The Courier is an award-winning student publication which is both written and edited by student volunteers at Newcastle University Students’ Union. The Courier was founded as King’s Courier in 1948, and has seen many major transformations on its way to becoming the much loved student newspaper it is today. The Courier now publishes a 40-page newspaper every week of term-time, plus special editions for graduation and freshers’ week, making 20 issues per year in total.
The Courier is available for free around campus for students, staff and visitors in locations such as the Business School, the Students' Union, the Philip and Marjorie Robinson Libraries and the Urban Sciences Building, alongside many common rooms across campus. If you are unable to pick up a copy of the Courier on campus, you can either view our content on our website here, or look through our editions page-by-page on our Issuu account here.
The Courier now has 14 different sections, which are split into Current Affairs (News, Comment), Life & Style (Lifestyle, Fashion, Relationships, Travel, Food), Culture (Music, Film, TV, Arts, Science, Gaming) and Sport. Each print edition also features a double page spread of fantastic puzzles for taking a break between seminars- printable pdfs of these are now available on our website!
The Courier has over 200 volunteer writers who contribute articles both for our website and for our print editions. The sections are managed by sub-editors, who liaise with writers, edit articles and lay up the pieces using specialist software. These sub-editors are in turn overseen by a team of senior editors. The Courier is ultimately led by the Editor, who is an elected sabbatical officer at the Students’ Union. This year your Editor of the Courier is Ella Williams, a former Lifestyle sub-editor and head of Culture who was involved in the Courier for three years before becoming Editor.
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At Newcastle University Students’ Union we also have two other branches of student media. Newcastle Student Radio (NSR) is an award-winning radio station run by students, for students. First on air all the way back in 1997, NSR runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Manned entirely by students, shows range from specialist music to comedy to sport and news. NUTV is NUSU Media’s high-action and fast-paced television branch. Founded in 2007, the youngest of the three branches produces both on-demand and live broadcasts throughout the academic year, including coverage of current affairs, entertainment, music, student talent and lifestyle and sports. NUTV aims to be a platform to allow as many students as possible, regardless of their academic or personal background, the chance to experience the world of TV production.