Join Varsity!


Applications are now open to be part of the Varsity team in Michaelmas 2017. 

Become part of one of the world’s most highly-regarded student newspapers. Varsity contributors have gone on to become journalists, politicians, comedians, poets, film directors and business leaders.

We are the paper of Paxman and Plath, of David Mitchell and Zadie Smith. Our writing sets the agenda for discussion within Cambridge, and is read by teachers as well as students.

Details on how to apply can be found here.

Why Varsity?

We’re the most widely-read paper in the University – from college masters to matriculants, Varsity is the most influential Cambridge newspaper.

We print – we’re Cambridge’s only weekly print paper, which means you get to produce something you can cherish forever, while developing your skills.

Top stash – members of next term’s team will get free mugs, and you can get our totally fetch jumpers (in loads of colours) #wow

Varsity produces 9,000 print copies a week, and gets hundreds of thousands of hits online – all while maintaining a reputation for quality and reliability.

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 6th July 2017. All students with a passion for journalism are encouraged to apply. No experience at Varsity is necessary. For more information, contact the current Editor at

Details on how to apply can be found here.

Write for Varsity!

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