July 8, 2014 Last Updated 11:22 am

University of London cuts support for Europe’s largest student newspaper, forcing closure of the London Student

The largest student newspaper in Europe, the London Student, is being shut down by the University of London. The titles closing follows a decision to end support for the University of London Union (ULU), which has been the paper’s publisher. The student paper has been published since 1954, and can trace its origins back to 1923 and a paper called the Vincula.

LondonStudent-front-lgThe university, which says it is up to the student unions to support the paper, will take over the building which houses the ULU and the paper.

“London Student has been a necessary and valuable asset to the University for the past 60 years. As we’ve seen recently with the examples of the Garden Halls and some of the special collections, the current management at UoL seem intent on selling-off this legacy,” Oscar Webb, the paper’s editor said in a post on the ULU website.

The newspaper will now seek outside funding in order to reopen after a request for £54,000 was turned down.

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