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Student publication nominated for two national awards


* 9 September 2003 *

Student publication nominated for two national awards

Budding journalists at the University of Sussex have had their hard work rewarded by being nominated for two prestigious national awards.

The Pulse, the University of Sussex's student magazine, will go up against fellow south-coast universities Portsmouth and Bournemouth in the Guardian Student Media Awards 2003. The termly magazine has been nominated in the categories of Student Magazine of the Year and Small Budget Publication of the Year.

Katy Fluke, editor of The Pulse said: "It's absolutely brilliant that all the work the Pulse team put in over the year has paid off. We can't wait until the ceremony to hear if we've won!"

The Guardian picked the shortlisted few according to the publications' "intelligent mix; accurate targeting of the student and local readership; strong ideas; high-quality writing; thoughtful packaging of articles; clear and confident presentation, design, and "selling" of contents".

The winning editor will get the chance to work on the Guardian, while the team will receive easyJet flights and £500.

 The Pulse not only gives students the chance to try their hand at journalism, but also provides opportunities for photographers, graphic and fashion designers. Past members of the Pulse team have gone on to work for national publications, including the New Statesman and the Independent. Produced completely by students in their spare time it has been awarded the Guardian gong for Student Magazine of the Year several times already.




* Notes for editors *

The awards will be announced at the Guardian Student Media Conference, November 12 at Lewis Media Centre, Millbank, London.

Pulse editor Katy Fluke can be contacted on 01273 673799 or 07986 287298

Press Office contacts: Benedict Brook or Alison Field, University of Sussex, Tel. 01273 678888, Fax 01273 877456, Email B.J.Brook@sussex.ac.uk or A.Field@sussex.ac.uk.




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