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
Bhutto's Heir, the Oxford Student; FAMILY GRIEF: Benazir's Son and Political Heir, Bilawal (Circled) and Family beside Her Coffin Yesterday DEATH AND DESTRUCTION: A Red Flash from a Pistol, Left, as the Killer Strikes in Rawalpindi Where, above, Rioting Continued Yesterday
Dec 30, 2007; Byline: Dennis Rice, Simon Parry, David Orr, Glen Owen BENAZIR BHUTTO'S son, an Oxford student, appeared to be emerging as...
Killed by Catapult; Tragedy of the Oxford Student Who Fell Short of Safety Net When Stunt Went wrongInventor Had Warned That Machine to Launch Human Missile Wasn't Safe
Nov 26, 2002; Byline: CHARLIE BAIN AN Oxford University student was killed when a spectacular human catapult stunt went tragically wrong. The...