UCL Department of Economics


Economic Tribune wins at 2021 Student Publication Association Awards

11 May 2021

The Economic Tribune, official student publication of the Department of Economics at UCL has won the Best Specialist Publication Award at the Student Publication Association (SPA) National Conference Awards 2021.

Economic Tribune

The Economic Tribune has won the Best Specialist Publication Award which recognises the best specialist student publication, including academic journals and publications that focus on one specific area of interest. The judging considers it's relevance to the student community, the quality of the content that it produces, and dedication to innovation. 

The award was judged by a number of experienced journalists, and other industry experts – previously from titles including the Press Association, Sky News, gal-dem, Metro, The Telegraph, The Times, i, Daily Mail and HuffPost UK. 

The Economic Tribune team commented, "Our main aim right from the beginning was to put the readers first. As passionate economics and politics students, all of us chose to explore diverse fields within the social sciences, conduct research, and present them in a reader friendly way. This award exemplifies our belief in the new initiatives we took this year and the revisions we made to our content. We also want to say a huge thank you to all our readers, students, professors, and The Economist’s Society for the constant support throughout the year!" 

The SPA organises some of the most prestigious awards for student journalists in the UK and Ireland cover 20 categories from sports to news to the coveted Best Publication award. 

The Economic Tribune has been running as UCL's official Economics student publication since 2012 and aims to provide a forum for students to discuss ideas as well as providing the wider UCL community with a window into cutting edge economic research. 

You can watch the SPA National Awards 2021 live stream recording at this link.