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Wessex Scene (formerly Wessex News, prior to 1996) is the oldest student news provider at the University of Southampton, and has been in print since 1936.

We’ve evolved over the years and now take the forms of this online news site and a monthly magazine publication, available across the campuses and Halls of Residence of the university. We’re the leading media outlet at the University of  Southampton, and have won multiple awards and conducted dozens of prestigious interviews.

The Scene is written and edited by students, for students, and is always looking to welcome new writers, photographers, designers, researchers and illustrators. No experience is necessary, only a desire to bring the best content to students.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Writers
  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Image manipulators (e.g. can use photoshop, etc.)
  • Illustrators
  • Website developers
  • Cartoonists
  • Marketing/PR people

We frequently post updates in our contributors group but we also regularly send email updates to our members via SUSU (along with an invite to our WhatsApp community).

Why should you get involved?

  • It’s perfect for the CV. Every author has their own unique address showcasing all their articles. Click here for an example.
  • If you’re considering a career in journalism, it’s never been more competitive. You need the experience – something we can give.
  • It’s fun! We try not to not get stuck behind a computer all the time. We work on stories together as well as enjoying numerous socials.

How do I get involved?