Welcome to The Gryphon

The Gryphon Newspaper

Founded in 1897, The Gryphon is Leeds University’s official student newspaper and is regarded as one of the most successful and prestigious student publications in the UK.

Our alumni include Jay Rayner, Polly Curtis, and Nicholas Witchell, as well as current journalists working with the Guardian, the Independent and Gal-Dem. Whether you’re an experienced journalist or a beginner, we offer training and feedback to help launch your writing career.

Contact us at editor@thegryphon.co.uk


Anyone can write for The Gryphon! You don’t need previous writing experience as we provide training, workshops and personalised feedback. Whether you have a passion for fashion journalism, or want to learn how to write a cracking sports report, we have a team of experienced editors to help you improve.




The Gryphon is made up of 11 different sections, from News and Views to Music, Arts, Science and Sport. Each section holds regular meetings to discuss content ideas- for more info, visit the Facebook pages of contact the addresses via www.thegryphon.co.uk/joinus/.


We organise a range of social events throughout the year, from pub quizzes to walks and drinks out. We also organise industry events and alumni talks for you to develop as a journalist.


One year membership costs £15.