The Student View

About Us

Only 2% of the UK's 8 to 16-year-olds are able to spot fake news. Urgent intervention is needed to ensure all young people receive high-quality media literacy education.

Our Impact

The impact of our newsrooms in schools across the UK's poorest communities.

Since September 2016

We’ve made impressive progress since we started

Newsrooms have been launched
Young people have completed our programme

Media Literacy

Who could be better placed to explain our impact than the young graduates of our programme themselves?

We put two questions to an entire class after the first session of our programme. We wanted to hear for ourselves whether or not they felt we had made a positive difference.

Here is what they told us

92% would recommend the workshops to their friends and family

71% admitted they didn’t know what mis/dis/mal information was before the workshop

After the workshop, their knowledge of these terms increased by up to 15%.

“I have learnt that the news is very important to those who want to learn something new and I have also learnt some amazing facts on fake and trusted news stories. This was very worth it to learn!” TSV Reporter from Coombe Wood School

Tony Gallagher, Deputy Editor, The Times

“I’m passionate about media literacy and I cannot speak highly enough about The Student View. They do a brilliant job of teaching students about the perils of fake news and how to sift fact from fiction in an increasingly partisan age – a task that is vital today. Their enthusiasm is infectious. I can’t wait to work with them again.”

Head of English at Woodcote High School, Harriet Cox

“The students were thrilled – said it was so fun to delve into a career based session rather than “just English”. I love showing them where English and general interest in the world and events can take you. This was perfect for that.”

The Future

If you’d like to see this impact in action or would like to become part of a team that works tirelessly to implement it nationwide, get in touch.

Our Supporters

Our work to create local news content in some of the UK’s most underserved areas would not be possible without the help of our generous supporters.

Thank you to our current partners!

If you would like to contribute and support The Student View get in touch.

Our programme is run by a small team of staff and several dedicated volunteers who provide their time to help teach, edit, and coordinate activities with the schools. We rely on grants and donations to provide our services to an increasing number of schools.

We work with a variety of corporate, educational and media organisations. We would love to hear from you if you’re doing something you think we could get involved with, or if you’d like to work with us in some way.

Our Team

Our work is driven by our staff, journalist volunteers, trustees and advisory board members.

Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Are you a journalist?

We have two main ways we work with journalists. The first is focused on content, the second is focused on volunteering.

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people with an interest in Media Literacy.

  • Proofreading
  • Copy editing
  • Photography
  • Designers
  • Data entry
  • Programme evaluation
  • IT assistance