The Oxford Student is a weekly newspaper produced by and for members of the University of Oxford; it is sometimes abbreviated to The OxStu. The paper was established in 1992 by the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU).
The Oxford Student is owned by OUSU and run through the Student Union’s commercial subsidiary, Oxford Student Services Ltd (OSSL), who also publish The Oxford Forum. The newspaper’s constitution grants the paper editorial independence.
The Oxford Student won the Student Newspaper of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards in 2001, was shortlisted in 2004 and 2012 and awarded the runner-up prize in 2007.
Former contributors include Laura Barton of The Guardian, Mark Henderson and Rob Hands of The Times, and Karl Smith of The Independent.
The paper has a current readership of about 35,000.