Surrey campus paper makes debut

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Journalism students from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design have produced their first campus newspaper.

The Tab will be a platform for students’ opinions and will also cover topical news stories.

The initial print run was 3,000 and the first edition went to press on 5 December at the Surrey Press Centre in Bentley. The 24-page paper is 50 per cent colour and has attracted support from the NUJ.

Sessional tutor Steve Usher, who has overseen the project from its inception, said: “There is no substitute for working on a live paper when you are training to be a journalist. Having spent 12 weeks in total on the publication I can honestly say I have lost 12 years in the process.

“However, despite the sharp learning curve, this is a tremendous achievement for the students and a great boost for the institute.”

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