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Chief Editor's Message by Lucas Assagba, Aimee Dixson and Erin Taylor

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Chief Editor's Message by Lucas Assagba, Aimee Dixson and Erin Taylor

Hi. We are the Chief Editors for this term’s publication and we’re so excited to report some outstanding success stories by our journalists this year:

  • Former Chief Editors Asha Bagchi and Lydia Barnes have made it through the highly competitive preliminary rounds to secure interviews for an apprenticeship in journalism with the BBC. Lydia Barnes has also recently been interviewed for the BBC Young Reporter of the Year Award.
  • U6 student Harriet Cross won a publishing contract with the international publishing company, Austin Macauley Publishers.
  • U6 student Joshua Turton won the prestigious ‘York Centre for Writing’ award for his poem ‘The Grass Above the Graves’.

In addition to these achievements, some of our journalists have managed to bag interviews with some pretty impressive people for this term’s publication. Lucas Assagba chats with Rachel Chinouriri – one of Britain’s freshest indie-pop singer songwriters – about her new EP; Jasmine Chetham talks to Louis Barclay, media entrepreneur and founder of Nudge and Unfollow Everything, and Gianluca Galluci asks Sophia Smith-Galer about the inspiration behind her literary debut Losing It: Sex Education for the 21st Century, a book lauded by The Times newspaper as a ‘manifesto of how to make sex education better’. Other thought-provoking articles this term include pieces about politics, history, law and health. Also, this edition features different forms of writing which have really diversified our paper including creative writing and reviews of books, film and TV.

For the next article they write, we are encouraging our journalists to put a spotlight on positivity and their identity as writers. It’s a common misconception that journalism must be serious or shocking to be good, but there is also room for pieces about our other, perhaps more idiosyncratic passions and interests. Every story, no matter how small, is worth reporting if it inspires you!

Here at The Student Voice newspaper, we always take a professional approach to journalism in the way we produce high quality pieces, work as a team, and take part in a range of career-linked opportunities. If you would like to find out more about how to write for the newspaper, please email Ms Owen at

We hope you enjoy this term’s edition.

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