London Student, the media co-operative I co-founded in May 2015, came away with three SPA awards at this year’s Student Publication Association conference.
We were awarded Best Newcomer Publication, which was open to outlets younger than three years. In addition, I won the Outstanding Commitment award and Emma Yeomans bagged Best Reporter.
It was fantastic to see our hard work over the last year (and in the six months before last May) recognised by the SPA. Our success is all down to the selfless work of volunteers.
Without them, London Student would just be a memory (the University of London closed down LS, along with the intercollegiate students’ union in August 2014).
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.
And James Smith, co-operative treasurer, reacted to our SPA awards success:
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.