In print and online, Epigram is the University of Bristol’s independent student newspaper. We are run for students, by students. Our content is not controlled by the University, or the Students Union, thus we remain politically neutral.
Our sections cover a wide variety of topics that appeal to Bristol University’s community. We welcome written pieces, videos, photography, art, and poetry. Our lifestyle magazine, The Croft, can be found online and alongside every copy of Epigram.
Epigram publishes new issues monthly. This year, we reducing our environmental impact by printing less pages, but still making our full content available online. Our print copies can be found around campus, in cafes and student accommodations. All our issues can be found on our Issuu page, so you can keep up with the latest print from wherever you are.
We have a dedicated editorial and commercial team who work hard, alongside their degrees, to create Epigram for both print and online and speak to the issues that matter for Bristol students.
Epigram was founded in 1988 by James Landale, who is now the Diplomatic Correspondent for BBC News. Former Editor of The Daily Telegraph, William Lewis, was also a writer for the newspaper in its early years.
Before Epigram, there had been The Bristol Nonesuch which was launched in 1911 and continued until the 1960s. The name is now used for the University’s alumni magazine. BACCUS followed Nonesuch, but was denounced as NUS propaganda and funding was withdrawn by the Student’s Union in the late 1980s.
Other notable Epigram alumni include Susanna Reid who was Editor-in-Chief between 1990 and 1991 and Krissi Murison, once the Music Editor, who is now the Deputy Editor of The Sunday Times.
Clarifications, Corrections and Retractions
As an independent publication, Epigram strives to be as accurate and impartial as possible. However, should you wish to raise any editorial, commercial or legal concerns, provide feedback or make a formal complaint, please get in touch:
Please include the issue number, page number and article headline or advertisement that your complaint refers to. We endeavour to correct any inaccuracies as soon as they are raised.
In the first instance, we will investigate your complaint and seek an informal resolution where suitable. If the complainant is not satisfied with the response, we will involve Bristol Students' Union – of which we are an affiliated media product, but remain editorially independent - who can provide mediation for the issue and seek a resolution.