Welcome to The Edge, the University of Southampton’s leading entertainment magazine.
For those of you who don’t know much about The Edge, please allow us to give you a brief history lesson; The Edge was originally founded in 1995, as a supplement to our sister publication, the Wessex Scene. However, since 2011, The Edge has branched out on its own; becoming it’s own distinct media department within the Students’ Union and publishing print issues independently from the Scene.
During our first five years of independence, The Edge has continued to grow in leaps and bounds – we’ve won numerous awards, secured monumental opportunities and even established ourselves among other high profile publications by getting one of our five-star reviews emblazoned on the nationwide cover of a DVD! There really is no better time to get involved with The Edge.
We also pride ourselves on being an inclusive society; welcoming students of all kinds to write for us. Whether you’re a budding journalist looking for experience, an avid movie-goer, or simply someone with an opinion on the latest showbiz news, we’re always looking for new talent. From interviewing the stars to reviewing major shows for free, we have so much to offer our writers – and all you need to join is a passion for entertainment, the enthusiasm to write and a willingness to learn along the way.
We don’t even require a regular quota from you – you can write whenever you feel like it, for as many or as few of our sections as you like. We publish all of our writers’ content online and also feature student-written features in our print magazine. With a great presence in and around Southampton, it’s also something incredibly good and different to add to your CV.
And even if you don’t see yourself as a writer, there are still tonnes of ways you can get involved. We are always looking for photographers to take shots at live events, design assistants to help create posters and work on the magazine, co-hosts for our radio shows and publicity volunteers who want to help distribute our magazine and get the name of The Edge out there. There are more ways than ever before to get involved.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and learn more, or join our main Facebook group here.