What is Western Eye?

Western Eye is UWE’s totally independent student newspaper, distributed across all campuses six times a year, and available to all students, staff and friends of the University since 2008.

WesternEye still has a good working relationship with the SU but would like to stress that neither the Union or the University has any control over our editorial content and the newspaper is run by a team of dedicated current students.

We cover all issues relevant to the University, whilst also providing insight into the latest national and international news, and all matters relating to sport, life, style, arts and entertainment. All stories from the newspaper are available on our website too, alongside further content including blogs, video and podcasts.

We deliver to all UWE campuses, from where the newspaper is distributed to all departments, libraries, social areas, and halls of residence.


Western Eye Online

The Western Eye website, was set up in 2010 to allow students to produce content across varying mediums without the constraints commonly associated with a print publication.

We aim to publish at least one new article daily and have columnists who produce weekly articles about UWE Student life.

The print publication is also available to view online via issuu a few days before it’s distribution date, alongside a vast archive of all our previous issues.

*You can like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Getting Involved

If you’re interested in joining us please contact the editor via email at editor@westerneye.net, or by calling the office on 0117 32 82842. If you would rather speak to a member of the team in person,  come to the Western Eye office on the 5th floor of the Students’ Union building at Frenchay campus, where we often have biscuits and coffee which we are willing to share in return for interesting articles, comment and debate!

The editorial team are all full-time students and are completely aware that you will have prior work  and social commitments. This is why as a contributor for Western Eye you have the freedom to produce as little or as much content for the newspaper and website as you like.

No previous experience is needed to get involved, and we are here to be your student voice so if you have anything you would like to write about just let us know.

Working for your student newspaper is arguably, one of the best opportunities available for any aspiring writer or journalist. It will expand your creative ability, and experience as a writer, and will give you valuable insight into the inner workings of a multi-format publication.




Belinda George – editor@westerneye.net

Assistant Editor

Anna Osborne – sectioncoordinator@westerneye.net

Online Editor

Elena Martinez Veira – online.editor@westerneye.net


News editor –  Yuliya Kosharesvka – news@westerneye.net

Assistant News Editor – Ryan Davies – newsassistant@westerneye.net

Comment editor – Phil Mansell – comment@westerneye.net  

Lifestyle Editor –  Owain Atkinson – lifestyle@westerneye.net

Music and Entertainment – Christian Northwood – music@westerneye.net

Sci/Tech editor – Sophie Evans – science@westerneye.net

Sports Editor – George Beard – sport@westerneye.net



Westworld - Dulcie Horn - westworld@westerneye.net



Head of Graphic design - Matt Woodman - design@westerneye.net

Graphic design - Esther Akinola

Graphic design - Emma Brown

Graphic design James Barrett



Finance Manager – Dan Kitchin - finance@westerneye.net

Finance Assistant – George Lewis

Head of Marketing - Lauren Conen - marketing@westerneye.net

Marketing Assistant - Rob Gwynn