York success at Guardian Media Awards

The University of York’s media outlets have picked up five awards at this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards.

Nouse walked away with three awards, Vision took home two, and The Yorker, although shortlisted, missed out this year.

Nouse was runner-up in the Best Newspaper category, and Nouse.co.uk was runner-up in the Best Website category. Felix, of Imperial College London, and Cherwell.org from Oxford won those respective categories.

Former Muse Editor Nicky Woolf won the award for Best Features Writer, which includes work experience on the national newspaper.

Former Vision Editor Adam Thorn was awarded runner-up in the Reporter of the Year category, while another former Vision Editor, Alex Richman, was runner-up in the Sports Writing category.

Jenny O’Mahony, Nouse Comment Editor, and Tom Sheldrick and Anna Wormleighton from Vision were also nominated for individual awards. The Yorker were nominated for Best Website.

The awards, held in London on Wednesday evening, were hosted by T4 presenter Rick Edwards, with Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger opening the ceremony.

Last year’s Nouse editorial team collect their award

Last year’s Nouse.co.uk team collect their award

Nicky Woolf, former MUSE editor, collects his award

Full Results:

Student reporter of the year
Winner: Hannah Küchler, Oxford University
Runner Up: Adam Thorn, University of York

Student broadcaster of the year in association with Sky News
Winner: Danielle Couchman, Nottingham Trent University
Runner Up: Christine Gallop, University of Gloucestershire

Student publication design of the year
Winner: Less Common More Sense, University of the Arts London
Runner Up: Pulp, Newcastle University

Student sports writer of the year
Winner: Luke Benedict, Bristol University
Runner Up: Alex Richman, University of York

Student travel writer of the year
Winner: Stuart Powell, London School of Economics
Runner Up: Will Joce, London School of Economics

Student website of the year
Winner: Cherwell, Oxford University
Runner Up: Nouse, University of York

Student newspaper of the year
Winner: Felix, Imperial College London
Runner Up: Nouse, University of York

Student magazine of the year
Winner: Quench, University of Cardiff
Runner Up: I, Science, Imperial College London

Student feature writer of the year
Winner: Nicholas Woolf, University of York
Runner Up: Chris Watt, Glasgow University

Student diversity writer of the year
Winner: Daniel Calder, University of Manchester
Runner Up: Hani Mer-Si, Leeds University

Student critic of the year in association with NME
Winner: Leo Robson, Warwick University
Runner Up: Fern Brady, University of Edinburgh

Student photographer of the year

Winner: James Robertson, Edinburgh University
Runner Up: Michael Carroll, London College of Communication/University of the Arts, London

Student columnist of the year
Winner: Harry Byford, University of Bristol
Runner Up: Angry Geek, Imperial College

Student journalist of the year

Winner: Tom Roberts, Imperial College London


  1. does ‘runner up’ count as an award?


  2. Does a silver medal in the Olympics count as an award?


  3. i just suppose i saw it as ‘runner up to the award’.


  4. Can someone email me these pictures for featuring in the alumni magazine Grapevine – thought alumni would like to hear about your success but the deadline is the end of the week!!
    Can someone please get back to me or send me a number/email of someone who can! Chris can you help?
    My email is [email protected]

    Kind regards
    Sarah Phillips Tel: 43 4001