Meet Storehouse – the NUA student publication, all under one roof
What is Storehouse?
Showcasing the diverse range of creative talent our university has to offer, we want to reinvent the traditional student magazine and turn it into our own platform to promote and inspire future creatives.
We ensure that students’ work is at the forefront of what we do. Storehouse has progressed over time into a well-recognised publication with established sponsors, with two issues published every year, each covering a particular theme.
How does Storehouse work as a student publication?
Storehouse is one of the only completely independent student magazines left in the country and has been running since 2009, meaning there is little to no intervention from the university itself or third parties, making it a true student publication. Issue 15 had 2000 copies printed and this doubled to 4000 copies for issue 16.
Our most recent spring edition had 4000 copies released and our latest autumn editions have 2000 copies. This means that in 2018, some 6000 magazine copies were circulated, approximately three times the student population of NUA.
"At Storehouse we are continually changing, improving, experimenting and growing in terms of skills, knowledge and creative substance and we hope to pave the way for future generations at NUA."
Hannah, Storehouse Co-Editor
What are the Storehouse teams?
We have four distinct teams: Content, Editorial, Online and Promotion.
We work collaboratively to bring the magazine together, however within each team there are unique roles which enable us to hone our talents and work resourcefully. We also have a small number of additional roles which are not tied to any particular team such as videographers and illustrators, which are available to people who want to utilise their specialism to help out.
In previous editions of the magazine, people were involved on a broad, random basis, so this time around we have set roles so that we can all work efficiently together. Storehouse began as just a handful of students and recently grew into a large collaborative team. The team structure is continually evolving as we learn what works best in creating the most effective collaborative environment.
What does each team do?
Each team plays a major role in the production of the magazine:
This team creates content for Storehouse, usually in the form of articles and written pieces. They are also responsible for sorting through student submissions to ensure that Storehouse content is kept appropriate and is written correctly.
The Editorial Team are responsible for bringing the printed magazine together. The team designs and collates page spreads and formatting content from the Content Team to suit the magazine layout guidelines.
The Online Team creates and manages the website and additional Storehouse Online features such as Storehouse VR and Storehouse Article Creator.
This team promotes what Storehouse does on social media, in printed posters and at events. They are also responsible for managing our sponsors.
At Storehouse we are continually changing, improving, experimenting and growing in terms of skills, knowledge and creative substance and we hope to pave the way for future generations at NUA.