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. We’re an alternative publication for those who wish to read something intelligent, witty and biting. 

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 Students’ Union publication Pi Media. Lavanchy 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

Zhenya Robinson
Interim President

Nandini Agarwal
Co Editor-in-Chief

Zhenya Robinson
Welfare Officer

Mads Brown
Interim Co Investigations Editor

Rebekah Wright
Online Editor

Sabrina Asrafova
Co Sketch Director

Disha Takle
Co Zine Editor

Lily Peng
Graphics Editor

 

Maryam Badghisi
Treasurer

Samir Ismail
Interim Co Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Harding
Socials & Community Secretary 

Robert Delaney
Interim Co Investigations Editor

Redman Preston
Satire & Humour Editor

Lauren Avis
Co Sketch Director

Anna Maria Papaoikonomou
Co Zine Editor