About Us

Leicester Student Magazine, first known as The Ripple in its original launch in 1957, was rebranded in July 2020 and now acts as a leading news outlet for University of Leicester students – amplifying voices from across the diverse student body. We honour the rich legacy of student-led media at the university, providing opportunities for students of all abilities to draft, edit, and publish written articles.

In our short history, we’ve received acknowledgement on both regional and national levels; you can stay up to date with what we do next on our socials.


Meet the Team

Ella Johnson

President & Lifestyle Editor

Ella (she/her) is a final year English student, passionate about politics and pop culture, hoping to pursue her interest in digital media in postgraduate study.

You can view Ella’s written articles here, and editorial articles here

Email: esj7@student.le.ac.uk

Toby Cray

News Editor & Vice President

Toby (he/him) is a second-year journalism student. He has ensured the growth of News, overseeing production of dozens of articles, also having form for breaking University of Leicester news stories before national newspapers do.

You can read his written articles here and editorial articles here

Email: tjc37@student.le.ac.uk

Trinity Barnatt

Opinion Editor, Secretary, Well-being & Inclusions

Trinity (she/her) is a first year English student at University of Leicester, originally from Bourne, Lincolnshire. She is looking to pursue a career in journalism.

You can read her written articles here

Zainab Patel

Opinion Editor & Treasurer

Zainab Patel (she/her) is a second-year Medical Physiology Student from Leicester. She has a passion for all things science and technology, crime novels and house plants.

You can read her written articles here

Emily Herbert

News Deputy Editor & Publicity Officer

Emily (she/her) is a first-year student of Journalism at the University of Leicester, with further aspirations of pursuing a career in TV. She hosts her own podcast, I’m Figuring it Out, and is Head of Sport over at Galaxy Radio.

You can read her written articles here

Max Ashforth

News Deputy Editor

Max (he/him) is a first year Journalism student with aspirations to pursue a career in journalism. You can find his blog at maxashforth.com

You can read his written articles here

Harry Featherston

Arts & Culture Editor

Harry (he/him) is a first-year English student at the University of Leicester, interested in a career in journalism.

You can read his written articles here

Grace Robinson

Arts & Culture Deputy Editor

Grace (she/her) is a first year English student who loves everything books. She passionate about feminism and analysing pop culture.

You can read her written articles here

Amrit Notay

Opinion Deputy Editor

Amrit (she/her) is a first-year law student, passionate about travelling, mystery novels and analysing the law.

Louise King

Lifestyle Deputy Editor

Louise (she/her) is a second year English and American Studies student, passionate about literature.


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