We can safely say it has been a pretty tumultuous year for students. From unions banning women from speaking, to "milking" crazes going viral, student journalists have been on hand to report back on what's happening on campus.

So, in homage to the great work student newspapers and websites have produced this year, we decided to do a round-up of the creme de la creme of student media stories from 2012.

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  • Nick Griffin and *that* interview

    James Greenhalgh conducted an interview with the BNP leader for his paper the Leeds Student, despite criticism from fellow students for doing so. We say bravo! <a href="http://www.leedsstudent.org/2012-10-26/ls1/leeds-student-speaks-to-nick-griffin-leader-of-the-bnp">Read the story here.</a>

  • Lembit On The Lash

    Sebastian Salek reports for the Cambridge Tab on former MP Lembit Opik's night on the town. <a href="http://cambridge.tab.co.uk/2012/10/19/lembit-in-lola/">Read the story here. </a>

  • Assange At Cambridge

    Alice Udale-Smith, writer at Cambridge's Varsity paper, covered Julian Assange's planned appearance at the union. <a href="http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/5313">Read the story here</a> Follow Alice on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/aliceudalesmith">@aliceudalesmith</a>

  • Bristol Christian Union's Women

    The Bristol Tab's student journalist Cat Evans saw her story go viral after she reported on the BUCU's refusal to let women speak at meetings. <a href="http://bristol.tab.co.uk/2012/12/03/christian-union-gags-female-speakers/">Read her story here.</a>

  • Controversial University Monitoring

    Pippa Shawley, Epigram writer, brought us news of Bristol University's controversial monitoring of international students which campaigners said violated human rights. <a href="http://www.epigram.org.uk/2012/11/international-students-protest-against-new-university-monitoring/">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Page 3 Campaign

    Amy Ashenden, from Southampton University's Soton Tab, conducted an interview for the Student Journals, with Lucy Holmes, founder of the No More Page 3 campaign. <a href="http://www.studentjournals.co.uk/features/interviews/1925-interview-with-lucy-holmes-as-no-more-page-3-campaign-hits-30000-signatures">Read her story here.</a> Follow her <a href="https://twitter.com/AmyAshenden">@AmyAshenden</a>

  • Playing With Fire

    Oliver Todd, writer for York Vision, exclusively revealed how the university put students at risk during a fire in the outdated Chemistry building. <a href="http://www.yorkvision.co.uk/news/playing-with-fire/">Read the story here.</a> Follow Oliver <a href="https://twitter.com/oliver_todd">@Oliver_Todd</a>

  • University Computers Hacked

    Sebastian Salek of the Tab Cambridge was responsible for breaking the news Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester university systems had been hacked by OpFreeAssange. <a href="http://cambridge.tab.co.uk/2012/08/31/hermes-hacked/">Read the story here.</a> Follow him on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/sebastiansalek">@sebastiansalek</a>

  • The Hobbit Under Seige

    Soton Tab writer Alex Bees' story on a local pub being sued by Lord of the Rings lawyers went viral, with Russia, the US and Australia. <a href="https://sotontab.co.uk/news/2012/03/09/hobbit-under-siege-from-tolkiens-orc-lawyers/">Read the story here</a> Follow Alex: <a href="https://twitter.com/alexbees">@AlexBees</a>

  • Pole Fitness: A Man's World

    Hugh Bassett goes undercover for the London Tab to explore the world of pole dancing. <a href="http://london.tab.co.uk/2012/10/10/pole-fitness-a-mans-world/">Read the story here.</a>

  • Whipping up a frenzy

    Harry Pick investigates the newly proposed Fetish Society at York University for his student paper York Vision. <a href="http://www.yorkvision.co.uk/news/whipping-up-a-frenzy/">Read the full story here.</a>

  • Freshers' Ball Proposal

    Luke O'Brien reported on a freshers' ball with a difference: one student got up on stage and proposed to his girlfriend. Ahhh. <a href="http://sotontab.co.uk/degree-break/2012/10/09/freshers-ball-proposal/">Read the story here.</a> Follow Luke:<a href="https://twitter.com/_lmob"> @_lmob</a>

  • Milking

    You saw it at the Newcastle Tab first. Logan Jory's story about a "valiant attempt to start a craze" became a national sensation. <a href="http://newcastle.tab.co.uk/2012/11/22/milking-the-new-craze/">Read the full story here</a>

  • Swingers in Southampton

    Student broadcast journo George Berridge heads up the multimedia platform, bringing us an insight into Southampton's very own swingers club. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy-svI8V_1o&list=UU69suWSGBE08um4MZr6aTJw&index=2">Watch his full broadcast here.</a> Follow him <a href="https://twitter.com/George_Berridge">@George_Berridge</a>

  • David and Goliath

    April Peake of Oxford's Cherwell paper penned a story on the battle against Sky to obtain reduced rates for students. <a href="http://www.cherwell.org/news/college/2012/12/17/oxford-jcrs-to-save-300-000-on-sky-tv">Read the full story here</a>

  • Trick or Treat?

    Although not breaking news, Nottingham Tab student journalist Pippa Mead's article on the top fashion trends for Halloween wouldn't have looked out of place in a high-end fashion magazine. <a href="http://nottingham.tab.co.uk/2012/10/31/trick-or-treat/">Read the piece here.</a>

  • Bad taste

    Rosie Klement, also a writer for the Nottingham Tab, reported on a student club's advertising for its bad taste party, which featured Prince Harry wearing a swastika. <a href="http://nottingham.tab.co.uk/2012/11/17/bad-taste-or-bad-call/">Read the story here.</a>