Independent Student Journalism Since 1955
Who We Are
The Gown is a student newspaper based in South Belfast. The longest-running student publication in the UK, we’re made up of volunteers from across Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. Our only mission is to deliver quality news to students across Northern Ireland.
The Gown was founded by Dr. Richard Herman in April 1955. In our 66 year history, we’ve delivered quality news to students across Northern Ireland. In the summer of 2021, Aidan Lomas became the paper’s latest Editor in Chief.