The Gateway (student newspaper)

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The Gateway
A typical front page of The Gateway
Type Online (formerly print) newspaper during UK university term time
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Career Gateways Limited
Editor Hannah Langworth
Founded 2007
Political alignment Economic Liberalism
Language English
Headquarters London
 United Kingdom
Circulation c 30,000 and 60,000+ website hits monthly
Website The Gateway

The Gateway newspaper is a business and careers online newspaper, formerly print and digital and now exclusively digital, read by students and graduates. It is popular with students at a range of UK universities and has readers around the world. The Gateway produces analysis, career advice and employer insights, as well as profiling paid internship opportunities and graduate jobs. In Autumn 2014 the Gateway launched a mobile app, The Gateway for iPhone. An Android version is currently in development along with a new website.

First published at Oxford University in October 2007, The Gateway is often dubbed "the student FT" due to being printed on the same light salmon paper as the Financial Times. Published by Career Gateways Limited, The Gateway specialises in making the world of business and finance accessible to students pursuing a career in the city.[1]

The Gateway website was most recently relaunched in 2014. It is updated daily with articles aimed at improving readers commercial awareness and providing advice on graduate jobs in business and finance.


The Gateway was conceived by three Oxford University students, Mawuli Ladzekpo (Exeter College), Max Lewis (Pembroke College) and Chris Wilkinson (Lincoln College) in the summer of 2007. The trio aimed to fill the apparent niche for a publication that combined business and financial news with independent careers advice, and sought to take advantage of the growing graduate recruitment marketing industry that centered around Oxbridge.[2] The first issue of The Gateway was released on 8 October 2007 with a circulation of 6,000 at Oxford University.

In November 2007, The Gateway received commercial backing when the London based boutique recruitment consultancy, OxbridgeGroup, bought a stake in Career Gateways Limited.[3] This injection of capital allowed for an increased distribution of The Gateway to include an additional fourteen universities in the United Kingdom. It also resulted in The Gateway shedding its student workforce recruited by its founders, to be replaced with a team of full-time staff based at The Gateway's headquarters in the London Docklands. The company remained managed, in part, by its student founders.

The Gateway is currently published independently from headquarters in central London.


The Gateway contains articles on a range of issues relevant to university students with an interest in business and finance. Content typically originates from a combination the publication's staff writers, industry experts, and student contributors. Many see The Gateway as a more accessible alternative to publications like the Financial Times and the Economist for students keen to boost their employability. The Gateway also profiles graduate jobs and internships from some of the UK's most prestigious employers, making it easier than ever for undergraduates to find and apply for the perfect jobs for them.


Readership of The Gateway is independently verified and published annually in The UK Graduate Careers Survey, produced by High Fliers Research in association with the Times.

Readership of The Gateway at target universities
Year Readership as a proportion of final year students
2010 6% [4]
2011 10% [5]
2012 16% [6]
2013 18% [7]

Past editors

October 2009: Tom Toulson
October 2008: Will Hodges
October 2007: Mawuli Ladzekpo

Distribution universities

Poster for The Gateway newspaper seen at King's College London in 2008.

The Gateway is works closely in particular with the following fifteen top universities in the United Kingdom, based loosely on the Russell Group.


  1. ^ The Gateway company profile, Archived 2013-02-17 at
  2. ^ The Oxford Student, p.8. 21 February 2008
  3. ^ OxbridgeGroup homepage
  4. ^ The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2010, Volume One: Graduate Recruitment Research. High Fliers Research
  5. ^ The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2011, Volume One: Graduate Recruitment Research, p.113. High Fliers Research
  6. ^ The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2012, Volume One: Graduate Recruitment Research, p.109. High Fliers Research
  7. ^ The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2013, Volume One: Graduate Recruitment Research, p.125. High Fliers Research

External links

  • The Gateway, contains all content published in The Gateway.
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