It has been announced this afternoon that the Wessex Scene have been short-listed by student media showcasing site ‘Ones to Watch’ for ‘Student Publication of the Year’ 2013, placing us in the top three of student media publications nominated.
Opened on August 2nd, ten student publications were nominated including Cherwell (University of Oxford) and Palatinate (University of Durham). Reasons for nomination ranged from website redesign, to relevant, insightful features, to high-quality content.
SUSU President David Gilani said of the news:
“It’s been such an amazing year for the Wessex Scene. From their local coverage, that has then featured on BBC news on many occasions; to the international features which remind students that is a world outside our University bubble; and their viral satire articles, which stormed Reddit’s front page. The writers and editors should be very proud.”
The other two publications to make the top three were The Boar (University of Warwick) and Forge Today (University of Sheffield).
Results will be chosen by select Ones to Watch judges announced on September 1st.