dazed

How to pitch to us

1. Talk to us about your idea

Get in touch with one of our editors and we’ll help you develop your idea into a story.

2. Submit, edit, and publish

Once you’re happy with your work, send it in and we’ll make it shine.

3. Watch your story thrive

We’ll share your work with thousands of readers. Read some of our latest stories.

4. Join us

We hold meetings most weeks, so there’s plenty of chance to get more involved. We’re on the second floor of the Waterstones at 82 Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ. Alternatively you can join our Facebook group.


What we’re looking for

Tell us something new, exciting and relevant

We want original stories that tell our readers something new about things that matter to them. Students don’t care what you think about the latest developments in global politics. But they might care about a rent strike protest at their halls, a student society misusing union funds, or the fact unfair course changes are actually breaking the law.

Stories can come from a variety of sources. You might see something on social media, read a press release, spot something in a national paper that could be applied to a student audience, or hear some information directly from a friend.

All our stories pass through editors for commission. They are there to give you guidance on how to approach the story, spot any legal ramifications and generally ensure our coverage is as high quality and relevant to our readers as possible.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch with us at general@londonstudent.coop