The Oxford Student is a newspaper produced by and for members of the University of Oxford; it is sometimes abbreviated to The OxStu. The paper was established in 1992 by the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) as an alternative to Cherwell.
The Oxford Student is owned by OUSU and run through the Student Union's commercial subsidiary, Oxford Student Services Ltd (OSSL), who also publish The Oxford Forum and Bang! magazine. The newspaper's constitution grants the paper editorial independence.
The Oxford Student won the Student Newspaper of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards in 2001, was shortlisted in 2004 and awarded the runner-up prize in 2007.
In 2004 it gained considerable publicity when two reporters broke University rules to expose security flaws in the University's computer network; the student journalists responsible, Patrick Foster and Roger Waite, were rusticated by the University's Court of Summary Jurisdiction, but on appeal their punishment was reduced to a fine.
Past contributors include Laura Barton of the Guardian, Mark Henderson and Rob Hands of the Times and Karl Smith of the Independent.
The current editors are Rebecca Molyneux and Rosie Macaulay