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25 Things Every Student Journalist Will Know To Be True

Print deadline > essay deadline.

1. There is nothing more intense than the rivalry between yours and other student newspapers.

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2. You’ll be way more committed to getting your articles submitted than you will your uni essays.

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3. No lectures or seminars will ever be attended during Print Week.

Too much stress.

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4. InDesign is amazing when you can figure it out.

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5. But the worst thing in your life when you can’t.

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6. You get so caught up about seeing your name in print that you forget to update the website.

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7. Nights out to celebrate another issue printed are the biggest nights of your uni life.

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8. It’s almost impossible not to make enemies on campus.

Whether you give Drama Soc a bad review or write a story about Rugby initiations gone wrong – someone will hate you.

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9. You never get bored of knowing all the gossip before the rest of the student body.

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10. Nor do you ever get tired of receiving free stuff to review.

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11. Contacts are everything.

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12. Trying to get a paper printed on time is genuinely more stressful than submitting your essay on time.

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13. There’s no better feeling than seeing your words in print all over campus.

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14. Your friends get really awkward when you ask them if they read your articles.

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15. Everyone wants to write. No one wants to distribute.

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16. Elections for editor positions are actually pretty terrifying.

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17. The quickest way to make friends with someone is to do a newspaper all-nighter with them.

Bonding through exhaustion.

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18. And nothing inspires you to write more than a group Domino’s order.

19. The more you write, the more strangers will know who you are and form opinions of you. 

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20. If you’re not on Twitter, are you even a student journo?

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21. You can make news out of anything.

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22. Big stories always break at the worst times.

The day after print; when the editor is AWOL; when everyone’s drunk and can’t put a sentence together.

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23. You can and do spend a worrying amount of time trash-talking other student newspapers when the Guardian Student Media Awards are announced.

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24. The SU probably don’t like you that much and that is fine.

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25. And it’s likely you’ll learn more from your extra-curricular journalism than your actual degree. 

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HM Treasury are recruiting for their grad scheme and want people with your skills. 

Graduates who join HM Treasury have to be able to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise way. They’ll also be involved in developing policies that impact all areas of government and make a difference to millions of lives every day. To find out more about the graduate programme and how to apply, please click below.

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