The Stag

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The Stag
University of Surrey Students Union - Stag Logo - 2011-12.svg
Type Student newspaper
Format Magazine
Owner(s) University of Surrey Students Union
Editor Michael Slavin
Founded 1967 (as Bare Facts)
Headquarters University of Surrey

The Stag is a monthly student magazine published by students of the University of Surrey.


The newspaper was established under the name Bare Facts in 1967. In 1968, the University was to move from its home in Battersea Park, South-West London, to Stag Hill, in Guildford, Surrey. Concerns were raised at a lunchtime Students Union meeting over troubles in communication between the students on each site while the move was in progress. Outgoing Union President, Bob Matthews, suggested a one-page newsletter covering both campuses, which would carry messages by clubs and societies, as well as general notices from the students' union. The first few hundred issues were usually edited by the Union Executive, before an annual editor was appointed.

The last edition published under the name Bare Facts was in September 2008. Then-editor Claire Worgan chose to rebrand the newspaper as The Stag. In 2015 The Stag became a monthly magazine. In 2016 the University of Surrey Students' Union's Board of Trustees voted in favour of changing The Stag from a 'core union function' to a society.

Each year, with each change of committee, the logo and cover layout of the magazine have changed.[1]

Writers for The Stag have also contributed under this title to other Guildford and Surrey publications, contributing from a student perspective and with comments on university life.[2]


Bare Facts won several notable awards, including the National Student Journalism Awards in 2002 and 2003 for Best Student Campaign.[3] The 2002 campaign related to increases in campus rent, whilst the 2003 "Lights, Camera, Action" campaign related to student safety on and near campus.

In 2017, The Stag, now a magazine, was shortlisted for the 'Best Design (Magazine)' by the National Student Publication Association.


  1. ^ "The Stag". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  2. ^ Yip, Ann (2018-09-22). "11 bars, pubs and restaurants in Guildford that students love". getsurrey. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
  3. ^ Seymour, David (2003-12-01). "Students' York over". The Mirror. Retrieved 2007-05-25.

External links

  • Official website of The Stag
  • A brief history of the paper
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