About The Cheese Grater Magazine.

Our history, what we do, and who we are.

The magazine is an award winning investigative and satirical publication that is also home to our award winning sketch group and sister feminist zine publication, Women’s Wrongs.

The magazine was most recently named ‘Best Student Publication in London’ for its investigative journalism by the Student Publication Association in 2022. We have also previously won The Guardian’s best budget student publication alongside the now tedious UCL accolades.

The Cheese Grater is 'a diamond in a sea of shit.'
Gordon Thompson
Timed Out London, Former Editor-in-Chief

The magazine was formed when former UCL Student René Lavanchy became increasingly discomforted with the production values of fellow UCL Union publication PI Media. Lavvanchy felt the publication was sucking up to UCL and the administration at a time when regulations prevented serious criticism of the Union itself. 

The Committee

Jamie Dorrington

Nandani Agarwal
Co Editor-in-Chief

Mel Benedickuk
Co Editor-in-Chief

Lily Peng
Graphics Editor

 Online Editor

Sabrina Asrafova
Co Sketch Producer

Disha Takle
Co Zine Editor


Maryam Badghisi
Interim Treasurer

Zhenya Robinson
Welfare Officer

Dylan Byrne
Interim Socials & Community Secretary 

Samir Ismail
Investigations Editor

Redman Preston
Interim Satire & Humour Editor

Lauren Avis
Co Sketch Producer

Anna Maria Papaoikonomou
Co Zine Editor