About

SCAN is Lancaster University’s student newspaper published fortnightly during term time by the Students’ Union.

Originally abbreviated from Student College and Administrative Committee News, SCAN was started in 1967 as a one-page newsletter by members of staff at the University. In the later years of publication, the Editor’s position became an elected sabbatical role within the Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU).

The publication has continued to evolve over the years and has now become one of the longest running student newspapers in Europe. With over 500 editions, the publishing process — from writing to editing, photography to layout design — is done entirely by students. In 2008, SCAN editor, Dan Hogan retitled the publication as Student Comment and News while maintaining the original acronym.

SCAN has been improving its contents and production value in the recent years. Since 2009, stories submission have primarily been done through this website which has enabled it to serve as an alternative medium of content delivery to the print edition. The same year the newspaper switched to being printed on 100% recycled paper. Further changes took place in 2010, as SCAN Editor Lizzie Houghton, introduced Carolynne — a supplement magazine for features, lifestyle and culture.

Visit SCAN’s operations blog: The Media Room »

Editorial Committee 2013-2014

  • Jack Perry, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student Editor
    Jack Perry
    Editor
  • Erik Apter, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student Assistant Editor
    Erik Apter
    Assistant Editor
  • Henry Saker-Clark, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student News Editor
    Henry Saker-Clark
    News Editor
  • Nathalie Farrugia, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student News Editor
    Nathalie Farrugia
    News Editor
  • Ellie Vowles, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student Comment Editor
    Ellie Vowles
    Carolynne Editor
  • Daniel Snape, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student Comment Editor
    Daniel Snape
    Comment Editor
  • Bryony Seager, Lancaster University's Newspaper Student Comment Editor
    Bryony Seager
    Comment Editor
  • Abigail Davies, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Features Editor
    Abigail Davies
    Features Editor
  • Anna Meng, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Lifestyle Editor
    Anna Meng
    Lifestyle Editor
  • Sian Bradley, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Spine Editor
    Sian Bradley
    Spine Editor
  • Jasmine Clarke, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Fashion News Editor
    Jasmine Clarke
    Fashion Editor
  • Georgia Shepheard, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Deputy Fashion News Editor
    Georgia Shepheard
    Deputy Fashion Editor
  • Simon James, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Culture News Editor
    Simon James
    Culture Editor
  • Ben Ingham, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Sports News Editor
    Ben Ingham
    Sport Editor
  • Ollie Orton, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Sports News Editor
    Ollie Orton
    Sport Editor
  • Joseph Barnard, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Head of Web and Mobile
    Joseph Barnard
    Web & Mobile
  • Anna Trogstad, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Deputy Web & Mobile
    Anna Trogstad
    Deputy Web & Mobile
  • Jonathan Eldridge, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Head of Photography
    Jonathan Eldridge
    Photography
  • Sammie Caine, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Head of Photography
    Sammie Caine
    Photography
  • Rachel Hughes, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Production Assistant
    Rachel Hughes
    Production Assistant
  • Anna Meng, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Production Assistant
    Anna Meng
    Production Assistant
  • Julia Molloy, Lancaster University Student's Newspaper Production Assistant
    Julia Molloy
    Production Assistant

SCAN section editors may also recruit deputies at their discretion throughout the academic year, those interested should contact the relevant section editor.

SCAN Editors since 2005

  • 2013-2014 Rachel May Quin
  • 2012-2013 Rachel Harvey (and Jack Smith)
  • 2011-2012 Mathew Power
  • 2010-2011 Lizzie Houghton
  • 2009-2010 Liam Richardson
  • 2008-2009 Dan Hogan
  • 2007-2008 Joe Beech
  • 2006-2007 Ben Bailey
  • 2005-2006 Jude D’Souza

For more information about SCAN advertisement please contact the LUSU Marketing Manager, Stuart Powers directly at s.powers@lancaster.ac.uk. Please note any advertising or marketing enquiries sent to the SCAN Editor will be automatically forwarded to Marketing.