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Tortoise student membership

First 5,000 student founding members join for free

Here’s what you get when you join

The slow news feed

Slow journalism by award-winning writers in the Tortoise app to read, listen to and share.

The Sensemaker

Delivered to your inbox once a day. Our editors’ pick of the stories that matter right now, and why, in brief

The Slow Newscast

Our podcast takes news slowly, focusing on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world.

Daily digital ThinkIns

Free for members and guests, you can join as many as you like. Add your voice and shape the way we report the world.

Hear what our student members have to say

“The most impressive thing about Tortoise is the sheer variety of subjects that you will learn about – stories from every continent, about every field, from every perspective.”

Gianni Sarra, King’s College London

“I’ve been able to meet people from all different backgrounds to talk about different and contemporary topics with invited speakers that I’d have never otherwise met; which isn’t something that other media outlets offer.”

Ruby Ettle, University of Birmingham

“There’s a palpable sense, among young people especially, that things need to change. Tortoise’s model is a vehicle for us, as students, to put forward our ideas and perspectives on the challenges that will define the coming decades.”
Sam Butler-Sloss, University of Edinburgh

Sam Butler-Sloss, University of Edinburgh

A taste of our journalism

We are focused on the Big Five forces that are shaping our lives, our societies, our world. 

New things.

Technology. Engineering. Science.

 

Our planet.

Geopolitics. Environment. Natural resources.

Belonging.

Society. Identity. Countries. Beliefs. Arts.

 

The 100-year life.

Health. Public policy. Living. Education.

Wealth.

Fairness. Investment. Prosperity.

Photo Essays.

Stories in pictures.

A taste of what you can expect from our digital ThinkIns

As a member, you can come to as many of these as you like

 

Sign up for free

Our first 5,000 student founding members join for free

1. You’ll need a student discount code from Student Beans to redeem your FREE membership. If you haven’t got one yet, you can get one here.

2. Start your membership by clicking here. It’ll take five minutes.

3. Download the app to start reading, listening and joining in.