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Previously known as The Ripple and Galaxy Press, Leicester Student Magazine (est. July 2020) is the university's oldest and greatest news outlet. Whether you're interested in gaining valuable experience for a future career in journalism or media, you have a love for writing, or you simply want your voice heard on campus, becoming a member of Leicester Student Magazine society gives you the ability to write about the things you care about. After operating online for a year, we are also looking to expand into other forms of media, including print and podcasting.

No previous experience is necessary! We are looking for keen writers to contribute to our website available online at in News, Arts & Culture, Lifestyle and Opinion, as well as fiction, poetry, interviews and Feature pieces. On top of constructive feedback and guidence from our editorial team with developing ideas, members will be invited to all of our various socials, trips and talks from industry professionals.


Membership: £2.50 per year

Additional Costs: Some trips and workshops fees might apply, although most are free.


21/22 Committee:


Committee elections 2022 - All roles will be up for election. 

Core roles:
  • President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Wellbeing and Inclusion

  • Vice-president

NEW roles:
  • Opportunities manager - Responsible for sharing exciting opportunities with LSM members and other societies

  • Sponsorship and advertisement manager - Responsible for managing and generating revenue through sponsorships and adverts

  • Events coordinator - Planning events such as socials, workshops and industry talks

  • Social media manager - Leading the social media team and promoting articles

Election 2022 key dates:

  • Monday 21/02/2022 (Midday) – Nominations Open

  • Friday 11/03/2022 (Midday) – Nominations Close

  • Monday 14/03/2022 (Midday) – Voting Opens

  • Monday 21/03/2022 (Midday) – Voting Closes

  • Tuesday 22/03/2022 - Results counted and sent to Election Coordinators

  • Friday 25/03/2022 – The Activities & Volunteering Team contacts every new Committee Member


Contact us:

We hold drop-in sessions in the Media Hub (3rd Floor of the Percy Gee Building, Room 3.11A) every Wednesday from 1pm – 3pm.

Please direct all emails to our NEW email:

If you have an idea for an article, let us know! For information on how to write and submit a pitch, or to view our article writing guidelines, please visit the submissions page of our website:

You can find the most up-to-date information about socials and events, pitches, and other news on our social media:


Best wishes,

Leicester Student Magazine Team



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