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Varsity's Profile

Varsity is the only award-winning student newspaper in Cambridge. Established in 1947, we are one of only three fully independent student newspapers in the UK. Unlike other student newspapers affiliated to student unions or University authorities, Varsity retains full editorial and financial independence, making it the most established and trusted news source for Cambridge students.

Varsity prints up to 20 weekly print issues a year, as well as continually publishing online at Our papers are delivered directly to colleges early on Friday morning. With an estimated readership of 23,000 and with 84% of Cambridge finalists opting to read Varsity over other student rivals (UK Graduate Careers Survey 2001), we have a reach that extends to all 31 University colleges and departments, as well as to select retail outlets throughout the city - over 160 separate drop points in total.

In print

Varsity was one of the first student newspapers to print in colour. Our writing is of the highest quality with Varsity journalists picking up various awards in recognition of their work – in 2009, Varsity took home six prizes for student journalism at The Guardian Student Media Awards. When you advertise with us in print, your company will be seen alongside the very best of student journalism.

Online has been providing up-to-the-minute breaking news and commentary for the past ten years, making us one of the first student newspapers to have an online presence. Our website boasts an average of 30,000 unique visitors each week, with over 50% of visitors logging on from University locations.